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1 Externally Aided s The Externally Aided s (EAP) Division deals with the appraisals, approvals and moniring of Forestry s being implemented in the States with assistance from external donors. These projects are implemented in the States with assistance from external funding agencies viz. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), French Agency (AFD), World Bank (WB), etc. The projects help for promoting afforestation, biodiversity conservation, rehabilitation of degraded forest areas, water and soil conservation measures, farm forestry, agro forestry, community development and institutional capacity development with the aim increase forest and tree cover as well as augment availability of fuel wood and fodder, improve livelihood opportunities and quality of life of the villagers adjoining forests, strengthening Joint Forest (JFM) institutions ensure people s participation, besides encouraging tree growing on private land as well as greening of the urban areas in accordance the objectives envisaged in various projects under implementation. These projects also help in livelihood activities through convergence with other line departments and other govt. schemes with a view augment the income of the people, help in better living conditions and employment generation as well as addressing the sustainability in perpetuity once the funding ceases flow due completion of the project. At present, there are 14 EAPs under implementation. Out of these, thirteen are State Secr Forestry s being implemented in States and one is a Central Secr project titled Capacity for Forest and Training of Personnel being implemented in 11 States. 12 State Secr s and the Central Secr are being funded by JICA and one State Secr is being funded by AFD. The tal outlay of all these projects is Rs.7474 Crores. JICA projects are implemented in the States of West Bengal, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim, U.P, Gujarat, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh, Orissa, Karnataka and Haryana. French Agency (AFD) project has started in Assam. Details of projects under implementation, their components, project cost, project period and project objectives etc. are given in the Annexure-I.

2 A list of Ongoing Externally Aided s ANNEXURE-I S. No. Name of the 1. West Bengal Forestry and Biodiversity Conservation 2. Rajasthan Forestry and Biodiversity (Phase-II) Implementing Agency/ State Cost (in Rs. Crores) Funding Agency West Bengal 406 JICA To improve forest ecosystem and conserve biodiversity by undertaking afforestation, regeneration and wildlife management activities through Joint Forest approach, including institutional capacity development, thereby contributing environmental conservation and harmonized socio-economic development of West Bengal Rajasthan 1152 JICA To enhance forest area and livelihood opportunities of the forest dependent people and conserve biodiversity by undertaking afforestation and biodiversity conservation measures through JFM approach, thereby contributing environmental conservation and socio-economic development of Rajasthan. Objectives Components Period (I)Afforestation (II) Biodiversity Conservation (III) Community (IV) Institutional Capacity (i) Afforestation (ii) Agro Forestry (iii) Water conservation Structures (iv) Biodiversity Conservation (v) Community Mobilization (vi) Poverty Alleviation and Livelihood Improvement (vii) Capacity Building, Training & Research (viii) Moniring and Evaluation (ix) Consulting Services

3 3. Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Conservation and Greening Tamil Nadu 686 JICA To strengthen biodiversity conservation by improving ecosystem and the management capacity as well as undertaking tree planting outside the recorded forest areas, thereby contributing environmental conservation and harmonized socio-economic development of Tamil Nadu. (i) Biodiversity Conservation (ii) Increasing the Natural Resources base (iii) Institutional Capacity (iv) Consulting Services Sikkim Biodiversity Conservation and Forest Sikkim 330 JICA To strengthen biodiversity conservation activities and forest management capacity, and improve livelihood for local people who are dependent on forests by promoting sustainable biodiversity conservation, afforestation and income generation activities including eco-urism for the community development, thereby contributing environment conservation and harmonized socio-economic development of Sikkim. (i) Forest and biodiversity conservation (ii) Eco urism (iii) Joint Forests (iv) Supporting Activities (v) Consulting Services

4 5. Capacity for Forest and Training of Personnel Central Secr 225 JICA To improve training environment for frontline staff through the rehabilitation of States Forest Training Institutes and through capacity building of frontline forestry staff putting emphasis on Joint Forest (JFM), thereby strengthening human resource development for sustainable forest management (i) To improve training environment for frontline staff through the rehabilitation of States (ii) Forests Training Institutes and through capacity building of frontline forestry staff putting emphasis on Joint Forests (JFM), thereby strengthening human resource for sustainable forest Uttar Pradesh Participary Forest and Poverty Alleviation Uttar Pradesh 575 JICA To resre degraded forests, augment forest resources and improve livelihood and empower the local people who are dependent on forest by promoting sustainable forests management including JFM plantation and community development, thereby improving environment and alleviating poverty (i) Plantations, regeneration of forests, etc. (ii) Institutional Strengthening of PMU/DMUs/FMUs (iii) Rehabilitation of Forest Training Institute at Lucknow. (iv) Communication and Publication. (v) Moniring and Evaluation. (vi) Physical Contingency (vii) Consulting Services

