FODDER PROMOTION LINKED REJUVENATION OF RIANJ (QUERCUS LANUGINOSA)
SUNIL PRASAD AND YASHPAL BISHT
Himmotthan Society, Vasant Vihar, Dehradun
(Received: 21 May 2014; Accepted: 8 June 2014)
Project (IFLDP) in the village in 2009. After the participation of Himmotthan society along with partner NGO-Himalaya Gram Vikas Sammitti (HGVS), creative ideas were developed among the villagers to strengthen the dairy sector by using local resources. Villagers bought up a 16 ha degraded area under fodder grasses largely Napier plantation in 2009 under IFLDP intervention. Now the village is a successful model and producing a surplus green fodder along with rejuvenation of promising tree fodder species Rianj (Quercus lanuginosa) within the fodder plot and in addition generating various ecological services. Protection of the area also improved soil health.
Key words: Fodder promotion, rejuvenation, rainj