The project area comprises of 500,000+ hectares. The selected 5 districts are from the Kandi Area and they are – Hoshiarpur, Rupnagar, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar and Pathankot. At the village level, Self-Help Groups would be formed to manage and monitor project activities. Capacities would be built for the frontline staff of all the 5 districts. Other components include capacity building of forest personnel through training programs on remote sensing, use of GIS & GPS, for real time monitoring of forest dynamics, preparation of project design document (PDD) and the registration of the program under verified carbon standards (VCS). There will be suitable capacity building development programs for the forest personnel as well as the members of the SHGs. The details of this will be included in the Monitoring Report. The potential of carbon sequestration in five districts (Roopnagar, Hoshiyarpur, Ajit Singh Nagar, Shahid Bhagat Singh and Pathankot) is around 6-6.5 million tons of CO2 per year.