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Community-owned Social and Agroforestry

The 'Community-owned Social and Agroforestry' project will plant productive fruit, fodder and fuel bearing species in about 60 acres of common and privately owned land to ensure balance between ecological and economic benefits to the communities. It will be implemented in Tentulipada and Nuapada hamlets of Dholpas village, Adri GP in Thuamul Rampur block of Kalahandi district directly benefitting 330 persons in 65 households.

The project aims to enable erstwhile forest-dependent communities, who currently have limited access to forest resources, to create, own and manage their own productive forests.

REACH

19,200 trees in 60 acres

REGION

Kalahandi in Odisha

PROJECT STATUS

Ongoing

TIMELINE

November 2018 to October 2019

BUDGET

INR 25 lakh

PARTNERS

Interglobe Foundation

ACTIVITIES

  • Reaching agreements with village committees on roles and responsibilities, sharing of costs, selection of species to be planted, protection and care during and after the intervention
  • Land demarcation, preparation and conservation
  • Species-wise planning for raising nurseries and establishing contacts with suppliers for saplings
  • Pit-digging and preparation, transportation and planting of saplings and fencing as necessary
  • Arrangements for watch-and-ward and monitoring of mortality of saplings and replacements
  • Building technical and managerial abilities to manage the forests, sustainable harvesting and intercropping for faster economic benefits
  • GIS mapping of land and plantation activity and process documentation