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					           1. ANDHRA PRADESH FORESTS AT A GLANCE

        Andhra Pradesh is the fifth largest State in Geographical area and the third largest
State in Forest area in the Indian Union. The total Forest area of the State is 63813.73
Square Kilometers which occupies 23.20% of the total Geographical area of 2,75,068
Sq.Kms. It is almost equal to the country's average percentage of forests.


        The forests of the Andhra Pradesh State are distributed in different agro-climatic
zones, with varying composition and forest types, majority of which is classified as (1)
Tropical dry deciduous (2) Southern tropical Moist deciduous and (3) Southern tropical thorn
forests. Most of the forest area was highly degraded owing to biotic pressure and over use
of forest resources. Since last one decade most of the degraded areas have been reclubbed
with the implementation of Community forest management programme through more than
7100 Vana Samrakshana Samithis.

       The statement showing the particulars of Geographical area, Forest area and
percentages is furnished below:

S.No      Name of the         Geographical       Forest Area   % of Forest    % of Forest
            Region               Area             (Sq. Kms)    Area to the    Area to the
                               (Sq. Kms)                          State      Geographical
                                                                 Forest          Area
                                                                  Area
 1     Coastal Andhra            92,906           19,563.25       30.67           21.06
2      Rayalaseema               67,299           15,008.40       23.53           22.30
3      Telangana                1,14,863          29,242.08       45.80           25.46
       Total                    2,75,068          63,813.73      100.00           23.20


                         CLASSIFICATION OF FOREST AREA
                                                         Forest Area
 Sl.No.                   Particulars                                    Percentage
                                                          (Sq.Kms.)
 1.       Legal Status
             a) Reserved                                50478.63         79.10
             b) Protected                               12365.34         19.38
             c) Un-Notified                             969.76           1.52
          Total:                                        63813.73         100.00
 2.       OWNERSHIP: FOREST DEPARTMENT                  63813.73         100.00
 3.       COMPOSITION: (Non-Coniferous)
            a) Sal                                      47.16            0.07
            b) Teak                                     9145.00          14.33
            c) Others                                   54621.57         85.60
          Total:                                        63813.73         100.00
 4.       FUNCTIONAL:
            a) Protected Forests                        38449.47         60.25
            b) Production Forests                       25364.26         39.75
          Total:                                        63813.73         100.00


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  5.      FOREST TYPES:
          a) 6A/C1 Southern Tropical Thorn Forests                        16,110             25.30
                                                                          16,100             25.20
          b) 3B/C2 Southern Tropical Moist Deciduous                      28,431             44.50
               Forests                                                     2,856              4.50
                                                                             317              0.50
          c) 5A/C1 Tropical Dry Deciduous Forests
          d) 4A/L1 Littoral Forests
          e) 4B/TS2 Tidal Swamp Mangrove Forests

          Total:                                                          63,814            100.00



6) Forest Area By Topography

       The Statement showing the Forest by Topography of the catchement where pre-
investment survey of the forests Resources was done is furnished below.

                                       Plain                  Hill area                  Total
 Sl.      Catchment          Area                        Area                      Area in
                                                                                             Percen
 No                            in       Percentage         in      Percenta        Sq.m.
                                                                                               tage
                             Sq.m.                       Sq.m.        ge
   1 a) East Godavari        1086             16.6       5462        83.40          6548        100
     b) Shifting              140             23.1        465        76.9            605        100
     Cultivation
   2 Nallamalai               1982            34.4       3179        61.6           5161        100
   3 Mahaboobnagar            1082            55.8        858        44.2           1940        100
   4 Kothagudem               3560            76.9       1078        23.2           4638        100
   5 Adilabad                 3164            49.9       3176        50.1           6340        100
   6 Warangal                 2572            43.3       3370        56.7           5942        100
   7 The Area where
     no pre
                                 --            --            --       --           32640        100
     investiment
     survey was done
     Total                   13586            43.6       17588       56.4          63814        100


7. Comparision of Forest cover and assessment of Andhra Pradesh for 2003
and 2005 (in Sq.Kms.)

           2003 Assessment                               2005 Assessment                       Net
       Dense       Open               Total          Dense     Open    Total               Difference

       24379             20040        44419          24329        20043        44372         - 47
                                                                                            Sq.Kms

Source: State of Forest Report - 2005 by Forest Survey of India, Dehradun.




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      8. MANGROVE COVER: -
       As per FSI Report 2005, The Mangrove Forests in Andhra Pradesh are



            Dense                             Open                        Total

           15 Sq.Km                       314 Sq.Km.                  329 Sq.km.



9. WET LANDS AND WATER BODIES, RIVER ETC.,
       As per FSI Report 2003. The areas under these categories are as follows



          Wet Lands & Water Bodies                       River & River Beds

                  2950 Sq.Km                                  817 Sq.Km



10.       TREE COVER ESTIMATES:

        As per FSI Report 2005. There is 7,640 Sq.Kms of tree cover outside the Forest
Lands in Andhra Pradesh, which is 2.77% of the state’s geographic area and 5.9% of CNFA
area and also it is highest in the Country.




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                          2. FOREST DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATION
            STATEMENT SHOWING THE CATEGORY WISE STRENGTH OF
                 STAFF IN THE FOREST DEPARTMENT (As on 1-1-2007)
Sl.No.                                Category                     No. of Posts
   1   Principal Chief-conservator of Forests                           2
  2   Addl. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests                     12
  3   Chief Conservator of Forests                                     13
  4   Conservator of Forests (Both Territorial and Functional)         32
  5   Deputy Conservator of Forests IFS Cadre                          70
  6   Dy. Conservator of Forests (Both Ex-Cadre and State Cadre)       26
  7   P.S. to Prl.Chief Conservator of Forests                          2
  8   Asst. Conservators of Forests                                    133
  9   Lecturer                                                          5
 10   Deputy Director (AH) Deputation Post)                             1
 11   Asst. Director (AH) Deputation Post)                              1
 12   Vety. Asst. Surgeon (Deputation Post)                             1
 13   Junior Vety. Officer (Deputation Post)                            2
 14   Asst. Engineer (Deputation Post)                                  2
 15   Vety. Assistant (Deputation Post)                                 2
 16   Forest Range Officers                                            426
 17   Physical Training Instructor                                      2
 18   Deputy Range Officer                                             391
 19   Forest Section Officers                                         1298
 20   Chief Accounts Officer                                            1
 21   Accounts Officers                                                18
 22   Gazetted Assistant (NT)                                           1
 23   Gazetted Assistant (Technical)                                    1
 24   Computer Programmers                                              2
 25   Manager                                                          16
 26   Superintendent                                                   157
 27   Head Draughtsman                                                  1
 28   Senior Assistant                                                 492
 29   Telephone Operators                                               2
 30   Junior Assistant                                                 570
 31   Typist                                                           107
 32   Senior Steno                                                      6
 33   Spl. Category Steno                                               1
 34   LD Steno                                                         22
 35   Draughtsman Gr. 1                                                70
 36   Draughtsman Gr. II                                                69
 37   Drivers                                                          251




                                                 4
38   Attenders                         751
39   Office Watchers                    81
40   Forest Beat Officers              2916
41   Asst. Beat Officers               1458
42   Bungalow Watchers                 99
43   Gardner                            1
44   Lorry Driver                       2
45   Lorry Cleaner                      11
46   Thanadars                         55
47   Depot Watchers                     12
48   Cooks                              6
49   Mallies / Malans                   12
50   Junior Assistant Cum Typist       13
51   Steno Typist                       1
52   Jamedars                           9
53   Night Watchmen                     21
54   Silt Kalasi                        4
55   Rest House Watcher                 1
56   Treasury Guard                     1
57   Record Assistant                   5
58   Booking Clerks                     6
59   Parks Supervisor                   2
60   Garden Supervisor                  2
61   Zoo Sergeant                       2
62   Electrician                        1
63   Head Animal Keeper                 2
64   Head Malies                        6
65   Carpenters                         2
66   Fitter / Mechanics                 3
67   Mason                              3
68   Helper                             7
69   Deputy Statistical Officers        3
70   Animal Attendant                   1
71   Zoo Attendants                    10
72   Plumber                            1
73   Lion Keeper                         1
74   Animal Keeper                      74
75   Live Stock Assistant               1
76   Veterinary Officer                 1
77   Gate Keeper                        4
78   Watchman                           30
79   Boat Sarang                        7


                                   5
80    Projectionist                       2
81    Plantation Watcher                  2
82    Care Taker                          1
83    Research Assistant                  3
84    Technical Assistant                 2
85    Blacksmith                          2
86    Senior Mechanic                     1
87    Launch Driver                       3
88    Tram Driver                         1
89    Boat Driver                         1
90    Traffic Controller                  1
91    Labourer                            89
92    Swimming Pool Supervisor            1
93    Painter                             1
94    Artist Cum Care Taker               1
95    Pool Workers                        4
96    Mahouts                             1
97    Store Keeper                        1
98    Roneo Operator                      1
99    Pump Operator                       2
100   Dafedar                             1
101   Scavenger                           2
102   Asst. Librarian                     1
103   Wireless Operator                   4
104   Live Stock Inspector                1
105   Research Technical Asst (Lab)       1
106   Research Field Assistant            2
107   Sweepers                            5
108   A.D. (Agricultural)                 1
109   Agricultural Officers               2
110   A.E. (SC)                           1
111   Sub Assistants Gr – I               3
112   Sub Assistant Gr – II               6
113   Chainman                            3
114   Tracer                              1
115   Artist-cum-Photographer             1
116   Mali-cum-Watchman                   3
117   Senior Account                      1
118   Watchman-cum-Work                   25
119   Launch Helpers                      3
120   Barbar                              1
121   Dhobhi                              1


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                 NUMBER AND NAMES OF CIRCLES AND DIVISIONS
                       (TERRITORIAL AND FUNCTIONAL)
                            AS ON 31-3-2007

                                        DIVISIONS
Sl.    Name of the
                                                                   SUB DIVISIONS
No.      Circle             Territorial           Functional
      A.TERRITORIAL
       CIRCLES:                                                  1. Luxettipet
      Adilabad                                                   2. Mancherial(H.Q)
1.                     1. Adilabad          1. F.S.Mancherial       Chennur
                       2. Nirmal            2. Logging Nirmal    3. Nirmal (HQ)
                                                                    Khanapur
                       3. Jannaram (WL)     3. F.S. Nirmal       4. Utnoor (Adilabad
                       4. Mancherial        4. Bellampally          Division)
                       5. Bellampalli                            5. Echoda
                                                                 6. Bellampalli
                       6. Kagaznagar                                (Asifabad)
                                                                 7. Khagaznagar
2.    Ananthapur       1.   Ananthapur      1. F.S.Chittoor      1. Kalyandurg (HQ)
                                                                    Penukonda.
                       2.   Chittoor (W)        (Peleru)         2. Madanapalli
                                                                 3. Palamaneru
3.    Guntur           1. Giddalur          1.Giddalur           1. Nellore
                                                                 2. Kavali
                       2. Guntur                (Logging)        3. Ongole (H.Q.)
                       3. Nellore           2.Guntur (F.S.)        Giddalur
                                                                 4. Macharla
                       4. Nellore (TGP)
4.    Hyderabad        1. Hyderabad         1.Hyderabad (F.S.)   1. Hyderabad
                       2. Mahaboobnagar
                       3. Nalgonda
5.    Khammam          1. Khammam           1.Bhadrachalam       1. Bhadrachalam (N)
                       2.Bhadrachalam       (Logg)               2. Bhadrachalam (H.Q.)
                       (N)                  2.Paloncha (WLM)        Kunavaram
                       3.Bhadrachalam       3.Khammam (F.S.)     3. Khammam (H.Q.)
                       (S)                                          Sathupalli
                       4. Kothagudem                             4. Kothagudem (H.Q.)
                       5. Paloncha                                 Yellandu.
                                                                 5. Paloncha (H.Q.)
                                                                    Manuguru.
6.    Warangal.        1. Warangal (S)      1. Warangal          1.Narsampet
                                              (WLM)              2.Mahbubabad
                       2. Warangal (N)      2. ACF Wgl (Gis)     3.Mulugu
                       3. Karimnagar (W)    3. Wgl. (F.S.)       4.Jagtial(Karimnagar)(W)
                                            4. Karimnagar        5.Maha Devapur
                       4. Karimnagar (E)      (F.S.)             6.Manthani
                                                                 7.Eturunagaram (W.L.)
7.    Kurnool          1. Kurnool           1.Nandyal (W.L.)     1. Rudravaram
                                            2.Nandyal            2. Kurnool
                       2. Kadapa             (Logging)           3. Kadapa
                                            3.Proddutur          4. Badvel
                                             (W.L.)
                                            4.Kurnool (F.S.)
                                            5.Cuddapah
                                              (F.S.) (R.S.)



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8.    Nizamabad           1. Nizamabad         1.Nizambad (F.S.)           1. Banswada
                                                                           2. Nizamabad
                          2. Kamareddy         2.Medak (WLM)                  (Kamareddy)
                          3. Medak                                         3. Zeheerabad
                                                                           4. Yella Reddy
                                                                           5. Siddipata
9.    Rajamundry          1. Eluru             1.Rajamundry                1. Rajahmundry (GIS)
                                                  (Logging)                2.            Yeleswaram
                          2. Kakinada                                      (Kakinada
                                               2.Janareddygudem
                          3. Krishna             (Logging)                     Division)
                                               3.Rajamundry                3. Koyyalagudem
                          (Vijayawada)                                         (Eluru Division)
                                                 (F.S.)
                                                                           4. Rampachodavaram
                                                                               (KDA)
10.   Visakhapatnam       1. Visakhapatnam     1.Paderu (S.C.              1. Visakhapatnam
                          2. Narsipatnam         Divn.)                    2. Parvathipuram
                          3.Srikakulam         2.Visakhaptnam              3. Chintapalli
                          4. Vijayanagaram       (F.S.)                    4. Araku
                                                                           5. Narsipatnam
11.   F.D.P.T.            1.Markapur WLM       1. Atmakur (W.L.)           1. Achampet
                          2.Achampet WLM       2. Atmakur (F.S.)             Head Quarter at
      Srisailam                                3. Nagarjunasagar             Kollapur
                                                  (W.L.)
12.   Wild Life Circle,   1. Tirupathi (WLM)   1. Tirupati (F.S.)          1. Tirupati (W.L.)
                                                                           2. Kodur (W.L.)
      Tirupati            2. Chittoor (East)
                          3. Sullurpet (WLM)
                          4. Rajampet(WLM)
13    Wild Life Circle,   1.Rajahmundry (                                  1. Rajahmundry ( WLM)
                                                                           2. Eluru ( WLM)
      Eluru               WLM)
                          2. Eluru ( WLM)
14    Nehru Zoo Park,
      Hyderabad

Sl.
                 Name of the Circle                                 Divisions
No.
15    P&E Circle, Hyderabad.                   1. P&E Division, Hyderabad
                                               2.. P&E Division, Mahabub Nagar
                                               3. P&E Division, Nalgonda

16.   P&E Circle, Kadapa.                      1. P&E Division, Kadapa
                                               2.. P&E Division, Kurnool

17.   P&E Circle, Anathapur                    1. P&E Division, Ananthapur
                                               2. P&E Division, Chittoor.

18.   P&E Circle, Vijayawada                   1 P&E Division, Vijayawada, Krishna
                                               2. P&E Division, Eluru (W.G. Dist.)


19.   P&E Circle, Warangal                     1 P&E Division, Khammam
                                               2. P&E Division, Warangal
                                               3.. P&E Division, Karimnagar




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20.      P&E Circle, Visakhapatnam.               1. P&E Division, Visakhapatnam
                                                  2. P&E Division, Srikakulam
                                                  3. P&E Division, Vizianagaram
                                                  4. P&E Division, Kakinada

21       P&E Circle, Guntur                       1. P&E Division, Ongole
                                                  2. P&E Division, Nellore
                                                  3. P&E Division, Guntur

22       P&E Circle,Nizamabad.                    1. P&E Division, Sangareddy
                                                  2. P&E Division, Nizamabad
                                                  3. P&E Division, Adilabad
23.    Director, A.P. Forest Academy,
       Dullapalli.


24.    C.F. (MEP), Hyderabad

25.    C.F. (STC), Hyderabad

26.    C.F. WLM, Hyderabad.                       1. WLM, Hyd.

                                                  1. Forest Geneticist, Warangal
27.    C.F. (R&D) Hyderabad.
                                                  2. State Silviculturist, Tirupati
                                                  3. State Silviculturist, Hyderabad
                                                  4. S.S., Rajahmundry
                                                  5. F.U.O, Hyderabad.
       C.F. (FR) Hyderabad.
28.
       C.F. (M.I.S.) Hyderabad
29.

30.    C.F. (Establishment), Hyderabad

31.    C.F. (Vigilance) Hyderabad
32.
       C.F. (Development) Hyderabad
33.
       C.F. (H.R.D.) Hyderabad
34.
       C.F. (J.F.M.) Hyderabad
35.
       C.F. (S.F.) Hyderabad



      STATEMENT SHOWING THE CIRCLES, DIVISIONS, RANGES, SECTIONS
                AND BEATS IN THE FOREST DEPARTMENT

Sl.No.       Organisation               Territorial             Functional             Total
  1.            Circle                      12                     15                    27
  2.           Divisions                    35                     73                   108
  3.           Ranges                      204                     217                  421
  4.           Sections                    930                     759                 1689
  5.             Beat                     2611                     305                 2916




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                     3. GROWING STOCK - FOREST OUT TURN

         State wise growing stock of entire country in Major Forest STRATA was assessed by
the Forest Survey of India using available information from (1) Vegetation Maps based on
satellite data. (2) Thematic Maps and (3) Ground inventories of Forest carried out by Forest
Survey of India.

       Estimated growing stock pertaining to entire A.P. Forests. (in .000 cm)

 Sl.No.                Name of the Species                              000 cum

 1.       Teak                                               19603

 2.       Bamboo                                             652

 3.       Misc.                                              2,71,139

          Total estimated grow in stock                      2,91,394
      Source: Working Plans

     The Growing Stock in the production of Forests of the State is mostly of mixed Timber,
Fuel Wood and Bamboo. The most important species are Teak, Yegisa, Bandaru, Tirumanu,
Nallamaddi, Anduk, Satin, Kodisa, Chennangi, Yepi and Rose wood.

        Red Sanders (pride of Andhra Pradesh) is growing in the Kadapa and Chittoor in
large extents and in limited extent in the Nellore District. This species of wood is found, only
in the A.P. State. Teak is the important species growing in, Adilabad, Nizamabad,
Warangal, Karimnagar and Khammam. Fine quality of bamboo is available in the districts of
Visakhapatnam, Khammam, Prakasham, Kurnool, Kadapa, Mahaboobnagar, Adilabad,
Warangal, East and West Godavari. Bamboo (Sadanam) forms the under storey, wherever it
grows and Mullem Bamboo Arundinacea is found along sides of streams and the banks of
rivers. Sal grows in some parts of the Srikakulam district.

       A large number of Minor Forest Products like Green Chiranji, Honey, Mohwa,
Tamarind, Myrabalans, Shikakai, Soap Nuts etc., have been entrusted to the Girijan Co-op
Corporation Limited for Collection on a monopoly basis, on payment of Royalty as fixed by
the Government from time to time.

        Abnus leaf (Beedi leaf) Collection in the Telangana region is being carried out by
advance sales through tenders and Department handovers green leaf to purchaser at Khalla
Site on the date of Collection.

       Some of the forest produce like custard apples were given to the local societies of
the weaker sections on the average price of preceeding last 3 years.




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                                                                 FOREST OUT TURN
        S.No.            Item                  Unit            2001-02 2002-03 2003-04                             2004-05           2005-06          2006-07
                                                              Major Forest Produce
          A)       TIMBER
          I)       Forest Dept.                Cmt             11695.15 20777.000 12967.900 10523.04 13465.34 13557.00
          B)       FUEL WOOD
          I)       Forest Dept                 Cmt             906.352                -                 -                  -         39360.00 19031.00
                                                              Minor Forest Produce
          A)       BAMBOO
          I)       Forest Dept.     No.s     9257180 52477790 43233160 11737316 11517637 14212911
          B)       BEEDI-LEAVES
          I)       Forest Dept. No. of SB' s 665600 539800     433900 459800     299200 453000
           •       Source Production Unit & STC

                   The NTFP procurement rates by Girijan Co-operative Corporation are as follows :


 STATEMENT SHOWING THE COMMODITY WISE MINOR FORST PRODUCE PROCUREMENTS DURING 2001-02 to 2006-07
                                                                                                   Quantity in Quintals and Value in Rupees in Lakhs.

