|Social and Farm Forestry (Paper Code: 17010506)|
Introduction: forests in India, forest influences, forest policy and law, gap between demand and supply of forest products; principles of general silviculture.
Social forestry: need, objectives and scope, choice of species for fuel wood, fodder, small timber and timber, their culturing, propagation, application of agro-techniques and economic benefits, management of social forestry plantations, nurseries and their practices; social forestry for watershed management.
Farm forestry: objectives and role, need for shelter belts and wind breaks, types of farm forestry; agroforestry: need, objectives, scope, principles and practices of agroforestry systems,
|Afforestation on different problematic sites; voluntary organizations and their role in promoting afforestation programmes; maintenance and conservation of village woodlots; energy plantations||
|Desirable to Know|
|Choice of tree species, management implications; forest products, their processing and use.||2||Nice to know|
Identification of tree species suitable for timber, fuel wood and fodder; identification of tree species suitable for road side plantations, field bunds, wastelands and for wind breaks
Identification of fast growing, multipurpose and nitrogen fixing trees suitable for agroforestry; identification of seeds of important tree species in above categories
Collection, extraction and storage of tree seeds; testing of tree seeds for germination and viability; application of pre-sowing treatments to problematic tree seeds
Preparation and sowing of nursery beds; transplanting in nursery beds; field planting techniques; biomass and volume estimation in Energy plantation; identification of important major and minor forest products
|Evaluation of different agroforestry systems during field visit; evaluation of wind breaks and shelter belts during field visit;||2||Desirable to Know|
|Visit to central nurseries of social forestry/forest departments; visit to social forestry plantations.||2||Nice to Know|
Social and Farm Forestry (Paper Code: 17010506)
- Social and Farm Forestry (Paper Code: 17010506)