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Government Of Assam Bongaigaon District

Social Forestry Division, Bongaigaon

  • About the Department:

    Mandate of Department:

    Social Forestry is a wing of Environment and Forest Department. Its  Mandate is to implement the govt. schemes made for the department. Such as
    a) Plantation in Reserve Forest’s , Propose Reserve Forest’s and khaslands.
    b) Nurseries for public distribution and planting works.
    c) To create public awareness etc.


    a) Principal Chief Conservator of Forests & Head of Forest Force : -  Supreme authority of Forest department & controls the whole department, Assam.
    b) Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest : -  Assist the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest & Head of Forest Force is all respect.
    c) Chief Conservator of Forest : - Head of wing and zone such as Social Forestry , Wild Life Upper Assam Zone etc. 
    d) Conservator of Forest : -  Controls Circle under which there are  different Divisions under one wing or Zone.
    e) Deputy Conservator of Forest / Divisional Forest Officer : - Head of one Division. A Deputy Conservator of Forests holding the charge of Division is called Divisional Forest  Officer.
    f) Asstt. Conservator of Forests: - He is to assist the Divisional Forest Officer in all respect in a Division in office and field works.
    g) Forest Ranger/Forest Range Officer: - A Forest Ranger holding the charge of a Range is called Forest Range Officer. A Range area is the basic unit of administration under a division. It covers few Reserved forests, Proposed Reserve Forests and Govt.lands. For convenience it in divided in to few Beat and Sub-Beat area.
    h) Deputy Forest Ranger: - He is to assist the Forest Range Officer in all respects regarding controlling of Range.
    i) Forester-I/ Beat Officer: - A Forester-I  holding the charge of a Beat or Sub-Beat is called Beat Officer. He is to look after the Forest area under his control with the help of other Forester-I, Forester-II and Forest Guards posted under his Beat/Sub-Beat.
    j) Forester-II: - He is to carry out the protection duties under Range or Beat as posted.
    k) Forest Guard: - He is to carry out the protection duty under Range or Beat as posted.
    l) Plantation Mali: - Posted to work in nursery and plantation area.

    Organizational Structure: 

    a) Important Schemes under implementation : - 
        i) SOPD.
        ii ) CAMPA.

    b) Status of Implementation : -
        i) In SOPD scheme advance work of 2 nos 5 hect. Block Plantation were completed during the Financial Year 2019-20. Administrative  approval for the works of creation of plantation yet to be received. 
        ii ) In CAMPA Scheme , no intimation regarding creation of new plantation and nurseries are received to -date. But maintenance works for previous years plantations and nurseries are in process . The plantations are AR -25 hects. 3 nos, 20 hects.2 nos , Sal coppice management 25 hects 2 Nos. and 67 hact.1 No.and Nurseries 3 Nos.

    c) Annual Target : -
        i) SOPD : - Creation of 2 Nos 5 hect. Blocks. Besides 2 Nos. 5 hact.Block plantation, 350 Nos. single plantation, 2 Nos. 1.5 hact.nurseries are proposed. Awaited for Administrative approval for starting works.
        ii) CAMPA : - Creation of Aided Natural Regeneration 100 hect. , AR plantation 50 hect. 2 nos Blocks and Sal Coppice management  50 hect. 1 No.= 25 Hect.

    Contact Information:

    Sri Rabindra Nath Talukdar

    Designation : - Forest Ranger.

    Mobile No.9954358327