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AGRO-ECOLOGICAL REGIONS OF SRI LANKA

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					  LAND AVAILABILITY
                    AND
        SUITABILITY
                    FOR
FUEL WOOD PRODUCTION
                      IN
           SRI LANKA

  B.A. JAYANANDA, ASOKA PIERIS & J. JAYASINGHE.
         LAND USE POLICY PLANNING DIVISION
                  17TH AUGUST 2005
       LAND OWNERSHIP

Total Land Extent of the Country = 6,570,134 (Ha.)



Land Owned by the state        =5,403,899 Ha. (82.3%)

Land Owned by the Private Sector =1,166,235 Ha.(17.7%)
              SRI LANKA

Location       5.51 – 9.51 N (Lat)
               79.4 - 81.51 (Long)
Total Area     65610Km2

Elevation             0 - 1600m.

Three major Climatic Zones
    Wet Zone 2500 – 5500 mm Annual Rainfall
    Intermediate Zone 1900 – 2500 mm Annual Rainfall
    Dry Zone Below 1900mm Annual Rainfall
     LAND MANAGERS
Urban Development Authority
Forest Department
Department of Wildlife Conservation
Coast Conservation Department
Land Commissioners Department
Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka.
Land Reform Commission
LAND AVAILABILITY
   LAND AVAILABILITY

Potentially Available Lands

       Category –1 Un –utilized State owned
       Lands
       Category –11 Alienated State owned
       Lands
       Category – 111     Forests with
       Sparsely Vegetated
           Category -1
     UNUTILIZED STATE OWNED
             LANDS
DISTRICT       Land Extent   DISTRICT     Land Extent
                                (Ha)
        (Ha)                 Kandy                1959
Colombo                 53   Matale                  807
Kalutara              591    Nuwaraeliya            928
Gampaha                 78   Anuradhapura        19040
Galle                 169    Polonnaruwa           1861
Matara                  55   Monaragala          22431
Hambantota           5927    Badulla             20410
Kurunegala           2404    Ampara              32154
Puttlam                744
  Methodology Applied
Preliminary Investigation by G.N.
 Field Verification by LUPPD staff
 Detail Data Collection by LUPPD
staff
 Mapping
 Include to the Data Base
Regular Updating??? Cost???
  General Guideline for Selecting Land for
                Alienation
A.Exclude
•    Stream and road reservations
•    Catchments areas of tanks
•    Forest and wild life reserves
•    Land above 30% slope
•    Land above 5000 foot contour
•    Land with poor soil
•    Land with too much rock
B.Include
•    Land with good soil
•    Land with water supply close by
•    Land less than 8% slope
•    Land between 8% and 30% slope for Agro-Forestry
   Category -11 Alienated State Owned
   Lands (Major Settlement Schemes)

             North-Western Province
District      No. of Major Highland        No. of
               Settlement Extent (Ha.)   Allotments
                Schemes
Puttlam            10        3125          2331


Kurunegala        09          3265         6086
   Category -11 Alienated State Owned
   Lands (Major Settlement Schemes)

                 Uwa Province
District     No. of Major Highland        No. of
              Settlement Extent (Ha.)   Allotments
               Schemes
Monaragala        08        1975          2355


Badulla          10          2050         4236
   Category -11 Alienated State Owned
   Lands (Major Settlement Schemes)

                Central Province
District      No. of Major Highland        No. of
               Settlement Extent (Ha.)   Allotments
                Schemes
Kandy              02        1398          1982

Matale            04          2060         3586

Nuwaraeliya       01           61           152
   Category -11 Alienated State Owned
   Lands (Major Settlement Schemes)

           North-Central Province
District       No. of      Highland        No. of
               Major      Extent (Ha.)   Allotments
             Settlement
              Schemes
Anuradhapura     08          5796          15731


Polonnaruwa      08         11780          14687
   Category -11 Alienated State Owned
   Lands (Major Settlement Schemes)

            Sabaragamuwa Province
District        No. of      Highland        No. of
                Major      Extent (Ha.)   Allotments
              Settlement
               Schemes
Ratnapura         02           153           552
   Category -11 Alienated State Owned
   Lands (Major Settlement Schemes)

             Southern Province
District       No. of      Highland        No. of
               Major      Extent (Ha.)   Allotments
             Settlement
              Schemes
Hambantota       03           376          1626
    Category -11 Alienated State Owned
    Lands (Major Settlement Schemes)
         North & Eastern Province
District      No. of Major    Highland        No. of
               Settlement    Extent (Ha.)   Allotments
                Schemes

Jaffna            14           1268          3056
Mullativu         08           4283          4783
Trincomalee       07           2159          7328
Batticaloa        07           3044          1916
Mannar            02            312           386
Ampara            01           4776         10816
Vavuniya          02            762          1130
   Category -111 Sparsely Vegetated
             Forest Lands

District         Total Spares   Total Dense
                    (Ha)           (Ha.)

Ampara            40966         123163
Anuradhapura      99525         164877
Badulla           26645          22753
Batticaloa        17766          34967
Colombo             487           1359
Galle              1584          18953
Gampaha              -             362
   Category -111 Sparsely Vegetated
             Forest Lands

District         Total Spares   Total Dense
                    (Ha)           (Ha.)

Hambantota        59630          23197
Jaffna              317           1037
Kalutara           4575          14021
Kandy              7146          27177
Kegalla            1096          13734
Kilinochchi        5026          32573
Kurunegala        11973           7525
   Category -111 Sparsely Vegetated
             Forest Lands

District         Total Spares   Total Dense
                    (Ha)           (Ha.)

Mannar            16797         106942
Matale            13461          56525
Matara             1773          18468
Monaragala        57579         152628
Mullativu         20152         149150
Nuwaraeliya        4620          35084
Polonnaruwa       21333         114341
   Category -111 Sparsely Vegetated
             Forest Lands

District         Total Spares   Total Dense
                    (Ha)           (Ha.)

Puttlam           17545          69082
Ratnapura         11562          58926
Trincomalee       14446         112299
Vavuniya          15568         101481
                 SUMMARY
Category      Type              Extent    Comment
                                (ha.)
Category -1   Unused State        114093 Field Verification/
              Owned                      Validation
Category - 11 Major                54215 Socio Economic
              Settlement                 Survey
              Schemes
Category -    Forest Dept:        471593 To be Comply
111           Sparsely Vegtd.            with FMP
LAND SUITABILITY
AGRO-ECOLOGICAL REGIONS
      OF SRI LANKA

    THREE CLIMATIC ZONES
  Wet Zone
  Intermediate Zone
  Dry Zone
46 AGRO-ECOLOGICAL REGIONS

            WET ZONE

Wet Zone Up Country 4 Regions
Wet Zone Mid Country 6 Regions
Wet Zone Low Country 5 Regions
         Intermediate Zone



Intermediate Up Country 7 Regions
Intermediate Mid Country 8 Regions
Intermediate Low Country 5 Regions
            Dry Zone



Dry Zone Low Country 11 Regions
75% Expectancy Value of Annual
        Rainfall(mm)



Wet Zone            - 1700-3300mm
Intermediate Zone   - 1100-2400mm
Dry Zone            - 650-1100mm
Land Extent Under Different Agro-Ecological
                 Region

   Wet Zone Up Country - 139807 ha
   Wet Zone Mid Country - 315534 ha
   Wet Zone Low Country - 818733 ha
   Intermediate Up Country - 157162 ha
   Intermediate Mid Country - 342395 ha
   Intermediate Low Country - 1004431 ha
   Dry Zone Low Country - 3562616 ha

				
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