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Role of NABARD in Financing Social Forestry Programmes Including Afforestation of Wastelands in India

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dc.contributor.author Balooni, Kulbhushan en_US
dc.contributor.author Singh, Katar en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:17:17Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:17:17Z
dc.date.issued 1994 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-08-29 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-08-29 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4444
dc.description.abstract "Afforestation of wastelands requires massive investment of funds that is beyond the reach of most of the owners of such lands. The budgetary allocations of the Government of India and State Governments also are not sufficient to meet the need. A lot of institutional credit is, therefore, needed for the purpose. Duly recognizing the need for institutional credit, the National Bank provides refinance facilities to individuals undertaking forestry activities. This is done under a number of different schemes. The number of social forestry schemes refinanced by the National Bank has been increasing at a very high rate. However, social forestry schemes constitute only 0.61 percent of the total number of schemes sanctioned and account for only 1.64 percent of the cumulative disbursements made by the National Bank up to 1992 under schematic lending. A number of factors have been identified as constraints. In particular, government policies are decelerating the progress of development programmes in the forestry sector. Unless these constraints are overcome, the National Bank cannot play any effective role in providing refinance to developmental programmes undertaken in the forestry sector in the Eighth Five Year Plan." en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working Paper, no. 56 en_US
dc.subject forest management en_US
dc.subject rural development en_US
dc.subject economic policy en_US
dc.subject social forestry en_US
dc.subject wastelands en_US
dc.title Role of NABARD in Financing Social Forestry Programmes Including Afforestation of Wastelands in India en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Institute of Rural Management, Anand, India en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country India en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US

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