Project Background: The southern part or coastal belt of the country, almost every year, are being affected by devastating storms, floods and severe river erosion, which cause destruction and loss of significant members of dwelling houses and homesteads of the poor and marginal people in the coastal areas living by the side of the river banks. The trees protect the river banks and embankments from erosion. On the other hand, threes also play significant role in creating pollution free environment and in conservation of biodiversity. For these reasons, DDJ started the Coastal Green Belt Project.
Duration: Year 1996 to 2005
Area Coverage: Pirojpur Sadar, Zianagar, Mathbaria and Nazirpur Upazilas of Pirojpur district.
Source of Funding: Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) of GoB.
Project Goal: To contribute in creation of pollution free environment, bio-diversity conservation and ecological balance.
The Project Objective: The main objective of the project is to enhance the standard of living of the landless, marginal farmers and small farmers and having pollution free environment through tree plantation in the project area.
Project Participants: Poor and marginal people.
a) Formation of Road Maintenance Committee;
b) Providing training to the Maintenance Committee members;
c) Procurement and plantation of tree plants;
d) Maintenance of tree plants i.e. watering/irrigation, using of fertilizer, supporting/fixing poles, fencing and protection of tree plants;
e) Regular monitoring;
f) Selling of tree and re-procurement of sapling/tree-plants.