Forests provide society with benefits like wood products, annual products and environmental protection, catchment protection, nature conservation, climatic amelioration etc. Due to increased population, there is heavy pressure on the needs of the society. The majority of the agricultural families maintain large herds of cattle, sheep and goats because their income is augmented marginally by the production of cattle population and also cattle dung manure. Most of their cattle, sheep and goats depend on forest.
Even today people staying in forest fringe villages have the practice of usmg fuel wood for cooking and other purposes. Apart from these requirements, people have to depend upon the forests for agricultural implements, fencing, handicrafts and building materials. As a consequence of practicing age old agriculture cropping pattern, forests have to bear the brunt of an ever increasing demand for wood, fuel wood and grazing which cause great damage to the existing forests.