The Department of Forest, Rajasthan is responsible for the maintainance of forests and wildlife in the state. The department mainly aims at the protection of forests, development of forests works, wildlife management, soil and moisture conservation, forest planning, harvesting , ecotourism activities, research extension and training.Rajasthan forest department implements 3 majors acts-
The Forest Department of Rajasthan is comprised of the following personnels- Indian Forest Service (IFS), Rajasthan Forest Service(RFS), Gazetted Posts from other departments on deputation basis, Subordinate services , Ministerial and other supporting staff and Work charge employees.
The Forest Department is responsible for the management of forests and wildlife in Rajasthan.The extent of Natural Forests in Rajasthan is not only one of the lowest in the country but also in terms of productivity of forest, it is the lowest. On the contrary The State is endowed with the largest chunk of wasteland which is about 20% of the total wastelands of the country.
Keeping in view the National Forest Policy and the State Strategy on forests in order to achieve the desired forest cover, the state has twin objectives of conserving the forest areas through effective forest protection and simultaneously embark upon an ambitious afforestation Programme with a conscious approach in adopting clear Development Strategies.