Forest Department

Vision:

Scientific management of forestry resource on sustainable basis, ensuring environmental amelioration, checking sediment inflow into water bodies to increase useful life of irrigation infrastructure, to conserve hydro power potential & biodiversity leading to poverty alleviation.

  • Scientific Management of existing public forest estates to maximize production of wood and minor forest produce to create new forest resources.
  • Management of watersheds to conserve soil and water and to improve the productivity of land.
  • Management of range lands to boost production of forest and livestock.
  • Promotion of social/farm forestry in private lands.
  • Establishment of amenity forests and recreational parks.
  • Raising of tree plantation for strategic purpose.
  • Forest production; sale, imports and export of forest products and recovery of dues.
  • Regional research in various disciplines of forestry, wildlife, sericulture and fisheries.
  • Acquisition and transfer of forest lands. Notification/De-Notification in respect of reserve, protected and unclassed forests.
  • Implementation of various provisions of Forest Act and rules framed thereunder.