In 2010, the villagers started organising to regain entry to their forests and take over administration of the plantations. They went to the District Forest Office and demanded that the land be placed beneath neighborhood administration, as is their right underneath the 1993 Forest Act. Local communities fashioned ten community forest user groups , but they were not legally recognised by the DFO. They additionally organised a series of dialogues with forest authorities and different stakeholders on the district degree, and despatched their declare to the Department of Forests , however they didn’t respond positively. Whilst the communities argued that the land should be designated as National Forest, and therefore governed by CFUGs, the authorities argued that the forest fell underneath the jurisdiction of the Gorkha Palace and it was not of their power to hand it over.