The basic objective of this scheme is to take up integrated wastelands development based on village/micro-watershed plans and to help in generation of employment in rural areas besides enhancing people’s participation in the wastelands development programmes.

Activities Covered
The major activities taken up under the scheme are:-
Soil and moisture conservation measures like terracing, bunding, trenching, vegetative barriers etc.
Planting and sowing of multi-purpose trees, shrubs, grasses, legumes and pasture land development.
Encouraging natural regeneration.
Promotion agro-forestry and horticulture.
Wood substitution and fuel-wood conservation measures.