5 7. Gujarat Forestry Phase II Gujarat 830 JICA To resre degraded forests and improve the livelihoods for and empower the local people who are dependent on forests by promoting sustainable forest management including JFM plantation and community/ tribal development, thereby improving environment and alleviating poverty. (i) Preparary works (ii) Departmental Forest and (iii) JFM Forest and (iv) Social Forestry and (v) Forest Research (vi) Communication and Publication (vii) Wildlife Conservation and (viii) Moniring and Evaluation (ix) Phase-out works (x) Consulting Services (including price and physical cont Tripura Forest Environmental Improvement and Poverty Alleviation Tripura 460 JICA To resre degraded forests and improve the livelihood aspects of villagers, including tribal families engaged in traditional shifting cultivation, and promoting sustainable forest management through JFM, thereby improving environment and alleviating poverty (i) Rehabilitation of degraded land. (ii) Rehabilitation of degraded and available non forest land. (iii) Farm forestry in Private holding. (iv) Eco-. (v) Service Support. (vi) Rehabilitation of families engaged in shifting cultivation. (vii) Interface forestry. (viii) Supporting Works

6 9. Swan River Integrated Watershed Himachal Pradesh 162 JICA To regenerate the forests, protect the agricultural land, and enhance agricultural and forestry production in the catchment area of the Swan River, Himachal Pradesh State, by carrying out the integrated watershed management activities including afforestation, civil works for soil and river management, soil protection and land reclamation, and livelihood improvement activities, thereby improving living conditions of people including the poor in the catchment area. (i) Afforestation (ii) Civil Work for Soil & River (iii) Soil Protection & Land Reclamation (iv) Livelihood Improvement (v) Institutional extend up March Orissa Forestry Secr Orissa 660 JICA To resre degraded forests and improve the income level of villagers by promoting sustainable forest management including JFM plantation and Community/tribal development, thereby improving environment and alleviating poverty. (i) Protection and Conservation of Biodiversity of forests (ii) Improving productivity of natural forests. (iii) Providing livelihood options for the people (Support VSS) (iv) Eco-development and ecourism activities (v) Catering commercial and industrial demands. (vi) Capacity building of the Forest Department

7 11. Karnataka Sustainable Forests & Bio-diversity Conservation. Karnataka 745 JICA To resre forest bring about ecological resration and also facilitate livelihood improvement of the inhabitants of the project villages by afforestation through Joint Forest Planning and (JFPM) in the State of Karnataka, which further contributes reducing poverty and preserving biodiversity conservation of the area. (i) Afforestation (ii) Income Generation Activities for Poverty Alleviation (iii) Biodiversity Conservation (iv) Provision of Basic Infrastructure Support for Field work. (v) Supporting Activities for Forest (Research and Training, Consultancy, and Enhancement of Geographic Information System (GIS) and Information System (MIS) Tamil Nadu Afforestation project phase-ii Tamil Nadu 567 JICA To resre forests bring about ecological resration and also facilitate livelihood improvement of the inhabitants of the project villages by afforestation through Joint Forest in the State of Tamil Nadu, which further contributes reducing poverty in the area. (i) Integrated Watershed (ii) Integrated Tribal (iii) Forestry Extension (iv) Urban Forestry (v) Capacity Building Research Support (vi) Human Resources (vii) Establishment of Modern Nurseries (viii) Improving the infrastructural facilities (ix) Administration (x) Moniring and Evaluation

8 13. Integrated Natural Resources and Poverty Reduction in Haryana Haryana 286 JICA A. To rehabilitate forest lands in an ecologically sustainable manner. B. To improve the quality of life of the villagers and adjoining forests (i) Soil and Water Conservation (ii) Plantation model and nursery development (iii) Poverty reduction and institution building (iv) Technical assistance (v) Supporting activities (vi) Administration Staff Assam on Forest and Biodiversity Conservation. Assam 390 AFD (I) resring forest ecosystem, in collaboration with the forest dependent communities. (II) enhancing the forest dependent communities livelihood, and (III) ensuring conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. In order achieve this, the project is organized around four main technical components and one component for project management. Total 7474 (I) Institutional Strengthening (II) Multi-level Strategic Planning (III) Sustainable forest (IV) Adding value and opening markets/ opportunities for forests and biodiversity goods and services To

9 s under consideration for external assistance : The following forestry projects have been included for consideration under the Rolling Plan for FY for external funding: i. Integrated Forest Resources in Jammu & Kashmir ii. Nagaland Afforestation and Eco-development project s under appraisal/ clearance stage for external assistance: The following projects are proposed be forwarded external agencies for consideration in : I. Simultaneous Treatment of Fringe Forest and Adjoining Non- forestlands for Conservation of Water, Bio-diversity, Sustainability of JFM and Poverty Alleviation (Central Secr ), NRAA. II. Non Timber Forests Produce Livelihood Possibilities in Uttarakhand. III. PALAS- for Advancement of Livelihood and Forestry for ecological security in the State of Jharkhand. IV. Andhra Pradesh Forest Productivity Enhancement. V. Punjab Biodiversity and Natural Resources Conservation.

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