CSS & State Sector Schemes

Forest Fire Prevention and Management

Under this scheme G.O.I. has sanctioned for these component as under:-

  • Forest fire control and management.
  • Preparation of working plan survey and demarcation etc.
  • Strengthning of Infrastructure for forest protection.

The primary objective is to provide financial assistance to the govt. for proper management of the forest to maintain the ecological balance and environmental stability.

Integrated Development of wildlife Habitats (CSS)
  • Management of flora and fauna in protected areas.
  • To restore and improve the wildlife habitat.
  • To conserve soil and moisture in the habitat.
  • To improve infrastructure for anti poaching.
  • To carry out research for wildlife management.
  • To involve local communities in protection of wildlife.
  • Training and capacity building.
Project Tiger (CSS)
  • To protect the tiger and its habitat.
  • To maintain the core area as an inviolate space for tiger.
  • To adopt best practices in eco-tourism and manage it in a manner so that the sector remains sustained and regulated.
  • Fringe villages particularly the EDCs to avail livelihood options out of the activities connected to conservation of tiger and its habitat.
  • Capacity building and training to field staff and officers.
Project Elephant (CSS)

The main objective of the scheme is to provide a safe and rich habitat for elephants within the state of Uttarakhand.

Establishment Of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve (CSS)
  • Management of natural resources for their sustained conservation.
  • Establishment of pilot plots for Rare Species of medicinal plants.
  • Value addition activities to local produce to increase incomes.
  • Promotion of socio–economic activities including horticulture, dairying, ecotourism infra-support etc.
  • Capicity Building and Awareness of staff and villagers.
  • Research, Study, Monitoring and Documentation – decadal monitoring.

The object of this scheme is to strengthen the existing forest roads of the state to facilitate efficient movement in the reserved forest area. The fast movement is necessary to control the forest crimes like illicit felling and encroachment and also helpful for the protection of forests and for increasing the economic value of the forest produce.

  • State Environmental Awareness Campaign.
  • Preparation/Purchase of publicity material such as posters, pamphlets, folders, booklets, stickers and other publicity materials for distribution.
  • Publicity of environment through. News paper, Roadways buses, Cinema slides and other media.
  • Organizations of environmental awareness programmes such as public meeting, competition and rallies etc.
  • Involvement of NGO's, Educational institutions and scientific rganizations in environmental awareness programme.
Conservation and Strengthening of Bugyals (State Sector)

Meadow common name for large grassy blanks found in between tree line and snow line of the state. There are about 250 species, many of them are also important as grazing fields. The grasses range in size from 5 to 90 cm (2 to 35 in). Annual meadow grass is a tufted annual or short-lived perennial species of high medicinal and condimatal value.

Thus this scheme is introduced. Main objects of the scheme are as follows:-

  • To protect the high altitude areas having meadows.
  • To conserve the medicinal and condimatal plants.
  • To mitigate anthropogenic measures responsible for their degradation.
Man – Animal Conflict Mitigation Scheme (State Sector)
  • Radio collaring of wild elephants & carnivores residing in the fringe areas near human habitations to monitor their movement.
  • Development of early warning system to inform local inhabitants, forest personnel & others about the movement of wild animals near human settlement & agriculture fields.
  • Development of corridors for smooth passage of wild animals.
  • Creating visibility around habitations especially in the hilly region of the state.
  • Translocation/repelling of wild animals from human habitations to forest areas.
  • Provision of adequate patrolling & rescue vehicles along with equipment in the sensitive areas for quick response.
  • Hiring of veterinary doctors & specialised personnel to help local forest officers in mitigating the conflict.
  • Training of forestry personnel, identified local community & others to handle the situation on ground in a more effective manner.
  • Population control of identified spp. like Rh. macaque, Neelgai etc.
Plantation through Eco-task Force (State Sector)

The objectives of the existing two companies will be:-

  • To reverse the process of ecological degradation in the Himalayan ecological system by undertaking afforestation and soil conservation.
  • Work in degraded area to promote ecology & environment.
  • Employment generation for ex-servicemen.
Construction and Strengthening of Residential/Non- Residential Buildings (State Sector)

The objective of the scheme is to construct new buildings, boyh residential and non residential, and renovate the existing ones.

