26 February - 4 March
5 March - 11 March
12 March - 18 March
19 March - 25 March
26 March - 1 April
2 April - 8 April
9 April - 15 April
16 April - 22 April
23 April - 29 April
30 April - 6 May
Social forestry includes within its scope the following:
a) Farm Forestry: Farm forestry is the practice of forestry on farms in the form of raising rows of tree on bunds or boundaries of field and individual trees in private agriculture land as well as creation of wind breaks, which are protective vegetal screens created round a farm or an orchard by raising one or two lines of trees fairly close with shrubs in between.
b) Extension Forestry: Extension forestry is the practice of forestry in areas devoid of tree growth and other vegetation and situated in places away from the conventional forest areas with the object of increasing the area under tree growth. It includes within its scope the following:
i. Mixed forestry: Mixed forestry is practice of forestry for raising fodder grass with scattered fodder trees, fruit trees and fuel-wood trees on suitable waste lands, panchayat land and village commons land.
ii. Shelterbelts: Shelterbelts is defined as ‘a belt of trees and/or shrubs maintained for the purpose of shelter from wind, sun, snow-drift, etc. they are generally more extensive than the wind-breaks covering areas larger than a single farm and sometimes whole regions on a planned pattern.’ Or Shelterbelt is wide belt of tree, shrubs and grasses which goes right across the land at right angle to the direction of prevailing wind in order to
iv. Linear Strip Plantation: These are plantations of fast-growing species on linear strips of land on the sides of public roads, canals and railway lines.
c) Community Woodlots: The community woodlots, consists of plantations of fuelwood species on community village lands, with intended objective of increasing a villager’s access to fuel wood, fruits and fodder.
d) Rehabilitation of Degraded Forests
As a third component, the interim report of the NCA, 1976 suggested reforestation of degraded forests to achieve the following objectives:
e) Recreation Forestry: Recreation forestry is the practice of forestry with the object of raising avenue/flowering trees and shrubs mainly to serve as recreation forests for the urban and rural population. This type of forestry is also known as Aesthetic forestry which is defined as the practice of forestry with the object of developing or maintaining a forest of high scenic value.
Distinction between Social Forestry and Agroforestry
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