National Afforestation & Eco-Development Board

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National Afforestation & Eco-Development Board

The National Afforestation and Eco-Development Board (NAEB), set up in August 1992, is responsible for promoting afforestation,tree planting, ecological restoration and eco-development activities in the country, with special attention to the degraded forest areas and lands adjoining the forest areas, national parks, sanctuaries and other protected areas as well as the ecologically fragile areas like the Western Himalayas, Aravallis, Western Ghats, etc. The detailed role and functions of the NAEB are given below.

  • Evolve mechanisms for ecological restoration of degraded forest areas and adjoining lands through systematic planning and implementation, in a cost effective manner;
  • Restore through natural regeneration or appropriate intervention the forest cover in the country for ecological security and to meet the fuelwood, fodder and other needs of the rural communities;
  • Restore fuelwood, fodder, timber and other forest produce on the degraded forest and adjoining lands in order to meet the demands for these items;
  • Sponsor research and extension of research findings to disseminate new and proper technologies for the regeneration and development of degraded forest areas and adjoining lands;
  • Create general awareness and help foster people’s movement for promoting afforestation and eco-development with the assistance of voluntary agencies, non-government organisations, Panchayati Raj institutions and others and promote participatory and sustainable management of degraded forest areas and adjoining lands;
  • Coordinate and monitor the Action Plans for afforestation, tree planting, ecological restoration and eco-development;
  • Undertake all other measures necessary for promoting afforestation, tree planting, ecological restoration and eco-development activities in the country.

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Important Environment Day

Month Day Date Division
February 2 World Wetland Day NRCD
March 28
National Science Day

World Wildlife Day

World Sparrow Day

International forest day

world Water Day

RE Division

Wildlife division

Animal Welfare Department

Forest policy division


Last Saturday of March Earth Hour Day
April 18 World Heritage Day

International Mother’s Day

Wildlife division

Forest policy division

May 22
International Biodiversity Day

World Turtle Day

CS Division

Wildlife division

June 5
World Environment Day

World ocean day

World Day for Combat Desertification

Media department

Coastal/ SICOM Division

Desertification cell division

July 28
World Nature Conservation Day

International Tiger Day

Biodiversity Division

Wildlife Division

August 10
International Biodiesel Day

World Elephant Day

Unseasonal Energy Day

CS Division

Wildlife division

CT/CP Division

September 16
International Ozone Day

International Coastal Clean Day

Green Consumer Day

Ozone cell

IA-3/CS Division

CS Division

October 1 to 7
First Monday of OctoberSecond Monday of October24
Wildlife week

World Animal Welfare Day

World Habitat Day

International Day for Natural Disasters



United Nations Day

Wildlife Division

Animal Welfare Division

IA Division

IA Division


GC Division

December 2
National Pollution Prevention Day

Bhopal Gas Tragedy Day

World soil day

International Mountain Day

National Energy Conservation Day

PC Division

PC Division

Director General/CT Division

Mountain Range

IA/PC Division