Extension Services

 

Forest

The department arranges Tree Plantation Campaigns twice a year, spring and monsoon, to promote large scale tree plantations in the province. As a result of this activity, the department has been able to help the farmer communities to enhance the tree density from 3 trees per acre in 1947 to 17 trees per acre in 2001. Moreover, the awareness campaigns have helped in:

Wildlife

Wildlife extension services include:

  • Management plan for Private Wildlife Breeding Farms and Game Reserves
  • Wildlife awareness campaign through electronic and print media
  • Lectures on wildlife in schools / colleges / universities
  • Research facilities for research scholars
  • Formulation of Community Based Organizations (CBO's)
  • Availability of literature on wildlife to build public opinion
  • Captive Breeding Parameters for local people
  • PRA's for local communities (Participatory Rural Appraisal)
  • Disease diagnosis and medication

Fisheries

Fish life in natural water bodies is over exposed to all types of hazards including poaching, poisoning, dynamiting, depletion of spawning grounds and pollution problems etc. Proper measures are required to conserve and manage the fish life in such water areas. Legislations provided under "Punjab Fisheries Ordinance-1961" and "Punjab Fisheries Rules-1965" are enforced to regulate fishing in all public water areas in the province. Read more