Some Details on JFM and on Conflicts Over Forest Lands 


(This data drawn from Assam Forest Department website, http://assamforest.nic.in)

"Encroachment"

 

Total estimated Area under "Encroachment" up to 31.03. 2003  : 3,555 Sq. Km.

Total estimated "Encroacher" Households, as on 31.03.2003     : 70,149 Households

 

Forest Villages

 

Total Number

 499 Nos.

Area

 538,35 Sq. Km. (0.69 % of R.F. area)

Total Population

 2,34,113 Nos. (approx.)

Forest Fringe Villages  3,000 Nos. (approx.)

 

Status of Joint Forest Management (JFM) under National Afforestation Programme (NAP) in Asom

 

No. of Forest Development Agencies

 28 Nos.

JFM Committees (JFMC) constituted

 700 Nos.

No. of J.F.M Committees under NAP

 550 Nos. (36nos.Jhum Rehab.)

Population  

  3,21,103

Total Households

 57,341

No. of Forest Villages

 90

No. of Revenue Villages

 460

Total wage employment generated under N.A.P up to 31.12.2005

 15,94,828 Nos.