F.No.13014/2/2007-B-VII

Ministry of Environment and Forests

National Afforestation and Eco-Development Board

Paryavaran Bhawan, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003.

 

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Minutes of the Meeting of Grants-in-Aid Committee for Greening India Scheme of NAEB, was held under the Chairmanship of Shri K.B. Thampi, IGF(NAEB) on 1st November, 2007 for consideration of Project proposals received from North Eastern States and Rest of Indian States for Financial Assistance during 2007-08 for Tree Planting, Establishment of High-Tech & Satellite Nurseries and Awareness Raising Activities.

 

 

The meeting of the Grants-in-Aid Committee for Greening India Scheme to consider the project proposal recommended by PCCFs from various implementation agencies of North Eastern States and Rest of India, for financial Assistance during 2007-08, for Tree Planting, Establishment of Hi-Tech & Satellite Nurseries and Awareness Raising Activities was held in the chamber of IGF (NAEB) at 11.00 A.M. on 01.11.2007.

 

The meeting was chaired by the IGF (NAEB) and the following members of the Committee have attended the meeting:-

 

(i)                  IGF (NAEB) Chairman

(ii)                DIGF (NAEB)- Member Secretary

(iii)               Director, EE-Division, MoEF.

(iv)              Deputy Secretary, Forest Finance(NAEB)

(v)                Dr. Koildhasan Manoharan, Director, Global Society, Centre for Environment and Social Welfare, 1024 Thevaram Palace Building, near Bus Stand, Theni-625531, Tamil Nadu.

 

2.                              The Committee was informed about the budgetary outlay both for the N.E. States and R.O.I. After assessing the requirements of funds for the on-going projects, the availability of funds for new projects during 2007-08 was considered by the Committee

 

Total number of 410 proposals received are as tabled below:-

 

Sl. No.

State

Total Proposals

Tree Plantation

Hi-Tech Nurseries

Satellite Nurseries

Awareness

1

Andhra Pradesh

8

8

0

0

-

2

Assam

26

24

0

1

-

3

Arunachal Pradesh

23

23

0

 

-

4

Chhattisgarh

1

1

0

 

-

5

Gujarat

26

20

6

 

-

6

J & K

23

23

0

 

-

7

Jharkhand

1

1

0

 

-

8

Mahdya Pradesh

73

36

34

 

3

9

Maharashtra

12

0

12

 

-

10

Manipur

48

41

0

7

-

11

Meghalaya

20

20

0

 

-

12

Mizoram

13

13

0

 

-

13

Nagaland

34

34

0

 

-

14

Orissa

16

13

2

 

-

15

Rajasthan

21

19

2

 

-

16

Uttar Pradesh

20

18

2

 

-

17

Uttarakhand

17

14

0

 

-

18

Karnataka

21

13

6

2

-

19

Kerala

6

5

1

 

 

20

Tripura

1

1

0

 

-

 

TOTAL

410

327

65

10

3

 

Sixty five proposals for Hi-Tech nursery, 10 for Satellite nursery 3 for awareness and 327 proposals for tree plantation had been received. Five proposals were not found enclosed. Out of 327 proposals received for Tree Plantation in respect of ROI and NE States, 277 proposals were processed on the basis of priority list received from the State Forest Departments and were placed before the GIA Committee. The Tree Planting proposals include 15 proposals from SFDs, Army, Village Forest Committees, Gram Panchayats, etc. The Committee deliberated over the principle, and decided that the proposals may be considered in the following order of priority, given the constraint of fund availability:-

 

Hi-Tech Nurseries Awareness Generation Tree Planting by Indian

Army/ Railways/State University/Gram Panchayts etc. Tree Planting by Voluntary Agencies (VAs).

 

3.                              Further, where district wise priority has been indicated for the proposals instead of State priority, the forest cover of the district was kept in view while recommending the proposals for afforestation.

 

4.                              The Grants-in-Aid Committee was of the opinion that the voluntary agencies(VAs) must submit an undertaking to the effect that they have not received/proposed to receive financial assistance from other sources for the same project, before actual release of fund.

 

5.                              The financial assistance as far as possible may be released to the voluntary agencies through ECS, if possible.

 

6.                              It was observed that a large number of document mentioned in the checklist have not been provided in some of the proposals. The Committee examined this matter and decided that the following documents would be considered necessary for recommending the cases by the Grants-in-Aid Committee:-

 

(a)    Attested copies of the Registration Certificate and Memorandum of Association

(b)   Audited Statement of last 3 years.

(c)    Status and details of land.

(d)   Location map

(e)    Pre appraisal report by an officer not below the rank of DFO/ACF.

 

 

(f)     Bank Accounts.

(g)          Certificate with Photograph duly attested by Gazetted Officer (Part-II of the Form).

