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000014607 037__ $$a6710
000014607 041__ $$aEnglish
000014607 100__ $$aSingh, B. K.
000014607 245__ $$aAssessment of the upstream Churia Hills and downstream Terai plains linkage: An environmental services perspective
000014607 260__ $$c2010
000014607 260__ $$b
            
000014607 490__ $$aArticle
000014607 507__ $$aMFOLL
000014607 520__ $$aThe Terai, considered the granary of Nepal, is facing serious threat from siltation originating from the Churia hills mainly due to heavy deforestation together with forest and watershed degradation. Discussions with local community people revealed that no such problem existed 5-6 decades ago when the Churia forest was intact. All the forestry sector policies had recognized the Churia hills as fragile and environmentally sensitive, but the concerned government agencies and the local community people have not been able to conserve this region effectively. There is heavy exploitation of the Churia hills for the extraction of timber, firewood, non-timber forest products, and for grazing resources. In addition, gravel, sand and boulders are also being extracted for the sake of revenue to the local governments. Jalad River of Dhanusha district originating from the Churia hills has been converting fertile and productive agriculture lands into barren river beds at the rate of 25 hectares a year. The Churia hills should be conserved for the environmental services of the watershed to the entire Terai region rather than for provisioning tangible forest products services only to the upstream local communities.
000014607 653__ $$aagriculture
000014607 653__ $$aconservation
000014607 653__ $$adeforestation
000014607 653__ $$aenvironment
000014607 653__ $$aforest
000014607 653__ $$alivelihood
000014607 653__ $$alocal communities
000014607 653__ $$aPayment for Environmental Services (PES)
000014607 653__ $$awatershed management
000014607 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000014607 650__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000014607 650__ $$aNatural resource management
000014607 650__ $$aFarming systems
000014607 650__ $$aForests and forestry
000014607 650__ $$aConservation
000014607 650__ $$aPolicies and governance
000014607 650__ $$aUp-downstream linkages
000014607 650__ $$aPES
000014607 691__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000014607 691__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000014607 691__ $$aNatural resource management
000014607 691__ $$aFarming systems
000014607 691__ $$aForests and forestry
000014607 691__ $$aConservation
000014607 691__ $$aPolicies and governance
000014607 691__ $$aUp-downstream linkages
000014607 691__ $$aPES
000014607 773__ $$pBanko Janakari, Vol. 20, No. 1 pp.17-23: http://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BANKO/article/view/3504/3026
000014607 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/14607/files/6710.pdf
000014607 980__ $$aARTICLE