KSBDB focuses on specific activities
relating to oil tree planting, seed collection, processing of oil to bio-diesel
and usage of by products . Related research and development is also carried out
in collaboration with a few Research institutes.
An effort is being made to increase the yield of bio-fuel
plantation. For this the grafting of seedlings is being done by the research
wing of Forest Dept. Identification of clone material, imparting grafting
trainings, development of clone orchards is being done at Hoskote & Bidar
plantation plots of Research Wing. It is targeted to plant 30.00 lakh grafted
seedlings during 2011-12 for which 900 persons are already trained &
preparations for raising grafted seedlings is on.
To help large scale grafting it is necessary to identify elite material for grafting. University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore & Dharwad & Research & Utilization wing of forest Dept has already identified mother trees in the state.
support the activity of grafting & developing high yielding material it is
necessary to preserve the existing local elite bio-fuel species. To take up the
activities along with R & D in the field of Bio-fuels, clonal orchards are
being done in various agro climatic Zones across the state. Already there are
couples of clones orchards in the state & another 10 clonal orchards &
arboretum are being established in 10-25 Ha plots in the state by the Dept of
Forest (R & D) in the State.
implementing plantation of Bio-fuels
bio-fuel program in Karnataka is designed to bring about total participation of
the farming community, landless labourers, self help groups, non-government
organizations. Under the "Hasiru Honnu" program
plantation on bunds & hedges of the farmer’s land is done with funds from
MGNREGA with the active participation of the non-government organizations
bio-fuel plantation in government wasteland, degraded forest land, along the
roadside etc is being done by the forest dept. The block plantation is also
done under this programme with the involvement of Village Forest Committees.
Plantation along then canals, in tank bed area etc. is being taken up under
this scheme. Both MGNREGA & SDP funds are utilized for this Scheme.