Sl.      Name of the            2001-02               2002-03                2003-04                    2004-05                   2005-06              2006-07
No.      Commodity
                           Qty.        Val.        Qty.        Val.       Qty.        Val.           Qty.       Val.           Qty       Value        Qty       value

1     Gum Karaya             6842         493.71    6935       516.01       5086          389.52       7689       678.82       6179.02    534.25     6050.40 510.77

2     Gum Thiruman                56        1.54     187         4.85        186            7.60        101         5.33         22.33       1.43       4.33      0.23

3     Gum Olibanum            370           7.48     415        20.22        437            8.46        209         4.57        130.18       3.08     246.03      9.33

4     Gum Kondagogu        115885          85.40    1297       101.90       1244          100.81       1184       116.63        622.16      49.29     420.26     40.60

5     Gum Dikamali            522           8.87    1127        16.90        676            7.43        363         4.28          0.00       0.00      17.25      0.21

6     Myrobalans            10685          34.80   12058        19.45       7606           11.41      14246        30.66       5947.93      12.06    7862.31     21.98

7     Nuxvomica              1860          10.14    5399        53.35       2348           29.98      13118      236.64        1416.48      23.78    8387.02 133.36

8     Seeded Tamarind       54295         329.56   58846       235.17      47842          319.42      70256       486.14 56768.92         469.71 50113.40 440.63
      Deseeded
9                           10656          94.19    3506        25.86       4007           28.16       5211        68.01 13376.16         177.55      3999.5     74.17
      Tamarind
10 Tamarind Seed            10128          18.23    2765         5.53       4611           11.50       7508        36.06 15463.21           62.04    3270.23     12.62

11 Pungam Seed               6542          29.35    1946        10.17       4870           26.81        981         6.03       2988.59      20.80     745.18      5.99

12 Cleaningnuts               338           1.37    1520        12.12        275            3.09       8942       319.33       1872.12      23.77    1320.74     12.47

13 Markingnuts               5791          11.43    8108        20.05       4794           14.52       6906        25.19       5492.49      26.66    8352.23     41.70

14 Mohwa Seed                6671          40.75    6252        55.07       4950           49.25      11944       121.30       6188.68      65.24    9441.87 104.49

15 Mohwa Flower             11360          54.37   10003        40.02       4238           18.74      26545       154.64 13706.32           84.08 15519.83       93.74

16 Honey                     1650          65.95    2078        87.74       1108           58.13       3802       302.05       2335.15    186.47     3523.28 281.53

17 Sheekakai                 2577          24.72    2600        30.58       2697           29.06       3869        38.78       1751.52      17.58    2957.72     29.62

18 Soapnuts                  2419          26.40    2564        14.62       2532           14.74       1912        10.60        674.92       3.35    2550.45     23.80

19 Hill Brooms (Nos)       243315          25.15 436637         57.82     409037           63.49     332961        55.66       3411.56      42.28    390623      56.09

20 Hill Brooms (Qtls.)             0          0           0           0      368            6.96        115         2.08         12.50       0.15       3.60      0.07
21 Wild Brooms (Qtls.)       1134          12.65    1079        11.73        878           10.26        292         3.67        972.98      14.37     692.55     10.14
22 Wild Brooms (Nos.)              0          0           0           0          0            0       57860         3.16         99.10       0.30           0       0

23 Adda leaf                 3912          12.86   12625        42.50       9867           34.93      13645        51.54       8865.83      37.95    9140.67     46.70

24 Naramamidi Bark           1079          21.58    8192       163.81       3261           70.67       2906        47.72       1929.02      34.80    1850.89     37.69
25 Amla                           0           0           0           0          0            0             0          0             0           0          0       0
26 Maredugeddalu             1030          15.42    2651        44.34       1833           31.16        470         8.14       1258.83      31.44     762.76     25.57
27 Others                          0       62.04          0     71.01            0         19.34            0     132.67             0      75.25           0    63.16
                                                                                                                                                                2076.6
               Total                   1487.96                1660.82                 1365.44                   2949.70                  1997.68                     6
Source: G.C.C. Visakhapatnam


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       Statement Showing Year Wise Beedi Leaf Revenue Particulars
                                                      (Qty. in Qtls & Value in Rs.)
                              Quantity of                                        Net
          Financial Year &                      Gross
                                  Leaf                      Expenditure       Revenue
Sl.No.       Beedi Leaf                       Revenue
                              Collected in                 (Rs.In Lakhs)       (Rs. in
              Season                          in Lakhs
                                 S.Bs.                                         Lakhs)
  1.     1987-88 (1987)      245350           1049.169     1028.788            20.381
  2.     1998-89 (1988)      228433           1269.335      933.313           336.017
  3.     1989-90 (1989)      391005           3920.467     1980.490          1939.979
  4.     1990-91 (1990)      312492           4342.184     2417.860          1924.324
  5.     1991-92 (1991)      391273           6059.693     3275.100          2784.593
  6.     1992-93 (1992)      385000           5680.730     4025.460          1655.270
  7.     1993-94 (1993)      407750           5820.040     4342.750          1457.250
  8.     1994-95 (1994)      319278           5708.030     3577.504          2612.496
  9.     1995-96 (1995)      296957           4949.322     3594.125          1355.197
 10.     1996-97 (1996)      358882           5576.000     4025.000          1501.000
 11.     1997-98 (1997)      306940           4318.000     2930.000          1388.000
 12.     1998-99 (1998)      634383           5201.648     3226.723          1974.925
 13.     1999-00 (1999)      639637           6059.953     3576.037          2483.916
 14.     2000-01 (2000)      702402           6463.480     4001.830          2461.650
 15.     2001-02 (2001)      665600           4700.500     2913.000          1787.500
 16.     2002-03 (2002)      539800           4930.400     3432.400          1498.000
 17.     2003-04 (2003)      433900           4490.000     2500.000          1990.000
 18.     2004-05 (2004)      459800           3953.000     2824.000          1129.000

 19.     2005-06 (2005)      299200           2993.000     1780.000          1213.000

 20.     2006-07 (2006)      453000           3657.000     2709.000          948.000
 1) The size of Beedi leaf bundles from 1998 Beedi leaf season is 50 leaves per Bundle.
 2) One standard bag is of 1000 bundles (50 leaves per bundle).




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                         4. MANAGEMENT OF THE STATE FORESTS

            Management of the State Forests is carried out by Forest Department with an
    objective of progressive and sustained yield. The Departmental schemes are oriented to
    increase per hectare yield potential of the Forest Resources in the state so as to meet the
    demands of the multiplying population, and wood based industries.

            The entire forest area is being brought under the sanctioned working plans and it is
    managed on the scientific lines. As per the guidelines issued by the Government of India,
    extraction of wood is completely stopped.

           Most of the Forest degraded area is being regenerated through Community Forest
    Management according to the Micro Plan prescriptions. The Micro plans are prepared in
    consultation with the members of Vana Samrakshana Samithis. The following is the position
    of working plans of various divisions of the State


              STATEMENT SHOWING THE STATUS OF WORKING PLANS 2006-2007
                                  (AS ON 1-1-2007)

                                                                                                                       Rectified working plans awaited.
                                                                                      Working plan already discussed
                                                     Working plans received Sent to




                                                                                                                                                                                        already been sent to Govt. of
                                                                                                                                                          Draft working plan awaited.



                                                                                                                                                                                          The connaissance Report
                            Working plans approved



                                                        Govt. India for Approval


                                                                                         and final copy awaited.




                                                                                                                                                                                              India for approval



                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Total
           Name of the
Sl.No.
            Division




   1     Kakinada           Yes                                  -                                -                              -                                 -                                 -                   1
   2     Nandyal            Yes                                  -                                -                              -                                 -                                 -                   1
   3     Kurnool            Yes                                  -                                -                              -                                 -                                 -                   1
   4     Paloncha           Yes                                  -                                -                              -                                 -                                 -                   1
   5     Bhadrachalam (S)   Yes                                  -                                -                              -                                 -                                 -                   1
   6     Eluru              Yes                                  -                                -                              -                                 -                                 -                   1
   7     Giddalur           Yes                                  -                                -                              -                                 -                                 -                   1
   8     Nirmal             Yes                                  -                                -                              -                                 -                                 -                   1
   9     Mancherial         Yes                                  -                                -                              -                                 -                                 -                   1
  10     Khammam            Yes                                  -                                -                              -                                 -                                 -                   1
  11     Visakapatnam       Yes                                  -                                -                              -                                 -                                 -                   1
  12     Narsipatnam        Yes                                  -                                -                              -                                 -                                 -                   1
  13     Warangal (S)       Yes                                  -                                -                              -                                 -                                 -                   1
  14     Nellore            Yes                                  -                                -                              -                                 -                                 -                   1
  15     Srikakulam         Yes                                  -                                -                              -                                 -                                 -                   1
  16     Markapur           Yes                                  -                                -                              -                                 -                                 -                   1
  17     Kaghaznagar        Yes                                  -                                -                              -                                 -                                 -                   1



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18   Adilabad           Yes    -     -    -    -    -   1
19   Bellampally        Yes    -     -    -    -    -   1
20   Achampet           Yes    -     -    -    -    -   1
21   Vizianagaram       Yes    -     -    -    -    -   1
22   Bhadrachalam (N)   Yes    -     -    -    -    -   1
23   Karimnagar (E)     Yes    -     -    -    -    -   1
24   Karimnagar (W)     Yes    -     -    -    -    -   1
25   Warangal (N)       Yes    -     -    -    -    -   1
26   Mahaboobnagar      Yes    -     -    -    -    -   1
27   Hyderabad          Yes    -     -    -    -    -   1
28   Proddatur          Yes    -     -    -    -    -   1
29   Kadapa             Yes    -     -    -    -    -   1
30   Jannaram           Yes    -     -    -    -    -   1
31   Nalgonda           Yes    -     -    -    -    -   1
32   Guntur             Yes    -     -    -    -    -   1
33   Kothagudem         Yes    -     -    -    -    -   1
34   Atmakur            Yes    -     -    -    -    -   1
35   Medak              Yes    -     -    -    -    -   1
36   Krishna            Yes    -     -    -    -    -   1
37   Paderu             Yes    -     -    -    -    -   1
38   Chittoor (E)       Yes    -     -    -    -    -   1
39   Chittoor (W)       Yes    -     -    -    -    -   1
40   Kamareddy           -    Yes    -    -    -    -   1
41   Rajampet            -     -    Yes   -    -    -    1
42   Nizambad            -    Yes    -    -    -    -   1
43   Anantpur            -     -     -    -   Yes   -   1
                         -     -     -    -    -    -   1
     Total:             39     2     1    0    1    0   43




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          5. PLAN AND NON PLAN SCHEMES OF 2006-07

PLAN SCHEMES:

  A. State Plan Schemes: (G.H –11)

    District Offices

           o   Regional Offices / Silvicultural Research
           o   Strengthening and Upgradation of FD / Publicity
           o   Mixed Plantation (Social Forestry)
           o   Forest Protection / Survey and Settlement of Forest Boundaries.

    Forest Conservation         Act   (C.A.Scheme)    and    Telugu   Ganga      Project
    (C.A.Scheme)
    Zoological Parks
    APSOF Yellandu
    Tree & Pasture Seed Development
    Environmental Planting in degraded forest around urban areas
    Developmental of National Parks & Sanctuaries


  B. Matching State Share Schemes: (G.H – 06)
           River Valley Project (10%)
           Area Oriented Fuel & Fodder Project (50%)
           Development of National Parks & Sanctuaries (50% Recurring Expenditure)
           Integrated Forest Protection Scheme (IFPS) (25%)


  C. Centrally Sponsored Schemes: (G.H – 10)
           Non-Timber Forest Produces (NTFP)( Proj.I, II & III– 100%)
           Integrated Afforestation and Eco-development Programme (IAEP – 100%)
           Area Oriented Fuel & Fodder Project (AOFFP) (50%)
           Association of STs & Rural Poor in development of degraded forests on usufruct
           sharing basis (ASTRPs – 100%)
           Integrated Forest Protection (Fire Protection – 75%)
           Development of National Parks & Sanctuaries (100% Non Recurring Expenditure
           + 50% Recurring Expenditure)
           Project Elephant (100%)
           River Valley Project (90%)

  D. Finance Commission Grants – Schemes for “Maintenance of Forests”: (G.H. -
  04)
        - (100% Central Assistance)


  E. Externally Aided Projects: (G.H – 03)

               Andhra Pradesh Community Forest Management Project (APCFM).
  F.RIDF Projects (NABARD Assistance): (G.H – 07)




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II. NON-PLAN SCHEMES:

   1.   River Valley Project Machkund – Sileru Basin
   2.   Head quarters office
   3.   A.P. School of Forestry, Yellandu
   4.   Buildings
   5.   Sanctuaries
   6.   Nehru Zoological Park
   7.   Other Zoological Parks
   8.   User Charges
   9.   District Offices

   1.   Departmental Extraction of Timber and other forest produce
   2.   Forest Protection
   3.   Social Forestry
   4.   Research & Development
   5.   Working Plan Parties
   6.   Planning and Extension Divisions
   7.   Payment of compensation for loss of life or injury to human lives and cattle
        killed due to attack of wild animals.


ORGANISATIONAL SET UP:

         The Prl. Chief Conservator of Forests is the Executive Head of the Forest
Department. Addl.Prl.Chief Conservators of Forests, Chief Conservators of Forests,
Conservators of Forests and other staff assist him, at the Head Office level. At the field
level, the State Forest area is divided into Circles, Divisions, Ranges, Sections and Beats,
manned by Conservators of Forests, Divisional Forest Officers, Forest Range Officers,
Forest Section Officers and Forest Beat Officers / Asst.Forest Beat Officers, respectively.
The total strength of the staff of the Forest Department is 9986, comprising 6118 Executive
and 3868 Non-Executive staff, including Officers.

                Forest Demand (No.XXIX) for the year 2006-07

                                                                  (Rs. in lakhs)
                                                                     BUDGET
                         HEAD OF ACCOUNT
                                                                    ESTIMATE
                                                                     2006-07
                                PLAN
        M.H.2402 – Soil & Water Conservation                           553.93

        M.H.2406 - Forestry & Wild Life                              20282.03

                                                                       62.00
        M.H.4406 – Capital Outlay on Forestry & Wild life
                          Total Plan Demand                          20897.96




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                           NON PLAN

                                                                     163.73
     M.H.2059- Public Works
                                                                     130.72
     M.H.2402-Soil & Water Conservation
     M.H.2406 - Forestry & Wild Life                               15486.54

                    Total Non-Plan Demand                          15780.99

     ABSTRACT

                                                                   20897.96
     PLAN
     NON – PLAN                                                    15780.99

                                                                   36678.95
                         Total Demand


I. Plan Schemes:
A.   State Plan Schemes: (G.H –11)
                                                                   (Rs. in lakhs)
      Sl. No.        Name of the Scheme                            B.Es 2006-07
      1.         District Offices                                     162.99
      2.         APSOF Yellandu                                        10.00
      3.         Telugu Ganga Project (TGP)                            62.00
      4.         Zoological Parks                                     100.00
      5.         Tree & Pasture Seed Development                        8.00
      6.         Environmental planting in degraded forest             15.00
                 around urban areas
      7.         Development of National Parks & Sanctuaries           100.00
                 TOTAL: A                                              457.99

B.   Matching State Share Schemes: (G.H – 06)

                                                               (Rs. In lakhs)
      Sl. No.         Name of the Scheme                       B.Es 2006-07
      1.        R.V.P - Improving productivity of                  53.93
                degraded lands in Machkund Sileru
                Basin (10%)

      2.        Area Oriented Fuel & Fodder Project                0.00
                (50%)

      3.        Development of National Parks &                    91.70
                Sanctuaries   (50%      Recurring
                Expenditure)

      4.        Integrated Forest Protection                      177.03
                (Fire Protection) Scheme (25%)
                TOTAL: B                                          322.66




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C.    CENTRALLY SPONSORED SCHEMES: (G.H – 10)
                                                                           (Rs. In lakhs)
     Sl.                   Name of the Scheme                       Budget Estimates 2006-07
     No.
      1.     Raising of Non-Timber Forest Produce, including                   0.00
             Medicinal Plants (Proj.I, II, III & IV) (100% C.S.S)

     2.      Integrated Afforestation and Eco-Development                      6.00
             Programme (IAEP) (100% C.S.S)
     3.      Area Oriented Fuel & Fodder Project (50%)                         0.00

     4.      Association of ST. Rural Poor in Regeneration of                  0.00
             Degraded Forests on Usufruct Sharing Basis
             (100% C.S.S)

     5.      Integrated Forest Protection                                     444.00
             (Fire Protection) Scheme
             (75% C.S.S)

     6.      Development of National Parks & Sanctuaries                      742.31
             (50% C.S.S)

     7.      Project Elephant (100% C.S.S)                                    125.00

     8.      R.V.P - Improving productivity of degraded lands                 500.00
             in Machkund Sileru Basin (90% CSS)

             TOTAL: C                                                         1817.31



D)         TWELFTH FINANCE COMMISSION GRANTS : ( G.H.-04)
                                                                       (Rs. In lakhs)
            Sl. No.             Name of the Scheme                   Budget Estimates
                                                                         2006-07

                  1    Finance Commission Grants –                  1300.00
                       Schemes for “ Maintenance of Forests

                         Total : ( D)                               1300.00



E)         EXTERNALLY AIDED PROJECTS: (G.H – 03)
                                                                          (Rs. In lakhs)
              Sl.                   Name of the Scheme                       Budget
              No.                                                          Estimates
                                                                            2006-07
             1.       A.P. Community Forest Management Project              15000.00
                      (World Bank Aided)
                      TOTAL: (E)                                              15000.00




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F)         R.I.D.F: (G.H – 07)
                                                                       (Rs. In lakhs)
                Sl.                    Name of the Scheme                  Budget
                No.                                                      Estimates
                                                                           2006-07
              1.          RIDF Projects – (NABARD Assistance)           2000.00

                          Total: E                                      2000.00

               Grand Total:          A + B + C + D + E + F : Rs. 20897.96 Lakhs.


I. PLAN SCHEMES:
A. STATE PLAN SCHEMES:

1. District Offices:

       The following state plan schemes have been clubbed with SH (03) – District
Offices.

      a.   Regional Offices / Silvicultural Research .
      b.   Strengthening and Upgradation of Forest Department (Publicity) .
      c.   Mixed Plantation (Social Forestry)
      d.   Forest Protection
      e.   Survey Settlement of Forest Boundaries

       The budget provision under this scheme for 2006-07 is Rs.162.99 lakhs which
is meant for the staffs salary and maintenance of research works, raising nurseries /
plantations and publicity.

           The details of budget provision and expenditure are as follows:

                                                                         (Rs. in lakhs)
Sl.        Scheme                Accounts          B.E.s      R.E.s     ExP.        B.E.s
No.                               2004-05         2005-06    2005-06   2005-06     2006-07

1.         (03) – District Offices

a.         Regional                                 8.36        8.36    2.913       8.36
           offices
b.         Publicity                               15.00      15.00     6.789      15.00

c.         Mixed                     92.41         60.00      60.00    11.464      60.00
           Plantation
d.         Forest                                  49.63      49.63
           Protection                                                  16.576      49.63

E          SS of Forest                            30.00      30.00
                                                                        6.450      30.00
           Boundaries
           Total:                    92.41         162.99    162.99    44.192      162.99




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a.     Regional Offices / Silvicultural Research:

       The department is giving special emphasis for Forestry Research, aiming at
improved nursery and plantation techniques, keeping in view the recent trends in forestry.
For the Forestry Research activities, the department has established (4) Forest Research
Centres in different Agro Climatic Zones in the State i.e.at Hyderabad, Tirupathi (in
Rayelseema Region), Warangal (in Telangana Region) and Rajahmundry (in Andhra
Region).
       The centers at Rajahmundry and Warangal are having modern Seed Processing and
Testing laboratories and can handle about 400 tons of seed collection, storage and supply
per annum. The Research center at Tirupathi, popularly known as BIOTRIM, has got
advanced laboratories on Tissue Culture, Soil Science, Bio- fertilizers and Molecular Market
studies.

