Payments for Ecosystem Services(PES)

PES scheme is meant to support villages, communities, clans or individuals that commit to conserve and protect Natural Forests for a minimum period of 30 years.
Villages, communities, clans or individuals that have a minimum of 5 Hectares of Natural Forest are eligible under this scheme. Those with land smaller than 5 Hectare can group their lands with other natural forest land owners so that the total size becomes 5 Hectares or more, provided that these forest lands are close by.

BENEFITS

Rs. 8000 per Hectare per year for 5 years

Rs. 5000 per hectare per year

If the Forest is notified as community reserve with Forest Department
If the forest is not yet notified, the applicant can apply for notification with State Forest Department (Wildlife Division) and submit a copy of the application receipt while submitting the application
Or
If forest is covered under Working Scheme
If the forest is not yet covered under working scheme, the applicant can apply for Working Scheme with the relevant Autonomous District Councils and submit a copy of the application receipt while submitting the application

Rs. 2000 per hectare per year

If Forest is very dense forest or traditionally recognised Sacred Grove or has Living Root Bridge or is located in eco-sensitive zones around protected areas* (National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuary) or in wildlife corridors**.

*Eco-sensitive zone as defined by Forest Department
** Wildlife corridor as identified by Forest Department

Contact Details

Districts Phone Numbers
East Khasi Hills District 7005713020/9615572023
West Khasi Hills 9366849149/8257076155
Eastern West Khasi Hills
South West Khasi Hills 9862125526/8575612575
East Jaintia Hills 8837352834/9436108193
Ri Bhoi 9774944910 / 7005001180
West Jaintia Hills 8097805865/9863242859
East Garo Hills 9774676909 / 9366960321
West Garo Hills 7005051834/9436769557
North Garo Hills 8575261578/9612160114
South Garo Hills 6009339138/9436112106
South West Garo Hills 8259955946/9089983585