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National Afforestation Program - Revised Operational Guidelines - 2009

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2009
The Revised Operational Guidelines of the National Afforestation Programme (NAP) are issued to decentralise the project cycle management of the Scheme with a view to expedite fund transfer to the village-level implementing organisation,that is the Joint Forest Management Committees (JFMCs) and Eco-development Committees (EDCs), to embed the Scheme in the overall forestry development programme of the State, build capacity of the institutional actors and promote livehoods of JFMC members by linking forest development to value addition and marketing of forect products. 

The Programme establishes the following objectives : 1) sustainable development and management of forest resources; 2) to increase and/or improve Forest and Tree Cover (FTC); 3) rehabilitation of degraded forests and other areas by institutionalizing decentralized/participatory forest management. 


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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