Strengthening of Forest Road and Bridle Path (State Sector)

The object of this scheme is to strengthen the existing forest roads of the state to facilitate efficient movement in the reserved forest area. The fast movement is necessary to control the forest crimes like illicit felling and encroachment and also helpful for the protection of forests and for increasing the economic value of the forest produce.

Assistance to State Wildlife Board (State Sector)
  • To organise meetings of State Wild Life Board.
  • To organise workshops, seminars and other activities related to the management of wildlife through the State Wildlife Board.
Nursery Development Under Women Component (State Sector)
  • To empower the unemployed economically weaker groups of women in hilly areas of Uttarakhand.
  • To reduce the drudgery of hilly women.
  • To enhance hidden capacity of women and proper time utilization during leisure period to make them skilled & acknowledge the latest programmes running by the State Government, so that they can use their knoledge to empower & strengthen the village community.
Strengthening of Van Panchayats (State Sector)
  • National Forest Policy, 1988
  • 73rd Amendment of the constitution which involve decentralization & devolution of power.
  • ‘Panchayati Van Niyamawali, 2005’ which, empowers the institution of Van Panchayats allowing them to play a proactive role in participatory management of Panchayati Van.
  • Keeping in view all the above three criterias following are the objectives of the scheme:-

    To strenghten the institution of Van Panchayats and their capacity building through technical and non-technical trainings, training for accounts and book-keeping, income generation based trainings etc.

    • To generate employment at the local level/ village level.
    • To alleviate poverty.
    • Women empowerment by promoting income generation based activities and vocational training and other livelihood isues.
    • Water harvesting and water conservation and recharging of natural water springs in Panchayati Van Forest areas.
    • Densification of Panchayati Van areas with the objective of increasing productivity of Van Panchayat Forests.
    • To reduce the drudgery of hill women.
Strengthening of Information Technology System (State Sector)
  • To encourage the use of IT in the Govt. not only as a tool for management and decision support system but also to reengineer the process of the Govt. to provide a more efficient, transparent, accountable and responsive Govt. to its citizen.
  • To upgrade and develop manpower skills required for the IT industry and to accelerate the use of IT in all the offices of the department with a view to provide skill and knowledge to the staff so as to render them fit for his/her duties.
  • Providing the Department a temporal view of fires, their spread, location specific intensity, species specific intensity etc. using accumulated data in GIS.
  • To formulate and implement location specific plantation and protection strategies along with long term and short term manpower deployment strategies; improving Budget allocations by basing these on algorithms on plantation requirements, protection requirements, manpower requirements etc.
  • Using GIS based maps for forest Management in working planes.
Development of Wildlife Habitats (State Sector)
  • To improve the condition of natural habitat of wild animals by eradication of weeds, especially Lantana, Eupatorium, Parthenium etc.
  • To conserve soil and moisture.
  • To rescue and rehabilitate problem wild animals.
  • Eco-restoration of areas vacated due to weed eradication and also areas that are under exotic plantations.
Rehabilitation of Gujjar and Forest Dependents Development Scheme (State Sector)

The main objective of this scheme is rehabilitation of the Gujjars outside the PAs to improve wildlife habitat and also to enable the Gujjars to join the mainstream of society.

Eco-Tourism and Eco- Development (State Sector)
  • Increase the knowledge, awareness and understanding of environmental conservation amongst the people in the state.
  • To achieve conservation of nature through enhancing participation and flow of economic benefit to the local communities.
  • To make accurate policy for development of eco-tourism while keeping carrying capacity and natural aspect of areas in mind.
  • To make sure the participation of the local communities in implementation of eco-tourism.
  • Mobilizing financial resources for eco-tourism activities in the state.
Wild life Protection, rescue and Development of Zoo and other Center (State Sector)

The Himalayan belt is home to exceedingly diverse fauna, which are usually not seen by most people.The establishment of the Zoo was started in 1980. Since Nainital is a popular tourist location, the educational and eco awarness potential of the zoo is tremendous.

