The rural population residing around the forests depends heavily upon the forests throughout their life time. The protection and conservation of forests is also possible only with the cooperation of these people. Their cooperation is in form of kelp in extinguishing forest fire, provision of information and assistance in detection of culprits and witness in courts, etc. They also participate actively in protection and development of forests through Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and Rural Forest Protection Committees (RFPCs). In return to such assistance they enjoy following concessions.
Source-Jammu & Kashmir Forest Regulation of 1930.