       During 2005-06, the expenditure upto January, 2006 is Rs.2.913 lakhs is towards
works & staff salary against the budget provision of Rs.8.36 lakhs. A Budget provision under
the scheme for 2006-07 is Rs.8.36 lakhs.


b.     Strengthening and Upgradation of Forest Department (Publicity) :

       To take up the publicity on various forestry activities of the department, there is a
wing headed by a Forest Utilization Officer in the cadre of Deputy Conservator of Forests.
This wing takes up the publicity on various forestry activities taken up by the department,
through Exhibitions and displaying tableaux. The Annual Administrative Reports, Facts and
Figures of the department etc., which are required for day to day administration of the
department, are also brought out by this wing.

       The expenditure-incurred under the scheme during 2005-06 upto January 2006 is
Rs.6.789 lakhs, as against the budget provision of Rs.15.00 lakhs. The Budget provision
made for the scheme during 2006-07 is Rs.15.00 lakhs.


c.     Mixed Plantation (Social Forestry):

         To increase the forest cover outside the reserve forest and to realize cherished goal
of “Haritha Andhra Pradesh”, the department is raising nurserie and plantations and
distributing seedlings to people under Social Forestry Programme.

        Under the Mixed Plantation Scheme, the Social Forestry Wing of the Department is
raising seedlings for public distribution as well as for department planting in non – Forest
Areas. The Plantations and “Karthikvanams” raised during the previous years are also
maintained from the funds available under the scheme.

       A total num,ber of 2843.00 lakh seedlings were planted/ distributed to thepublic out of
3067.00 lakh raised by the Government Department / Private Agencies, by the Social
Forestry Divisions / Territorial Divisions / Other Agencies in the State till date.

        The Expenditure incurred under the mixed plantation Scheme during 2005-06 upto
January, 2006 is Rs.11.464 lakhs, against the budget provision of Rs.60.00 lakhs. A
provision of Rs.60.00 lakhs is made for 2006-07.




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d.     Forest Protection Scheme:
        The Government is laying much emphasis on the protection of forests. The Forest
Department has a separate Vigilance Wing at Headquarters, headed by a Addl. Prl. Chief
Conservator of Forests, (Vig &IT), who assisted by (2) Chief Conservator of Forests, and (3)
Vigilance Parties. Besides this, (15) Flying Squad Parties and (35) Mobile Parties are
functioning at the field level for effective protection of vulnerable forest areas.

       During 2005-06 the Department has so far registered 1489 Offence Cases, involving
forest produce valued at Rs. 169.422 Lakhs and collected Compounding Fees of Rs.
784.721 Lakhs (Up to January 2006).

        The Vigilance cell, along with the Flying Squad Parties also enquires into allegations,
complaint petitions and takes up surprise inspections. The wing also conducts raids for
detection of illicit forest produce in storage and patrols the vulnerable routes to check the
smuggling of the forest produce.

       The expenditure incurred under 03-District of the Forest Produce, the scheme during
2005-06 upto January 2006 is Rs.16.576 lakhs, against the budget provision of
Rs.49.63lakhs. The budget provision made for the scheme during 2006-07 is Rs.49.63
lakhs.


e.     Survey and Settlement of Forest Boundaries:

        Budget provided under this head is utilized for reservation of Forest Blocks. The
Joint Collectors of the concerned districts are the Ex-officio Forest Settlement Officers
(FSOs). The establishment costs of the staff provided to the FSOs includes (8)Technical
Officers.Grade.I, (8) Dy. Range Officers and (8) Stenographers, in the districts of Adilabad,
Warangal, Karimnagar, Khammam, East Godavari, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam and
Srikakulam. Besides, a Gazetted Assistant (Tech.) is provided in the office of the Prl. Chief
Conservator of Forests.

        The expenditure incurred under this head during 2005-06 up to January 2006 is
Rs.6.00 lakhs is as against a budget provision of Rs.30.00 lakhs. During 2006-07 a budget
provision of Rs.30.00 lakhs is made to implement this scheme.

       Further the Government decided to take up a massive programme to develop
Remote & Interior Areas in the State in a time bound manner. This programme is focused to
make Remote & Interior Areas prosperous. One of the key components in the above
programme is time bound completion of forest settlement in the State. In order to notify the
pending forest blocks under Section 15 of A.P. Forest Act, the Government has sanctioned
18 posts of Forest Settlement Officers in the cadre of Dy. Collector with supporting staff i.e.,
18 Posts of Deputy Range Officers, 18 Posts of Draftsman Grade-II (Technical Officers –II)
and others like Jr. Assistants, Data Entry Operators, Attenders etc. on out sourcing basis.
Government has also fixed the remuneration to be paid to the staff duly indicating the head
of account to which the expenditure is to be booked , vide G.O.M.S. No. 395 , Fin(SMPC)
Dept. dated 16-11-2005.

       The Budget provision for the years 2005-06 & 2006-07 is also proposed in the REs
2005-06 and B.Es.2006-07. However due to the ceiling imposed by the Government on the
Plan Budget the proposed amount of Rs. 476.00 Lakhs for the year 2006-07 was not
provided in the BEs 2006-07. The requirement of budget for the year 2005-06 i.e. Rs. 118.00
Lakhs is provided to be met from the overall savings.



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     2. Capital outlay on Forestry & Wildlife (FC Act & TGP) (MH-4406):

        Under this scheme, plantations are being raised in the lands handed over to the
Forest Department in lieu of the forest areas diverted for non Forestry purposes. The
Government of India has made the compensatory afforestation mandatory, wherever the
forest lands are diverted for the purposes other than forestry. As per the Forest
(Conservation) Act 1980, the User Agency has to provide an equal extent of non forest land
equal to the forest area diverted and also provide funds for compensatory afforestation. In
some cases where the User Agency happens to be a Government Department / under
taking, funds have to be provided for treatment of low density forests, to the extent of double
the area diverted.

        Under Compensatory Afforestation, plantations have been raised in the lands
transferred to the Forest Department for the forest lands diverted for Telugu Ganga Project
(TGP). For maintenance of these plantations raised under this project certain staff is
provided. The staff cost is provided in the budget under this head. During 2005-06, it is
proposed to raise plantation over 928 Ha. With an estimated cost of Rs. 561.00 Lakhs.

        The Government have released an amount of Rs. 561.00 Lakh for implementation of
Compensatory Afforestation Scheme in relaxation of Treasury Control Orders pending
provision of funds by obtaining supplementary grants during 2005-06 vide G.O.Rt. No.373.
Fin (Expr. MA&UD&EFS&T) Dept. dated: 6-02-2006

The budget provision and the expenditure incurred under the schemes are given below:

                                                                        (Rs. in lakhs)
                 Accounts          B.Es              R.Es        Exp.             B.Es
      Scheme
                  2004-05        2005-06           2005-06      2005-06          2006-07
     F.C.Act       266.25         561.00            561.00        -----            -----

     T.G.P          56.46         62.00             62.00        24.725          62.00

     Total:        322.71         623.00           623.00        24.725          62.00



3.      Tree & Pasture Seed Development:

       This scheme was implemented in IX FYP as 100% Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
The Government of India have dispensed the scheme in the X FYP Period and advised the
State Government to implement the scheme from the State’s resources. Accordingly the
scheme is included in the Normal State Plan. Under this scheme, works like Development of
Seed stands and Seed orchards are taken up with an objective of collecting high quality
seed for nursery and Research programmes.

       The expenditure incurred under this head during 2005-06upto January 2006 is
Rs.1.60 lakhs, against the budget provision of Rs.8.00 lakhs. The budget provision of
Rs.8.00 lakhs is made during 2006-07.




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         The budget provision and the expenditure incurred under the schemes are given
below.


                                                                          (Rs. in lakhs)
                        Accounts        B.Es           R.Es       Exp.           B.Es
      Scheme
                         2004-05       2005-06        2005-06    2005-06        2006-07
 Tree & Pasture
                           5.31          8.00          8.00        1.60           8.00
 Seed Devt.

4. Environmental Planting in degraded lands around urban area:

        It is a new scheme taken up under Normal State Plan during X FYP commencing
from 2003-2004. The scheme envisages development of low density forests around urban
areas. Considering the rapid urbanization, industrialization and abnormal increase in the
pollution levels, it has become necessary to raise plantations in these areas, to provide clean
air and improved aesthetics for the urban dwellers, besides improving economic value of the
low density forests. The scheme also provides employment to the surrounding villagers.

       During 2005-06 under this scheme, an expenditure of Rs.6.05 lakhs is incurred as
against the budget provision of Rs.15.00 lakhs. A budget provision of Rs.15.00 lakhs is
made for implementing the scheme during 2006-07.
                                                             (Rs. in lakhs)
                        Accounts        B.Es           R.Es       Exp.           B.Es
      Scheme
                         2004-05       2005-06        2005-06    2005-06        2006-07
 Envt. planting in
 degraded lands
                           7.01          15.00         15.00       6.05          15.00
 around      urban
 area.

5.       Zoological Parks:

       There are (3) Zoological Parks in the State viz., Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad,
Sri Venkateshwara Zoological Park, Tirupathi and Indira Gandhi Zoological Park,
Visakhapatnam.

       The Nehru Zoological Park located at Hyderabad is recognized as one of the few top
zoological parks of the World.

         Under this scheme, budget is provided towards works & staff cost.

       The expenditure incurred in implementing the scheme during 2005-06 up to January
2006 Rs.28.20lakhs is incurred as against the budget provision of Rs.100.00 lakhs. The
budget provision is made for implementing the scheme during 2006-07 isRs.100 lakhs.

                                                                  (Rs. in lakhs)
                         Accounts      B.Es           R.Es       Exp.         B.Es
          Scheme
                          2004-05     2005-06        2005-06    2005-06      2006-07
                           43.19       100.00        100.00      28.20       100.00
     Zoological Parks




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   6.       Development of National Parks & Sanctuaries:

        There are (27) Protected areas (5National Parks and 22 Wild Life Sanctuaries.
        The Government of India is sanctioning the Schemes for (14) high priority protected
areas with a cost of 100% grant for non-recurring expenditure and 50% share towards
recurring expenditures. The remaining 50% provision towards recurring cost for these
protected areas is provided under Matching State Share Schemes.

        For the remaining Sanctuaries the budget provision is made in the Normal State
Plan. During 2005-06 Rs.100.00 lakhs is provided for taking up the developmental activities
in the Sanctuaries under Normalm State Plan.. The expenditure incurred under the scheme
during 2005-06, upto January, 2006 is Rs.33.08 lakhs. The budget provision made for the
scheme during 2006-07 is Rs. 100.00 lakhs.
                                                                   (Rs. in lakhs)
                            Accounts          B.Es        R.Es      Exp.         B.Es
            Scheme
                             2004-05         2005-06     2005-06   2005-06      2006-07
                            83.62            100.00     100.00     33.08       100.00
        Zoological Parks


7. A.P. School of Forestry, Yellandu/A.P.Forest Academy; Dullapally.

        The budget provision under this Scheme is utilized for improving the training facilities
in the A.P. School of Forestry, Yellandu and in A.P.State Forest Academy, Dullapally.

        The A.P. Forest Academy, Dulapalli imparts training to the Forest Section Officers,
besides imparting in-service training to the ministerial and executive staff of the department.
This institution also imparts training to the other department officers and also to IFS Officers
of Other States, in the fields of GIS and Joint Forest Management. The A.P.School of
Forestry Yellandu imparts training to the in-service Forest Beat Officers.

        The Department lays grater emphasis on Forestry Training for the officers and field
staff, who are involved in the scientific management of forests. The staff members are given
training to Joint Forest Management, Improved Nursery and Plantation techniques, Bio-
diversity conservation an Eco- Development, Accounting Procedure, Administrative Matters
etc. So far during the year 2005-06; 4316 personnel have been trained.

        The Expenditure incurred in implementing the scheme during 2005-06 up to January
2006 is Rs. 2.405 Lakhs as against the budget provision of Rs.10.00 Lakh. The budget
provision made for implementing the scheme during2006-07 is Rs. 10.00 Lakh.

                                                                           (Rs. in lakhs)
                 Accounts            B.Es              R.Es         Exp.            B.Es
 Scheme
                  2004-05           2005-06           2005-06      2005-06         2006-07
    Plan           7.85              10.00             10.00        2.405            10.00




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B.      MATCHING STATE SHARE:

1.      River Valley Project, Machkund - Sileru Basin:

      It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme, under macro management of Agriculture, with
10% State Share.

        The main objective of the scheme is to prevent Soil Erosion in the catchment area of
Machkund - Sileru Basin, to reduce siltation of the reservoirs and to improve the productivity
of the degraded lands in the catchment through vegetative and soil moisture conservation
measures. The project provides immense employment potential to the tribal people and
other rural poor people.

      Under the scheme during 2005-06 an amount of Rs.33.85 lakhs has been spent upto
January, 2006 as against the budget provision of Rs.53.93 lakhs. The budget provided for
implementing the scheme during 2006-07 is Rs.53.93 lakhs.

                                                                         (Rs. in lakhs)
                                         B.Es           R.Es               Exp.         B.Es
       Scheme    Accounts 2004-05
                                        2005-06        2005-06            2005-06      2006-07
      River Valley Project
      State      55.32                 53.93           53.93             33.86      53.93
      Central    294.32                485.37          485.37            102.88     500.00
      Total:     349.64                539.30          539.30            136.73     553.93

2. Area Oriented Fuel and Fodder Project (AOFFP):
        It is a centrally sponsored scheme with a funding pattern of 50:50 between the State
Government & Government of India. The main objective of the scheme is to augment fuel
wood and fodder production in fuel deficit districts, by raising suitable plantations. The
scheme was implemented during IX Five year Plan and is merged with National Afforestation
Programme in the X FYP. However the Government of India provides maintenance grant
for the plantation raised under the scheme during IX FYP up to 2005-06. However the
maintenance of plantations were taken up with the funds available under APCFM project
through Vana Samrakshna Samithies as per the GOI releases were not received in time.

       The budget provision for the scheme under state share during 2005-06 is Rs.1.66
lakhs. The maintenance grant for plantation raised under the scheme sanctioned by GOI is
only up to 2005-06.

                                                                         (Rs. in lakhs)
                  Accounts B.Es             R.Es          Exp.                 B.Es
     Scheme
                  2004-05     2005-06       2005-06       2005-06              2006-07
     A.O.F.F.P    ( Maching State Share)
     State           12.64        1.66          0.00              ---              ---
     Central          1.51        1.66          1.66             -----            -----
     Total:          14.15        3.32          1.66            ------            -----




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3.     Integrated Forest Protection (Fire Protection) Scheme:

       Forest Fires are annual recurring features in the State. All the fires are ground fires
only. However, they effect the young regeneration on the forest floor, besides making the
areas devoid of humus. Under this scheme, it is contemplated to protect forests in the State
from the Fire Hazards by way of providing required infrastructure and taking up of fire control
measures. The facilities are also used to prevent smuggling of valuable forest produce
besides preventing poaching of wild animals. The funding pattern under the scheme, which
was previously a 100% Centrally Sponsored Scheme, has been changed to 75:25 between
the Government of India and State Government from 2003-2004 onwards.

       The budget provision for the scheme under state share during 2005-06 is Rs.175.37
lakhs. The total expenditure incurred under the scheme during2005-06 upto January 2006 is
Rs.43.074 lakhs including Government of India and State Share. The -budget provision for
implementing the scheme during 2006-07 is Rs.621.03 lakhs.

                                                                   (Rs. in lakhs)
                  Accounts       B.Es               R.Es         Exp.           B.Es
      Scheme
                   2004-05      2005-06            2005-06      2005-06        2006-07
     Integrated Forest Protection
     State       -----        175.37          139.09          ----            177.03
     Central     141.02       526.11          573.48          43.074          444.00
     Total:      141.02       701.48          721.57          43.074          621.03

4.     Development of National Parks & Sanctuaries:

        It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme under which the Government of India provides
100% grants towards non-recurring expenditure and the recurring expenditure is shared at
50:50 between the GOI and State Government. The objective of the scheme is to take up
the habitat improvement activities in (14) Wildlife sanctuaries and (5) National parks and
Project Tiger Reserve, besides taking up of Wildlife education programme.

       The budget provision for the scheme during 2005-06 towards Matching State Share
is Rs.91.70 lakhs. The budget provision made for the scheme during 2006-07 is Rs.91.70
lakhs.
                                                                   (Rs. in lakhs)
                   Accounts          B.Es          R.Es        Exp.           B.Es
      Scheme
                    2004-05        2005-06       2005-06     2005-06        2006-07
     Development of NP and Sanctuaries
     State           12.77           91.70         91.70        ----          91.70
     Central         87.15          350.00        350.00        ----         742.31
     Total:          99.92          441.70        441.70        ----         834.01


CENTRALLY SPONSORED SCHEMES:
1.  Non-Timber Forest Produce, including Medicinal Plants (Proj.I, II, III & IV)
2.     Integrated Afforestation and Eco-Development Programme (IAEP)
3.     Area Oriented Fuel & Fodder Project (AOFFP)
4.     Association of ST & Rural Poor in Regeneration of Degraded Forests

       During the IX five year plan period, the Centrally sponsored Afforestation schemes
like Non-Timber Forest Produce (NTFP), Integrated Afforestation and Eco-Development
Project (IAEP), Area Oriented Fuel and Fodder Project (AOFFP), Association of ST & Rural


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Poor in Re-generation of Degraded Forests on Usufruct sharing basis (ASTRP) and Coastal
Shelter Belt were implemented. The GOI has been providing the maintenance cost for all
the plantations raised during the IX five-year plan. All these Afforestation Schemes were
discontinued during the X five-year plan, merging them with a newly formulated scheme
titled National Afforestation Programme (NAP). This scheme is being implemented through
Forest Development Agencies (FDAs).

         As per the guidelines of this scheme, the Forest Development Agencies have to be
established at the division level and the Joint Forest Management Committees at village
Level to implement the programme. Under the scheme, the GOI releases the funds directly
to the Forest Development Agencies. In Andhra Pradesh (29) FDA projects covering 1,357
VSSs/ EDCs with an outlay of Rs.7942.39 lakhs have been sanctioned by the GOI so far, for
implementing the NAP Programme during X FYP. The total forest area to be treated during
the project period is 45210 Ha. of which an area of 35822 Ha has been treated so far,
utilizing an amount of Rs.3563.90 lakhs against the total releases of Rs. 3753.69lakhs.

       The total No. of beneficiaries covered is 2.89 lakh forest dependent VSS members of
which 1.04 lakh are tribal.

        For maintenance of the plantations raised during IX FYP under various Centrally
Sponsored Schemes, as indicated above, the Government of India has sanctioning and
releasing funds as per the funding pattern of the respective schemes. However the
maintenance of plantations were taken up with the funds available under APCFM project
through Vana Samrakshana Samities as the GOI releases were not received in time.

        The details of budget provision and the expenditure incurred under the scheme are
indicated below:

                                                                              (Rs. in lakhs)
                       Accounts             B.Es          R.Es          Exp.          B.Es
       Scheme
                        2004-05            2005-06      2005-06        2005-06      2006-07
   NTFP                   -----             14.35       ----11.55        ----          ----
   IAEP                   -----              6.71          4.53          ----         6.00
   AOFFP                 14.15               2.32          1.66          ----          ----
   ST & Rural
                          -----             0.28            0.28         -----          ----
   Poor
      Total               14.15             23.66           18.02            ----       6.00

       The other important Centrally Sponsored Schemes under implementation are:

   5. Integrated Forest Protection Scheme:

        The sharing between Government of India and State Government is in the ratio of
75:25. The details of budget provision and expenditure under the scheme during 2005-06
are given below.
                                                                   (Rs. in lakhs)
      Scheme      Accounts        B.Es         R.Es           Exp.            B.Es
                   2004-05      2005-06       2005-06       2005-06         2006-07
     Integrated Forest Protection (IFPS-CSS)

    State        -----            175.37           139.00           -----           177.03
    Central      141.02           526.11           573.48           43.074          444.00
    Total:       141.02           701.48           712.57           43.074          621.03


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6. Development of Sanctuaries and National Parks:

        The GOI provides the entire non-recurring cost and 50% of the recurring cost under
the scheme. The balance 50% of the recurring cost is borne by the State Government. The
details of budget provision and expenditure under the scheme during 2005-2006 are
indicated below:

                                                               (Rs. in lakhs)
              Accounts        B.Es         R.Es          Exp.            B.Es
     Scheme
                2004-05      2005-06     2005-06        2005-06        2006-07
    Development of National Parks and Sanctuaries (CSS)
    State     12.77        91.70       91.70         ---           91.70
    Central   87.15        350.00      350.00        14.727        742.31
    Total:    99.92        441.70      441.70        14.727        834.01

7. Project Elephant Scheme:
       It is a 100% Centrally Sponsored Scheme, being implemented to protect the
Elephants which have made re-appearance in Andhra Pradesh, in Chittoor District, after a
gap of nearly 200 years. The Government have declared 356.70 Sq.Kms forest area in
Kuppam and Palamaner Forest Ranges of Chittoor District as “Kundinya wildlife sanctuary”,
named after the river that traverses through the sanctuary. During the period 1998-1999 to
2003-2004, 110 km of high voltage solar pulsating power fence was erected and 106 kms of
fence work was rectified at a total cost of Rs.35.462 lakhs, to prevent the elephants from
damaging the agricultural crops.

