THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Social Forestry Wing of the Forest Department is implementing a financial assistance scheme to help land owners to get additional income through timber production.
The scheme is aimed at increasing timber production on private land and to achieve self-dependency in producing timber varieties.
The scheme is to encourage planting and growing of teak, sandalwood, mahogany, anhili (aini), jackfruit, rosewood, kambakam, beechwood and kunnivaka trees.
For the first 50 to 200 trees planted, a person will be given Rs 50 per tree.
An amount of Rs 40 per tree will be provided for the next 200 trees.
If one plants more than 400 trees, he will get Rs 30 for every tree till the 625th tree.
More information and
application forms are available in District Social Forestry Offices and on the website www.forest.kerala.gov.in.
The applications should be sent to the office of the Social Forestry Assistant Conservator or the Range Officer before September 30.