Externally Aided Projects (EAP)
Externally Aided Projects Division of the Ministry deals with Forestry related Externally Aided Projects in coordination with the State Governments, donor agencies (JICA, French Development Agency, GIZ, Kfw, World Bank etc.) and other line ministries in the Government of India such as Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs, NITI Aayog, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, etc.
At present, there are 13 Externally Aided Projects dealt by this division under implementation in the country. The broad objectives of these forestry projects are increasing forest cover, biodiversity conservation, rehabilitation of degraded forest areas, Soil & Moisture Conservation measures, Capacity Building of Forest Officials and other stakeholders, creation of income & livelihood opportunities to fringe area forest village people and other measures for Sustainable Management of Forest and its resources.