       The budget provision and expenditure under the scheme during 2005-2006 are given
below. The budget provision made for the scheme for implementing during 2006-07 is
Rs.125.00 lakh.
                                                              (Rs. in lakh)
                Accounts        B.Es        R.Es          Exp.           B.Es
   Scheme
                 2004-05      2005-06     2005-06       2005-06        2006-07
 Project
                  37.58        100.00       74.04        28.214         125.00
 Elephant

8. River Valley Project (Machkund – Sileru Basin):

       Under this scheme the GOI provides 90% of the project cost and the balance 10% is
borne by the State Government. The budget provision and expenditure under the scheme
during 2005-06, upto January 2006 are given below. The budget provision made under
the scheme for implementing during 2006-07 is Rs.500.00 Lakh.

                                                       (Rs. in lakhs)
               Accounts      B.Es        R.Es         Exp.          B.Es
   Scheme
                2004-05   2005-06       2005-06      2005-06      2006-07
  River Vally Project (CSS)
  State          53.32      53.93        53.93        33.85        53.93
  Central        294.32     485.37       485.37       102.88       500.00
  Total:         347.64     539.30       539.30       136.73       553.93




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D. XII FINANCE COMMISSION (TFC) – Scheme for Maintenance of Forests:

        The Twelfth Finance Commission has recommended a total grant of Rs.3788.65
crores for the State of Andhra Pradesh to be spent from 2006-07 to 2009-10 under various
sectors including local bodies. The allocation under the Scheme for maintenance of Forests
is Rs.6500.00 Lakh. This amount is to be incurred over a period of 5 years from 2006-07
after obtaining the approval of the schemes by the High Level Committee. The GOI also
informed to release the funds for the year 2005-06 provided scheme proposals are approved
by the High Level Committee during the current financial year. In the High Level Committee
held on 20th September, 2005 it is decided to incur the expenditure @ Rs.1300.00 Lakh per
annum and accordingly the Government of India have released Rs.650.00 Lakh for year
2005-06 towards 1st installment. Scheme proposals were submitted to Government on the
following    components      which    were     approved    vide   G.O.Rt.No.148    Finance
(Expr.MA&UD&EFS&T) Department, dt.19.1.2006 and accorded Administrative sanction
vide G.O.Rt.No.46 EFS&T (For.II) Department dt.3.2.2006.

   •   Forest Protection (Rs.250.00 Lakh)
   •   Forest Development Agency (Rs.150.00 Lakh)
   •   Social Forestry (Rs.175.00 Lakh)
   •   Wildlife (Rs.75.00 Lakh)

The budget provision for implementation of the scheme during 2006-07 is            Rs.1300.00
Lakh.
                                                           (Rs. in Lakh)
              Accounts         B.Es            R.Es         Exp.                     B.Es
   Scheme
               2004-05        2005-06        2005-06      2005-06                   2006-07
Finance
Commission
scheme for         --         1300.00        1300.00         0.00                   1300.00
Maintenance
of Forest
Total              --         1300.00        1300.00         0.00                   1300.00

E. EXTERNALLY AIDED PROJECT:

A.P. Community Forest Management Project (World Bank Aid: Phase-II):

        The A.P.Forestry Project (Phase-I), funded by the World Bank, was implemented
from October 1994 to September 2000. The World Bank in its implementation completion
report (ICR) concluded on 01.11.2000, has given the state a rating of, “highly satisfactory,”
which is the highest rating the World Bank gives for any of its projects. The total project cost
over a period of six years was Rs.3702.10 Lakh.

       The World Bank, having been highly satisfied with the implementation of the project
has approved and sanctioned the A.P Community Forest Management (Phase.II) at an
estimated cost of US $ 127.12 million (Rs.65397.00 Lakhs), to be implemented over a period
of 5 years from 2002 to 2007, covering 14 districts and supporting 5000 VSS. The districts
where the project is being implemented are, Adilabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam,
Nizamabad, Medak, Mahabubnagar, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East
Godavari, Nellore, Chittoor and Kadapa. The project would benefit 3.26 lakh house holds
below the poverty level. About 19.5% of the members belong to SCs and 30.7% to STs and
about 48% of the members are women. During the project period, about 3.158 Lakh Ha low
density forest area will be treated.



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     The project has three inter dependent components.
a)      Creation of enabling environment for Community Forest Management.
b)      Forest Development.
c)      Community Development.

    The project so far has generated employment of 203.00 Lakh mandays of which
33% of the employment is generated for SCs and 43% for STs. Under the project some
new initiatives are being taken to address the rural livelihood issues by establishing
micro enterprises like support for value addition and marketing of bamboos, Boda grass
exploitation to extract aromatic oils, Pongamia Oil (Bio-diesel). Pisciculture; Apiary, Lac
Cultivation, Gum tapping from Boswelia serrata (Andugu) and In-situ grafting of Gotti
with Regu.

     Support for value addition and marketing of bamboos:
             Conversion of Bamboo into Agarbatti sticks generates income and
     employment. This activity has already been initiated in 34 VSSs in Adilabad district
     covering 1130 members. Each family is earning around Rs.50/- per day as an
     additional income after attending to household and agricultural activities. This
     activity is being extended to East Godavari, Khammam, Visakhapatnam,
     Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts to cover 25,000 families.

     Extraction and marketing of oil from Boda Grass:
            Boda Grass (Chloroxylon coloratus) is abundant in the forests of Kadapa and
     Chittoor districts. Presently it is a fire hazard. Steps are taken to install distillation
     units in 11 VSSs to extract aromatic oils from Boda Grass. Presently only about
     5% of the Boda Grass resources is being used for thatching purpose. It is
     anticipated that this activity will provide opportunities for livelihood
     enhancement for nearly 300 families during lean months.

     Pongamia Oil for bio-diesel:
             Steps are taken to establish Bio-diesel projects in (2) VSSs in Kaghaznagar
     Division of Adilabad District at a cost of Rs.3.00 Lakh each. This will help in
     electrification of the village with bio diesel produced from Pongamia seeds,
     where electricity is not available.
     Pisciculture:
           In Nizamabad, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam District, in the water
     impounded in the Percolation tanks in VSS areas, Pisciculture has been taken up.

     Lac Cultivation:
            The Lac insect (Laccifer lacca) grows on the succulent branches of Kusum
     (Schliechera oleosa) and Moduga (Butea monosperma) and completes its life cycle
     on the host trees twice in a year (July to December, December to June).

           In Telangana areas Butea monosperma trees are found in abundance in the
     VSS forests. Lac cultivation has been initiated in the VSSs of Adilabad, Karimnagar,
     Mahabubnagar and Nizamabad Districts. This activity will supplement similar
     initiative taken by the Velugu in other areas.

     In situ grafting of Gotti with Regu:
             Gotti (Zizyphus xylocarpa) occurs in plenty in the forests of Kadapa district. In
     situ grafting of this with Regu (Zizyphus jujuba) is being taken up in the VSSs of
     Kadapa district. Nearly 1000 trees each in 20 VSSs have been grafted with this
     technique. This will provide additional income to the VSS members.



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     Apiculture (Bee Keeping):
           Apiculture has been taken up in Adilabad, East Godavari and Vizianagaram
     Districts. During the ensuing season (starting from September, 2005) this will be
     extended to other Districts. So far in 200 VSSs covering 1120 families, about 10
     of honey is expected to be produced by these VSSs by June 2006.

           In addition to above activities like leaf plate making with adda leaves through
     participation of 40 NGOs in 300 villages covering around 6000 families in
     Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram districts & homestead planting with high
     value fruit in 1450 VSSs covering 95576 households planting 290920 high value
     fruit plants have also been taken up.

          The budget provision for the scheme during 2005-06 is Rs.21000.00 Lakh and
     the expenditure incurred upto January, 2006 is Rs.7374.498 Lakh. The budget
     provision for implementing the project during 2006-07 is Rs.15000.00 Lakh.

                                                                   (Rs. in lakhs)
                    Accounts       B.Es          R.Es           Exp.          B.Es
       Scheme
                     2004-05      2005-06       2005-06        2005-06       2006-07

      A.P.C.F.M      11203.09     21000.00     12500.00       7374.498        15000.00


F.   Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) Project:

            The Forest Department is implementing RIDF projects funded by NABARD,
     for development of low density forests under Joint Forest Management programme
     and also for soil and moisture conservation works. Following are the RIDF projects
     under implementation.

     Implemented                                          Under Implementation
     RIDF – VI – JFM                                      RIDF – VI – JFM
     RIDF – VII – SMC                                     RIDF – VIII – SMC
     RIDF – VIII – SMC (WCM)                              RIDF – IX – SMC
     RIDF – IX – SMC                                      RIDF –X – SMC

            The development of low density forests and the SMC works are carried out on
     watershed basis, through VSSs. Under the RIDF Project 2055 VSS are functioning.
     The estimated cost of these projects is Rs.463.16 Crore including Rs.341.55 Crore
     for RIDF - X Project.

           Under soil and moisture conservation measures, water-harvesting structures,
     such as Contour trenches, check dams, rock-fill dams and percolation tanks have
     been constructed besides vegetative measures. So far the Department could create
     2026.27 Lakh Cmt of water impounding capacity.


            The following are the details of Water Harvesting Structures (WHS)
     constructed, creating 2026.27 Lakh Cmt. water holding capacity.




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           Structures                 No.(Cmt)                Volume created (Lakh Cmt)
           Contour trenches           647.25 lakh cmt.             647.25
           Check dams                 10,050 Nos.                  251.25
           Percolation tanks          35,978 Nos.                  935.77
           Rock fill dams             3,84,000 Nos.                192.00

           The scheme has generated 15 million mandays so far.

      The budget provision for the scheme during 2005-06 is Rs.6766.00 Lakh and the
expenditure incurred is Rs.2656.00 Lakh. The budget provision for 2006-2007 is
Rs.2000.00 Lakh.
                                                           (Rs. in lakhs)
                    Accounts      B.Es       R.Es        Exp.          B.Es
       Scheme
                     2004-05     2005-06   2005-06     2005-06        2006-07
           R.I.D.F       1406.60     6766.00        5075.00     2656.00    2000.00


       The Government took initiative for large scale production of Bio-Diesel. Accordingly
the Forest Department took initiative in formulating and getting approval of Bio-Diesel
(Pongamia) project for raising of Pongamia plantations in 15,000 Ha of Reserve Forest land
with the funding by NABARD for Rs.321.30 Lakh. This scheme, apart from saving foreign
exchange substantially, reduces pollution loads on a long run. The scheme is sanctioned by
the NABARD and it is proposed to plant 7000 Ha during this year (2005-06) and 8000 Ha
during (2006-07). The works are under progress during this year and so far 6755 Ha is
planted.

       The task of saturation level treatment of Micro-Watersheds was entrusted to ESCI
during 2005-06.

     II.       NON-PLAN:

       Under the Non-Plan schemes, the budget provision made is mainly towards Staff
Salaries, Treasury Controlled Items and Maintenance of works.

      Following are some of the important Non-Plan schemes being implemented during
2005-06:

1.         District Offices {2406-01-001-(03)}:

a. Departmental Extraction of Timber & Other Forest Produce (DET):

        This scheme is being implemented from 1976-1977 onwards, discontinuing then the
existing contractor’s system.

       The major activities under the scheme include extraction of Timber and Bamboo, as
per the prescriptions laid down in the Working Plans approved by Government of India. The
timber and bamboo after harvesting from the coupes are transported to Government Timber
Depots and sold in public auction.

        In case of Bamboo, long bamboo is extracted from the bamboo coupes and supplied
to Burood Cooperative Societies on concessional rates, whose members are traditional
artisans engaged in the manufacturing of bamboo articles. The scheme is helping to improve
their economic status and providing a sustainable livelihood. There are 289 registered,


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Burood Cooperative Societies having 8171 members. During 2005-06, 33.58 lakh long
bamboos were supplied to the Burood Societies.

       During 2005-06, a budget provision of Rs.797.45 Lakh is made for implementing the
scheme. The Government has released Rs.674.74 Lakh, however Government has also
released an additional amount of Rs.275.00 Lakh vide G.O.Rt.No.4468,
Fin.(Expr.MA&UD&EFS&T) Dept., dt.24.12.2005 as supplementary grant for meeting the
actual requirement under the scheme. The expenditure incurred during 2005-06 in
implementing the scheme is Rs.524.286 Lakh (upto January 2006). During 2006-07, a
budget provision of Rs.1050.941 Lakh (Rs.1043.612+Rs.7.329 Lakh) is made for
implementing the scheme.

                                                                  (Rs. in Lakh)
                   Accounts           B.Es           R.Es        Exp.          B.Es
      Scheme
                    2004-05         2005-06        2005-06      2005-06      2006-07
    Non-Plan        9843.56          797.45        1898.713     524.286      1050.941

       The revenue realized from sale of timber and bamboo during 2005-06 upto January,
2006 is Rs.5563.313 Lakh. The anticipated revenue during 2006-07 is Rs.6106.64 Lakh.

b. Beedi Leaf Collection.

        The scheme of regulation of Trade in Beedi leaf was introduced in the State during
the year 1971, with the passing of A.P. Minor Forest Produce (Regulation of Trade) Act,
1971. Departmental collection has been introduced from 1987 and the A.P. Forest
Development Corporation Limited, Hyderabad has been appointed as an Agent to the
Government. There are 369 beedi leaf units spread all over the Telengana Region of the
State. The beedi leaf is collected, from the Reserved Forest Areas and other Government
lands and is also purchased from the registered growers. The scheme is unique in its own
way, generating about 60 lakh mandays of employment to the tribal and other rural poor in
the lean agricultural season of the year i.e., during summer, within a short period of 50 days.

       The Government have issued orders revising the beedi leaf scheme (G.O.Ms.No.4,
EFS&T (For.III) Department, dt.21.1.1997), from the year 1997-1998. As per the revised
scheme, the beedi leaf collection is done by the Department and other operations like
pruning, curing, transport and storage of leaf is done by the purchasers. The revised
scheme is helping in ensuring correct payment of wages to the labour, apart from reducing
the workload on forest personnel, who can now devote more time to important activities of
the Department.

        As per orders issued by the Government in G.O.Ms.No.66, EFS&T (For.III) Dept.,
dt.4.5.1999, 50% net revenue on Beedi Leaf collected in VSS areas has to be allotted to
VSS / EDCs for Forest Development activities. During 1999, 2000 & 2001 seasons the VSS
/ EDCs have been paid Rs.497.00 Lakh, Rs.564.00 Lakh and Rs.561.00 Lakh respectively
towards 50% of net revenue.

         For implementation of the scheme the Government has appointed the A.P.Forest
Development Corporation as an agent. The A.P. Forest Development Corporation raises
institutional finance for implementation of this programme.

        The revenue realized during the year 2005-06 is Rs.700.00 Lakh as against the
target of Rs.750.00 Lakh.




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       For implementation of the scheme, an expenditure of Rs.1936.00 Lakh is incurred
during 2005 season.

        During 2006 Beedi Leaf Season, 403 Beedi Leaf units were put up for sale centrally
in (4) phases. Out of 403 units put up for sale 207 Beedi Leaf units were sold. The rest of the
units will be sold by the respective Conservators of Forests.

        The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh was benevolent to take policy decision
to pass on the net revenue earned under the scheme to the beedi leaf collectors on pro rata
basis, for the quantity leaf collected by them in the khallas.

       Formal orders of the Government to implement the policy decision is awaited. The
orders are likely to be issued before the start of the beedi leaf season – 2006.

     c.      Research and Development:

        This wing is headed by Chief Conservator of Forests, who is assisted by the
Conservator of Forests (R&D), having jurisdiction over the entire state to look after the
forestry research work.

       Forests in A.P. are endowed with a rich bio-diversity. The department has identified
2531 plant species, of which 1800 species have high medicinal value. The conservation and
development of medicinal plants is taken up on top priority, considering their importance in
improving livelihood of rural poor, besides their medicinal value for the society.

       The medicinal plants have a great potential in improving the economic status of the
VSS members. Some of the VSS have already been deriving economic benefits from the
medicinal plants like Andrographis paniculata, Salacia reticulate, Cassia absus etc., which
occur naturally in the forests.

        The Department has standardized the guidelines for cultivation practices of 12
important medicinal plants and communicated the same to the field officers. (4) medicinal
plants gardens have been established in the Research Centres at Rajahmundry, Tirupathi,
Achyutapuram (Khammam District) and Mulugu (near Hyderabad). About 400 medicinal
plant species have been established in each of these centres to improve the knowledge of
the Department personnel and to create awareness in the public.

        A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed with the FRLHT,
Bangalore, to conserve the medicinal plants in-situ, besides raising them ex-situ, in order
to promote local Traditional Health Care System. About 800 valuable medicinal plant
species hve been identified through Rapid Assessment Survey (RAS), in consultation with
the local people, during 1999-2000.

d.        Project Formulation / Working Plan Parties

       The Chief Conservator of Forests (Project Formulation) heads the Project
Formulation Wing. He provides technical guidance to the field officers in preparing the
Working Plans. The Government of India approves the Working Plans. So far, 36 Working
Plans have been revised and approved by Government of India. The balance 7 Working
Plans are under revision & approval by Government of India.




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e.      Payment of compensation for loss of life or injury to human lives and
        cattle killed due to attack of wild animals:

         Under this scheme, compensation for loss of life or injury to human beings and cattle
killed & crops damaged due to attack of wild animals has to the paid immediately in terms of
G.O.Ms.No.112, EFS&T (For.III) Dept., dt.4.12.2004 read with G.O.Ms.No.180, EFS&T
(For.III) Dept., dt.19.11.1998. Accordingly the compensation is being paid to the victims as
per the norms fixed by the Government. In order to avoid delays caused in payment of
compensation, the Government in G.O.Ms.131, EFS&T (For.II) Dept., dt.4.12.2004 have
issued orders for payment of compensation from the User Charges (77) through cheques for
which the extra budget is required as it is a permissible item under User Charges.

       The budget provision under User Charges during 2006-07 is Rs.1349.68 Lakh, and
the expenditure for payment of compensation to the effected parties could be incurred from
the User Charges, in which sufficient budget provision is available.

2. Buildings (SH – 74):

      Under this scheme budget provision is provided for new constructions and
maintenance of the Government Buildings.

       During 2005-06 the budget provided for the scheme under the head of account 2406-
01-070-(74)-Buildings (Non-Plan). However the Government during 2006-07 has provided
the budget for the scheme under new head of account i.e., 2059-Public Works, 01-Office
Buildings, MH-053 Maintenance and Repairs, SH (44) Buildings of Prl. Chief Conservator of
Forests – 270/271 – Other Expenditure and 270/272 – Maintenance.

      The budget provision and expenditure incurred during 2005-06 are given below. The
budget provision under the scheme for 2006-07 is Rs.163.73 Lakh.

                                                                   (Rs. in lakhs)

               Accounts       B.Es          R.Es          Exp.          B.Es
     Scheme
                2004-05      2005-06       2005-06       2005-06       2006-07

 Buildings       154.31       163.73        142.52        17.962        163.73

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT:

1.      Sanctuaries (2406-02-110-04):

        There are three Wildlife Management Circles, headed by officers of the rank of
Conservator of Forests, located at Srisailam, Hyderabad and Tirupathi. These circles
ensure enforcement of the provisions of Wildlife Act and provide planning and guidance to
Wildlife Divisions under their jurisdiction. Under Non-Plan, a budget provision of Rs.907.42
Lakh is made for the year 2005-06 and Rs.1103.46 Lakh for the year 2006-07.

