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Krushy Aranya Protsaha Yojane

Subsidy On Seedlings
Tree Plantation
Application Process
Documents Required
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Karnataka Forest Department initiated ‘Krushi Aranya Protsaha Yojane (KAPY)’ in 2011-12 in order to promote the cooperation of farmers and the general public in the task of increasing forest and tree cover.
  • As per the program, farmers are provided seedlings at subsidized rates from the nearest nurseries of the Forest Department for planting in their lands.
  • The farmers are paid an amount of Rs 35 as an incentive for every surviving seedling at the end of the first year. A sum of Rs 40 and Rs 50 per seedling is provided for each surviving seedling after the completion of the second and third year respectively.
  • The incentive is given to encourage the farmer not only to plant the seedlings but also to nurture them at least for three years.
  • The total amount of money provided (Rs 125/- per seedling) more than compensates the cost incurred by the farmer in procuring and planting the seedling. The incentive is quite substantial when the farmer plants more seedlings.
  • Apart from getting the financial incentive, the farmers are entitled to get handsome returns from the grown-up trees in various forms such as fruits, seeds, fodder, firewood, pole, timber, etc.

The following are the eligibility criteria for this scheme
  • This scheme is open to farmers belonging to all communities.
  • Applicant must have Pahani of the land where planting is being proposed.
  • Registration should be done before the commencement of the rainy season (by the end of May).
  • The following species of trees are not eligible for payment of incentive amount- Eucalyptus, Acacia, Silver Oak (if planted in coffee estate), Casuarina, Cassia siamea (Seemetangadi), Gliricidia, Sesbania, Erythrina, Rubber, Subabul, Coconut, Arecanut, Orange, all types of citrus species and grafted mango

The following documents are required while applying for this scheme
  • Copy of Aadhaar Card
  • Passport-sized photograph of the applicant
  • Pahani of the land where planting is being proposed
  • Hand-sketch of the land
  • Details of seedlings(species, number of seedlings, size of poly-bags, etc.)
  • Details of the applicant’s bank account

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