7.                  It has been recommended by the Grants-in-Aid Committee that before the release of the 2nd Installment, the Voluntary Agency will submit the map of the project area duly countersigned by the concerned forest officer. The remaining papers, as per checklist, will have to be submitted before the second installment is released. All these papers should be routed through the concerned DFO/ACF/Range Officer.

 

7. The name of VAs whose cases have been recommended must be cross-checked with the list of black listed VAs maintained in this Ministry. The Committee also suggested that Voluntary Agencies who are completing their Project Proposals during the current Financial year may not be considered during the same Financial Year.

 

8. The following proposals relating to High-Tech/Satellite Nurseries and Awareness Generation received from the State Forest Departments were put up before the committee for their consideration and recommended as under :

 

S.N

State

Organisation

Category

Remarks

 

Gujarat 

 

 

 

1

 

DFO, Himmatnagar

High Tech

1 RECOMEENDED

 

2

 

DFO, Extension Division Kachchh-Bhuj

High-Tech

1 RECOMEENDED

3

 

DCF, Social Forestry Division, Bharuch

High-Tech

 1 RECOMEENDED

4

 

DCF, Social Forestry Division, Surendranagar

High-Tech

 1 RECOMEENDED

5

 

DCF, Social Forestry Division, Dahod

High-Tech

 1 RECOMEENDED

 

 

 

TOTAL

5 RECOMEENDED

 

Karnataka

 

 

 

6

 

Chief Conservator of Forests, Research & Utilisation, Bangalore

High-Tech

 1RECOMEENDED

7

 

DCF, Social Forestry Division, Tumkur

High-Tech

 1RECOMEENDED

8

 

DCF, Social Forestry Division, Davangere

High-Tech

 1RECOMEENDED

 

9

 

DCF, Kundapur Territorial Division, Kundapur

High-Tech

3 RECOMEENDED

10

 

DCF, Social Forestry Division, Chitradurga

High-Tech

 1 RECOMEENDED

 

 

 

TOTAL

7 RECOMEENDED

Madhya Pradesh

 

 

 

11

 

CF, Research & Extension Circle, Indore

High-Tech

 1 RECOMEENDED

12

 

ACF, Research & Extension Circle, Khandwa

High-Tech

 1 RECOMEENDED

13

 

CF, Research & Extension Circle, Sagar

High-Tech

 1 RECOMEENDED

14

 

CF, Research & Extension Circle, Rewa

High-Tech

 1 RECOMEENDED

15

 

CF, Research & Extension Circle, Jabalpur

High-Tech

 1 RECOMEENDED

16

 

CF, Research and Extension Circle, Jabalpur

Awareness

1 RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

TOTAL

6 RECOMEENDED

 

Maharashtra 

 

 

 

17

 

Deputy Director, Social Forestry Division, Gadchiroli

High-Tech

 1 RECOMEENDED

18

 

Deputy Director, Social Forestry Division, Beed

High-Tech

 1 RECOMEENDED

19

 

Deputy Director, Social Forestry Division, Nashik

High-Tech

 1 RECOMEENDED

20

 

Deputy Director, Social Forestry Division, Osmanabad

High-Tech

 1 RECOMEENDED

21

 

Deputy Director, Social Forestry Division, Jalgaon

High-Tech

 1 RECOMEENDED

 

 

 

TOTAL

5 RECOMMENDED

 

Uttar Pradesh 

 

 

 

22

 

Forest Development Agency, Basti

High-Tech

 1 RECOMEENDED

23

 

Forest Development Agency, Siddharthnagar

High-Tech

 1 RECOMEENDED

 

 

 

TOTAL

2 RECOMMEDED

 

9. The following proposals relating to State Forest Departments/Village Forest Committees/Panchayats/Autonomous Bodies/Indian Army/Gram Panchayats etc for Tree Planting were put up before the committee for their consideration and recommended as under:-.


 

S.N

State

Organisation

Categogy

Remarks

Gujarat

 

 

 

1

 

ACF, Panam Irrigated Plantation Division, Gujarat State Forest Dev. Corpn.

Tree Planting

 RECOMMENDED

 

Karnataka

 

 

 

2

 

DCF, Social Forestry Division, Tumkur

Tree Planting

 RECOMMENDED

3

 

DCF, Social Forestry Division, Davangere

Tree Planting

 RECOMMENDED

4

 

DCF, Social Forestry Division, Chitradurga

Tree Planting

 RECOMMENDED

5

 

DCF, Social Forestry Division, Gulbarga

Tree Planting

 RECOMMENDED

6

 

DCF, Social Forestry Division, Mangalore

Tree Planting

 RECOMMENDED

7

 

DCF, Social Forestry Division, Bijapur

Tree Planting

 RECOMMENDED

8

 

DCF, Social Forestry Division, Kolar

Tree Planting

 RECOMMENDED

9

 

DC, Social Forestry Division, Koppal

Tree Planting

 RECOMMENDED

  Rajasthan

 

 

 

10

 

Gram Panchayat Hansasar, Jhunjhunu

Tree Planting

 RECOMMENDED

11

 

Gram Panchayat Pata, Alwar

Tree Planting

 RECOMMENDED

12

 

Gram Panchayat Amarwar

Tree Planting

 RECOMMENDED

 Uttarakhand

 

 

 

13

 

Garhwal Rifles Regimental Centre, Lansdwne

Tree Planting

 RECOMMENDED

 

10. The following processed proposals relating to tree planting by Voluntary Agencies in respect of Rest of India were put up before the committee for their consideration and recommended as under:-

Sl. No.