      The B.Es for 2005-06 and 2006-07 are given below:
                                                  (Rs. in lakhs)
             Accounts        B.Es       R.Es         Exp.         B.Es
  Scheme
              2004-05      2005-06    2005-06      2005-06       2006-07
 Non Plan:     841.23       907.42    1028.65      635.569       1103.46




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2.      Zoological parks {2406-02-111-(04)}:
       There are three Zoological Parks in the State located at Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam
and Tirupathi.

a.      Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad:

       The Nehru Zoological Park at Hyderabad was established in 1961 over an area of
130 Ha. The total number of animals including Birds and Reptiles in the zoo are over 2000,
representing about 156 species. The Zoological Park is having enclosures for important wild
animals, such as Lion, Tiger, Bear, Bison, Rhinoceros etc., besides a safari park and
nocturnal animal’s house. Central Zoo Authority (CZA) has set up an Animal Rescue Centre
(ARC) here to rehabilitate the Lions, Tigers, etc. rescued from the circuses.

b.      Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam:

        Indira Gandhi Zoological Park at Visakhapatnam was established during 1972 over
an area of 250 Ha on the seashore. The total number of animals in the zoo, including birds
and reptiles, is over 1100, representing about 80 species. Establishment of more enclosures
will be done during the upgradation of the Zoo. ARC has also been setup here.

c.      Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park, Tirupathi:

        The Zoo was opened in July 1993 over an area of 2200 Ha. In this zoo, there are
about 300 varieties of animals, birds and reptiles representing about 35 species. This is the
only Zoo in the country on mythological theme. Various developmental works are being
carried out in the Zoo, considering the large number of tourists visiting Tirupathi & Tirumala
from all over the country. Recently a Theme Park relating of Wildlife Conservation is added
to the Zoo. ARC has also been set up here.

       The budget provision under Zoological Parks for the year 2005-06 and 2006-07 are
given below:

                                                                   (Rs. in lakhs)
                   Accounts          B.Es           R.Es       Exp.          B.Es
     Scheme
                    2004-05         2005-06        2005-06    2005-06       2006-07
 Nehru
 Zoological          77.75          100.22          98.08      44.329        100.22
 Park
 Other
 Zoological          92.10          106.38         103.38      48.245        106.38
 Parks.
 Total              169.85          206.60         201.46      92.574        206.6




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       The budget provision and expenditure incurred under various Non-Plan Schemes
during 2005-06 and the B.Es 2006-07 are as shown below:
                                                                   (Rs. in lakhs)
                         Accounts      B.Es            R.Es       Exp.         B.Es
       Scheme
                          2004-05     2005-06         2005-06    2005-06      2006-07

River Valley Project      100.11       106.87          121.28     49.861       130.72
Head Quarters             480.82       589.61          658.44    466.620       708.58
APSOF Yellandu            130.64       145.26          173.23     78.583       186.36
Buildings                 154.31       163.73          142.52     17.962       163.73
Sanctuaries               841.23       907.42         1028.65    635.569      1103.46
Nehru       Zoological
                          77.75        100.22          98.08      44.329       100.22
Park
Other Zoological Park     92.10        106.38          103.38     48.245       106.38
User charges              826.89        2.84            2.84     115.355      1349.68
Training                    0           5.89            5.30        0           5.89
District Offices         9843.56      9337.98         11150.83   6459.264     11925.97
TOTAL:                   12547.41     11466.20        13484.55   7915.788     15780.99

REVENUE:

       Maintenance of Ecological balance, conservation of bio-diversity and healthy
environment are the main concerns of the Forest Department rather than revenue earning.
However, the department derives revenue from Timber, Bamboo, Fuel wood and Non-
Timber Forest Produce (NTFP).

       The revenue realized during 2004-05 is Rs.10,094.00 Lakhs The revenue realized
during 2005-06 upto January 2006 is Rs.7,197.00 Lakh against the annual target of
Rs.12,600.00 Lakh. The anticipated revenue during the year 2006-07 is Rs.7290.00 Lakh.

     The following are the demands of Forest Department, for the year 2006-07 under
Demand No. XXIX – Forests.


                                BUDGET ESTIMATES 2006-07

                                                                           (Rs. in Lakh)
    PLAN
    M.H.2402 – Soil & Water Conservation                                   553.93
    M.H.2406 - Forestry & Wild Life                                     20,282.03
    M.H.4406 –Capital Outlay on Forestry & Wildlife                         62.00
    Total: PLAN                                                            20,897.96




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NON PLAN

M.H.2459-Public Works                        163.73
M.H.2402 - Soil & Water Conservation         130.72
M.H.2406 - Forestry & Wild Life             15,486.54
Total: NON-PLAN                             15,780.99
Total Demand (Plan+ Non-Plan): XXIX=
                                            36,678.95




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             6. GOVERNMENT SAW MILLS, DEPOTS OF MARKETING

       There are two Government Saw Mills in the State namely Jannaram Saw Mill division in
Adilabad circle and Rajahmundry saw mill division. Due to administrative grounds the saw-mill at
Jannaram wound up on 31-3-97 and saw mill at Rajahmundry was also wound up on 31-3-1997, Vide
G.O.Ms.No. 37, EFS&T (For II) Department dated 11-4-1997.

                                        DEPOTS OPERATED
       The following Government timber and bamboo depots were operated in the State during the
year 2006-07.

Sl.      Name of the                                                           Govt. Bamboo
                            Name of the Division       Govt. Timber Depot.
No.        Circle                                                                 Depot

 1               2                      3                            4                 5

 1.   Adilabad            Bellampally                                        1) Bellampally
                                                                             2) Asifabad, Tiryani.

                          Kagaznagar                                         Kagaznagar

                          L.D.Nirmal                   1) Echoda,
                                                       2) Jannaram
                                                       3) Khanapur
                                                       4) Khagaznagar

                          Mancherial                   Bheemaram             Devapur

 2    Hyderabad           Hyderabad                    Sahebnagar              ----

 3.   Warangal            1) Warangal (North)          1.Eturnagaram           ----

                          2) Warangal (South)          1.Narasampet           Chintaguda
                                                                             (Temp.)

                          3) Karimnagar (West)         1. Jagitial

                          4.Karimnagar ( East)         1. Mahadevpur

 4    Khammam             1) L.D., Paloncha.           1) Paloncha.          1.Kuknoor

                          2) Logging Divisions,        1) Chintoor           1. Mothugudem
                                                       2) Bhadrachalam
                             Bhadrachalam.

                          3) Khamman                   1) Sathupalli         1. Julurpadu

                          4) Kothagudem                1) Yellendu

                          5) Bhadrachalam (South)      1) Rekhapally         Rekhapally


                          6) Bhadrachalam (North)      Venkatapuram




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Sl.     Name of the                               Govt. Timber         Govt. Bamboo
                       Name of the Division
No.       Circle                                    Depot.                Depot
5     Rajahmundry     1) Kakinada             1) Addatheegela
                                              2) Bornagudem
                                              3) Donkarai
                                              4) Maredumilli
                                              6) Sudikonda

                      3)L.D.Jangareddygudem   1) Jangareddygudem       Jangareddygudem
                      4) L.D.Rajahmundry      1) Rajahmundry       1) Donkarai
                                                                   2) Maredumilli
                                                                   3) Addateegela

6     Guntur          1)L.D.Giddalur          1) Diguvametta       1) Papinenipalli
                                                                   2)Shivaji Rao Peta

7.    Kurnool         1)L.D.Nandyal           1) Gajulapalli       1). Pecherla
                                                                   2). Rudravaram

                      2)W.L.Proddutur                              1) Porumamilla

                      3) Kadapa               1) Kadapa

8     Srisailam       1) Atchampeta           1) Atchampeta        1) Kollapur
                                              2) Kollapur

                      2) Atmakur              1) Bairluty          1) Bairluty
                                              2) Velgode           2) Velgode

                      3) Markapur             1) Dornal            1) Dornal

9     Nizamabad       Nizamabad               1) Nizamabad
                                              2) Varni

                      Kamareddy               1) Gandhari
                                              2) Yellareddy
10.   Visakhapatnam   1) Visakhapatnam        -                    1) Chodavaram
                                                                   2) Chilakalagedda
                      2) Narsipatnam          1) GTD, Golugonda    -
                                              2) GTD,
                                              Narsipatnam
                                              3) GTD, Sileru
                                              4) GTD, Lothugedda
                      3) Srikakulam           GTD, Srikakulam      -
                      4) Vizianagaram         1) Poolbagh,         Saluru.
                                                 Vizianagaram.
                                              2) Tippalavalasa,
                                                 Vizianagaram.




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           PRODUCER PRICE OF TIMBER AND BAMBOO FOR THE YEAR 2006-07
                         AVERAGE PRICE IN RS. PER CMT
                                    TIMBER
                                          Name of the Species: Teak
                       Girth          Length (Sound)           Length (Partly Sound)       Length (Un-Sound)
Sl.    Name of the
                      Class in                     4mt –                         4mt-                      4mt-
No.      Circle                  0-2 mt   2-4 mt             0-2 mt   2-4 mt            0-2 mt    2-4 mt
                       Cms                           ab                           ab                        ab
1     Adilabad        0-45           0        0          0        0        0        0        0        0       0
                      46-60      17861    23200    27790     20035      2221    24360    16993    12332   12464
                      61-90      24100    30400    33450     29600    33500     35200    14700    15600   19780
                      91-120     36895    41800    40446     38700    42700     38600    22750    17240   26950
                      121-Ab     40580    44726    46680     37100    43200     45500    21800    33200   38066


2     Nizamabad       0-45        4021        0          0    4132      9213     9432     4974        0       0
                      46-60      12801        0          0    8433      8377        0     6487        0       0
                      61-90      17603        0          0   16417         0        0    13738        0       0
                      91-120         0        0          0        0        0        0     9645        0       0
                      121-Ab         0        0          0   41560    73564         0        0        0       0


3     Khammam         0-45       23765    15115    20753      8839    10606     13111     5454     7562    9556
                      46-60      26600    31126    32148     13703    20465     21540     7103    10678   16010
                      61-90      28715    32651    35480     21212    28185     29239     9653    15104   23642
                      91-120     36845    38666    39311     27541    30969     35863    15563    28369   32195
                      121-Ab     47593    53145    45927     32885    35591     38123    28727    38604   35107


4     Warangal        0-45       10500    10500     9465      9368         0        0        0        0       0
                      46-60      21445    19322          0   19044    22600     22700    12840    16530   16600
                      61-90      30460    33426    33000     24993    28441     28281    21000    23660   23700
                      91-120     35885    40098    37419     31081    33637     26561    18013    22029   18200
                      121-Ab     42040    45527    47800     32010    39246     28154    22000    26618   17944


5     Visakhapatnam   0-45           0    31536          0        0      237        0      120       79     128
                      46-60          0        0          0        0      627      583        0      436     506
                      61-90          0        0    18238     16714    21980     22195    11433    14574   16153
                      91-120         0        0    37353     23014    30980     30526    16000    19520   25070
                      121-Ab         0    16738          0   27711    42257     45169        0    36137       0
6     Rajahmundry     0-45           0        0          0   14884    11644     14469    11064    13838   12227
                      46-60          0    24444          0   19449    20785     22267    15660    17161   15929
                      61-90      23112        0          0   30008    30395     29962    20814    23898   23450
                      91-120         0        0          0   32070    35917     38553    21506    28148   31816
                      121-Ab         0    60700    54576     37953    56574     51578    30181    36765   31321
7     Guntur          0-45           0        0          0        0        0        0        0        0       0
                      46-60          0        0          0        0   24278         0        0        0       0
                      61-90          0    44000          0        0        0        0        0        0       0
                      91-120         0    54000          0        0        0        0        0        0       0
                      121-Ab         0        0          0        0        0        0        0        0       0


8     Kurnool         0-45           0        0          0        0        0        0        0        0       0
                      46-60      22166    31337    14645     18009    29130     20455    12288    14002   12518
                      61-90      29153    31543    24218     26920    33722     36739    18347    20572   22439
                      91-120     33386    45312    56571     42785    39213      4697    15373    28511   28511
                      121-Ab     20647    43642    43642     43581    24783     22439    14380     9374   17109



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                         Girth         Length (Sound)              Length (Partly Sound)           Length (Un-Sound)
Sl.       Name of the
                        Class in                    4mt –                            4mt-                          4mt-
No.         Circle                 0-2 mt  2-4 mt                 0-2 mt  2-4 mt                0-2 mt    2-4 mt
                         Cms                          ab                              ab                            ab
9       Srisailam       0-45            0          0          0        0       0        0                0       0       0
                        46-60           0          0          0   24368        0        0                0       0   12572
                        61-90           0          0          0        0       0        0                0       0       0
                        91-120          0          0          0        0       0        0                0       0       0
                        121-Ab          0          0          0        0       0        0                0       0       0
                                            Name of the Species: Non-Teak
    1   Nizamabad       0-45        4021           0          0    2409        0            0            0       0       0
                        46-60      12801           0          0    6346        0            0            0       0      0
                        61-90      17603           0          0    1950        0            0            0       0      0
                        91-120          0          0          0       0        0            0            0       0       0
                        121-Ab          0          0          0       0        0            0            0       0       0


    2   Warangal        0-45            0          0          0       0        0            0            0       0       0
                        46-60           0          0          0       0     4132        5000             0       0       0
                        61-90           0          0          0       0     5225        5600             0       0   1452
                        91-120          0          0          0       0     5775        6367             0       0      0
                        121-Ab          0          0          0       0     6064        6367             0    3791   3981


    3   Khammam         0-45            0          0          0    1607        0            0            0       0       0
                        46-60           0          0          0    2062     4225        2453             0       0      0
                        61-90           0          0     5213      3115     2272            0            0       0      0
                        91-120          0       4749          0    1755     5208        3520             0       0      0
                        121-Ab          0          0          0    3650        0            0            0       0       0


    4   Visakhapatnam   0-45          95           0          0       0        0            0            0       0       0
                        46-60        124           0          0       0        0            0            0       0       0
                        61-90           0          0          0       0        0            0            0       0       0
                        91-120          0          0          0       0        0            0            0       0       0
                        121-Ab      1051           0          0       0        0            0            0       0       0


    5   Rajahmundry     0-45            0          0          0       0        0            0     6425        4059      0
                        46-60           0          0          0       0     8824            0     7986        5533   4008
                        61-90           0          0          0       0    11665        5112      1045        7752   2632
                        91-120          0          0          0    6079    12250            0     9339        4201   3695
                                                                   1955
                        121-Ab          0          0     8608         6     7560        4243     15407       15257   4138


    6   Srisailam       0-45            0          0          0       0        0            0            0       0       0
                        46-60           0          0          0       0        0            0            0       0      0
                        61-90           0      12253     8247         0        0        7700             0      0    4597
                        91-120          0      16107    15179         0        0        8219             0       0   4800
                        121-Ab          0      10100    18879         0        0       11282             0       0   8245
                                            Name of the Species: Nallamaddi
    1   Warangal        0-45            0          0          0       0        0            0            0       0       0
                        46-60           0          0          0       0     3868        4007             0       0       0
                        61-90           0          0          0       0     4200        6300             0    2413   2808
                        91-120          0          0          0       0     7000        8000             0       0   5445
                        121-Ab          0          0          0       0        0       11550             0       0       0




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                       Girth         Length (Sound)             Length (Partly Sound)             Length (Un-Sound)
Sl.     Name of the
                      Class in                    4mt –                           4mt-                            4mt-
No.       Circle                 0-2 mt  2-4 mt                0-2 mt  2-4 mt                  0-2 mt    2-4 mt
                       Cms                          ab                             ab                              ab
  2   Guntur          0-45            0         0          0       0           0           0            0      0      0
                      46-60           0         0          0       0        6741           0            0      0      0
                      61-90           0      8355          0       0           0           0            0      0      0
                      91-120          0         0          0       0           0           0            0      0      0
                      121-Ab          0         0          0       0           0           0            0      0      0


  3   Kurnool         0-45            0         0          0       0           0           0            0      0      0
                      46-60           0         0          0    5141        5243        5311     3164       4100   2077
                      61-90       5566       7175    11070      2750        7244           0     3827       5538   9157
                      91-120      7404          0    11854      5707        9087        7163     4540       6714   3123
                      121-Ab      6691          0     5887      6831        5728        4329     5427       5189      0


  4   Rajahmundry     0-45            0         0          0       0           0           0            0      0      0
                      46-60           0         0          0       0        7960           0            0      0      0
                      61-90           0         0          0       0           0           0            0      0      0
                      91-120          0         0          0       0           0           0            0      0      0
                      121-Ab          0         0          0       0           0           0            0      0      0


  5   Srisailam       0-45            0         0          0       0           0           0            0      0      0
                      46-60           0         0    11371      5487        5374        7093     4559       2495   8752
                      61-90           0    10569      8247      6637        8571        8613     3695       7742   5309
                      91-120          0    16107     13035      8001        9768        9192     9067       6863   6343
                      121-Ab          0    10100     18879      9191        9106       10726            0     0    8245
                                          Name of the Species: Bijasal
  1   Warangal        0-45            0          0         0            0          0       0            0      0      0
                      46-60           0          0         0            0          0    8600            0      0      0
                      61-90           0          0         0            0          0    9500            0      0      0
                      91-120          0          0         0            0          0   16796            0      0      0
                      121-Ab          0          0         0            0          0       0            0      0      0


  2   Srisailam       0-45            0          0         0            0          0       0            0      0      0
                      46-60           0          0         0            0          0       0            0      0      0
                      61-90           0     12253     8247              0          0    7700            0     0    4597
                      91-120          0     16107    15179              0          0    8219            0     0    4800
                      121-Ab          0     10100    18879              0          0   11282            0     0    8245
                                          Name of the Species: Narayepi
  1   Srisailam       0-45            0          0         0            0          0       0            0      0      0
                      46-60           0          0         0            0          0       0            0      0      0
                      61-90           0     12253     8247              0          0    7700            0     0    4597
                      91-120          0     16107    15179              0          0    8219            0     0    4800
                      121-Ab          0     10100    18879              0          0   11282            0     0    8245
                                      Name of the Species: Batta Genapu
  1   Srisailam       0-45            0          0         0            0          0       0            0      0      0
                      46-60           0          0         0            0          0       0            0      0      0
                      61-90           0     12253     8247              0          0    7700            0     0    4597
                      91-120          0     16107    15179              0          0    8219            0     0    4800
                      121-Ab          0     10100    18879              0          0   11282            0     0    8245




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                          Girth         Length (Sound)                   Length (Partly Sound)                Length (Un-Sound)
Sl.       Name of the
                         Class in                    4mt –                                 4mt-                               4mt-
No.         Circle                  0-2 mt  2-4 mt                   0-2 mt     2-4 mt                     0-2 mt    2-4 mt
                          Cms                          ab                                   ab                                 ab
Name of the Species: Bandaru
 1      Warangal        0-45             0          0            0             0        0          0                0       0       0
                        46-60            0          0            0             0     3855     4058                  0       0       0
                        61-90            0          0            0             0     6579     9787                  0       0       0
                        91-120           0          0            0             0        0    11310                  0       0       0
                        121-Ab           0          0            0             0        0    12464                  0       0   5531
 2      Visakhapatnam   0-45             0       7143            0             0        0          0                0       0       0
                        46-60            0          0            0             0        0          0                0       0       0
                        61-90            0          0            0             0        0          0                0       0       0
                        91-120           0          0            0             0        0          0                0       0       0
                        121-Ab           0          0            0             0        0          0                0       0       0


 3      Rajahmundry     0-45             0          0            0             0        0          0        17647           0       0
                        46-60            0          0            0             0        0          0         4274        5137   8053
                        61-90            0          0            0             0        0          0        12173        9542   8157
                        91-120           0          0            0             0        0          0        25422       11949       0
                        121-Ab           0          0            0        23366         0          0        18470       14841   14280
                                             Name of the Species: Softwood
 1      Warangal        0-45             0          0            0             0        0          0                0       0       0
                        46-60            0          0            0             0    30200    30200                  0       0       0
                        61-90            0          0            0             0     3000     3300                  0    3000      0
                        91-120           0          0            0             0     3500     4200                  0       0   3300
                        121-Ab           0          0            0             0     4500     4800                  0       0   3400


 2      Kurnool         0-45             0          0            0             0        0          0                0       0       0
                        46-60        1333           0            0         1128      2367     3400                  0       0      0
                        61-90        4212           0            0             0        0          0                0       0       0
                        91-120           0       4555       5348           1670      2981     3055           2328        2444   1367
                        121-Ab           0       2584       5060           3132      2335     1592           1845        2545   2573


