national-forest-policy-1988

Aim - to ensure environmental stability and maintenance of ecological balance including atmospheric equilibrium which are vital for sustenance of all life forms, human, animal and plants.

Objectives

  1. Maintenance of environmental stability through preservation and, where necessary,restoration of the ecological balance that has been adversely disturbed by serious depletion of the forests of the country.
  2. Conserving the natural heritage of the country by preserving the remaining natural forests which are habitat to diverse flora and fauna.
  3. Checking desertification
  4. Increasing the forest/tree cover in the country through massive afforestation and social forestry programs.
  5. Meeting the requirements of fuel-wood, fodder, minor forest produce and small timber of the rural and tribal populations.
  6. Increasing the productivity of forests to meet essential national needs.
  7. To minimize pressure on existing forests.