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ADMINISTRATION, PLAN COORDINATION AND BUDGET


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Administration

The strength of the Ministry including the National Afforestation and Eco-Development Board (NAEB) and the National River Conservation Directorate (NRCD) at the Headquarters is 1206 (Group A: 239, Group B: 366, Group C: 341, Group D: 256).

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Reservation in Service

A statement showing the reservation of posts for SC s/ST s in the Ministry is given at Table-21.

Table-21

Reservation of Posts For SCs and STs in the Ministry

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Sl. No. Group           No. of Posts    No. in    No. of SC     % of total No.     No. of ST      % of Total No.
                        sanctioned      position  Employees     of employees       employees of   employees
                                                                in position                       in position
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1.      Group A            239             211        13            6.13 %              12           5.66 %

2.      Group B            366             314        28            9.00 %              11           3.53 %

3.      Group C            345             294        66           22.44 %              22           7.48 %

4.      Group D            228             213        75           35.21 %              09           4.22 %
        (Excluding
        Safaiwala)

5.      Group D             28              28        28           100 %
        (Safaiwala)
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        Total             1206            1060       210           19.81 %              54           5.09 %
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Personnel Policies

Under the flexible complementing scheme 06 Group A scientific officers were reviewed and 04 of them have been graded fit for promotion to the respective higher grades.

A modified flexible complementing scheme (FCS) detailing the personnel policies for Group A Scientific Officers of various Scientific Departments/Ministries has since been notified by the Department of Personnel and Training vide GSR No. 660(E) dated 9th November, 1998 to be operative with immediate effect. The matter is being examined in consultation with Department of Personnel & Training and Department of Science and Technology and the existing Department of Environment, Forest and Wildlife Scientific Group A Posts Rules, 1987 will be amended accordingly.

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Indian Forest Service Cadre Management

The Ministry is the Cadre Controlling Authority for the Indian Forest Service (IFS) an All Indian Service, consisting of 21 State Cadres (including three Joint Cadres, namely the Assam-Meghalaya, Manipur-Tripura and Arunanchal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram, Union Territories (AGMUT). The present authorised strength of the Service is 2736.

The works relating to direct recruitment to the IFS induction through promotion from the State Forest Service (SFS) Cadres, cadre reviews for revising the composition and strength of IFS of various Cadres, allocation of IFS probationars to various state cadres, determination of year of allotment of Promoted Officer and inter-se seniority, selection/appointment of IFS personnel against central deputation reserve forestry posts, central deputation secretariat positions under Central reserve forestry Bodies including ICFRE, Dehradun; IIFM, Bhopal; WII, Dehradun and foreign assignment of IFS personnel within the country and abroad, finalization of service matters like post- recruitment, inter-cadre transfers and deputation s, management of AGMUT Cadre including promotions/transfers and postings and other related service matters are dealt with by the IFS Division in the Ministry.

Cadre Review revising the strength and composition of the Skkim Cadre was carried out during the year and the necessary notification has been issued by the Department of Personnel and Training on 29th January and 14th October 1998 respectively. Twenty six direct recruits and seventy one SFS Officers under the IFS Promotion Regulations have been inducted into the Service during the year under report. Nineteen IFS officers from State Cadres have been appointed to man central forestry posts at the Centre against the Central Deputation Reserve.

Sixty nine IFS Officers promoted from the SFS under the IFS (Appointment by promotion) Regulation, 1966, have been imparted induction training at the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Dehar Dun.

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Environment and Parliament

During the year, 622 Parliament Questions pertaining to various aspects were dealt with by the Ministry and 388 questions in the Lok Sabha and 234 questions in the Rajya Sabha were answered. Industrial and vehicular pollution, deforestation, progress of afforestation, Wildlife preservation, conservation and early clearance of developmental projects from environmental and forests angles were among the areas in which the Members of Parliament evinced keen interest.

The Minister (E&F) conveniened a series of meetings with Hon ble Members of Parliament belonging to different groups focussing on specific issues and different segments of society which is unprecedented in nature.

