Particulars of Organization, Functions & Duties
[Section-4 (1) (b) (i)]
1. Aim and objectives of the Department/ Organization:
Forest Department is the administrative department of Government of Odisha, Forest Department is doing conservation, improvement and sustainable management of forest and wild life. Afforestation and regeneration of degraded forest land and protection of the forest and wild life are the main objectives of the department through promotion of environmental awareness among the community by way of "Joint Forest Management".
2. Mission Vision:
Forests have an important role in the economy of the State particularly amongst rural, S.C. and S.T. community. Forestry activities contribute a lot of food and livelihood to the communities Looking in to today's environmental scenario, the vision of the department is to conserve and protect the existing flora and fauna, also to increase the forest cover.
3. Brief history and background for its establishment:
The Athgarh Forest Division was created in the year 1950 comprising Ex-estate of Athgarh, Tigiria, Baramba and Narasinghpur. This Division functions under Athgarh C.D. Block, Tigiria C.D. Block, Baramba C.D. Block, Narasinghpur C.D. Block and part of Banki C.D. Block. This Division spreads from Lat.20-40'-27.6"N, Long.84-55'-42.8E to Lat.20-21'-19.2N, Long.85-52'-0.72"E.
4. Allocation of Business:
This Division receives allocation from Forest and Environment Department under Plan and Non Plan Schemes.
5. Duties to be performed to achieve the mission:
Divisional Forest Officer verify all the field operation carried out by all the Range Officers including protection and conservation of forests and wild life. Field operations include raising nursery for increasing the tree cover outside the forest and for restocking the degraded forest. Proper involvement of VSS communities in all the project work in different schemes to improve their livelihood.
6. Details of services rendered:
Innervations for development ,conservation & protection of Forest are being carried out..
7. Citizen interaction:
The office is meant for Public they can interact any time within working hours.
8. Postal address of the main office attached/subordinate office/field units:
Main Office Address:
Office of the Divisional Forest Officer, At/PO - Athgarh, P.S.- Athgarh Dist. - Cuttack, Odisha, PIN - 754029.
Subordinate Office address:
(a) Office of the Forest Range Officer, Athgarh (In front of Medical), At/Po.- Athgarh, P.S.- Athgarh, Dist.-Cuttack, Odisha, PIN-754029 (b) Office of the Forest Range Officer, Baramba (Near Gandhi Chhak),At/PO- Baramba, P.S.-Baramba, Dist.- Cuttack, Odisha. (c) Office of the Forest Range Officer, Khuntuni,At/PO- Khuntuni, P.S.-Khuntuni, Dist.- Cuttack. (d) Office of the Forest Range Officer, Narasinghpur East,At/PO- Narasinghpur, P.S.- Narasinghpur, Dist.-Cuttack, Odisha.(e) Office of the Forest Range Officer, Narasinghpur West, At/PO- Narasinghpur, P.S.- Narasinghpur, Dist.-Cuttack, Odisha.
9. Map of the Office location:
In front of Sub Collector Office Athgarh.
10. Working Hours both for office staff and public:
10 A.M. to 5 P.M. and during morning Office 7 A.M. to 1 P.M.
11. Grievance redress mechanism:
Grievances of general Public is attended by the authority during working hours, it is enquired and steps taken for early redressal.
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