Particulars of Organization, Functions & Duties
[Section-4 (1) (b) (i)]
1. Aim & Objectives of the Organization:
a) To protection the forest and wildlife for maintenance of ecological balance.b) To enrich the forest crop in the forest area by way of taking up plantations and other silvicultural operations.c) To enforce law relating to forest, wildlife and environment.d) To involve people for protection of forest and wildlife.e) To manage forest for obtaining sustained yield of forest produce required for domestic and industrial use.f) To impart technical guidance to public for raising their forest crop.g) Preservation of Biodiversity.h) To develop the forest as a source of livelihood to the nearby people.i) To develop the forest area in moisture conservation to mitigate the drought.
2. Mission/ Vision:
To protect the forest and wildlife within the jurisdiction of the Division by enforcing laws relating to forests and wildlife. Enrich forests as per guidelines as per National Forest Policy, 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:
Cuttack Forest Division came into existence form 1st October, 2003 after reorganization of Forest Division and Rajnagar Wildlife Division. At present this Division covers whole of Jajpur civil District and part of Cuttack (Tangi-Choudwar & Mahanga CD Block), Kendrapara (Kendrapara, Marsaghai, Garadpur, Derabish CD Block) and Jagatsinghpur (Jagatsinghpur, Tirtol, Raghunathpur, Birdi CD Block) District. The salient features of this Division are given below.
North- Bhadrak Wildlife DivisionSouth- City Forest DivisionEast- Rajnagar Wildlife DivisionWest- Dhenkanal Forest Division
Longitude: 850 30' to 860 45'Latitude: 20°N to 21°15'NGeographical area: 4983 Sq Km.
R.F.- 2474.73 Ha.(2 Nos.)P.R.F.- 8752.90 Ha.(21 Nos.)D.P.F.- 24198.56 Ha.(9 Nos.)P.F. - 982.9288 Ha. (7 Nos.)U.D.P.F.- 41959.00 HaUnclassed- 1.00 HaTotal- 78369.1188 Ha.
No. of Ranges: 6Dalijora RangeSukinda RangeTomka RangeJajpur Road RangeKendrapara RangeJagatsinghpur Range
No. of Sections:- 20No. of Beats:- 60No. of Check Gates:- 5No. of Forest Roads:- 8 (78.5 Km)
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