I. NAME OF THE SECTOR                    : 16. FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE

 

II. INTRODUCTION OF THE SECTOR    :

 

Owing chiefly to the delicate and vulnerable ecology of the Islands, adequate thrust is necessary on social and agro forestry aimed at rejuvenation of littoral and mangrove vegetation, raising of marine green belt with massive tree plantation and other social forestry activities.  The scheme on social and agro forestry, so far as this Union Territory is concerned, is of very vital importance to perpetuate and fulfill nature harnessing requirement especially of the vulnerable sea shore area which in all respect is the lifeline zone of Islands. It is also important keep wetlands healthy by reclamation, regeneration & maintenance of these wetlands.  XI five year plan proposals envisage coverage of vulnerable seashore area with 3-4 rows of littoral, mangrove tree belt vegetation.

 

 

III. OUTLAY AT A GLANCE       :

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Name of the Scheme

XIth Plan

2007-12

Annual Plan 2011-12

Proposed

Outlay

ACA,

if any

Total

1

Forestry and Wildlife

114.50

100.00

0.00

100.00

Total

114.50

100.00

0.00

100.00

 

 

IV. DETAILS OF SCHEMES      :

 

 

1. Scheme No.                          : 1601

 

2. Name of the schemes          : Forestry & Wildlife

 

3. Whether continuing or new     : Continuing

 

4. Objectives of the scheme      :

 

This scheme is formulated for the protection of marine wildlife around the islands and to create a thick green belt and wind breaker for the protection of seashore from the erosion. Owing chiefly to the delicate and vulnerable ecology of the Islands, adequate thrust is necessary on social and agro forestry aimed at rejuvenation of littoral and mangrove vegetation, raising of marine green belt with massive tree plantation and other social forestry activities.  The scheme on social and agro forestry, so far as this Union Territory is concerned, is of very vital importance to perpetuate and fulfill nature harnessing requirement especially of the vulnerable sea shore area which in all respect is the lifeline zone of the Islands.  A comprehensive plan for the protection of mangroves in Minicoy island is under consideration.  Regularly GIA is provided to District panchayat for social forestry activities. The Department is undertaking seashore plantation by promoting indigenous species like Kanni (Scaevola koenigii), Kaitha (Pandanus Odoratissimus), Cheruthalam (Pemphis acidula), Chonum (Suriana maritime), Chabook (Casurina equisetifolia), etc to combat soil erosion.

 

a) (Component Name)                : Social Forestry

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : Social forestry aimed at rejuvenation of littoral vegetation, raising of marine green belt with tree plantation and other social forestry activities.   The scheme on social forestry, so far as this Union territory is concerned, is of very vital importance to perpetuate and fulfill nature harnessing requirement especially of the vulnerable seashore area which in all respect is the lifeline zone of the islands.  The X five year plan proposals envisage coverage of vulnerable seashore are with 3-4 rows of littoral, tree belt vegetation.

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    : The scheme is implementing through the District Panchayat by providing GIA.

b) (Component Name)               : Reclamation and regeneration of vegetation in and around lakes and ponds

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : The natural lakes and natural ponds (wetlands) in various islands especially in Minicoy & Bangaram islands should be maintained. The mangrove vegetation ( Ceriops tagal, Bruguiera parvifolra) yaaround and other littoral associated trees are to be protected and conserved. This component is introduced for the various management programs for the reclamation, regeneration and maintenance of these wetlands.

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    :

 

 

c) (Component Name)                : Assistance to Lakshadweep Medicinal plant Board for rising and maintenance of medicinal plants

 

i)  Whether continuing/new         : Continuing

 

ii) Description of the component            : The protection and preservation of medicinal plants in the island required to check the extinction of the endangered species. The traditional use of these herbals in the traditional medicines and make awareness and keeping demonstration plots in various islands.

 

iii) Achievement (if continuing)    :

 

 

5. Proposed out lay for Annual Plan 2011-2012 : ` 100.00 Lakhs

 

6. Target achievement during previous Annual Plan 2010-2011                                                    

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Physical

Financial

Target

Achi.

Target

Achi.

1

Social Forestry

1.Fencing materials

2.Regeneration of vegetation

3.Marine greenbelt

4.Labour strength

Km in Each island / seedlings

20 hectors

With 1300 seedlings

20

80.00

80.00

2.

Reclamation and regeneration of vegetation in and around the natural lakes of  Bangaram, Minicoy  and other islands

 

20

20

10.00

10.00

Total

 

 

 

0.00

0.00

 

 

7. Target for Annual Plan 2011-2012 (Component as above)

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Item/ Component

Unit

Phy.

Target

Financial Target

Amount

Major

Head

Minor

Head

Object

Head

Rev

Cap

Total

1

Social Forestry

1.Fencing materials

2.Regeneration of vegetation

3.Marine greenbelt

4.Labour strength

10

20 ha with 13000 seedlings

2406

01198

010031

80.00

 

80.00

2

Reclamation and regeneration of vegetation in and around the natural lakes of  Bangaram, Minicoy  & other islands

3

3

2406

01198

010031

3.00

 

3.00

3

Assistance to  Lakshadweep Medicinal plant Board for rising and maintenance of medicinal plants

5

5

2406

01198

010031

17.00

 

17.00

Total

 

 

 

 

 

100.00

0.00

100.00

 

8.  Post                        :

(` in Lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Designation

Pay

Band

Grade

Pay

Filled

Vacant

Proposed

No

Amt

No

Amt

No

Amt

1

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

0.00

 

9. Summary of Expenditure

(` in Lakhs)

Year

Estt.

GIA to

Panchayat

Other

GIA

Subsidy

Loan

Bldg.

Other than

Loan & Bldg.

Total

2011-12

 

100.00

 

 

 

 

 

100.00

 

10.  Foreign Exchange               : Nil

 

11. Remarks                              : Nil

 

 

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