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LAND AVAILABILITY AND SUITABILITY FOR FUEL WOOD PRODUCTION IN SRI LANKA. B.A. JAYANANDA, ASOKA PIERIS & J. JAYASINGHE. LAND USE POLICY PLANNING DIVISION 17 TH AUGUST 2005. LAND OWNERSHIP. Total Land Extent of the Country = 6,570,134 (Ha.)

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land availability and suitability for fuel wood production in sri lanka

LAND AVAILABILITY ANDSUITABILITY FOR FUEL WOOD PRODUCTIONIN SRI LANKA

B.A. JAYANANDA, ASOKA PIERIS & J. JAYASINGHE.

LAND USE POLICY PLANNING DIVISION

17TH AUGUST 2005

land ownership
LAND OWNERSHIP
  • Total Land Extent of the Country = 6,570,134 (Ha.)
  • Land Owned by the state =5,403,899 Ha. (82.3%)
  • Land Owned by the Private Sector =1,166,235 Ha.(17.7%)
sri lanka
SRI LANKA
  • Location 5.51 – 9.51 N (Lat)

79.4 - 81.51 (Long)

  • Total Area 65610Km2
  • Elevation 0 - 1600m.
  • Three major Climatic Zones
      • Wet Zone 2500 – 5500 mm Annual Rainfall
      • Intermediate Zone 1900 – 2500 mm Annual Rainfall
      • Dry Zone Below 1900mm Annual Rainfall
land managers
LAND MANAGERS
  • Urban Development Authority
  • Forest Department
  • Department of Wildlife Conservation
  • Coast Conservation Department
  • Land Commissioners Department
  • Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka.
  • Land Reform Commission
land availability6
LAND AVAILABILITY
  • Potentially Available Lands
        • Category –1 Un –utilized State owned Lands
        • Category –11 Alienated State owned Lands
        • Category – 111 Forests with Sparsely Vegetated
category 1 unutilized state owned lands
DISTRICT Land Extent (Ha)

Colombo 53

Kalutara 591

Gampaha 78

Galle 169

Matara 55

Hambantota 5927

Kurunegala 2404

Puttlam 744

DISTRICT Land Extent (Ha)

Kandy 1959

Matale 807

Nuwaraeliya 928

Anuradhapura 19040

Polonnaruwa 1861

Monaragala 22431

Badulla 20410

Ampara 32154

Category -1UNUTILIZED STATE OWNED LANDS
methodology applied
Methodology Applied
  • Preliminary Investigation by G.N.
  • Field Verification by LUPPD staff
  • Detail Data Collection by LUPPD staff
  • Mapping
  • Include to the Data Base
  • Regular Updating??? Cost???
general guideline for selecting land for alienation
General Guideline for Selecting Land for Alienation

A.Exclude

  • Stream and road reservations
  • Catchments areas of tanks
  • Forest and wild life reserves
  • Land above 30% slope
  • Land above 5000 foot contour
  • Land with poor soil
  • Land with too much rock

B.Include

  • Land with good soil
  • Land with water supply close by
  • Land less than 8% slope
  • Land between 8% and 30% slope for Agro-Forestry
agro ecological regions of sri lanka

AGRO-ECOLOGICAL REGIONS OF SRI LANKA

THREE CLIMATIC ZONES

Wet Zone

Intermediate Zone

Dry Zone

46 agro ecological regions
46 AGRO-ECOLOGICAL REGIONS

WET ZONE

  • Wet Zone Up Country 4 Regions
  • Wet Zone Mid Country 6 Regions
  • Wet Zone Low Country 5 Regions
intermediate zone
Intermediate Zone
  • Intermediate Up Country 7 Regions
  • Intermediate Mid Country 8 Regions
  • Intermediate Low Country 5 Regions
dry zone
Dry Zone
  • Dry Zone Low Country 11 Regions
75 expectancy value of annual rainfall mm
75% Expectancy Value of Annual Rainfall(mm)
  • Wet Zone - 1700-3300mm
  • Intermediate Zone - 1100-2400mm
  • Dry Zone - 650-1100mm
land extent under different agro ecological region
Land Extent Under Different Agro-Ecological Region
  • Wet Zone Up Country - 139807 ha
  • Wet Zone Mid Country - 315534 ha
  • Wet Zone Low Country - 818733 ha
  • Intermediate Up Country - 157162 ha
  • Intermediate Mid Country - 342395 ha
  • Intermediate Low Country - 1004431 ha
  • Dry Zone Low Country - 3562616 ha
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