ROAD MAP FOR ACHIEVING THE ABOVE TARGETS (OBJECTIVE)
  • Rejuvenation of natural sources of water and khals / pokhar (ponds)

  • To approach the government for bringing the following tasks under the mandate of forest department.

    • Maintenance of natural water sources existing in the forest.

    • Prevention of forest fire

    • Implement of long and short term programmes / schemes for removal of pine trees as far as possible which are the major cause of forest fire and environmental hazard in Himalaya especially in Uttrakhand

    • Adopt scheme of allowing a villager of the adjoining pine forest to cut one pine tree of choice free of cost in lieu of planting two water conserving tree plants in the memory of their beloved ancestor(s) putting their names on the plate and affixing to the tree, rearing these for five years and thereafter finally handing over to the forest department. An agreement for the same may be entered into with the concerned villager that if he/ she fail to comply with provisions a penalty equal to price of two trees prevailing after five years will be recovered form him /her or alternatively some suitable measures/mechanism as may be considered fit maybe provided.

    • To plant mix forest trees like baanj / burans /ghimar /saal / devdar, gadbains and especially those trees which conserve water in place of pine trees.

  • To approach the forest ministry to instruct their forest department to plant at least 50% wild fruit trees on the high altitude forest situated away from human inhabitance so that wild animals get enough food in the forest itself. This will mitigate the hardship being faced these days by the villagers as the wild animals like monkeys and pigs etc. are penetrating to their fields eating away and destroying their agriculture and horticulture produce

  • The forest department should explore the possibility of use of pine leaves for commercial and industrial use such as for making mattresses, display boards, for packing delicate glassware items, use of pine leaves for making lugdi (solvent) for use in chemical /paint industries and for any other use as may be considered possible and feasible.

  • As a matter of fact there is no scarcity of rain water in the hills as rain does come there normally at short intervals. The most important need is how best rain water could be harvested and put to use for varied purposes this involves making use of modern water conservation and management practices in a big way i.e., roof-top rain water harvesting, its storage and use of techniques of sprinkle and dip irrigation. State governments need to direct their Block Development Agencies to persuade the villagers to adopt modern water conservation and management practices including roof-top rain water harvesting to increase availability of water for varried uses such as for providing drinking water for their pet animals, use in toilets, for taking bath, washing of clothes, watering of vegetable and horticulture garden around their houses. The villager must need to be helped in the process by technical support and financial subsidy by the Block Development Agencies.

  • To approach the state governments to undertake massive programmes of plantations alongside roads, especially on motorable roads to prevent fatal accidents causing tremendous loss of lives which is a common phenomena in the hills especially during rainy season. This will also prevent landslidings, soil errosions and help in making favourable change of climate in a big way. This work could also be considered to be undertaken through Nehru Rural Employment Guarantee scheme (NREGS).

Keeping in view of the present day state of all-round degradation of Himalayan environment encompassing from the state of Jammu & Kashmir

The society will endevour to achieve these objectives through its following three tyre functional formations.