Particulars of Organization, Functions & Duties
[Section-4 (1) (b) (i)]
1. Aims and Objectives of the Organization:
i. To protect the forests and wildlife for maintenance of ecological balance.
ii. To enrich the forest crop in the forest area by way of taking up plantations and other silvicultural operations.
iii. To enforce laws relating to forests, wildlife and environment.
iv. To motivate people to protect forests and wildlife.
v. To manage forests for obtaining sustained yield of forest produce required for domestic and industrial use.
vi. To impart technical guidance to public for raising their forest crop.
To protect the forests and wildlife within the jurisdiction of the Division by enforcing laws relating to forests and wildlife. Enrich forests by taking up plantations wherever necessary, so that at least 1/3rd of the total geographical area remains under forest cover for maintenance of ecological balance.
3. Brief history and background for its establishment:
This Division was bifurcated on 1st October 2003 on reorganization of Forest Department
4. Duties to be performed to achieve the mission:
i. Protection of forest crop and wildlife within forest area under its control.
ii. Protection of forest crop under the control of Revenue Department.
iii. Enforcement of legal provisions of Special Acts like Odisha Forest Act 1972, Wildlife Protection Act 1972, Forest Conservation Act 1980, Environment (Protection) Act 1986, Odisha Forest Produce (Control of Trade) Act 1981, Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act 1957, Odisha Saw Mills and Saw Pits (Control) Act 1990, Water (Prevention and Control of Pollutions) Act 1974, and Rules framed thereunder for Protection of Forests, Wildlife and Environment.
iv. Enriching the existing forest crop by taking up plantations and other Silvicultural operations.
v. Prevent Soil Erosion and conserve Moisture in the Soil by taking different Soil & Moisture Conservation methods.
vi. Motivate and impart Technical Knowledge to public to take up Tree Plantation of Forest Species in their own land.
vii. Supply Planting material to Public to take up Tree Plantation of Forest Species according to current schemes and availability of funds.
viii. Motivate public to protect Forests for Conservation of Biodiversity and enlighten them about different awards instituted by Government for outstanding contribution in the field of Protection & Enrichment of Forests.
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