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Vulnerability Assessment of Forest Fringe Villages of Madhya Pradesh, India for Planning Adaptation Strategies

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FPM in Ecosystem and Environment Management, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal 462003, India
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Chairperson, Centre for Climate Change Studies & Faculty in Ecosystem and Environment Management, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal 462003, India
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Sustainability 2020, 12(3), 1253; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12031253
Received: 12 November 2019 / Revised: 23 January 2020 / Accepted: 5 February 2020 / Published: 10 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Climate Risk and Vulnerability Mapping)
This study aims to assess the climate change vulnerability of forest fringe villages of Madhya Pradesh, India, and to identify the major drivers of vulnerability, which could help to develop effective adaptation strategies. A total of 325 households spread in 29 villages of Hoshangabad, and Mandla districts were chosen for primary data collection during the summer of 2015. The selection of villages and households was carried out through stratified random sampling and systematic random sampling, respectively. The vulnerability index (score) was developed and analyzed with respect to the different socioeconomic parameters. The analysis revealed that it is not the social class of a household but the economic condition, level of education, and type of occupation/livelihood of the members of a household that are significant factors influencing the vulnerability of a household. Such findings suggest that government programs need to be designed to address the welfare of all social classes in the forest fringe villages. The study has significance in terms of providing a framework for prioritizing target households for different programs related to vulnerability reduction in the forest fringe areas. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate change; rural India; tribal; sustainable development; socioeconomic parameters climate change; rural India; tribal; sustainable development; socioeconomic parameters
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Yadava, R.N.; Sinha, B. Vulnerability Assessment of Forest Fringe Villages of Madhya Pradesh, India for Planning Adaptation Strategies. Sustainability 2020, 12, 1253. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12031253

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Yadava RN, Sinha B. Vulnerability Assessment of Forest Fringe Villages of Madhya Pradesh, India for Planning Adaptation Strategies. Sustainability. 2020; 12(3):1253. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12031253

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Yadava, Ram N., and Bhaskar Sinha. 2020. "Vulnerability Assessment of Forest Fringe Villages of Madhya Pradesh, India for Planning Adaptation Strategies" Sustainability 12, no. 3: 1253. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12031253

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