Sustainable Natural Resource Management in Public and Communal Lands:
This sub-component accomplished physical soil and water conservation, flood control systems, agro forestry, forage, and reforestation / afforestation measures were planned to treat about 25,023 ha of communally owned lands for the 2016/17 budget year. The major achievements of the planned activities in the reporting period are summarized below.
12,832 ha of hillside/degraded land including gulley have been treated with various biophysical SWC/NRM measures.
2,511 ha of hillside degraded area has been closed and use plan prepared.
1902 ha of community forestland has been demarcated, delineated and management plan prepared for its sustainable utilization.117,208 seedlings planted in the delineated forest as an enrichment plantation.
214.4 ha of land closure was identified for bamboo development site, 251,855 Bamboo seedlings were planted.
556 ha of command area has been irrigated through construction of various small scale irrigation schemes including 5 diversion weir, 5 Km diversion canal,10 springs and 20 hand dug wells.
13 new central nursery sites were established while upgrading activities were carried out for 101 existing central nurseries. In addition, 155 self-help group managed nurseries and 29 school nurseries were supported. More than 26.16 million seedlings were produced in these nursery sites.