Integrated Land and Ecosystem Management to Combat Land Degradation and Deforestation in Madhya Pradesh

What is the Project About

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Despite watershed development over the last decade, unsustainable land management practices have been both cause and consequence of the livelihoods’ crisis of tribal and rural communities in Madhya Pradesh. The project, in partnership with the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department, aims to remove barriers to promoting sustainable rural livelihoods, and provide a broader range of livelihood options for the tribal/rural poor.

What Have We Accomplished So Far

What Have We Accomplished So Far
  • Increase in incomes of 800 families that treat 7,400 hectares of degraded bamboo forests

  • Improved protection and management of forests through greater community involvement

  • Recharge of groundwater and improvements in soil moisture through construction of micro check dams in Ambada and Tamiya ranges of south and west Chhindwara forest divisions

Funding Support by



Donor Name Amount Contributed
Global Environment Facility (GEF) US$ 5,763,000


Expenditure in Previous Fiscal Years

Year Amount
2012 US$ 1,520,757
2011 US$ 1,329,065
2010 US$ 315,462


Videos

A Forest of Opportunities

A Forest of Opportunities
The video shows how with support from the Government of Madhya Pradesh and the Global Environment Facility, UNDP is promoting protection, cultivation and use of bamboo in Madhya Pradesh. Implemented in the districts of Betul, Chhindwara, Umaria, Siddhi, Singrauli, the project has increased the incomes of 800 families that treat nearly 14,500 hectares of degraded bamboo forests. Greater community efforts and involvement has also improved protection and management of forests. Construction of micro check dams in the forests of Chhindwara has recharged groundwater and improved soil moisture of the area.

Project Overview
Status:
Ongoing
Project Start Date:
2010
Estimated End Date:
2014
Geographic Coverage:
Madhya Pradesh (Betul, Chhindwara, Sidhi, Singrauli, Umaria)
Focus Area:
Environment and Energy
MDG:
Goal 7- Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Project Officer:
Ms. Lianchawii
Partners:
Madhya Pradesh State Forest Department; Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India
Highlights
  • Unsustainable land management practices in Madhya Pradesh have led to a livelihood crisis of tribal and rural communities
  • The project aims to remove barriers to promoting sustainable rural livelihoods for the tribal/rural poor
  • The project has led to an increase in incomes of 800 families that treat 7,400 hectares of degraded bamboo forests
  • Improved protection and management of forests through greater community involvement
  • Recharge of groundwater and improvements in soil moisture through construction of micro check dams in Ambada and Tamiya ranges of south and west Chhindwara forest divisions