• Shri Bikram Keshari Arukha

    Hon'ble Minister

    Forest & Env.

  • Shri Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, IAS

    Principal Secretary

    F & E Dept.

Odisha Map

Odisha Map

Climate Change Cell

Climate Change Cell

Climate Change Cell

Climate Change Cell

Climate Change Cell

Action plan matrix (2015–20)
Forestry - Key priorities

  1. Increase the forest cover of the state by undertaking afforestation and reforestation measures
  2. Enhance the density of forests by undertaking assisted natural regeneration (ANR) and protecting existing forest stocks to act as a carbon sink with stronger conservation
  3. Increase planting on non-forest land
  4. Cover bald hills with suitable species mix
  5. Increase and protect existing mangrove cover and coastal biodiversity along the coast.
  6. Fire protection
  7. Conserve and regenerate bamboo forest
  8. Undertake sustainable management of forests and maximisation of forest productivity, preparation of management plans, and scientific forest management through annual coupe working
  9. Undertake research studies on indigenous flora and fauna and their vulnerability to climate change
  10. Conserve wildlife and its habitat, assessing the threats to biodiversity and wildlife.
  11. Implement joint forest management so that people can participate in conservation, management, and regeneration
  12. Build the capacity of the department staff in the field to tackle climate change related issues
  13. Procure and build communication infrastructure