National Afforestation and Eco-Development Board (NAEB)
National Afforestation and Eco-Development Board (NAEB) was set up in August 1992 for promoting the Afforestation, tree planting, ecological restoration and ecodevelopment activities in the country. It gives special attention to the regeneration of degraded forest areas and lands adjoining forest areas, national parks, sanctuaries and other protected areas as well as the ecologically fragile areas like the Western Himalayas, Aravallis, Western Ghats etc.
Major function of the NAEB is to evolve mechanisms for ecological restoration of degraded forest areas and adjoining lands through systematic planning and implementation, in a cost effective manner. Another major function is to restore through natural regeneration or appropriate intervention the forest cover in the country for ecological security and to meet the fuel wood, fodder and other needs of the rural communities.