Department of Forest, Rajasthan

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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-

  • Rajasthan forests Act 1953
  • Indian Wildlife (protection) Act 1972
  • Forest(conservation) Act 1980

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.

Strength of Rajasthan Forest Department

Units Strength
Circle 20
Division 70
Range 433
Beat 1375

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. 

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Contact :
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, (HOFF),
Van Bhawan, Vaniki Path Jaipur-302005,
Rajasthan(India).
Phone No : 91-141-2227391
Email Id : pccf.raj.forest@rajasthan.gov.in
Website : www.forest.rajasthan.gov.in

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One Response to “Department of Forest, Rajasthan”

  1. Capt. B Ghosh Says

    On 10th Sep 2016, at 1620 hrs, CCF Shri R Shekhawat along with other staff of Sariska Tiger Reserve assumed to be Officer was very unruly and presented incorrigeble attitude towards a family for reason best known to him. A email has been sent to PCCF after telephonic talk but awaiting reply before further move to higher authorities.
    Regards.