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Internal Work Study Unit

The Internal Work Study Unit (IWSU) of the Ministry continued its normal activities aimed at ensuring timely action by various sections on records management, maintenance of memory and retrieval aids, and strict compliance with various provisions of the Manual of office procedure. O & M Inspection programmes were drawn up and follow up action for rectifying the defects pointed out in the inspection reports was taken.

A system has been envolved in the Ministry to monitor the receipts, disposal pendency position of various sections/Divisions in the Ministry at the end of each week.

A programme for providing training to LDCs, UDCs and stenographer of Gr. D has been drawn up to improve the quality of work. Under this decentralised scheme, two training programmes for LDCs have been launched during the months of January, 1999 and February, 1999. Nearly 30 LDCs of this Ministry have been trained.

A scheme for grant of cash awards to various sections/desks of this Ministry has been launched for showing high performance in O & M activities. The cash awards to the first three sections will be distributed before the end of current financial year.

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Office Council/Departmental Council

The Office Council of the Ministry of Environment and Forests constituted under the JCM scheme continued its activities. The nomination of Office Council members has been completed. The Departmental Council is under re-constitution as per new (Recognition of Service Association) Rules issued by the Department of Personnel and Training.

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Vishisht Vaigyanik Puraskar

Under the scheme knows as Paryavaran Aur Van Mantralaya Vishisht Vaigyanik Puraskar introduced in 1991-92, as an incentive to Group A Scientists of the Ministry including its associated formations, selections of Scientists who have made outstanding contribution to the objectives of the Ministry, for award of Rs.20,000/- each to two Scientists, is being made and these awards will be presented to them on a suitable occasion.

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Use of Hindi

Hindi is being progressively used as official language in the Ministry. During the year, the meeting of the Hindi Salahkar Samiti of the Ministry could not be held. To monitor the overall progress of the use of official language in the Ministry, four meetings of the Official Language Implementation Committee were held during the year.

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Inspection of Offices

Six offices under the Ministry were inspected during the year to ensure effective implementation of Official Language Policy.

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Training in Hindi

Seventeen employees were nominated for Hindi typing, stenography, Probodh, Praveen and Pragya Courses under the Hindi teaching schemes.

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Hindi Week

Hindi Pakhwara was organised during 1-14 September, 1998 to create awareness regarding the Official Language and to accelerate its use in official work. Various competitions were held during the week and prizes were distributed to 35 winners and 10 officials were awarded for best performance in Hindi noting.

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Publication of Journal

The quaterly Hindi Journal Paryavaran continued to be published during the year with a view to encouraging creative writing in Hindi.

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Incentive for Original Writings on Environment in Hindi

The scheme introduced to encourage original and creative writing in Hindi on subjects related to environment and forests etc. was continued. 21 entries have been received for consideration of the evaluation committee.

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Translation

During the year, 17762 pages of important documents including answers to Parliament Questions, Cabinet Notes, Rules, Regulations etc. were translated from English to Hindi and vice-versa and vetted. In addition, a bilingual computerised Civil List of IFS officer has also been brought out.

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Civil Construction Unit

For taking up construction works for various departments/organisations of the Ministry the Civil Construction Unit (CCU) was set up in August 1987. The CCU has completed many residential & non-residential buildings at Dehradun, Almora, Jabalpur, Mysore, Bangalore & Coimbatore. The Technical staff of CCU is drawn from CPWD to man all the posts.

CCU has so far taken up 96 major works with a total estimated cost of Rs.152.12 crores. The works relate to above mentioned departments of the Ministry such as office buildings laboratories, Museums and residential quarters. There are three working divisions, two at Delhi and one located at Bangalore. The sub-divisions are located at Delhi, Dehradun, Shimla, Jodhpur, Jabalpur, Bhopal, Chhindwara, Banglore, Coimbatore & Hyderabad for execution of various works.

Last year the ICFRE has entrusted World Bank aided projects costing about 34 crores to the CCU. All works are at different stages of construction. A few of them such as Biotech Lab, Transit Hostel, Extension Institute for TFRI, Jabalpur & Head Quarter Office Building for ICFRE at Dehradun have been completed and handed over to the ICFRE.

