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The district has 67% of forest area and this naturally gifted forest cover is of prime importance, if seen, in the context of fragile ecology of the region and as a source for improving the socio-economic status of its people.

It is proposed that the following mentioned projects will be taken up under Rashtriya Sam Vikas Yojana.

1. Budhakedar-Masartal forest protection and tourism in the area:- This is the oftenly visited area by tourists. It is one of the easily approachable tourist spot in the district having one of the nearest natural lakes in the area. The area is full of scenic beauty and is a very popular religious tourist spot in the district. The local people hold every year mela near the lake. People visit the lake even just for its scenic beauty.

2. Sem-Mukhem:- This is a Nagraja Mandir not very far away from Lambgoan. Local people participate in a mela usually held in the month of October-November. This Mandir is very popular among the local people. Not only this, the temple is very popular among people from Pauri district. Near this mandir there is another mandir called Diniali mandir. The project is for providing easy trek and connectivity between these temples.

3. Ghumetidhar Herbal garden:- This was started with an aim of ex-situ conservation of rare and valuable medicinal plants of the area. But due to paucity of funds, the herbal garden cannot be carried on with the intended purpose. Many medicinal plants have been planted in the garden.

4. Water Harvesting Structures:- With increasing scarcity of water, the state government is giving due importance to water conservation. The state government had issued a GO that all Government buildings should have rain water-harvesting structure in them. With this aim three buildings located at different locations have been selected as a pilot project under this scheme of water harvesting.

5. Chandrabadani and Other Temples:- The temple of Chandrabadani is situated at the boundary between Tehri Forest Division and Narendranagar Forest Division and is one of the most important temple in the district. Many people from all over the state visit the temple to seek blessings from the deity. Apart from this temple the district has many other important temples like Neelgard temple and Ghandiyala temple.

6. Shushila Tiwari Harbal Garden:- This is the only herbal garden worth its name in the state. It is very popular for demonstration and ex-situ conservation of many herbal medicinal plants. There are about 200 species in the nursery for demonstration and training.

7. Soil and Moisture Conservation Works:- As every one knows the soil in the Himalayas is very fragile and unstable. The moisture holding capacity is also very low. Water sources are drying up at a very rapid rate. There are unpredictable and frequent landslides in the region. People are facing acute water problems in the areas. So water and moisture need to be conserved. Under this project check-dams will be constructed.

YEARWISE ACTION PLAN OF FOREST DEPARTMENT

Sl. No. Name of scheme Physical Target Financial Target (Lac Rs.) Total outlay(Rs. in lac) Remarks
    Unit 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07
1 Budhakedar-Masartal Km./Nos. 2.54/ 50 7.73/- 5.72/- 4.44 7.44 5.51 17.39 Construction of trek path.
2 Sem-Mukhem Nos. 5.00 3 4.00 2.00 2.00 3.22 7.22 Construction of trek path.
3 Ghumetidhar herbal garden Nos. 2     2.00 -- -- 2.00 Herbal garden & plantation.
4 Water harvesting at New Tehri Nos. 1     3.00 -- -- 3.00 --
5 Water harvesting at Pokhal Nos.   1   -- 1.50   1.50 --
6 Water harvesting at Lambgaon Nos.     1 -- -- 1.50 1.50 --
7 Water conservation Nos.   4 4 -- 20.00 20.00 40.00 --
8 Eco-tourism at Chandrabadani Nos. 1     10.00 -- -- 10.00 Beautification of temple.
9 Neelgard Temple beautification Nos. 1 1 1 6.02 5.02 4.60 15.64 Beautification of temple.
10 Shushila Tiwari Herbal garden at Muni-ki-reti Km./N. 1 15 20 11.25 2.25 3.00 16.50 Herbal garden & plantation.
11 Eco-tourism at Manikhnath Nos. 1     10.00 -- -- 10.00 --
12 Ghandyila Temple beautification Nos.   1   -- 10.00 -- 10.00 --
13 Eco-tourism at Dasarath peak Nos.     1 -- -- 10.00 10.00 --
14 Plantation Ha. 30 30   2.40 1.50 -- 3.90 --
15 Brush wood check-dam Nos. 80 80 90 1.76 1.76 1.98 5.50 --
16 RR Dry check-dam Nos. 20 20 20 1.40 1.40 1.40 4.20 --
17 Crate-wire check-dam Nos. 5 5 20 0.55 0.55 2.20 3.30 --
18 Percolation tank Nos.   10 10 -- 0.80 0.80 1.60 --
19 Dug-out ponds Nos.   10 10 -- 0.60 0.60 1.20 --
Total: 54.82 54.82 54.81 164.45  

RSVY Progress Report upto 2007-08 (Financial & Physical)


Source : District Administration Tehri Garwal - Uttarakhand, Last Updated on 01-09-2014