The Social Forestry division is created to provide impetus  through afforestation in non-forest areas like farm lands, roadsides, institutional lands and schools. Lands under other Government departments, Panchayats for the purpose of increasing tree covers through afforestation in the areas. The objective is to increase the green cover of the country and also provide fuelwood , small timber and fodder to the villages by creating woodlots in the vicinity of the villages.