The Himalayan belt is home to exceedingly diverse fauna, which are usually not seen by most people.The establishment of the Zoo was started in 1980. Since Nainital is a popular tourist location, the educational and eco awarness potential of the zoo is tremendous.

Two conservation reserves Jhilmiljheel Conservation & Asan Conservation Reserve are established in Hardwar and Chakarata(DehraDun).

Award To Injured/Dead Employees of Forest Department During Confrontation to Mafias (State Sector)

The main object of the scheme is to provide award to injured staff and grieved family of the staff.

Forest Protection Scheme (State Sector)
  • To check the encroachment of forest areas.
  • To enable field staff to identify/detect encroachments in the field by installing new or repairing damaged boundary pillars.
  • To document the efforts of boundary demarcation and follow the provisions of the forest manual with regards to the boundary pillars.
  • To enable the staff to effectively control and regulate the transit of forest produce including timber, NTFP, minerals etc.
Research and Technology (State Sector)

The objectives of the scheme are as follows:-

  • To increase productivity of plantations through use of quality seed, introduction of new clones and improved nursery and planting technologies.
  • To conduct statistical studies for recommending need based management interventions.
  • To promote in- situ and ex-situ biodiversity conservation through preservation, demonstration and other research plots.
  • To promote awareness and capacity building of various stakeholders through exposure visits, seminars and training programmes.
Ex-Gratia Payment For Loss Caused To Human Life And Property by Wild Animals. (State Sector)
  • To elicit the cooperation of local populace in conservation of wildlife by mitigating the loss caused to them by way of damage to human life and property.
  • To try to foster, as far as possible, the spirit of compassion towards wildlife in the interest of long term wildlife conservation.
  • To provide for safe capture of wildlife that has become dangerous for humans.
Human Resource Development of Forest Officers and Staffs (State Sector)

The National Forest emphasize the importance to be given to Human Resorce Development (HRD) in forestry sector. It advocates:-

  • Development of professional competence amongst forest staff.
  • Enhancing the performance and status of staff.

The National Forest Policy and State Policy both set out agenda for the future development of forest sector that involves major changes in the approach of forest department. These changes represent basic changes in role, work style & job requirements of FD staff and along with changes in competencies and professional and technical skills. To realized the required changes it is necessary to bild a work force of skilled. Qualified and motivated as follows:-

  • To impart competency based training to staff and Officers, which will aim at developing marginal, supervisory and operational skill.
  • To organize refresher courses for forest personnel of all levels to update their knowledge and understanding of various branches of forestry and related subjects.
  • To keep the personnel updated with latest technological development in forestry and allied subjects.
  • To organise and facilitate workshops on various thems for forestry personnel and other stakeholders.
Plantation of Multi-purpose Species and Forest Conservation (State Sector)
  • To improve the existing Forests land vegetal cover and to afforest denuded civil and soyam tracts. Check further degradation of civil and soyam forests and to improve soil and water conservation capacity of the area.
  • To create resources and assets for meeting the requirements of fuel wood, fodder and small timber of near by rural areas.
  • To motivate village community, to actively participate in plantation work and land management of plantations.
  • To create additional employment opportunities and improve economic status of the local people.
Forest Fire Protection (State Sector)

Forest are of special importance because of their utility for maintaining the environment and ecological balance, and as a natural resource forest provide timber, fuel-wood, fruits, fodder and various medicinal herbs shrubs and other important non timber forest produce. The day-to-day life of villagers living nearby forests depends upon it. Forests are also habitat of our valuable Wildlife. It is very essential to protect these forests from fire. Thus this scheme of prevention and control of forest fire is being proposed with the following main objectives:-

  • To prevent and promptly control the forest fire so as to save the fauna and flora.
  • To reduce financial damage caused by forest fire.
  • To reduce ecological and environment damage due to forest fore.
  • To reduce the ill effect of gases and smoke produced by forest fire.
  • To reduce the losses to tourism industry by loss of visibility due to smoke and gases formed out of forest fire.
  • To reduce the hindrance of low visibility for air traffic due to smoke of forest fires.

