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Since its founding in 1965, GOPA has successfully implemented over 3,500 projects in more than 130 countries. At present, over 140 are being carried out. This database provides a selection of projects best illustrating GOPA’s fields of activity.

Participatory natural resources management Tripura

Rural Development and Environment
Government of Tripura/Tripura Forest Department
Donor Organisation: 
KfW Development Bank
Associated Enterprises: 
Project Volume: 
Value of Services: 
Start of project: 
February, 2009
End of project: 
February, 2017

Tripura Forest Department is responsible for the implementation of the project in cooperation with the Departments for Rural Development and Tribal Welfare. Activities of the Project Directorate are supervised by the Governing Body of the “Natural Resource Management Society Tripura”.

Project details


The project aims at the socio-economic empowerment of rural poor especially the shifting cultivators and the tribal populations, and the protection of natural resources through the development of a participatory management of natural resources in Tripura. More specifically, the purpose of the project is to improve the natural resource conditions supporting enhanced livelihoods of forest dependent communities in approximately 100 villages in eight blocks of Dhalai and North Tripura Districts.

By this, the project aims to contribute to: (1) the socio-economic development of the population in the target area with a focus on scheduled tribes, scheduled castes and other weaker sections of the society, and (2) the ecological improvement of forested and non-forested land in the target area.

Four result based components were identified under the project which are: Participatory Village Development Planning (Result 1), Village-based Institutions (Result 2), Transfer of land rights (Result 3) and Natural Resource Management (Result 4).

  • Participatory land use planning at village level (70 village land use plans) and preparation of eight strategic plans at block-level;
  • Identification of important areas for biodiversity; establishment of Community Biodiversity Conservation Areas; establishment and support to Biodiversity Management Committees;
  • At village level, training and exposure visits of selected members of Joint forest Management Committees and Self-Help Groups; for Tripura Forest Department staff, PRI/ADC institutions, NGOs training in management planning, M & E and technical topics;
  • allotment and demarcation of patta lands; support to investive land-based activities such as plantation, nursery, and fishery in check dams, piggery, etc.
  • Established Revolving Fund Facility;
  • Non-land based activities for support of rural livelihoods such as provision of social services, promotion of user and self-help groups, use of micro-credit/loans through injection of seed capital and capacity building, and support for value addition, processing and marketing of forest and horticulture produce;
  • NRM interventions (horticulture, taungya plantation, bamboo plantation, rubber plantation) and forestry (timber harvesting, aided natural regeneration, biodiversity conservation) on 15,000 ha with 50% of the area belonging to individual (tribal and non-tribal) households;
  • MIS and project monitoring system for effective and sustainable natural resource governance; and
  • Project management support; technical and financial planning.