The objective of the programme is to motivate farmers to plant trees and other crops on a large scale along with traditional crops on their land.
Social forestry is aimed to improve the income of farmers in the event of crop loss and also contribute towards agricultural produce by growing popular trees such as Heesham, Guava, Gambhar, Amla, Mahogany, Teak, Peepal, Jamun, Kachnar, Gulmohar, Mango, Eucalyptus, Neem, Kadam, Bahera, Palas, etc.
Farmers are provided seedilings of the trees in government nursery at the rate of Rs 10 / seedling. If farmers maintain 50 percent of the plants purchased from the forest department in their lands for 3 years, then for this, the farmers will be given an incentive of Rs 60 per plant. Moreover, the Rs 10 they spent for purchasing the seedling is also given back to the farmers.
All farmers in the state. Farmers will have to take atleast 25 seedlings. There is no maximum limit for purchase of seedlings.
Farmers need to apply by contacting their nearest Regional Forest office, generally by June 01 every year.
Environment and Forest Department, Govt of Bihar
For more information, visit http://forest.bih.nic.in/Beneficiary.aspx