As in the CPWD, this Unit has also stopped using wood in all the construction works and alternative material are used in its place. Steel sections, pressed steel frames/aluminum sections are used for door and windows frames depending on the importance of building. On the electrical side, economy is exercised by using compact fluorescent lamps in common places like stairs, corridors and bath rooms. Solar water heaters are being used in Hostels to bring down the electricity consumption.

During 1998-99, Herbarium-cum-office building for BSI at Pune, office-cum-lab building for ZSI at Pune, were inaugurated by Minister (E&F). The Biotech Laboratory, Transit Hostels and Extension Institute for TFRI at Jabalpur, Scientists Hotels at Bangalore and Coimbatore were inaugurated by Director General, ICFRE.

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(a) Works completed during 1998

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Sl. No. Name of Work
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1.      Tissue culture laboratory and Extension Centre for INST at Bangalore (World Bank Aided).

2.      Visiting Students Hostels for deemed University at FRI, Dehradun (World Bank Aided).

3.      1 no. Bus and 1 no. Car garrage for SFSC at Coimbatore.

4.      Extension of Guest House (Ph-II) at Coimbatore.

5.      C/O G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development at Kullu (Office Block
        and residential quarters).

6.      Scientists flats for deemed university at FRI Dehradun (World Bank Aided).

7.      3 no. cars, 10 scooters and 20 cycles shed for SFSC at Coimbatore.

8.      Renovations and repair of office building of ZSI at 100-Santhome High Road, Chennai.

9.      Head Quarter s Office building (i/c air conditioning) for ICFRE at Dehradun (World Bank
        Aided).

10.     Biotech lab for TFRI at Jabalpur (World Bank Aided).

11.     Extension office Building for TFRI at Jabalpur (World Bank Aided).

12.     Herbarium cum office building for BSI at Pune.

13.     Office cum laboratory building for ZSI at Pune.

14.     Fencing of experiemntal garden for BSI at Dehradun.

15.     Transit Hostel for TFRI At Jabalpur (World Bank Aided).

16.     Regional Museum of Natural History Building (Phase I) at Bhubaneshwar.

17.     Providing split air conditioners for conference hall of SFSC at Dehradun.

18.     Residential Quarters (14.Nos.) for FSI at Dehradun.

19.     Derusting and painting of conservatory in IBG (large palm House, at Howrah.

20.     Desilting of King lake at IBG-Howrah.

21.     Mist Chamber at IBG Shibpur, Howrah.

22.     Glass House at IBG Shibpur, Howrah.

23.     Shore Building for IWST at Vishakhapatnam.
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(B) Works in Progress

1. Botanical Survey of India

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Sl. No. Name of Work                                    Cost (Rs. in lakhs)
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1.      Renovating of Roxburgh Building at IBG, Howrah,         38

2.      Additional floor over existing office cum 
        Herbarium building for BSI at Dehradun.                 50

3.      C/O 160 K 2 RCC overhead tank for 
        Common Campus of ASI/BSI/ZSI at Dehradun.               30

4.      Resurfacing of Roads at IBG, Howrah 
        (Ph I, II and III).                                     25

5.      C/O car parking area of IBG, Howrah.                     8

6.      Repair and renovation of library building 
        (old CNH building) at IBG Howrah.                       14

7.      M/S Grill fencing surrounding Nursery 
        No.4 at IBG, Howrah.                                    29

8.      C/O 2.75 high grill fencing around 
        CHN building IBG Howrah.                                39

9.      Providing fencing on river front of IBG 
        (Ph.2) at Howrah.                                        8

10.     C/O compound wall with bashed wire 
        fencing on top around IBG Howrah.                       15

11.     C/O security boundary wall and gate 
        around BSI campus at Shillong.                          35

12.     C/O boundary wall around Botanical Garden 
        at Noida (U.P)                                          87

13.     C/O compound wall  around experimental 
        garden for BSI at Mundwa, Pune.                         50

14.     C/O Compound wall with fencing and 
        grill for BSI at Jodhpur.                               12

15.     C/O Pond in  experimental ground for BSI 
        at Shillong.                                            11

16.     C/O Residential quarters for BSI at Jodhpur             27
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2. Zoological Survey of India