State

Organisation

Category

Remarks

Andhra Pradesh

 

 

1

 

Indira Priya Darsini Womens Welfare Association, Door No-11-88, Nethaji Road Jadcherla, Mahabubnagar.

 

Tree Planting

RECOMMENDED

 

2

 

Council for Rural Enlightement, Arikiliavandlapalli Village, Egavuru post, Chinnagottigallu Mandal, Chittoor District.

Tree Planting

RECOMMENDED

 

 

 Gujarat

 

 

 

3

 

Vikas Education Trust, Gandhinagar

Tree Planting

RECOMMENDED

 

4

 

Pragati Khadi Gramodhyog Trust, Panchmahal

Tree Planting

RECOMMENDED

 

 Jammu & Kashmir

 

 

 

5

 

Kargil Rural Development Project, Kargee

Tree Planting

 RECOMMENDED

 

6

 

District Children Voluntary Welfare Association, Chaksore

Tree Planting

 RECOMMENDED

 

 

Madhya Pradesh

 

 

 

7

 

Shrimati Indira Mahila Mandal, Datia

Tree Planting

  RECOMMENDED

 

8

 

Suman Rani Shiksha Prasar Samiti, Muraina

Tree Planting

  RECOMMENDED

 

 

Orissa

 

 

 

9

 

Society for Rural Integrated and Youth Association (SRIYA)

Tree Planting

  RECOMMENDED

 

 

Uttarakhand

 

 

10

 

Devi Gramodyog Sewa Sansthan

Tree Planting

   RECOMMENDED

 

11

 

Paridhi Sewa Sansthan, Indra Colony, Gali No.2 Rudrapur, Udhamsingh Nagar

Tree Planting

   RECOMMENDED

The proposal forwarded was misplaced and same will be obtained from PCCFs office and placed before the chairman for his approval.

 

Uttar Pradesh

 

 

12

 

Dailt Uthan Rashtriya Girls Vidhyalaya Samiti, Gram Himunpur, Post-Firozabad Distt.Firozabad

Tree Planting

    RECOMMENDED

 

13

 

Pallawi Gramothan Sewa Sasthan, Semari Jamalpur, Distt-Mau-275307

Tree Planting

    RECOMMENDED

 

 

11. The following processed proposals relating to tree planting by Voluntary Agencies in respect of North Eastern States were put up before the committee for their consideration and recommended as under:-

 

 

Sl. No.

State

Organisation

Category

Remarks

 

Arunachal Pradesh

 

 

1

 

Gensu Women Welfare Society, East Siang District

Tree Planting

RECOMMENDED

 

Assam

 

 

2

 

Kamakhya Debutter Board, Kamrup Kamakhya Temple, P.O. Kamakhya, Guwahati-781010,Assam

Tree Planting

    RECOMMENDED

 

3

 

Manab Sarathi, Guwahati

Tree Planting

    RECOMMENDED

 

4

 

Samarpan A Rural Development Society, Gandhi Nagar, Lawkhuwa Road (Haibargoan) P.O. Nagaon-782001

Tree Planting

    RECOMMENDED

 

Manipur

 

 

 

 

Highland Welfare Association, Keithelmanbi Military Colony P.O. Kalapahar-795122, Sadar Hills, Manipur

Tree-Planting

RECOMMENDED

 

Meghalaya

 

 

6

 

Nongkrem Youth Development Association, Nongkren, P.O. Nongkren, Shillong-15 East Khasi Hills.

Tree Planting

RECOMMENDED

 

Mizoram

 

 

7

 

M&S Fratemity Society Serchhip, Mizoram

Tree Planting

RECOMMENDED

 

8

 

Tribal Development Foundation, Aizawl Mizoram

Tree Planting

RECOMMENDED

 

Nagaland

9

 

Bethel Welfare Society, Changtongya,

Tree Planting

RECOMMENDED

(Proposal will be placed before the Chairman for approval after obtaining the documents from State Govt.)

 

10

 

Creepers Club, Phishumi V.K. Town Zunheboto

 

RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

The Chair thanked all the member for their active participation in the meeting.

 

 

 

(Sanjay Kumar) (K. Manoharan)

Member Secretary Member

 

 

 

 

(Dr. Uday Shankar) (R.C. Meena)

Member Member

 

 

 

 

 

(K.B. Thampi)

Chairman