PRA in Forest Department
ASWAT-NGO and Tamilnadu Forest Extension Centre jointly conducted Tree planting Awareness training to farmer’s club members. The scope for Tree Cultivation on Private Land (TCPL) is determined by availability of fallow land in general and its availability with focus on small and marginal farmers.
OBJECTIVES OF TCPL
- To contribute to the national goal of bringing 33% of the geographical area under forest and tree cover by increasing the tree cover in the villages
- To increase the supply of wood and non-wood products from private land for industrial as well as household consumption contributing to reduction of pressure on forest land
- To establish tree-based farming system as a sustainable and viable economic enterprise for farmers
- To strengthen technical capabilities of the farmer to create farm plantations