The objective of the scheme is to create awareness, application of appropriate technologies for the development of wastelands and training for increasing capability and capacity building.

Grant is given to activities directly or indirectly connected with wastelands development and aforestation. Project meant for creation awareness, appropriate technology application, training, extension and publicity are also considered under this scheme. Prority is given to:
(I) Establishment of decentralized people’s nurseries and school nurseries;
(II) Block plantations especially on community land and lands of SC/ST and people living below poverty line;
(III) Pasture development through people’s involvement and
(IV) Implementation to Tree Patta Scheme.