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Abbreviations and Acronyms:
CFM Community Based Forest Management
CPM Computerized Management Programme
DFID Department For International Development
DPIU District Programme Implementation Unit
DRDA District Rural Development Agency
ESS Environmental Screening and Scoping
FFS Farmer Field School
IFAD International Fund For Agriculture Development
GSRMP Gram Sabha Resource Management Plan
JFM Joint Forest Management
L&WMF Land and Water Management Fund
MoU Memorandum of Understanding
NGO Non Government Organization
NTFP Non-Timber Forest Produce
PRA Participatory Rural Appraisal
PTG Primitive Tribal Group
SHG Self-help Group
TDS Tribal Development Society
VCC Village Credit Committee
VFC Village Forest Committee
WDC Watershed Development Committee
WSC Watershed Sub-committee
Glossary of Terms:
Gram Sabha: Village assembly comprising all resident adults with voting rights
Micro Watershed:

Planning units of area used by Government of India. Based on national hydrological system with each numbered according to the main watershed to which they belong and the sub-basin in which they are contained. One micro watershed has an area of about 500 ha. and varies from 500 to 1000 ha.

Milli or Mini Watershed A number of micro watershed (target 100 make up a milli or mini watershed which has an area of 5000 to 10,000 ha.
Nala Stream
Panchayat Local Government authority responsible for the running of all rural and village affairs.
Tola Traditional village

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