Shri Bikram Keshari Arukha
Hon'ble Minister, Forest and Environment, Parliamentary Affairs , Govt. of Odisha
Dr. Mona Sharma, IAS
Principal Secretary, Forest & Environment Dept., Govt. of Odisha
Dr. Sandeep Tripathi, IFS
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Head of Forest Force, Odisha
Mission and Vision
Odisha's forests are well stocked, diverse, multi-storied and dense. The forests are managed for sustained use providing a range of goods and services to a variety of stakeholders at local and broader levels. Forests are home to flora and fauna, build soil, regulate water flows, and provide quality water as well as small wood, timber and NTFPs. Varied types of forests are found in Odisha. Primarily, major groups are Moist Peninsular Low level Sal Forest, Northern Dry Mixed Deciduous Forest, Dry Peninsular Sal Forest, Dry Deciduous Scrub , Northern Secondary Moist Mixed Deciduous Forest and Mangrove Forest.