 3      Rajahmundry     0-45             0          0            0             0        0          0                0       0       0
                        46-60            0          0            0             0        0          0                0       0       0
                        61-90            0          0            0             0        0          0                0    373    1570
                        91-120           0          0            0             0        0          0                0    1598   3332
                        121-Ab           0          0            0             0        0          0                0    1967       0
                                             Name of the Species: Yegisa
      1 Khammam         0-45                 0     0          0         0               0              0            0       0           0
                        46-60                0          0            0          0       0         3333              0       0           0
                        61-90                0          0    14455              0       0     10476           3494          0           0
                        91-120         10923     12755       15582              0   41834     15050                 0    5556           0
                        121-Ab         11550            0            0          0   14472              0            0       0           0


      2 Visakhapatnam   0-45                 0    7059               0          0       0              0            0       0           0
                        46-60                0          0            0          0       0              0            0       0           0
                        61-90                0          0            0          0       0              0            0       0           0
                        91-120               0          0            0          0       0              0            0       0           0
                        121-Ab               0          0            0          0   15737     16699                 0       0           0




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                          Girth        Length (Sound)                     Length (Partly Sound)                 Length (Un-Sound)
Sl.      Name of the
                        Class in
No.        Circle                  0-2 mt       2-4 mt 4mt –ab        0-2 mt       2-4 mt       4mt-ab       0-2 mt       2-4 mt       4mt-ab
                          Cms
3     Guntur           0-45                 0          0          0            0            0            0            0            0            0
                       46-60                0          0          0            0            0            0            0            0            0
                       61-90        12000              0          0            0            0            0            0            0            0
                       91-120               0          0          0            0            0            0            0            0            0
                       121-Ab               0          0          0            0            0            0            0            0            0
4     Kurnool          0-45                 0          0          0            0            0            0            0            0            0
                       46-60                0       8471    5876           4300             0       8118         3545       4862          4813
                       61-90                0          0          0        5783        5028         16934        5082       6298          5997
                       91-120               0          0          0            0            0            0            0            0            0
                       121-Ab               0          0          0            0            0            0            0            0            0
5     Rajahmundry      0-45                 0          0          0            0       2857              0       3448              0            0
                       46-60                0          0          0        8059        10319             0       4278       4198          6085
                       61-90                0          0          0       15322        14138        18939       12479       8451          7339
                       91-120       23486              0          0       25246        17390        10969       15041      15474                0
                       121-Ab       29022              0          0       25308        20972             0            0    18124         17783


6     Srisailam        0-45                 0          0          0            0            0            0            0            0            0
                       46-60                0          0          0            0            0            0            0            0     12572
                       61-90                0          0          0            0            0            0            0            0            0
                       91-120               0          0          0            0            0            0            0            0            0
                       121-Ab               0          0          0            0            0            0            0            0            0
                                       Name of the Species: Maddi
1     Khammam          0-45                     0      0              0            0     1948        3175             0        0                0
                       46-60                    0       0             0            0     2885        2000             0        0                0
                       61-90                    0       0             0            0            0    5486             0        0                0
                       91-120                   0       0        8887              0     4825            0            0        0                0
                       121-Ab                   0       0             0            0            0        0            0        0                0


2     Rajahmundry      0-45                     0       0             0            0            0        0            0        0                0
                       46-60                    0       0             0            0     5649        3595        1497       2599          3336
                       61-90                    0       0             0            0     5520        7649        2685       4334          6652
                       91-120                   0       0             0            0     9720        7348        2902       7362                0
                       121-Ab                   0       0             0            0            0        0            0        0                0
                                                Name of the Species: Jitregi
1     Khammam          0-45           28746            0              0     14667               0        0            0        0                0
                       46-60          79316             0             0     30922       21912            0            0        0                0
                       61-90          39236         41915             0     35003       28728 21933             37500          0                0
                       91-120         88640         73612             0     42587       97868            0            0        0                0
                       121-Ab         68898 104067                    0     89789       51645            0      43274      46053


2     Guntur           0-45                     0       0             0            0            0        0            0        0                0
                       46-60                    0       0             0            0    15000            0            0        0                0
                       61-90                    0       0             0            0            0        0            0        0                0
                       91-120                   0       0             0            0            0        0            0        0                0
                       121-Ab                   0       0             0            0            0        0            0        0                0
3     Srisailam        0-45                     0       0             0            0            0        0            0        0                0
                       46-60                    0       0             0     30574               0        0            0        0                0
                       61-90                    0       0             0            0            0        0            0        0                0
                       91-120                   0       0             0            0            0        0            0        0                0
                       121-Ab                   0       0             0            0            0        0            0        0                0




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                        Girth         Length (Sound)          Length (Partly Sound)          Length (Un-Sound)
Sl.     Name of the
                       Class in                    4mt –                        4mt-                         4mt-
No.       Circle                  0-2 mt  2-4 mt            0-2 mt   2-4 mt                0-2 mt   2-4 mt
                        Cms                          ab                          ab                           ab
                                          Name of the Species: Ganni
1     Visakhapatnam   0-45                 0   6410         0       0         0        0            0       0       0
                      46-60                0       0        0       0          0       0            0       0       0
                      61-90                0       0        0       0          0       0            0       0       0
                      91-120               0       0        0       0          0       0            0       0       0
                      121-Ab               0       0        0       0          0       0            0       0       0
                                      Name of the Species: Konda Tangedu
1     Visakhapatnam   0-45                 0   4688         0       0         0        0            0       0       0
                      46-60                0       0        0       0          0       0            0       0       0
                      61-90                0       0        0       0          0       0            0       0       0
                      91-120               0       0        0       0          0       0            0       0       0
                      121-Ab               0       0        0       0          0       0            0       0       0
                                           Name of the Species: Chinduga
1     Visakhapatnam   0-45                 0       0        0       0          0       0            0       0       0
                      46-60                0   13000        0       0          0       0            0       0       0
                      61-90                0       0        0       0          0       0            0       0       0
                      91-120               0       0        0       0          0       0            0       0       0
                      121-Ab               0       0        0       0          0       0            0       0       0


2     Rajahmundry     0-45                 0       0        0       0          0       0            0       0       0
                      46-60                0       0        0       0          0       0            0       0       0
                      61-90                0       0        0   6489       10889       0      7523          0       0
                      91-120               0       0        0   13216      17404       0     10290      13828       0
                      121-Ab               0       0        0   15462      17160       0     10214      12485    3662
                                           Name of the Species: Rosewood
1     Visakhapatnam   0-45                 0   22259        0       0         0        0            0       0       0
                      46-60                0       0        0       0          0       0            0       0       0
                      61-90                0       0        0       0          0       0            0       0       0
                      91-120               0       0        0       0          0       0            0       0       0
                      121-Ab               0   24032        0       0          0       0            0       0       0


2     Rajahmundry     0-45                 0       0        0       0          0       0     19155      14663       0
                      46-60                0       0        0   27027      30733       0     17475      15373    1007
                      61-90                0       0        0   41342          0       0     28505      29135   22202
                      91-120               0       0        0   48210      48922       0     32698      27745       0
                      121-Ab               0       0        0   22483          0       0     33219          0   55005
                                       Name of the Species: Batta Genapu
1     Guntur          0-45                 0       0        0       0          0       0            0       0       0
                      46-60                0       0        0       0      12100       0            0       0       0
                      61-90                0       0        0       0          0       0            0       0       0
                      91-120               0       0        0       0          0       0            0       0       0
                      121-Ab               0       0        0       0          0       0            0       0       0


2     Kurnool         0-45                 0       0        0       0          0       0            0       0       0
                      46-60                0       0        0   6611        8908    1440      9635      2625     2107
                      61-90                0       0   13643    7098        8944   12423      2219      7334    14295
                      91-120               0       0        0   5366       10837    5767      2321      5009     5539
                      121-Ab               0       0        0   7151        9052   10360      6070      5198     4356




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                        Girth          Length (Sound)          Length (Partly Sound)           Length (Un-Sound)
Sl.     Name of the
                       Class in                     4mt –                        4mt-                          4mt-
No.       Circle                  0-2 mt   2-4 mt            0-2 mt   2-4 mt                0-2 mt    2-4 mt
                        Cms                           ab                          ab                            ab
                                       Name of the Species: Rudra Genapu
1     Guntur          0-45               0         0        0       0        0          0         0       0           0
                      46-60              0         0        0       0        0     4949           0       0           0
                      61-90              0         0        0       0     9572          0         0       0           0
                      91-120             0         0        0       0        0          0         0       0           0
                      121-Ab             0         0        0       0        0          0         0       0           0
                                       Name of the Species: Miscellaneous
1     Guntur          0-45               0         0        0       0        0          0         0       0           0
                      46-60              0         0        0    2406     2971     1988        3421    1422     1479
                      61-90              0         0    6588     3091     4037     1241         921    2190     3453
                      91-120             0      3089    1140    10558     6287     4457        1292    5875     3969
                      121-Ab             0         0        0    2922     4083     4029           0     968     1661
                                        Name of the Species: Eucalyptus
1     Rajahmundry     0-45               0         0        0       0        0          0         0    1158     1692
                      46-60              0         0        0       0        0     2691        1413    1392     1937
                      61-90              0         0        0       0        0     3605        1168    1714     3278
                      91-120             0         0        0       0        0     4549           0    1932     4014
                      121-Ab             0         0        0       0        0          0         0       0           0
                                         Name of the Species: Gummadi
1     Rajahmundry     0-45               0         0        0       0        0          0         0       0           0
                      46-60              0         0        0       0        0          0         0    7833    11494
                      61-90              0         0        0    6551        0          0      8048    1054    12402
                      91-120             0         0        0   20376        0          0     16713   13992           0
                      121-Ab             0         0        0       0        0          0      9888       0           0
                                          Name of the Species: Neredu
1     Rajahmundry     0-45               0         0        0       0        0          0         0       0           0
                      46-60              0         0        0       0        0          0         0       0           0
                      61-90              0         0        0    3500     3959          0      4436       0           0
                      91-120             0         0        0    6732        0          0      5667    6730           0
                      121-Ab             0         0        0    7132     6278          0      5587    5830           0
                                             Name of the Species: Mango
1     Rajahmundry     0-45               0         0        0       0        0          0         0       0           0
                      46-60              0         0        0       0        0          0         0       0           0
                      61-90              0         0        0       0        0          0         0       0           0
                      91-120             0         0        0       0        0          0         0       0           0
                      121-Ab             0         0        0    5485        0          0      1349       0           0
                                             Name of the Species: Vepa
1     Rajahmundry     0-45               0         0        0       0        0          0         0       0           0
                      46-60              0         0        0       0        0          0         0       0           0
                      61-90              0         0        0       0        0          0      1880    1074           0
                      91-120             0         0        0    1372        0          0      5339       0           0
                      121-Ab             0         0        0       0        0          0         0       0           0
                                        Name of the Species: Vandanam
1     Rajahmundry     0-45               0         0        0       0        0          0         0       0           0
                      46-60              0         0        0       0        0          0         0       0           0
                      61-90              0         0        0       0        0          0         0    8451           0
                      91-120             0         0        0   16603        0          0         0       0           0
                      121-Ab             0         0        0       0        0          0         0       0           0




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               PRODUCER PRICE OF TIMBER AND BAMBOO FOR THE YEAR 2006-07
                                 AVERAGE PRICES IN Rs.
Name of the Species: Bamboo
                                             Length (Sound)           Legnth (Partly Sound)       Length (Un-Sound)
 Sl.        Name of the   Girth Class
 No.          Circle        in Cms                         4 mt                         4 mt   0 to 2           4 mt
                                      0 to 2 mt 2-4 mt             0 to 2 mt 2-4 mt                    2-4 mt
                                                          above                        above     mt            above
       1 Visakhapatnam        6-9              0       0      5.55         0        0        0       0       0       0
                             9-12             0      0        9.89       0        0        0      0        0        0
                            12-15             0      0      17.24        0        0        0      0        0        0
                            15-18             0      0      30.16        0        0        0      0        0        0
                            18-21             0      0      34.80        0        0        0      0        0        0
                            21-24             0      0      41.91        0        0        0      0        0        0


       2 Srisailam            6-9             8      0          0        0        0        0      0        0        0
                             9-12            12      0          0        0        0        0      0        0        0
                            12-15            16      0          0        0        0        0      0        0        0
                            15-18            17      0          0        0        0        0      0        0        0
                            18-21             0      0          0        0        0        0      0        0        0
                            21-24             0      0          0        0        0        0      0        0        0




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                 7. FOREST BASED INDUSTRIES – 2006-07
1. PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRIES:

       Prior to 1975 there were two paper mills i.e., M/s. Sirpur Paper Mills (SPM) and M/s.
Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills Limited (APPM) in the State. Bamboo was being supplied by
the forest department under long-term agreement. These Paper mills though old, have
expanded their production from time to time. They are located in Adilabad and East
Godavari Districts respectively. During 1977 and 1978 two more paper mills have been set
up primarily depending on the forest department for the raw material supplies. These are:

1. M/s. Sree Rayalaseema Paper Mills Limited situated at Kurnool, in Kurnool District
(SRPM).

2. M/s. Bhadrachalam Paper Boards Limited situated at Sarapaka, Khammam District
(BPBL).

The details of various paper mills are given below:
Sl.            Name                 APPM            BPBL           SPM           SRPM
No.
 a.    Location District        Rajahmundry, Sarapaka    Kagaznagar Gondiparla
                                E.Godavari.   Khammam    Adilabad     Kurnool
 b.    Licensed Capacity             1,01,447     81,994       71,100     42,000
       (Tonnes)
 c.    Year of                           1954           1975           1938          1979
       Commencement of
       Production
 d.    Investment Rs. in                 4008           9027           2268          4615
       Lakhs
 e.    Employment                        3729           1584           4300          1233
       (Persons)



RAW MATERIAL REQUIREMENT:

       The total production capacity of all the four paper mills is 2,97,500 Turnover per
Annum (TPA). The raw material requirement of all paper mills is estimated at 800 thousand
MTs. The figure of raw material requirement has been based on the conversion rate of 2.80
MB of raw material for one MT Paper produced. The Sree Rayalaseema Paper Mills has
been closed since 1989-90 lease year since it was treated as a sick unit.

        The main forest raw material being used in paper industry is hard wood and bamboo.
The production of bamboo in the State is not enough to meet the full requirement of the
Paper industry. The total bamboo growing stock in the State is estimated to be about 34
Lakh Metric Tonnes. As against this growing stock the annual production of bamboo from
the Forest of Andhra Pradesh is about 3.5 Lakhs M.Ts. This is further coming down due to
flowering of much bamboo growing area. About 1.0 Lakh Metric Tonnes of bamboo is
consumed by the paper and pulp industries and the balance of one Lakh Metric Tonnes
goes to the domestic sector. In view of the shortage of bamboo raw material the paper
industries have started using short fiber of mixed and hard wood also by making necessary
changes in the technology.




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ROYALTY RATES:
        The agreement provided for revision of royalty rates once in every five years and the
royalty rates fell due for revision in 1980 at the first instance. The Government constituted
an Expert Committee to advice on fixation of royalty both of bamboo and hard wood supplies
to various wood based industries in the State i.e., including those other than paper industries
also. The committee was required to consider various factors while recommending the
Royalty rates, such as market prices, replacement costs, concession, if any to be given and
sustainability of supplies, etc.
The Government have examined and accepted recommendations of the Committee. The
rates are given below. Royalty rates for bamboo and hard wood supplies to paper mills.

           Sl.No.     Year          Bamboo Rs. MT              Hard Wood Rs. M.T
                                  (With effect from 1-4-      (With effect from 1-10-
                                          1980)                        1980)
             1.     1980-81              210.00                       100.00
             2.     1981-82              233.00                       111.00
             3.     1982-83              258.00                       123.00
             4.     1983-84              287.00                       137.00
             5.     1984-85              318.00                       152.00
             6.     1985-86              352.00                       218.67
             7.     1986-87              391.80                       241.00
             8.     1987-88              434.89                       269.27
             9.     1988-89              482.72                       298.77
            10.     1989-90              536.71                       231.63

        The paper industries have protected and latest challenged the revision of rates of
supply of raw material in the Supreme Court having lost their cases in High Court. The case
is still pending for disposal. Meanwhile A.P. Forest Produce (Fixation of selling price) Act,
1989 was enacted. This Act Provides for fixing selling prices for supply of raw material from
government resources to various wood based industries following certain prescribed
procedure, as detailed below.
      a.     The selling price for the bamboo raw material for supply to paper industries shall
             be fixed basing on the production costs, at the point of supply.
      b.     The selling price for the miscellaneous mixed wood suitable particle boards,
             rayon grade pulp and paper pulp shall be fixed basing on the production costs,
             but not below the market value of the produce at the point of supply.
      c.     The selling price for timber for supply to plywood industries shall be fixed basing
             on the market value, at the point of supply.
      With the enforcement of the Act from 1-10-1991 all the existing agreements for the
supply of raw material stood abrogated. The new agreement with the paper industries for
supply of bamboo raw material is for a period of 6 years. The selling prices for bamboo raw
material are given below:


                      1990-91                Rs. 596 MT (excluding moisture lose 10%)
                      1991-92                Rs. 662 MT (excluding moisture lose 10%)
                      1992-93                Rs. 735 MT (excluding moisture lose 10%)
                      1993-94                Rs. 816 MT (excluding moisture lose 10%)
                      1994-95                Rs. 1000 MT (excluding moisture lose 10%)
                      1995-96                Rs. 1110 MT (excluding moisture lose 10%)
                      1996-97                Rs. 1232 MT (excluding moisture lose 10%)


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                     1997-98                 Rs. 1330 MT (including moisture lose 10%)
                     1998-99                 Rs. 1324 MT (including moisture lose 10%)
                     1999-00                 Rs. 1485 MT (including moisture lose 10%)
                     2000-01                 Rs. 1430 MT (including moisture lose 10%)
                     2001-02                 Rs. 1453 MT (including moisture lose 10%)
                     2002-03                 Rs. 1453 MT (including moisture lose 10%)
                     2003-04                 Rs. 1453 MT (including moisture lose 10%)
                     2004-05                 Rs. 1453 MT (including moisture lose 10%)
                     2005-06                 Rs. 1495 MT (including moisture lose 10%)
                     2006-07                 Rs. 1546 MT (including moisture lose 10%)
   •   Note: Excluding 10% Moisture loss


       No hard woods are proposed to be supplied to paper industries in view of shortage.
Industrialist are however able to feed their industries using casuarina wood, largely obtained
from east coast, where it has got a boost quantity on account of social forestry programme.
      The quantities of bamboo raw material now committed for supply to paper industries
from 2002-03 to 2006-07 are given below:

        Sl.No. Name of the                         No. of BIC’s Supplied
               Paper Mill         2002-03      2003-04     2004-05 2005-06        2006-07
          1.   A.P.     Paper     135006       1465719    1731289 1105500         400157
               Mills, Rajy.
          2.   Sirpur Paper              -         35855    538625     233760      84613
               Mills
          3.   Bhadrachalam        967485      1116409      919347     899217      325490
               Paper Boards

BASKETS AND MAT WEAVING INDUSTRY:

       Small scale Industry where good quantities of bamboo is consumed is basket-weaving
community called Burood or Medara. Over ages this community has been procuring bamboo
and cane from the forest and seeking livelihood by making baskets, mats, tattas and other
articles required in rural areas.

       The State Forests are meeting the bonafide requirement of this Burood into co-
operatives and register themselves with the concerned District Industries centres. Each
member is supplied with 2000 bamboo per annum, 50% is round form and the balance in
split form. There are 289 registered societies with total membership of 8200 (approximately).
Green Bamboo is supplied to these societies on subsidized rates, which is around 50% of
the market rate. The Statement showing the no. of Green Bamboo supplied to the Burood
Copy submitted to the –operative Societies are given below from 2002-03 to 2006-07.


         Sl.No.                 Year                   Bamboo supplied in No.s
           1.                  2002-03                        2295574
           2.                  2003-04                        2762734
           3.                  2004-05                        2050457
           4.                  2005-06                        3117637
           5.                  2006-07                        2352288



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             SAW MILLS: PRIVATE BAMBOO AND TIMBER DEPOTS
  LIST OF GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SAW MILLS AND PRIVATE TIMBER AND
           BAMBOO DEPOTS EXISTING IN THE FOLLOWING CIRCLES.

