National Afforestation and Ecodevelopment Board (NAEB News letter)

National Afforestation and Eco-development Board (NAEB) constituted in 1989 by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests to promote the involvement and peoples participation for increasing green cover over wastelands. As per the direction of Ministry of Environment and Forest, NAEB established seven Regional Centres throughout India including Regional Centre (NAEB), Solan under the dynamic leadership of Dr Parvinder Kaushal at Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan in Himachal Pradesh to look after the interest of farmers in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Union Territory of Chandigarh.


  • To provide extension and technical assistance to the State Union Territory, Forest Departments/Forest Corporations, Forest Development Agencies/or such agencies as may be mutually agreed to, in the formulation of projects, micro planning exercise for development of watershed, degraded forests, adjoining lands, non-forest land, agroforestry, control of desertification and areas falling within the mandate of NAEB, as and when required.

  • To assist National Afforestation and Ecodevelopment Board (NAEB) in project implementation and evaluation of programmes implemented through State/Union Territory Forest Department/Corporations/Forest Development Agencies, NGOs, Voluntary Organizations, etc., and suggest measures for improvement.

  • To provide a forum for cross fertilization of ideas and experiences especially amongst the Forest Officers of State/Union Territories, Watershed Teams, Voluntary Organizations/NGOs, representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions, Forest Development Agencies/Joint Forest Management Committees/Tree Growers Cooperatives, etc., by organizing workshops and experience sharing sessions.

  • To conduct problem specific studies relevant to afforestation, regeneration of degraded forests, ecodevelopment, value addition, ITK refinement for higher economic benefits through people’s participation in forest management and protection.

  • To organize training programmes for project formulation, micro planning and geographical information systems.

  • To conduct research and extension of research findings to disseminate new technologies for the regeneration and development of degraded forest areas, adjoining lands, non forests lands and other areas falling in the mandate of NAEB.

  • To monitor survival rate studies and district wise afforestation and tree planting activities and evaluate the performance of concerned agencies.

  • Documentation of successful efforts/achievements in the areas mentioned above for wide dissemination.

  • Assessment for awards (Indira Priyadarshani Varikh Mitra Award)

  • Other activities as indicated by the NAEB from time to time.


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