Future Plans

Forest

The department has taken some initiatives for the efficient planning of future in the context of its mission and vision. Few of the plans are listed as under:

  • Under Prime Minister's Green Pakistan Programme Rs 1284.753 million has been allocated to the Punjab Forest component which shall be utilized for afforestation of blank areas by planting 5.5 million trees in different forest types, over a period of five years (2016-2021)
  • Under the Chief Minister's initiative two development schmes are being implemented
    • Social Forestry to Increace Tree Cover on Farmlands with the gestation period of 2016-2020. The total cost of the project is 568.53 million. Under this project the wood lots are being raised on the farmlands on cost sharing basis (70% Govt. share and 30% farmer share). 11850 acres will be afforestated during the project period.
    • Enhance Range Lands production and planting of fodder trees for Farmer Community with the gestation period of 2016-2019. The total cost of the project is 745.522 million. The afforestation of fodder tree species  over an area of 1700 acres and reseeding of grasses over an area of 27000 acres will be carried out under this project besides soil conservation works and excavation of new tobas and desiltation of old tobas.
  • The forest resources of Punjab shall be monitored through satellite in GIS laboratory

Wildlife

  • Focus on illegal hunting, poaching and netting.
  • Streamline budgetary constraints for feed & maintenance of wildlife parks and zoos.
  • Properly address the habitat shrinkage issues and ensure multi-lateral management.
  • Develop harmony among allied departments.
  • Improve liaison among Provincial and Federal Wildlife Conservation Organizations.
  • Research in various disciplines of wildlife sciences.
  • Encourage participation of private sectors in wildlife resources management.
  • Short-term, mid-term and long-term management plans for protected areas.
  • Revisit the annual development program for new interventions.

Fisheries

  • Fisheries resource survey through GIS.
  • Introduction of deep water fishing techniques in dams and reservoirs.
  • Introduction of intensive fish farming to increase per acre yield.
  • Establishment of modern fish markets and provision of marketing facilities to improve market and export.
  • Modification of aquaculture system to ease water scarcity.
  • Diversification of aquaculture through high value exportable species.
  • Delivery of better extension services to accelerate fish culture practices in rural areas.
  • Survey of major natural fisheries resources and preparation of a management plan for sustainable fisheries development.