Monitoring of Area Coverage & Survival Percentage in FDAs »
Objectives: Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has launched the National Afforestation Programme (NAP) during 10 th plan through the decentralized mechanism of Forest Development Agencies (FDAs) and Joint Forest Management Committees (JFMCs). Some of the FDAs has started afforestation in 2000-2001and will continue for 5 years. It is envisaged that around 7-8 lakh ha area will be brought under plantation by the end of 10 th plan through FDAs. FSI has been assigned the task of monitoring of area coverage and survival percentage of plantations/Afforestation under FDAs. The main objectives of the project are as follows
• Monitoring of area coverage
• To estimate at the national level survival percentage of plantations (species wise) raised by FDAs in forest and outside forests areas.
• To assess growth parameters of trees planted under NAP scheme.