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The development wing in the headquarters of Madhya Pradesh Forest Department has the basic mandate to:

  • Prepare Five Year and Annual Plans
  • Co-ordinate for District Plan Formulation
  • Allot Annual Budget for Plan
  • Co-ordinate with State and Central Government for all Development Activities
  • Implement Working Plan in all forest area
  • Co-ordinate for Felling Permission from GOI
  • Coordinate and monitor activities undertaken MNERGA

Preparation of Five Year and Annual Plans

The Five Year Plans are formulated on the basis of priorities and principles decided by the Forest Department. The schemes are rationalized on the basis of these principles and budgetary projections are made according to the physical targets. The annual targets are fixed on the basis of schemes. Annual Plan is presented to the State Planning Commission.




     Afforastation to recover forests

Co-ordination for Annual District Plan Formulation

The District Collectors present annual district plans to the State Planning Board for approval, which includes the development schemes under Working Plan Implementation, and Environmental Forestry. Budgetary demand for these schemes is projected on the basis of Annual Plan of the division.



   Maintaining miscellaneous forests


Co-ordination with State and Central Government for all Development Activities

The Development wing also co-ordinates the schemes of the Central Government ministries and Planning Commission. The budget is made available to the State for implementation of these schemes and monitoring is done by APCCF Development.









     Plantation of clonal Aonla

Preparation of Silvipastoral model


    Preparation of Silvipastoral model

Monitoring Implementation of Working Plan in Forest Areas

The Working Plans are prepared for all territorial divisions and presented to Government of India for its final approval for implementation. It is implemented by the Divisional Forest Officer and is supervised by the territorial Chief Conservator. The Chief Conservators are accountable to acquire budgetary provisions for its implementation and report to APCCF Development directly on the issues pertaining to policy decisions regarding implementation.



   Protection of eco-fragile areas


Felling Permission from GOI

As per the directive of the Supreme Court in September 2000, the State Government sends a proposal every year to the Government of India seeking its permission to carry out annual harvesting plan for the due coupes. The proposal includes expenditure incurred by the State Government on implementation of Working Plan during the previous year. This is inclusive of amount spent on regeneration of felled coupes, rehabilitation of degraded areas, and protection of ecologically fragile areas, fire protection and demarcation. The proposal also includes the extent of area proposed for felling during the year and budgetary provisions available for working out the areas under similar principles as last year. The felling permission for various years has been granted by Government of India as follows:


    Harvesting of timber according to Working Plan


 Development of Forests

The foremost development priority of Madhya Pradesh Forest Department is to manage forest as per Working Plans prepared to enhance productivity of forests. This tradition is continuing in the State since 1875 and was reinforced by the Supreme Court of India through its directives in 1996 and 2000. All the Territorial Divisions are covered by Working Plan in the State, duly formulated to address the biological, economic and social needs of the forest ecosystems. Besides this, the development schemes are also sponsored by the Government of India under Tribal Sub-Plan, SCSP Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan Rural Development, Wildlife and Non-Plan budget of the State.

 A description of development schemes operational in the State is given below:


   Worked Teak forests



1 .Implementation of Working Plans

a.   Working Plan

The Working Plans in the State cover an area of 94,689.38 sq. km. The Working Plan implementation is carried out in three major groups according to broad prescriptions extended. These are Protection, Regeneration and Rehabilitation depending upon the requirements of the site for treatment. Protection is extended to ecologically fragile areas which are prone to rapid degradation due to erosion and biotic pressures. Regeneration is prescribed to forest areas. The activity consists of regenerating the area after harvesting and is usually achieved by natural assistance extended to area by protecting it from grazing and fire or by artificial regeneration where soil is good in open areas to support planted saplings. Rehabilitation is achieved by extending protection to areas with less than 40 percent forest cover and allowing previous root stock to take over. Annual areas allotted to these groups are picked up for formulating Action Plan for the Division. The extent of area treated annually under the Protection is 16,000 to 20,000, Regeneration is 145,000 to 160,000, Rehabilitation is 150,000 to 165,000 hectare, respectively in the State. Annually the coupes, which are units of forest working, are marked under Regeneration group and harvested for the removal of silvicultural available timber. These areas are taken back during the next year and are treated for promoting the regeneration, a cycle which operates for every ten years.

