Forest Based Programmes are suited for Eco-restoration and Eco-preservation emphasized under the forest component of Western Ghats Development Programme. The programmes for the forest sector are implemented by the Department of Forest and Wild life Conservation and Kerala Forest Development Corporation. Joint forest management with the co-operation of the Vana Samrakshana Samithis has yielded good results. Regeneration of the forest cover with People’s Participation, Eco-Preservation, NRM activities etc. are the major activities proposed on watershed basis.