                                 ABSTRACT
                                             No of    No of     No of   No of
        Name of the                          Govt    Private   Private Private
S.No      Circle      Name of the Division   Saw      Saw      Timber Bamboo
                                             Mills    Mills    Depots Depots
 1.    Adilabad        1. Adilabad            0        8         7        0
                       2. Bellampally         1        6         0        0
                       3. Kaghaznagar         0        7         0        0
                       4. Mancherial          0        11        3        0
                       5. Nirmal              0        27        0        0
                       6. Jannaram            0        2         0        0
                             Total            1        61        10       0
 2.    Ananthapur      1. Ananthapur          0        73        12       0
                       2. Chittoor (West)     0        57        18       0
                             Total            0       130        30       0
 3.    Guntur          1. Giddalur            0        79        34       0
                       2. Guntur              0       189       168       0
                       3. Nellore             0       113        40       0
                             Total            0       381       242       0
 4.    Hyderabad       1. Hyderabad.          0       735       179       0
                       2. Mahabubnagar        0       325        6        0
                       3. Nalgonda            0       219        2        0

                            Total             0       1279      187       0
 5.    Khammam         1. Bhadrachalam         0       2         0        0
                          (North)
                       2. Poloncha             0       0         1        0
                       3. Khammam             0       121        13       0
                       4. Kothagudem          1        13        12       0
                             Total            1       136        26       0
 6.    Kurnool         1. Kadapa              0        19        8        0
                       2. Kurnool             0        51        13       0
                       3. Nandyal             0        17        3        0
                       4. W.L.Proddutur       0        46        3        1
                             Total            0       133        27       1




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S.No    Name of the       Name of the Division   No of    No of     No of   No of
          Circle                                 Govt    Private   Private Private
                                                 Saw      Saw      Timber Bamboo
                                                 Mills    Mills    Depots Depots
 7.    Nizamabad           1. Kamareddy           0        54        3       0
                           2. Medak               0       209        14      0
                           3. Nizamabad           0       110        1       0
                                 Total            0       373        18      0
 8.    Rajahmundry         1. Eluru               0       244        68      4
                           2. Kakinada            0       251       234      0
                           3. Krishna             0       279       108      0
                                 Total            0       774       410      4
 9.    Srisailam (W.L.)    1. Achampeta           0        23        2       0
                           2. Athmakur            0        11        20      0

                           3. Markapur            0        23        6       0
                           4. Nagarjuna Sagar     0        11        0       0
                                 Total            0        68        28      0
10.    Thirupathi          1. Chittoor (East)     0        42        4       0
       (W.L.)
                           2. Rajampet            0        11        7       0
                           3. Tirupathi           0        21        53      0

                                 Total            0        74        64      0
11.    Visakhapatnam       1. Narsipatnam         0        14        0       0
                           2. Srikakulam          0        71        23      0
                           3. Vishakapatnam       0       165        56      0
                           4. Vijayanagaram       0        96        16      0
                                 Total            0       346        95      0
12.    Warangal            1. Karimnagar          0        33        2       0
                               (East)
                           2. Karimnagar          0       206        5       0
                              (West)
                           3. Warangal (North)    0       147        29      0
                           4. Warangal            0        32        15      0
                              (Sourth)
                                 Total            0       418        51      0
                              Grand Total         2       4173      1188     5




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  8. STATE TRADING CIRCLE IN BEEDI LEAF DURING THE YEAR 2006-07

        The Beedi leaf Trade was Nationalised in all the 10 Districts of Telangana Region
with effect from 9-11-1970 through the Andhra Pradesh Minor Forest Produce (Regulation of
Trade) ordinance which was subsequently replaced by the A.P.Minor Forest Produce Act,
1971 (Act 4 of 1971). In the year 1987, the Departmental collection of Beedi Leaf was taken
up by eliminating the middlemen and the A.P.Forest Development Corporation Limited was
appointed as Agent to the Government which financed the Scheme with Margin Money
provided by the Government and at the end of the financial year remits to the Government,
all the net revenue after repayment of Bank Loans with interest and meeting the relevant
components of expenditure as per the scheme. Thus from the year 1988-89 the Government
accounts show only the net revenue realised by the Department as against the normal gross
revenue figures shown till 1987-88.

        The Departmental Collection of Beedi Leaf Scheme is basically a social welfare
scheme as it is totally labour oriented. There are in all 369 beedi leaf units spread over all
the 10 districts comprising of 23 Divisions of Telangana Region under 5 Territorial Circles
and the Field Director, Project Tiger, Srisailam. Departmental collection of beedi leaf was
continued upto 1996 season and local persons mainly from the tribals and other weaker
sections were appointed as khalladars to supervise the collection, curing, bagging and
transport of beedi leaf to godowns. Only good leaf fit for making at least one beedi was
delivered to purchasers at godowns. Since 1997 the policy has been revised for collection of
beedi leaf in Telangana Region where in the green leaf will be collected and handed over to
the purchasers, on the day of collection. All operations like Pruning, Appointment of
Khalladars, Curing, Handling, Transportation of leaf to godown will be taken up by the
Purchasers only.

1) ADMINISTRATIVE SET UP:- The statement showing the posts sanctioned (category-
wise) under the scheme is enclosed herewith as Annexure-I.

2)LEGISLATION ON BEEDI LEAF COLLECTION & TRADE:-

       Before introduction of State Trading in Abnus Leaves in 1971, the right to collect
abnus leaves was sold by public Auction on lumpsum contract. The private pattadars too,
used to sell Beedi Leaf grown in their holdings to the private contractors usually on
negotiated terms. When demand and commercial value of beedi leaf had increased private
contractors with the help of influential pattadars and local villagers started pilfering and
smuggling beedi leaf from the Forests and Government lands leading to considerable loss of
revenue to the Government. To arrest this trend, the matter was discussed by the Central
Board of Forestry in 1953 which recommended legislative measures to control, the trade of
beedi leaf. Accordingly the A.P.Minor Forest Produce (Regulation of Trade) ordinance was
promulgated in 1970 which was subsequently replaced by Andhra Pradesh Minor Forest
Produce (Regulation of Trade) Act, 1971 (Act No.4 of 1971). The Provisions of which were
brought into operation with effect from 9-11-1970 in the 10 Districts of Telangana Region of
Andhra Pradesh, which are the main Abnus Leaf growing areas of the State, under the Act
the possibility of growers smuggling the leaves from the Government lands is eliminated and
public trust is effectively secured. Besides payment of fair wages timely payment also
ensured to the laborers who are mostly from the weaker sections of the society and tribals.




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3) THE INCOME OF THE DEPARTMENT WITH DETAILS:-

        During the 2006 season, departmental collection of beedi leaf was undertaken in
(211) units, out of 403 beedi leaf units and (192) units remained unsold. The Circle-wise
collection figures during 2006 beedi leaf season are furnished below. The target fixed for
sold units is 4.216 Lakh S.Bs.:-

      Sl.No.      Name of the Circle        No. of units            Beedi Leaves
                                             Worked              collection in SBs(**)
      1        Khammam                          44                   1,47,076.217
      2        Warangal                          73                  1,20,959.923
      3        Adilabad                         78                   1,69,535.000
      4        Nizamabad                         5                     5,540.450
      5        Hyderabad                         9                     7,552.055
      6        FDPT Srisailam                    2                    2,504.310
               Total:                           211                  4,53,167.960

          (**) A Standard Bag consists of 1,000 bundles of 50 Beedi leaves each).

      The details of expenditure incurred and revenue realized pertaining to the 2006
season based on the progressive reports received are furnished hereunder:-

       1) Revenue realised          ---                    ---       Rs.36.44 Crores
       2) Expenditure incurred      ---                    ---       Rs.27.09 Crores
       3) Net revenue during the financial year 2006-07    ---       Rs. 9.48 Crores


4) A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF BUDGET PROVIDED DURING 2006-07:

      The A.P.Forest Development Corporation Limited was appointed as an Agent to the
Government for the purpose of purchase and trade in Beedi Leaf during 2006 Beedi Leaf
Season vide G.O.Ms.No.106, EFS&T (For.III) Dept., dt.18.10.2005.        The Advisory
Committee was constituted by the Government vide G.O.Rt.No.425, EFS&T (For-III)
Department, dated 08-12-2005 for 2006 Beedi Leaf Season.

       The A.P.Forest Development Corporation Limited has availed a loan for various
works from Consortium of Banks and cleared the loans together with interest. The scheme
was sanctioned by the Government vide G.O.Ms.No.67, EFS&T (For.III) Department, dated
9-5-2006 with financial out lay of Rs. 33.36 Crores.

       The cost of the establishment Rs.16.49 Lakhs was met from the State Government
Funds, under 2406 – Forestry & Wild Life, 01 – Forestry, 03 – District Offices.




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5) DETAILS OF THE SCHEME AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION DURING 2005 BEEDI
LEAF SEASON:

        During 2006 beedi leaf season, 4,53,167.96 Standard Bags were collected from 211
units out of the total 403 units under the scheme. The balance 192 units were unsold. The
circle-wise figure of collection is furnished under in Annexure-III. All operations like pruning
of Abnus bushes, curing, bagging, transportation to godown were done by the purchaser as
per the tender conditions. From the year 1999 Government introduced the unique scheme of
giving 50% of Net Revenue from the B.L. collected from VSS areas to the VSS. V.S.S. are
involved in collection of beedi leaf during 2006 Beedi leaf season.

       The Government vide G.O.Ms. No. 43, EFS&T (For.III) Dept., dt. 10-04-2006 issued
orders for distribution of Net Revenue to the Beedi Leaves in proportion to the quantity of
Beedi leaf collected by them as ascertained from the wage cards issued and maintained by
the department to individual BL Collectors from 2006 BL Season onwards. The money will
be distributed to the BL collectors by the Forest Department in Gram Sabhas to be
conducted in each village for this purpose.

6) INSURANCE:

       Group Personal Accident Policy was extended to the Departmental personnel
engaged in Beedi Leaf Collection, through Group Personnel Accident Insurance Scheme for
a sum of Rs.1.00 lakhs for each individual for the year 2006-07 for 3200 subordinates and
officers engaged in the Beedi Leaf collection and also insured the lives of 75,000 beedi leaf
collectors by paying an amount of Rs. 5,67,744/- towards premium amount with the New
India Assurance Co., Ltd., Hyderabad.

7) ANY OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES WORTH MENTIONING IN THE
   ADMINISTRATION REPORT:-

       The Scheme is a Social Welfare Scheme and a labour oriented one. While
implementing the scheme about 25.55 lakh mandays work was generated during the peak
period mostly by tribals and other weaker sections. The scheme also helped unemployed,
educated youth, tribals and other weaker sections in the villages who were appointed as
khalladars.


       Totally about Rs.2709 lakhs was spent as wages to the rural poor at about 2668
collection centres (khallas) within a short span of about 2 months during April & May in the
lean agricultural season.
       During the 2006 season, 211 units were disposed in the forward trading and
4,53,167.96 standard Bags of Beedi Leaf was collected fetching a Gross Revenue of
Rs.3644 lakhs.




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                                         ANNEXURE-I

     STATEMENT SHOWING THE NO.OF PERSONS WHO WORKED DURING
                                  2006-07 BEEDI LEAF SEASON:
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Sl.No.                   Category                               No. of Persons
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          1.                      Gazetted Officers                                70
          2.                      Range Officers                                  110
          3.                      Deputy Range Officers                           125
          4.                      Foresters                                       524
          5.                      Forest Beat Officers                           1374
          6.                      Asst.Forest Beat Officers                       309
          7.                      Managers
         8.                       Superintendents
         9.                       Draughtman Grade-I
        10.                       Senior Assistants                                 688
        11.                       Junior Assistants
        12.                       L.D.Stenos.
        13.                       Typists
                                                                             ------------
                                                            TOTAL:             3200
                                                                             ------------

                                        A N N E X U R E – III

                     OUT TURN OF BEEDI LEAVES DURING 2006-07
                            AND QUANTITIES OBTAINED.

               Sl.           Name of the                   Quantities Obtained
               No.             Produce                Units     S.Bs.        M.T.
               (1)                (2)                  (3)        (4)         (5)
               (1)           Beedi Leaves              211   4,53,167.96

1) Minor Forest Produce:

   Beedi Leaves

(1) 192 units were not sold out of 403 units

(2) Each standard bad contains 1000 bundles of 50 beedi leaves each.




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                             A N N E X U R E – 14 (a)

   FOREST NET REVENUE FOR THE YEAR 2006-07 BEEDI LEAF SEASON.


             Major Head & Sub-Head                         Revenue

2406 – Forestry & Wild Life
  01 – Forestry
  05 – Receipts from Beedi Leaf
       Trading Scheme                                      Rs.14.95 Crores


                             A N N E X U R E – 14 (b)

   EXPENDITURE FOR THE YEAR 2006-07 IN RESPECT OF OFFICE OF THE
   CONSERVATOR OF FORESTS, STATE TRADING CIRCLE, HYDERABAD.

Sl.No.          Head of Account              Plan       Non-Plan      Total
 (1)                (2)                      (3)          (4)          (5)

1) Major Head:

   2406 – Forestry & Wild Life,
     01 – Forestry,                          NIL         Rs.25.85    Rs.25.85
     03 – District Offices                                Lakhs       Lakhs




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                  9. FOREST RESEARCH 2005-06 & 2006-07
         The Research and Development Circle was created in the year 1971-72 with
headquarters at Hyderabad G.O.Ms.No.996, F&RD (For.II) Department, dated: 17-7-91 to
ensure effective coordination of various research activities taken up in the research centers,
to document the research findings and disseminate the information for practical application
in the field.

The details of staff working in the Research and Development Circle are as follows:




                                                                     State Silviculturist, Hyderabad




                                                                                                                                                                Forest Geneticist, Warangal
                                     Research and Development




                                                                                                                               State Silviculturist, Tirupati
                                                                                                       State Silviculturist,
                                                                                                          Rajahmundry
                                            Circle Office




                                                                                                                                                                                                         Remarks
                                                                                                                                                                                              Total
           Category




1     Research         Manager               1                              2                                 2                       3                               2                       10
      (Conservator of Forests,
      Deputy Conservator of
      Forests,        Assistant
      Conservator of Forests

2     Research Assistants                 Nil                               3                                 5                       7                               5                       20      Temporari
                                                                                                                                                                                                      ly working
                                                                                                                                                                                                      on
                                                                                                                                                                                                      monthly
                                                                                                                                                                                                      honorariu
                                                                                                                                                                                                      m basis.
3     Uniformed Research Staff            Nil                               4                                 3                       3                               5                       15
      (Research Range Officer,
      Deputy Range officers)

4     Uniformed Technical Staff           Nil                        19                                     16                 15                               17                            67
      (Foresters, Forest Guards
      and Reserve Watchers)

5     Ancillary workers                    12                               9                               10                 17                               10                            58

              Total                        13                        37                                     36                 45                               39                            170




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                                  Research Facilities
       The infrastructure available at present in the state to take up field research as well as
laboratory research is as follows:
(i)    Field Research Stations:

                                  Name of the
                 Research                                                      Approx. Area
     Sl.No.                      Field Research             Location
                 Division                                                        (in ha.)
                                     Station
       1              2                 3                        4                    5
       1      State             Regional Forest       Narsampally                    132
              Silviculturist,   Research Centre,      Reserved Forest
              Hyderabad         Mulugu                Mulugu (V) Medak
                                                      Forest Division 45
                                                      Kms. from Hyderabad

                                Field Research        Dulapally Reserved             37
                                Station Dulapally     Forest Dulapally (V)
                                                      Hyderabad Forest
                                                      Division, Ranga
                                                      Reddy District 22
                                                      Kms. from Hyderabad

       2      State             RFRC,                 Diwancheruvu (West)            125
              Silviculturist,   Rajahmundry           Reserved Forest,
              Rajahmundry                             Near Rajahmundry
                                                      City, Kakinada Forest
                                                      Division, East
                                                      Godavari District, 5
                                                      Km. from
                                                      Rajahmundry
                                Field Research        Bathuvarigudem RF,             15
                                Station,              Nuzivedu Range,
                                Bathuvarigudem        Eluru Forest Division,
                                                      West Godavari
                                                      District.
                                Field Research        Kambalakonda RF,                5
                                Station,              Visakhapatnam
                                Kambalakonda          Range,
                                                      Visakhapatnam
                                                      Division,
                                                      Visakhapatnam
                                                      District
                                Field Research        Vakalapudi,                     5
                                Station               Vakalapudi Sea
                                                      Coast.




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    Sl.No.      Research         Name of the            Location          Approx. Area
                Division        Field Research                              (in ha.)
                                    Station
       3     State                                Partly Napier North          145
             Silviculturist,                      Reserved Forest of
             Tirupati                             Chittoor, East Forest
                                                  Division of Chittoor
                                                  District and partly
                                 Sri Srinivasa    Koduru Reserved
                                 Vanam Field      Forest of Rajampet
                               Research Station   division of kadapa
                                  (SVFRS)         District Near
                                                  Kukkaladoddi
                                                  (Village) Tirupati-
                                                  kadapa road 25 Kms.
                                                  from Tirupati

                               Field Research     Maddimadugu                   15
                               Station            Reserved Forest of
                               Maddimadugu        kadapa Forest
                                                  Division of kadapa
                                                  Rayachoty Road, 25
                                                  Kms. from kadapa
                               Biotechnology      Tirupathi                    100
                               Research Centre
       4     Forest            Field Research     Achyutapuram                 120
             Geneticist,       Station,           Reserved Forest of
             Warangal          Achyutapuram       Khammam Forest
                                                  Division on
                                                  Khammam
                                                  Rajahmundry Road,
                                                  25 Kms. from
                                                  Sattupally
                               Field Research     Jakaram RF of                 30
                               Station, Jakaram   Warangal (N) Forest
                                                  Division on Warangal-
                                                  Eturunagaram Road,
                                                  45 Km, from
                                                  Warangal
                               Field Research     Kesamudram                    20
                               Station,           Reserved Forest of
                               Kesamudram         Warangal (S) Forest
                                                  Division 5 Km. from
                                                  Kesamudram (V)
                                                  Warangal District
                               Field Research     Mahadev Reserve               35
                               Station            Forest of Karimnagar
                               Mahadevpur         (E) Forest Division
                                                  located adjacent to
                                                  Mahadevpur town

        All the above Field Research Stations have been fenced permanently and provided
with roads and permanent water supply facilities with borewells and overhead water storage
reservoirs.


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ii)         Civil Structures:




                                                                                 Seminar/ Conference halls/
                                                                                   Demonstration-cum-
                                          No. of the office and
                                          residential building




                                                                                                                                          Research nursery
                                                                  Seed godowns



                                                                                      training centre




                                                                                                                                                             Compost shed
                                                                                                              Mist chamber


                                                                                                                             Lath house




                                                                                                                                                                            Others
      Sl.
                       Location
      No.




       1       RFRC, Mulugu                      4                   2                     1                     4             3             1                  2             -
       2       FRS, Dulapally                    1                   1                      -                   3              1             1                   -            -
       3       RFRC, Rajahmundry               20                   2                      1                    3              4             1                  2             -
       4       Forest Geneticist office          3                  1                      1                    1              1             1                  1             -
               complex, Warangal
       5       FRS, Achyutapuram                 6                    -                    1                     1             1             1                  1             -
       6       FRS, Jakaram                      1                    -                     -                     -             -              -                 -            -
       7       FRS, Kesamudram                   2                    -                     -                     -             -              -                 -            -
       8       Biotechnology Research          31                   1                      2                    2              2             1                 2             3
               Centre, Tirupati
       9       SVFRS, Kukkaladoddi               2                    -                    1                    1              4             2                 2             3
       10      FRS, Maddimadugu                   -                   -                     -                   2              1             1                   -            -


 (iii) Laboratory facilities:

      Sl.No.    Location                            Laboratory                                                   Major Instruments
         1      RFRC, Mulugu                        General Lab                                                  Autoclave, Oven, pH meter,
                                                                                                                 Seed germinator, generator
        2       Biotechnology Research              i) Soil Science Lab.                                         Atomic absorption
                Centre, Tirupati                                                                                 spectrophotometer, Soil
                                                                                                                 moisture meter, Flame
                                                                                                                 photometer, pH meter, EC
                                                                                                                 meter, U.V. double beam,
                                                                                                                 Spectrophotometer,
                                                                                                                 Scrubber unit, Vapodest etc.
                                                    ii) Plant Pathology                                          Fermentor, Colony counter,
                                                    and Mycorrhizae                                              BOD incubator, Sonicator,
                                                    Lab                                                          Cryostat- Microtome, Phase
                                                                                                                 contrast Microscope,
                                                                                                                 Compound Micro- scope,
                                                                                                                 Laminar Air Flow cabinets
                                                                                                                 etc.




