For a decade (1970 to 1980), the state government had made budgetary provisions for implementation of the Social Forestry works. A separate Social Forestry Wring was also created in the Forest Department to look after this activity. Subsequently, external funding from the World Bank was sought for extending the Social Forestry programme in a massive way. The Social Forestry Wing was further strengthened during the World Bank aided projects. In fact, Gujarat state has been recognised nationally and internationally for its successful implementation of the Social Forestry programme during eighties.
1969 - 70 to 1979 - 80
Social Forestry Plantations carried out through the State Scheme.
1980 - 81 to 1984 - 85
Word Bank Phase 1, first phase of Social Forestry called “Community Forestry Project” was implemented with assistance from the Word Bank.
1985 - 86 to 1992 - 93
Word Bank Phase 2, second phase was implemented with assistance from the Word Bank and USAID.
1993 - 94 to 1995 - 96
Social Forestry plantations were undertaken under the state schemes.
1996 - 97 to 2001 - 02
Integrated Forestry Development Project (IFDP) with assistance from the OECF (Japan)
2002 - 03 to 2003 - 04
Social Forestry plantations were undertaken under the State Scheme
The cumulative achievement of Social Forestry works (1969 - 1970 to 2003 - 2004) are as under :