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The Organisation Structure of the Department


         
The Kerala Forest Department is headed by Principal Chief Conservator of Forests. The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests is assisted by Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Chief Conservator of Forests (WL), Chief Conservator of Forests (FMIS), Chief Conservator of Forests (Vigilance), Chief Conservator of Forests (Administration), Chief Conservator of Forests (Eco-Development & Tribal Welfare), Chief Conservator of Forests (WBP), Chief Conservator of Forests (Planning), Chief Conservator of Forests (Development), Chief Conservator of Forests (SF), Chief Conservator of Forests (IHRD), Chief Conservator of Forests (Protection) and two Regional Chief Conservators one at Kollam and one at Kozhikode.

          For general administration there are forest circles headed by Conservators, under their jurisdiction forest Divisions controlled by Divisional Forest Officers. Each Division further sub divided by basic units Forest Ranges manned by Forest Rangers reporting to the Divisional Forest Officers.

ADMINISTRATIVE SET UP OF KERALA FOREST DEPARTMENT

Category

Circles Nos.

Divisions Nos.

Ranges Nos.

Sections Nos.

Beats Nos.

Circles

Territorial

5

23

74

177

303

Wildlife

3

12

19

48

49

Working Plan & Research

1

9

14

23

-

Vigilance

2

8

19

25

90

Social Forestry

3

14

37

223

-

Nature Study Centre

1

-

1

-

-

Training

1

2

.

-

-

Wildlife Divisions

Divisions Area in sq.Kms.
Thiruvananthapuram 181.000
Agasthyavanam Biological Park (Spl.) 31.120
Idukki 289.602
Thekkady 777.554
Parambikulam 274.141
Silent Valley National Park 89.517
Peechi 201.725
Aralam 55.000
Shenthuruni 100.320
Eravikulam 187.442
Wayanad 399.550
GRAND TOTAL 2586.971

 




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