Forest Protection (FP)

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Iterm of Work Handled 

Salient Features:

The division deals with:

  1. All issues relating to forest fire, Forest Fire Prevention and Management Scheme (FPM) and implementation of National Action Plan on Forest Fire.
  2. Issues relating to protection of forests which include control of illicit felling of trees, deforestation, and encroachment of forest land
  3. Application of space technology for forest fire management which includes dissemination of forest fire alerts, pre-fire warning and assessment of burnt area by FSI.
  4. Miscellaneous issues relating to forest protection, parliament matters, etc.
  5. Crisis/Disaster management related to forest fire.
  6. Disaster management issues relating to the Ministry: Forest Protection Division is the Nodal Division for disaster related matters in the Ministry.