|Eco-development is a strategy for protecting the ecologically valuable area from unsustainable or otherwise unacceptable pressure resulting from the needs and activities of the people living in and around such areas.|
A pilot eco-development project was implemented under the WB-GEF funded India Eco-development Project from 1996 to 2004. Since then the eco-development scheme has been expanded to new areas and support to the existing eco-committees.
|The pilot project had the following components.|
|Management and conservation of the PA- This component prescribes provisions for creation of infrastructure and habitat improvement / enrichment.|
|Nature and environmental education|
|147 Eco-development Committees have been formed so far Presently Eco-development activities are being carried out through the fund made available under State & CSS scheme.|