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Sl. No. Name of Work                                    Cost (Rs. in lakhs)
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1.      Providing and installing 160 KVA DG set
        at Marc Digha                                            17

2.      C/O Office cum Research  lab and Museum 
        building for Desert Regional station of ZSI 
        at Jodhpur                                              149

3.      C/O Residential quarters for ZSI at Jodhpur             118

4.      C/O Staff quarters adjacent to Eastern  
        Regional Station of ZSI at Shillong                      33

5.      C/O Office cum Museum building for AZI 
        at Solan                                                168

6.      C/O Staff quarters for Eastern Regional Station 
        for ZSI at Shillong. (SH; Bulk Services)                 22

7.      C/O Compound wall around Eastern Regional 
        Station for ZSI at Shillong                              10
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3. National Museum of Natural History

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Sl. No. Name of Work                                    Cost (Rs. in lakhs)
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1.      C/O RMNH building (Ph-2) at Bhubaneshwar                376

2.      C/O RMNH Building (Ph-2) at Bhopal                      190

3.      C/O 15 No. Rsidential Quartes for RMNH 
        at Mysore                                               105
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4. Strengthening of Forestry Division

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Sl. No. Name of Work                                    Cost (Rs. in lakhs)
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1.      C/O Office and  Staff  quarters for Eastern
        Regional Office at Bhubaneshwar                         166
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5. Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy

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Sl. No. Name of Work                                    Cost (Rs. in lakhs)
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1.      C/O Pavilion for IGNFA at Dehradun                      41
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6. G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development

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Sl. No. Name of Work                                                            Cost (Rs. in lakhs)
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1.      C/O Office and residential quarters for G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan
        Environment and Development at Gangtok                                          241

2.      Pvd barked wire fencing of additional 10 Acres land at Panthong, Sikkim          13
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7. Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur

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Sl. No. Name of Work                                    Cost (Rs. in lakhs)
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1.      Office cum Lab building (Ph-Z) World Bank Aided)        203

2.      40 no. Quarters in Plot No. 729                         117

3.      Development works in plot No. 729                       131
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8. Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur

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Sl. No. Name of Work                   Cost (Rs. in lakhs)
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1.      78 no. Staf quarters Ph-I               214

2.      40 no. Staff quarters Ph-II             157

3.      Guest House                              80

4.      Library cum information centre           90

5.      Transit cum  information centre          97

6.      Scientists Hostel                       107

7.      Extension Institute                     112

8.      Augmentation of Power                    72
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9. Institute of Forestry & Human Resource Development, Chhindwara

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Sl. No. Name of Work                    Cost (Rs. in lakhs)
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1.      Office cum lab building                 132

2.      Residential quarters                     74

3.      Development works                        86
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10. Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal

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Sl. No. Name of Work                    Cost (Rs. in lakhs)
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1.      C/o Guest House                          58

2.      C/o Director s Residence                 18

3.      C/o 20 Nos. Residential quarters        107

4.      C/o Hostel (40 students)                 80
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11. Forest Research Centre at Hyderabad

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Sl. No. Name of Work                    Cost (Rs. in lakhs)
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1.      Office cum lab building                 127

2.      22 Nos. Residential quarters             88

3.      Development Works                       112
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12. Conifer Research Centre at Shimla

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Sl. No. Name of Work                                    Cost (Rs. in lakhs)
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1.      C/o Office cum lab and residential quarters.            272

2.      Development works                                       135
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13. ICFRE Works at Delhi and Dehradun

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1.      C/o Residential quarters for ICFRE at Dehradun (WB)     146

2.      C/o Transit Hostel for ICFRE at Delhi                   241
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C. Works for which sanctions have been received and likely to be started during 1998-99

1. Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur

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Sl. No. Name of Work                    Cost (Rs. in lakhs)
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a)      Museum building                         75

b)      Community Centre cum auditorium         102
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2. Institute of Forest Genetics & Tree Breeding, Coimbatore

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Sl. No. Name of Work                      Cost (Rs. in lakhs)
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a)      Library cum information centre          122

b)      Auditorium                              157
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D. Proposals at Planning Stage

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1.      C/o Office cum lab building for ZSI at Berhampur.

