Green cover

Green cover


The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is trying to enhance the green cover in the rural areas with the help of Gram Panchayats, Social Forestry.

In this direction, the administration is trying to create green assets at the village level with the help of Panchayats.

According to the J&K government 27932.25 qntl fodder, 17982.855 qntl fuel woods distributed among 29043 households in 20 districts of J&K as joint efforts of Gram Panchayats, Social Forestry leading towards creation of green assets in rural areas.

The shared endeavours of the Social Forestry Department and Gram Panchayats have substantially proved of huge magnitude towards creation of green assets in rural pockets of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Jammu and Kashmir government, after successfully establishing a three tier Pancahyati Raj system in the Union Territory, devolved powers and responsibilities with respect to various departments, which marked the beginning of collaborative working between the Department of Social Forestry and Gram Panchayats.

Vacant community/state lands under the control of Gram Panchayats are being utilized for taking up plantations which are being maintained by Village Panchayat Plantation Committees (VPPCs). Various successful plantation units have been established in Gram Panchayats during the past 4 years under new decentralized working set up.




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