1. Educates the people about the need to protect and conserve natural forest.
2. Provides them alternate source of firewood and fodder so that they need not go to the natural forests.
3. Species selected for social forestry like Acacia, grow very fast and produce usable biomass within a short period of time.
1. Protects the natural forest from grazing animals.
2. Waste land in and around the village will be put to proper use.
3. Involvement of rural people in the social forestry programme would generate in them a natural interest towards the conservation of natural forests.
4. Provides land labourers and avenue of employment.