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Rehabilitation of Degraded Forests

Posted on: 03/12/2016 17:02:43

Forest areas which are surrounded by human and cattle population are under tremendous pressure for meeting the local requirement of fuel, fodder and small timber. This constant pressure had resulted in decline of the forest density of the area and rendered such areas as degraded forests. Under this scheme efforts are made to re-stock such forest areas with available root stocks and by raising plantation on blank areas. Efforts also made to improve the productivity of the area by taking up measures for soil and moisture conservation. Success of such initiatives heavily depends on the co-operation of local populace in conservation efforts. To make it happen, co-operation of local Joint Forest Management Committee members are sought and forest produce which comes out in the process of improving the area is distributed to local villagers through JFM committee. Allotment earmarked for the protection of the area is given to the JFMC for helping the department in protecting the forest. 
Under this scheme of RDF, the work undertaken in different years is given in the following table :-

Financial Year

Including Plantation (in ha.)

Maintenance of the old plantation Area (in ha.)

2012-13

27900

154400

2013-14

24600

249400

2014-15

45247

269803

2015-16 (Dec-15)

38055

257972