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Key Functionaries

Shri Bikram Keshari Arukha
Hon'ble Minister,  Forest and Environment, Parliamentary Affairs , Govt. of Odisha

Dr. Mona Sharma, IAS
Additional Chief Secretary, Forest & Environment Dept., Govt. of Odisha

Shri Sisir Kumar Ratho, IFS (RR-1987)
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.

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