Odisha Forestry Sector Development Project Phase – II is being implemented in Jharsuguda Forest Division from FY 2017-18 in batch wise manner. In the 1st batch i.e. in the FY 2018-19 covering 29 VSSs  under FMU Belpahar. In the 2nd batch i.e in the FY 2019-20 covering 20 VSSs  from Bagdihi FMU and 31 VSSs  from Kolabira FMU. In the 3rd batch i.e in the FY 2020-21 covering 3 VSSs  from Bagdihi FMU and 2 VSSs  from Kolabira FMU. In the 4th batch i.e in the FY 2021-22, the project is being implemented in 3 VSSs i.e one from each FMU.Total 8345.264 Ha forest areas covered under this project to restore the degraded forests and provided Livelihood training to the VSS members, project and departmental staffs for sustainable management of forest and to improve livelihood opportunity through different line departments.

In 1st batch VSSs, 664400 numbers of seedlings raised and planted in 1008 Ha. area covering 28 VSSs. Regularly provided watch and ward and treatment of the plants by VSS and Forest Department. Different size of Loose Bolder Check Dams has been constructed and repaired with support of VSS members to control the soil erosion and recharge the ground level water in the forest area. Total 41 Km fire line have been constructed around the JFM area to prevent the fire inside the forest. In order to improve the tree cover outside the forest area Farm-forestry activities was under taken in the 15 numbers of VSSs. In total 276 numbers of beneficiaries were selected. In total 50400 seedlings of horticulture, forest species have been planted in 103.2 ha area of private land. Total 46 Km RF and PRF boundary pillar have been constructed and repaired under this project in Belpahar range area. On infrastructure head 29 numbers of VSS building-cum-IGA facilitation centre have been constructed and handed over to the VSSs.

In 2nd batch VSSs 517000 numbers of seedlings raised and planted over 1189 Ha. area. SMC work including Loose Bolder Check Dams, Concrete Check dam has been constructed in 96 ha. (both JFM and Non JFM) with support of VSS members to control the soil erosion and recharge the ground level water in the forest area. Total 73 Km fire line have been constructed around the JFM area to prevent the fire inside the forest. In order to improve the tree cover outside the forest area Farm-forestry activities was under taken in the 46 numbers of VSSs. In total 670 numbers of beneficiaries were selected from Batch II & Batch III VSS. In total 180524 seedlings of horticulture & forest species have been planted in 274.408 ha area of private land. Total 81 Km RF and PRF boundary pillar have been constructed and repaired under this project in Bagdihi & Kolabira range area. On infrastructure head 51numbers of VSS building-cum-IGA facilitation centre have been constructed and handed over to the VSSs.

In 3rd batch VSSs numbers of 167000 seedlings raised and planted over 225 Ha. area. SMC work including Loose Bolder Check Dams, Concrete Check dam has been constructed in 9.35ha. (both JFM and Non JFM) with support of VSS members to control the soil erosion and recharge the ground level water in the forest area. Total 7.31 Km fire line have been constructed around the JFM area to prevent the fire inside the forest. Total 7.91 Km RF and PRF boundary pillar have been constructed and repaired under this project in Bagdihi & Kolabira range area. On infrastructure head 5 numbers of VSS building-cum-IGA facilitation centre have been constructed and handed over to the VSSs.

Different convergence work like Livestock Vaccination, Fruit bearing trees plantation,Mushroom Cultivation,Fish Cultivation,Marigold Cultivation, Lemon Grass Cultivation,Patato cultivation,Onion Cultivation, Kitchen Garden , Nutrition Garden, Fruit bearing tree distribution, Mosquito net distribution, Chicks distribution,Country cow distribution,  Construction of Cow shed & Goat shed ,Construction of Water Vet Construction of Vermi compost Pit,Vegitable cultivation in Trellis System, Gabion Installation under Farm Forestry, Organization of Entrepreneur Awareness Camp program for WSHG, Skill Development Training for unemployment Youth, different types of IGA training were under taken with support from the line departments/other agency/organizations for socio economic development of the Community as whole.

In 4th Batch VSSs preparatory work like VSS selection, constitution & Reconstitution of VSS under OFSDP II, formation of Executive committee, Selection of Animators, Survey and Demarcation of the assigned area, Treatment Area identification, Posting of pillars in Assigned Area & Treatment Area , preparation of Micro Plan and approval of Micro Plan, in the Grama Sabha has been completed in all the VSSs.In total 100 ha.JFM area are  selected for plantation,5 ha. area (both JFM & Non JFM) are selected for Soil Moisture conservation work ,3 Km area is selected for Construction of Fire line, 3 Km RF and PRF boundary are selected for construction/repair of RF/PRF pillar. Apart from this in order to improve the tree cover outside the forest area Farm-forestry activities, 569 beneficiaries are selected and 196.83 ha areas of private land will be taken up in 88 VSSs area during the FY 2021-22.