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Brief Note on HP Forest Ecosystems Climate Proofing Project Dharamshala

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Background

After the visit of Joint Fact-Finding Mission of Indo-German Development Cooperation, a programme to improve the forest management of HP following the forest managers and beneficiaries to develop and introduce a forest ecosystem management that preserves biodiversity and enhances the sustainable benefits of the forests for the immediate forest users as well as for the beneficiaries of water provided.

At the Indo-German Development Cooperation Consultations of 2012 held in New Delhi, the Himachal Pradesh Forest Department (HPFD) submitted a Preliminary Project Report (PPR) was submitted to the GoI for seeking bilateral financial cooperation in 2013. With the signing of Loan Agreement on 29.12.2015, this date has been considered the start date of the project.  The project is for 7 years with an outlay of Rs. 308.45 crores [37.61 million Euro (INR-82) Loan- Euro 30 million Grant --2 million (KfW) 4.17 m (Indian Cont) GoHP cont.-Euro equiv. 4.17 m = Rs. 34.23 crores. Beneficiary contribution is Rs. 11.8 million.

Total outlay of the Project: Rs.308.45 crore.   (Euro 37.61 million*) as under-

 

*1 Euro= Rs.82/-

Reduced Interest Loan from KfW

Euro 30 million

(Rs.246 crore)

85.1

KfW Grant

Euro 2 million

(Rs.16.4 crore)

Govt. HP share**


Rs. 34.23 crore

11.1

14.9

Beneficiary Share


Rs.11.82 crore

3.8


** GoHP share is on account of Salary of SPMU staff (1 CCF, 2 CFs, 4 DFO/ACFs, 10ministerial), Operational expenses of SPMU, 50 cost of Component-Silvicultural Operations in Chil pine forests, 15 cost of component- M&E


The Chief Project Director, HPFECPP with Project Team (SPMU) in place and with the joining of Project Management Consultants, the Project is now in full swing.

 

 

Objective


“Forest ecosystems in HP are managed in a way, that the risks of climate change and its negative impacts are minimized and/or mitigated, resulting in an increase in biodiversity of the treated Himalayan ecosystems and sustained income in rural areas from sustainable management of natural resources”.


The project is expected to lead to reduced forest degradation, increased biodiversity, enhanced income for forest-dependent communities in vulnerable landscapes, increased availability of spring water in treated spring catchment areas and sustainable management of forests in the project area.

 

Activities

            The activities/interventions adopted / undertaken in the Project are:

1)            Eradication of Lantana & other invasive weeds from forest areas and

            Rehabilitation of such areas:                                                                       15000 ha.

2)        Enrichment of existing Bamboo areas:                                                      1000 ha.

3)        Enrichment of degraded Chir Pine forests with Broad leaved                3000 ha.

Multipurpose tree species.                                                                                      

4)        Spring Catchment rejuvenation:                                                      150 Nos.

5)        Capacity building and skill development

 

Project Area:  ChambaandKangra Districts of HP

 

Project Period:        7 Years (w.e.f.January, 2016)

Financial Year wise detail of Expenditure:

Sr. No.

Financial Year

Expenditure (Rs.)

1

2015-16

2,39,51,235/-


2

2016-17

12,92,04,175/-


3

2017-18

10,33,61,379/-


4

2018-19

18,93,54,943/-


5

2019-20

32,69,37,880/-


6

2020-21

41,17,20,240/-


7

2021-22 (28.02.2022) 

33,89,40,060/-



Grand Total

1,52,34,69,912/-

 

Status of Micro-Plan

Sr. No.

Name of Division

Target

MP Approved upto28.02.2022

Balance

1

Dharamshala

66

66

0

2

Palampur

45

45

0

3

Nurpur

47

47

0


Total D/Shala Circle

158 

158 

0 

1

Dehra

45

37

8


Total Hamirpur Circle

45

37

8

1

Dalhousie

41

35

6

2

Churah

36

33

3

3

Chamba

38

38

0

4

Bharmour

5

5

0

5

Pangi

3

2

1


Total Chamba Circle

123

113

10


Total

326

308

18

 

 

Status of Lantana Up-rooting and Plantations:

 

Year-wise Lantana Up-rooting (ha)

 

Sr. No.

Name of Division

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22 upto 31.01.22

Total

1

Palampur

0

104.05

189.2

405.00

194.1

892.35 

2

D/Shala

0

34.15

427.25

581.15

441.42

1483.97 

3

Nurpur

0

36.15

174.06

512.7

327

1049.91 

4

Dehra

0

212.41

240.05

607.4

197.8

1257.66 

5

Dalhousie

39.5

40.5

139

0

48.35

267.35 

6

Churah

0

24.5

0

16

0

40.5 

7

Chamba

18

0

59.95

95.97

0

173.92 

8

Bharmour

0

0

0

0

0

0 

9

Pangi

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Total

57.5

451.76

1229.51

2218.22 

1208.67 

5165.66 

 

 

 

Year-wise Plantation (ha)

 

Sr. No.

Name of Division

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22 upto 31.01.22

Total

1

Palampur

0

28

198.95

219.65

215.3

661.9 

2

D/Shala

12

34.5

216.65

471.875

514.61

1249.635 

3

Nurpur

0

45.35

128.96

200.15

232.25

606.71 

4

Dehra

14.5

80.2

182.3

174.30

275.80

727.1 

5

Dalhousie

0

52

110.5

431.1

86.88

680.48 

6

Churah

0

59.5

10

263.48

142.39

475.37 

7

Chamba

0

55.74

90.67

152.47

273.22

572.1 

8

Bharmour

0

5

5

33.00

0

43 

9

Pangi

0

0

0

7.60

0

7.6 

 

Total

26.5

360.29

943.03

1953.625 

1740.45 

5023.895 


 

 

STATUS OF REIMBURSEMENT /DIRECT DISBURSEMENT AS ON28.02.2022  (Cr.) 

REIMBURSEMENT (in Crores)

DIRECT DISBURSEMENT (in Crores)

TOTAL REIMBURSEMENT /DIRECT DISBURSEMENT

(in Crores)

Claim Filed 

Received 

Received 

Received

 

Rs. 50.06 Cr.

Rs. 50.05 Cr.

Rs. 17.57 Cr.

Rs. 67.62 Cr.