Mandate

Mandate
  1. To protect, develop and manage the forest and wildlife resources of the state.
  2. To implement policies and programmes of the State Government with regard to protection, development and management of forest and wildlife resources of the state.
  3. To enforce acts, laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the protection and management of forests and wildlife.
  4. To take steps for the implementation of the National Forest Policy & State Forest Policy.
  5. To recruit, train and deploy forestry personnel in protection, development and management of forests and wildlife.
  6. To check the process of desertification through massive Afforestation Programmes in desert and IGNP areas of the State.
  7. To undertake plantations on large scale on available revenue wastelands.
  8. To promote Farm Forestry by distributing seedlings to the farmers for planting on their farmlands.
  9. To take necessary steps to carry out the notification of the forest areas and declaration of wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks.
  10. To take extra measures for the conservation and protection of the endangered flora and fauna of the state. 
  11. To carry out the harvesting of the silviculturally mature crops as per the prescription of the working plan/management plan.
  12. To carry out the commercial exploitation of Tendu Leaves & other NTFPs.
  13. To regulate the sawmills of the state as provided in the Sawmill Rules.To create awareness among the people so as to achieve their fullest involvement in the protection, development and management of forests and wildlife resources of the state.