2.      C/o Residential  quarters for ZSI at Berhampur.

3.      C/o Green house at IBG Howrah.

4.      Pvd and installing street light  fittings in the entire campus IBG, Howarh.

5.      Pvd air conditioning and DG set for Herbaruium building of BSI at Dehradun.

6.      C/o Staff quarters for RMNH (Ph-2) at Mysore.

7.      C/o additional floor over existing office and lab. Building for ERS/ZSI at Shillong.

8.      C/o Regional office building of M/O E&F at Chandigarh.

9.      C/o Office building for FSI. Eastern Zone at Salt Lake Calcutta.

10.     C/o Residential quarters for CSI at City/Campus at Dehradun.

11.     C/o Transit Hostel for ICFRE at Sector V. R.K. Puram, New Delhi. (SH: Substation, lift and DG set).

12.     C/o 10 Nos. professor s quarters and development of site at IIFM at Bhopal.

13.     C/o Residential quarter for IPRTI at Bangalore.

14.     C/o Rest House for BSI at Coimbatore.
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Plan Co-ordination and Budget

The Plan Coordination Division is responsible for the coordination of all plan schemes and programmes of the Ministry in close association with the Planning Commission. This involves preparation, monitoring and review of Five year Plans, Annual Plans and the Annual Action Plans of the Ministry. The Division also looks after the monitoring of progress reports and reports under the 20-Point Programme (Point 16 & 17).

An amount of Rs. 3172.50 crores has been allocated to the Ministry for its Ninth Five Year Plan (1997-2002). The Annual Plans 1997-98, of the Ministry provided for outlays of Rs. 543.70 crores. The current year s Annual Plan, 1998-99, has been allocated an outlay of Rs. 704.09 crores. The sector-wise break-up of approved outlays is given in Table-22.

Table-22

Ninth Plan and Annual Plan Outlays - Ministry of Environment and Forests

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Sl. No. Sector Outlay           VIII Plan       IX Plan         Annual Plan
                                Outlay          Outlay      1994-95     1995-96     1996-97     1997-98     1998-99
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1.      Environment              325.00         875.50       79.00       80.00      125.00       198.00      210.91

2.      National River           350.00         693.80       78.00       79.00      106.00       109.00      191.70
        Conservation Dte.

3.      Forests & Wildlife       250.00         868.20      100.00      107.50      148.40       144.70      209.13

4.      National Afforestation   275.00         735.00      103.00      104.00       90.00        92.00       92.35
        & Eco-development Board
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As against the above approved outlays, the actual expenditure, year-wise and sector-wise is given in Table-23. A graphical depiction of progress of plan outlay/expenditure during the period 1994-95 to 1998-99 is given in Figure 90. Similarly, sectoral shares in Annual Plan 1998-99 are given in Figure 91.

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Fig. 90. Progress of Plan Outlay/Expenditure 1994-95 to 1998-99

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Fig. 91. Sectoral Share in Plan Outlay 1998-99

Table-23

Actual Plan Expenditue - Annual Plans

                                                                           (Rs. in Crores)
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Sl. No. Sector Outlay           1994-95     1995-96     1996-97     1997-98     1998-99*
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1.      Environment              103.52      62.99      124.18      114.80       115.46

2.      National River            31.34      42.09      121.53       99.40       108.00
        Conservation Dte.

3.      Forests & Wildlife        90.26      98.37       95.58      124.01       172.74

4.      National Afforestation   103.13      93.18       87.55       68.31        71.80
        & Eco-development Board
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        Total                    328.25     296.63      428.84      406.52       468.00
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* Anticipated

The progesss of plan scheme are reviewed regularly in the Ministry and necessary corrective action is taken to ensure proper implementation of these scheme.

For the Annual Plan 1999-2000 Ministry has been allocated an outlay of Rs. 700.00 crores as per the following sectoral break-up :

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1.      Environment                                             191.50
2.      National River Conservation Dte.                        200.00
3.      Forests & Wildlife                                      215.00
4.      National Afforestation and Eco-development Board         93.50
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