Welcome To Department of Social Forestry
In the year 2001, vide Government Order No : 640-GAD of 2001 dated : 14-06-2001, the organization created under the World Bank assistance, was decided to be closed down and remained in the process of winding up till 10/2004 with a very low capital component. The Project Director/CCF was the head of the Organization till then.
The Government vide order No: 481-FST of 2004 dated: 28-10-2004 converted the Social Forestry Project into a full-fledged Department, headed by a Director of the rank of Chief Conservator of Forests, realizing fully well the need for reviving the Department enabling it to take up plantations into the degraded forest lands and wastelands on a massive scale in the following categories of plantations.
- Raising of Village Wood Lots
- Rehabilitation of Degraded Forests.
- Raising of Strip Plantation.
- Farm Forestry.
- Institutional Plantations.