Potentialities for afforestation and reforestation projects for mitigation of climate change in Karnataka by V.Rangaswamy.
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Potentialities for afforestation and reforestation projects for mitigation of climate change in Karnataka by V.Rangaswamy
KarnatakaGeographic area: 191791 Km2(5.8% of the National geographic area)Forest Cover: 36991 Km2(5.5% of the country’s forest cover)Population: 52.73 million(5.1% of country’s population)Livestock: 29.57 million(6.3% of thecountry’s livestock population)
Total growing stock: 272 million m3Growing stock/ha: 84m3 (National avg 74m3Productivity: 1.45m3/ha/annum(National avg 1.37m3/ha)(Source FSI)
Potentialities of Karnataka Forest departmentKFD has capacity to implement the mitigation projectsExperience gained by the successful implementation of different projects
(2nd among all the states and Uts
JFPM(Joint Forest Planning and Management)2945 VFCs are formed in the state for participatory managementAll the above resources have to be effeciently utilised