The scheme also includes Rs. 2342.71 lakh as projected by CF Siwalik to follow up the orders of Honab’le Lokayukt, Uttarakhand for control of Forest Fire.

Uttarakhand Bamboo & Fiber Development Board (State Sector)
  • Mobilize the marginalized communities to form institutions in the form of SHGs, Mahila Mangal Dals, Yuvak Mangal Dal and Artisans Societies for their economic up-liftment.
  • To generate sources of income for most poor specially BPL through providing support for Bamboo & Fiber plantation and value addition related cottage industries.
  • Provide other support like health services, water, sanitation, education to the members and families of the economically and socially disadvantaged section of the communities.
  • Provide support to the houseless for building low cost, earthquake resistant houses based on bamboo.
  • Plantation of bamboo and fiber crops will be done in landslides prone areas. To mitigate the large-scale soil erosion from the community land, which has lead to further marginalisaling the communities.
  • Providing social and economically security to old people and women by supporting them in growing bamboo & fiber nursery and plantations, which would give them regular source of income.
  • Organize management of natural bamboo forest and gregariously flowering areas.
  • Promote cultivation of bamboo under Van Panchayats/Ongoing Watershed Projects/Joint Forest Management, Reserved Forests and within the meaning of section 28 of Indian Forest Act and Agro Forestry/Social Forestry Programmes.
  • Develop and promote environment friendly, Earth Quake resistant housing, value-added Bamboo and Fiber based products, practices, technology and processes, including wood substitutes to reduce pressure on scarce timber resources.
  • Promote innovative design capabilities, fabrication techniques and testing methodologies.
  • Improve industry-lab-user linkages for collaborative technology development and transfer.
  • Effect inter-institutional/industry interaction, in the domestic and International arenas for technology sourcing, absorption & dissemination.
  • Provide financial assistance on repayable basis for risk minimization towards new products & market development.
  • Develop tiny cottage, small & medium enterprises.
  • Develop standards for new generation bamboo products.
  • Develop codes for construction of roads and other uses.
  • Provide standardization of machines and tools required for bamboo product development.
  • Mobilize the community, institutions and donor agencies for growing and processing of bamboo.
  • To develop handicrafts through Cluster Facility Centres.
  • Empower people at the grass-root level encompassing farmers, artisans and other stakeholders through employment generation and improved gainful opportunities.
Conservation & Development of Medicinal/Herbal Species for purpose of Livelihood Development. (State Sector)
  • To conserve rare and endangered species of medicinal importance.
  • To increase the income levels of and to provide regular employment to local people living in and around forests.
  • To enrich forest cover with suitable and economic species of medicinal value.
  • To conduct suitability trials of new species.
  • To promote awareness and capacity building of various stakeholders through exposure visits, seminars and training.
Assistance to Bamboo & Bio-fuel Board for Plantation of Bamboo and Bio-fuel Species. (State Sector)
  • Creation of bamboo / ringal plantations with a view of improvement in Habitats of wild animals like elephants, Musk deer, Monal, and other animals; soil and moisture conservation and increase of green forest cover.
  • Awareness generation for popularity of bamboo / ringal based livelihood, trainings, capacity building and institutional development.
  • Promotion of bamboo and ringal based value addition, R & D and marketing.
  • To create ample resource base of bamboo / ringal for artisan community of Uttarakhand and bamboo based other enterprises / industries.
  • Create Employment Opportunities for rural poor on sustainable basis.
  • Strengthen resource for alternate fuel.
  • Develop Carbon sink for carbon sequestration from atmosphere as per Kyoto Protocol declaration.
  • Improve the environment through Land Reclamation.