The last two years of the Project period will be specially focused on consolidating the efforts in the light of experience gained during Project Implementation and evolving strategies for post Project continuity. The emphasis would be on building strong institutions of local self-governance (VPs & SHGs), which would not only help in accomplishing project targets, but also lay a formidable base for achieving sustainable livelihoods, and an elixir for addressing problems of ecological destruction.

Activities completed
Registration of Uttarakhand Forest Resource Management Society (UFRMS)
Constitution of High Powered Committee/Executive Committee of the Society
Establishment of Project Management Unit
Preparation of Composite Management Plans for VPs, to be prepared by Forest Divisions
Establishment of DMUs/FMUs
Procurement of Project Management Consultancy
Procurement of Field NGOs
Selection of first three batches of VPs (150+250+250)