Degraded land before rehabilitation

Regeneration through protection

Degraded land after rehabilitation

b.   Fire Protection

The forests are to be protected against induced fires. This is prevalent during the fall to winters when the litter is accumulated on the ground and catches fire caused by the people collecting Madhuca flowers and fruits and Bidi leaves mainly in predominantly deciduous forests. The fire lines are prescribed in Working Plan and fire schemes are prepared during December to undertake protection activities during the next three months. About two lac kilometers of fire lines are maintained in the State annually, apart from strengthening of communication infrastructure.


Forest Staff putting off fire with forest committee



c.  Demarcation

The forest boundaries are prone to encroachment by the people living in the vicinity offorest areas. The growing pressure on land for agriculture by fast multiplying population to meet the demand of food in the remote areas requires reinforcement of the forest boundaries. Five year demarcation schemes are drawn from the Working Plan and followed for cleaning of lines and repair of boundary pillars annually. Besides this, Thereafter about 50,000 permanent pillars constructed every year.

  Permanent Boundary Pillars Constructed along Forest  border

d. Soil and Water Conservation


Introducing check dams gully plugging contour immediate relief from soil erosion by trenching and temporary structures with local material can be extended to forests areas prone to erosion by either run off or from downpours. Some amount of plantation is also carried out in these areas. This is important activity to prevent erosion from productive areas in Hoshangabad and Gwalior circles in the state.



Contour trench across slope

Checking the flow from streams

2. Buildings

The forestry activities are to be supervised and monitored constantly for a smooth working. The location of forests being remote from habitation, it is important to provide access to the personnel. In the interest of better administration and protection of forest wealth, appropriate residential buildings are constructed under this scheme. This facilitates comfortable stay for the personnel in remote areas under adverse conditions. The provision of forest roads in every Working Plan was made to facilitate access for protection and transport of forest produce from forest harvesting point to depot. Maintenance of these roads is carried out with the non-plan budgetary allocation. The construction of Van Bhawan has also been approved with outlay of Rs. 86.78 crore.

Maintenance of approach road

Amenities to Staff

The basic facilities of drinking water and toilets etc. in the work place are provided by the budget in this scheme. These facilities are created to provide an amicable environment at the work place for the staff

Special Central Assistance 

 Development of Primitive Tribal Groups

There are three primitive tribal groups identified in the State, viz. Baiga, Bharia and Sahariya in six districts. Special development programs pertaining to both asset and capacity building are implemented under this scheme. These programs include upgrading their agriculture lands, provision of basic amenities like drinking water, health centers, schools, community assets and irrigation facilities

Stop dam in a forest area

  Assured Employment through Irrigated Plantation

This scheme was envisaged on the hypothesis that thedegraded forest areas prone to encroachment will be identified and selected beneficiaries will be working round the year to develop, regenerate and protect an area of one to two hectare. The beneficiaries are paid  Rs. 1250/- per month for initial two years. The monthly wages for their services are deposited in the bank accounts of individual beneficiaries through the forest committee. It is envisaged that the beneficiaries would derive income subsequently from the non-wood forest produce obtained from these areas. The arrangement under the scheme was to provide plantation of Teak, Bamboo or Aonla species in the upper layer. The rows of this plantation are interspersed with medicinal herbs which can be harvested to yield at least twice during the year. The income obtained from such areas will be given to the forest committee according to the provisions of M.P. Joint Forest Management Resolution dated 22.10.2001.

The site selection was made on the forest area from five to fifteen hectare chosen according to soil potential to support good growth on degraded forests. The irrigation facilities on the plantation site are established by the forest department. The department also provides planting material, fertilizers and pesticides. 

The Scheme was implemented in ten districts in an area of 1614 hectare for 1276 beneficiaries. The products obtained so far are worth an income of Rs.13.34 lakh







Bamboo - Lemon grass model

 Aonla-Lemon grass model

Expected Growth of Teak after 21 years

Electrification of Remote villages

A Scheme for electrification of villages situated in remote areas near forests, has been  taken up A Scheme for electrification of villages situated in remote areas near forests, has been  taken up with the budgetary support from Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Government of India, New Delhi . Electrification of these villages is  being  done through gasifies based power plants of 5 to 10 Km capacity 4 villages have already been electrified under these schemes. Work is under progress in 6 others villages. out of these 2 project are being taken up by PERI


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