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Sl.No.   Location                   Laboratory            Major Instruments
  2.                                                      Soccilate apparatus,
                                                          weighing balance,
                                                          Refrigerators, Shakers etc.
                                    iii) Tissue Culture   Autoclaves, Ovens,
                                    Lab                   Distillation units,
                                                          Demineralizer, Balances,
                                                          Laminar air flow Chambers,
                                                          Refrigerators, Gas
                                                          connections, Growth
                                                          Chamber, Shaker etc.
                                    iv) Seed technology   Seed Germinator
                                    lab
                                    v) Molecular Marker Gel documentation system,
                                    Lab.                DNA sequencer,
                                                        Hybridization Oven, Water
                                                        bath, PCR, Distillation unit,
                                                        cooling centrifuge, Micro
                                                        Oven, Centrifuge,
                                                        Electrophoresis unit,
                                                        refrigerator, ultra low
                                                        temperature cabinet, mini
                                                        centrifuge etc.
  3.     Forest Geneticist Office   Seed Technology     Aspirator, M2BC cleaner,
         Complex, Warangal          Lab                 Clipper cleaner, Seed
                                                        blower, Cabinet germinator,
                                                        Infrared moisture meter,
                                                        Sample divider, Oven,
                                                        Microscope, Electronic
                                                        Balance, pH meter etc.

  4.     RFRC, Rajahmuindry         General               Seed germinator, Autoclave,
                                                          pH meter, Electronic
                                                          Balance etc.




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                   Research plots established during the year 2005-06
                                                Espac
                                                                                 Location/
Sl.                              Nature of      ement     Area     Research
      Name of the species                                                        Research
No.                                plot           in     in Ha.    division
                                                                                  centre
                                                 Mts.
1              2                      3            4        5          6             7
1.    Pongamia Pinnata          Progeny         5x5      2.25     SS,          R.C.Mulugu
                                Trial Plot                        Hyderabad.
2.    Aegle Marmelose           CMA             5X5      1.25     SS,          R.C.Mulugu
                                                                  Hyderabad.
3.    Eucalyptus                F2 Progeny      2x3      0.97     SS,          R.C.Mulugu
                                trial plot                        Hyderabad.
4.    Eucalyptus                C.S.O.          3X3      1.00     SS, Hyd.     R.C.Mulugu
5.    Eucalyptus                Demo Plot       3X3      1.00     SS, Hyd.     R.C.Mulugu
6.    Eucalyptus                F2 generation   3x3      0.92     SS, Tpty.    SVFRS,
                                Progeny trial                                  Kukkaladoddi.
                                plot
7.    Pongamia Pinnata          Progeny         5x5      2.50     SS, Tpty.    SVFRS,
                                trial plot.                                    Kukkaladoddi.
8.    Gmelina Arborea (CSO      Performance     3x2      1.00     SS, Tpty.    SVFRS,
      seedlings)                trial plot                                     Kukkaladoddi.
9.    Emblica Officinalis       Yield           5x5      1.00     SS, Tpty.    BRC, Tirupathi.
                                Performance
                                trial plot.
10.   Tectona Grandis           Demo plot       5x5      0.50     SS, Tpty.    BRC, Tirupathi.
      (Tissue culture
      seedlings)
11.   Tectona Grandis           Hedge           2x2      0.18     SS, Tpty.    BRC, Tirupathi.
                                Garden
12.   Simorouba glauca          CMA             4X4      0.55     SS, Rjy.     Bathulavarigud
                                                                               em
13.   Pongamia Pinnata          CMA             5x5      1.44     SS, Rjy.     Bathulavarigud
                                                                               em
14.   Gmelina Arborea           Progeny trial   2x3      0.50     SS, Rjy.     RFRC, Rjy.
                                plot
15.   Gmelina Arborea           Progeny trial   2x3      0.57     SS, Rjy.     RFRC, Rjy.
                                plot
16.   Tectona Grandis           Experimental    2.5x2.   0.37     SS, Rjy.     RFRC, Rjy.
                                Plot            5
17.   Eucalyptus                Progeny trial   2x3      0.80     SS, Rjy.     RFRC, Rjy.
                                plot
18.   Eucalyptus                Experimental    2.5x2.   0.37     SS, Rjy.     RFRC, Rjy.
                                Plot            5
19.   Bamboo                    Bamboo          6x6      1.00     SS, Rjy.     RFRC, Rjy.
                                Setum
20.   Bamboo                    Bamboo          5x5      0.50     SS, Rjy.     RFRC, Rjy.
                                cultivation
                                plot
21.   Casuarina Equisetifolia   CMA             2X1      0.36     SS, Rjy.     RFRC, Rjy.
22    Casuarina Equisetifolia   Progeny trial   2x2      0.40     SS, Rjy.     RFRC, Rjy.
                                plot
23.   Casuarina Equisetifolia   F2 Progeny      2x1      0.67     SS, Rjy.     RFRC, Rjy.
                                trial plot.


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                                                Espac
                                                                                    Location/
Sl.                              Nature of      ement     Area      Research
      Name of the species                                                           Research
No                                 plot           in     in Ha.     division
                                                                                     centre
                                                 Mts.
24.   Casuarina Equisetifolia   Progeny         2x1      0.164     SS, Rjy.      RFRC, Rjy.
                                trial plot.
25.   Casuarina Equisetifolia   Demo plot       2x1      0.84      SS, Rjy.      RFRC, Rjy.
26.   Casuarina Equisetifolia   Demo plot       2x1      0.550     SS, Rjy.      Vakalapudi
27.   Casuarina Equisetifolia   Progeny         2x1      0.300     SS, Rjy.      Vakalapudi
                                trial plot.
28.   Casuarina Equisetifolia   F2              2x1      0.143     SS, Rjy.      Vakalapudi
                                Generation
                                Progeny
                                trial plot.
29.   Pongamia Pinnata          Progeny         5x5      1.50      FG, Wgl.      R.C.Achulapur
                                trial plot                                       am
30.   Eucalyptus                F2 Progeny      2x3      0.50      FG, Wgl.      R.C.Achulapur
                                trial plot.                                      am
31.   Pongamia Pinnata          Clonal Test     3x4      0.50      FG, Wgl.      R.C.Achulapur
                                Area                                             am
32.   Eucalyptus                CMA             1x1      0.75      FG, Wgl.      R.C.Achulapur
                                                                                 am
33.   Aegle Marmelos            CMA             4x4      0.23      FG, Wgl.      R.C.Achulapur
                                                                                 am
34.   Bamboo                    Demo plot       5x5      1.00      FG, Wgl.      R.C.Achulapur
                                                                                 am
35.   Gevotia robusta           Demo plot       5x5      0.50      FG, Wgl.      R.C.Achulapur
                                                                                 am
36.   Eucalyptus                Demo plot       2x3      0.30      FG, Wgl.      R.C.Achulapur
                                                                                 am
37.   Gmelina Arborea inter     Demo plot       4x4      1.00      FG, Wgl.      R.C.Achulapur
      Planting.                                                                  am

           RESEARCH PLOTS ESTABLISHED DURING THE YEAR 2006-07.

                                                                    Resear
                                                  Espac     Area
Sl.                                                                   ch        Location/
      Name of the species       Nature of plot    ement      in
No                                                                  divisio Research centre
                                                  in Mts.   Ha.
                                                                       n
 1              2                       3            4        5        6            7
1.    Casuarina Equisetifolia   Progeny trial     2x1       0.38    SS, Rjy. RFRC, Rjy.
                                plot.
2.    Gmelina Arborea           Progeny trial     3x2       0.50    SS, Rjy. RFRC, Rjy.
                                plot.
3.    Bamboo                    Trial Plot        5x5       0.50    SS, Rjy.   Vakalapudi.
4.    Casuarina Equisetifolia   C.S.O.            2X2       0.22    SS, Rjy.   Vakalapudi.
5.    Casuarina Equisetifolia   CMA               1X1       0.10    SS, Rjy.   RFRC, Rjy.
6.    Casuarina Equisetifolia   Progeny trial     2x1       0.30    SS, Rjy.   Vakalapudi.
                                plot
7.    Casuarina Equisetifolia   CSO               3x3       0.54    SS, Rjy.   RFRC, Rjy.
8.    Bamboo                    Trial Plot        5x5       0.50    SS, Rjy.   Bathulavarigudem.
9.    Rose wood                 Demo plot         3x3       0.50    SS, Rjy.   Bathulavarigudem.
10.   Bandaru                   Demo plot         3x3       0.50    SS, Rjy.   Bathulavarigudem.


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                                                Espac     Area Resear
Sl.                                                                        Location/
      Name of the species      Nature of plot   ement       in    ch
No                                                                      Research centre
                                                in Mts.    Ha. division
11.   Acacia Hybrid            Clonal Test      3x3       0.25 SS, Rjy. RFRC, Rjy
                               Area
12.   Ailanthus triphysa       Progeny trial    4x4       0.27   SS, Rjy. RFRC, Rjy
                               plot
13    Mitragynar parvifolia    CMA              1x1       0.06   SS, Rjy. RFRC, Rjy
14.   Eucalyptus               CMA              2.5x2.5   0.20   SS, Rjy. RFRC, Rjy
15.   Eucalyptus               Clonal Test      3x2       0.75   SS, Rjy. RFRC, Rjy
                               Area
16.   Saraca asoka, Messua     Firria Ex-itu    5x5       0.90   SS, Rjy. RFRC, Rjy
                               conservation
                               plot
17.   Sterculia Urens          Yielding         5x5       4.85   SS, Tpty BRC, Tpty.
      Coculospermum            performance
      religiosum               Plot
18.   Salacia Oblonga          Demo plot        3x3       0.40   SS, Tpty BRC, Tpty.
19.   Mitragyna parviforia     Demo plot        3x3       1.00   SS, Tpty SVFRS,
                                                                          Kukkaladoddi.
20.   Aegle marmelos           CMA              5x5       1.00   SS, Tpty SVFRS,
                                                                          Kukkaladoddi.
21.   Pongamia pinnata         CTA              5X5       1.00   SS, Tpty SVFRS,
                                                                          Kukkaladoddi.
22.   Salacia Obblonga         Demo plot        3x3       0.20   SS, Tpty SVFRS,
                                                                          Kukkaladoddi.
23.   Ailanthus excelsa        Progeny trial    3x3       0.50   SS, Tpty SVFRS,
                               plot                                       Kukkaladoddi.
24.   Anthocephalus            Demo Plot        3x3       0.58   SS, Tpty SVFRS,
      Cadamba and Jatropha                                                Kukkaladoddi.
      circus.
25.   Eucalyptus               CTA              3x3       1.00  SS, Tpty SVFRS,
                                                                         Kukkaladoddi.
26.   Eucalyptus, Mitragyna    CMA              3X3       0.900 SS, Tpty SVFRS,
      and Acacia.                                                        Kukkaladoddi.
27.   Radermaencra             Demo Plot        3x3 &     6.15 SS, Tpty KVFRS,
      xylocarpa, Pterocarpus                    3x2                      Mangapuram.
      Santalisnus,
      Pterocarpus
      marsupium, Albizia
      odoratissima,
      Dolicnandrone crispa,
      Dalbergia latifolia,
      Adina Cardifolia and
      Hardwickia binata.
28.   Tectona Grandis          CMA cum          3x3       1.22   FG, Wgl. R.C.
      (Tissue Culture)         Demo Plot                                  Mahadevpur.
29.   Tectona Grandis          Demo Plot        3x3       0.58   FG, Wgl. R.C.
      (Serial cuttings)                                                   Mahadevpur.
30.   Tectona Grandis (Bud     CMA              3X3       0.37   FG, Wgl. R.C.
      Grafts)                                                             Mahadevpur.
31.   Gmelina Arborea          CMA                               SS, Hyd. R.C.Mulugu.
32.   Eucalyptus               F2 Generation                     SS, Hyd. R.C.Mulugu.
                               Progeny plot.


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                                                     Espac        Area     Resear
Sl.                                                                                      Location/
        Name of the species         Nature of plot   ement         in         ch
No                                                                                    Research centre
                                                     in Mts.      Ha.      division
33.    Eucalyptus                   CTA                                   SS, Hyd.    R.C.Mulugu.
34.    Ailanthus Triphyse           Demo plot                             SS, Hyd.    R.C.Dulapally
35.    Ailanthus Excelsa            CMA                                   SS, Hyd.    R.C.Mulugu.
36.    Ailanthus Excelsa            Progeny plot                          SS, Hyd.    R.C.Mulugu.
37.    Acacia                       Progeny plot                          SS, Hyd.    R.C.Mulugu.
38.    Eucalyptus                   Progeny plot                          SS, Hyd.    R.C.Mulugu.
39.    Miliragyra Parvifolia        Progeny plot                          SS, Hyd.    R.C.Mulugu.
40.    Givotiarolitiformis          Progeny plot                          SS, Hyd.    R.C.Mulugu.
41.    Tectona grandis              Demo plot                             SS, Hyd.    R.C. Dulapally
42.    Kaya senegalersis            Demo plot                             SS, Hyd.    R.C. Dulapally
43.    Acacia                       CMA                                   SS, Hyd.    R.C. Dulapally


      Multi Locational Clonal Trial Plots Established during the year 2005-06 under
                             the supervision of R&D Circle.

                                                                           Location              Total
 Sl.                                                                                 No. of
              Circle               Division               Range            (Name of              area
 No                                                                                  Trials
                                                                              VSS)              in Ha.
 1.     Nizamabad              Nizamabad           Nizamabad             Mosra         5         4.38
 2.     Nizamabad              Kamareddy           Kamareddy             Bollaram      5         3.86
 3.     Hyderabad              Mahabubnagar        Mahabubnagar          Burrithanda   3         2.87
 4.     Nizamabad              Medak               Ramayampet            Vallur        3         2.92
 5.     Nizamabad              Medak               Siddipet              Lakdaram      5         4.01
 6.     Visakhapatnam          Visakhapatnam       Yelamanchili          Peddapalli    5         3.58
 7.     Visakhapatnam          Visakhapatnam       Chodavaram            Mediwada      5         4.23
 8.     Visakhapatnam          Narsipatnam         Narsipatnam           Arilova       4         1.62
 9.     Visakhapatnam          Srikakulam          Palakonda             Somada-       5         3.73
                                                                         lavalasa
 10.    Visakhapatnam          Vizianagaram        Saluru                Pottigada-    7         4.78
                                                                         bavalasa
 11.    Visakhapatnam          Vizianagaram        Kurupam               Iridi         5         4.20
 12.    Rajahmundry            Kakinada            Kakinada              Murari        5         4.10
 13.    Rajahmundry            Kakinada            Sudikonda             Kalijolla     8         6.10
 14.    Kurnool                Proddutur           Muddanur              Ahobilam      1         1.68
 15.    Kurnool                Kadapa              Vontimitta            Kanneswar     3         1.06
                                                                         am
 16.    Guntur                 Nellore             Nellore               Kanpur        7         3.94
 17.    WLM, Tirupati.         Chittoor East       Chittoor East         Rajulvally    5         3.96
 18.    WLM, Tirupati.         Rajampet            Chitvel               Anumpally     6         2.86
 19.    Adilabad               Adilabad            Adilabad              Durganagar    5         2.98
 20.    Adilabad               Nirmal              Kadem                 Kothamad-     5         2.98
                                                                         dipagada
 21.    Adilabad               Jannaram            Iandanpally           Kommugud      5         2.98
                                                                         a
 22.    Adilabad               Mancherial          Mancherial            Mudikunba     5         2.98
 23.    Adilabad               Bellampally         Bellampally           Kuntaramal    5         3.30
                                                                         a-Basti
 24.    Adilabad               Kagaznagar          Kagaznagar            Sarasala      5         2.98
 25.    Adilabad               Karimnagar(W)       Jagityal              Thummunala    5         2.98


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                                                      Location              Total
Sl.                                                               No. of
          Circle       Division            Range      (Name of              area
No                                                                Trials
                                                        VSS)               in Ha.
26.   Warangal     Warangal (S)      Mahaboobaba    Damaranch       5       3.30
                                     d              a
27.   Warangal     Warangal (S)      Gudur          Buchinayak      5      2.98
                                                    Thanda
28.   Warangal     Warangal (N)      Warangal       Guruvanna       5      2.98
                                                    pur
29.   Khammam      Khammam           Satupally      Cherukupall     5      2.98
                                                    y
30.   Khammam      Kothagudem        Ramavaram      Amednagar       5      3.30
31.   Khammam      Paloncha          Amaravam       Gundembor       5      2.98
                                                    e
32.   Khammam      Bhadrachalam(N)   Bhadrachalam   Gummuko-        5      2.98
                                                    yagudem
33.   Khammam      Bhadrachalam(S)   Kunavaram      Paidigudem      5      2.98




                                      68
 Multi Locational Clonal Trial Plots Established during the year 2006-07 under
                        the supervision of R&D, Circle.

Sl.       Circle          Division            Range         Location    No. of   Total
No                                                          (name of    Trials   area
 .                                                            VSS)                 in
                                                                                  Ha.
1.    Nizamabad       Kamareddy         Kamareddy         Bollaram      3        3.37
2.    Nizamabad       Medak             Medak             Gummeidala    3        3.00
3.    Nizamabad       Medak             Siddipeta         Lakkavaram    4        4.52
4.    Nizamabad       Mahaboobnagar     Mahaboobnagar Burrithanda       5        4.97
5.    Hyderabad       Mahaboobnagar     Mahaboobnagar Peddadari         6        5.17
                                                      pally-I
6.    Hyderabad       Mahaboobnagar     Mahaboobnagar Peddadari         6        5.23
                                                      pally-II
7.    Adilabad        Jannaram          Indanpally        Kommaguda     7        5.81
8.    Adilabad        Mancherial        Mancherial        Mudikunta     6        4.81
9.    Adilabad        Bellampally       Bellampally       Pochampally   6        4.81
10.   Adilabad        Kagaznagar        Kagaznagar        Nandiguda     6        4.81
11.   Warangal        Karimnagar(W)     Jagityal          Kandlapally   5        3.81
12.   Warangal        Karimnagar (E)    Bhupalpally (E)   Kothapalli    5        3.81
13.   Warangal        Warangal (S)      Mahaboobabad      Damarancha    5        3.81
14.   Warangal        Warangal (N)      Warangal          Guruvannap    5        3.81
                                                          et
15.   Khammam         Khammam           Satupally         Kistaram      5        3.81
16.   Khammam         Kothagudem        Ramavaram         Ahmednagar    6        4.81
17.   Khammam         Paloncha          Amaravam          Gundembore    5        3.64
18.   Khammam         Bhadrachalam(N)   Bhadrachalam      Gogubaka      5        3.81
19.   Kurnool         Proddatur         Proddatur         Jundlavaram   5        4.028
20.   Kurnool         Kadapa            Vontimitta        Durgapuram    5        4.028
21.   Guntur          Nellore           Venkatagiri       Periyavaram   5        4.028
22.   WLM, Tpty       WLM, Tpty         Chittoor (E)      Pachigunta    5        4.028
23.   WLM, Tpty       Rajampet          Rajampet          S.R.Palem     5        3.704
24.   Rajahmundry     Kakinada          Kakinada          Murari        3        2.42
25.   Visakhapatnam   Srikakulam        Kagibugger        Bendikonda    4        2.74
26.   Visakhapatnam   Vizianagaram      Vizianagaram      Kondapeta     6        4.50
27.   Visakhapatnam   Visakhapatnam     Yelamanchili      Choudipally   4        2.52
28.   Visakhapatnam   Narsipatnam       Narsipatnam       Arilova       4        3.26




                                         69
 LRHT Species Plots established in various divisions under the supervision of
           R&D Circle during the years 2005-06 (Nil) and 2006-07.

Sl.      Circle         Division           Range           Location       Area
No                                                                       in Ha.
 1.   Hyderabad    Mahabubnagar       Mahabubnagar    Burrithanda        1.00
 2.   Hyderabad    Mahabubnagar       Mahabubnagar    Mettikunta         5.00
 3.   Hyderabad    Mahabubnagar       Mahabubnagar    Dachikapally       4.00
 4.   Hyderabad    Mahabubnagar       Mahabubnagar    Pilligundu         5.60
 5.   Nizamabad    Kamareddy          Kamareddy       Bollaram           9.00
 6.   Nizamabad    Nizamabad          Nizamabad       Kammarpalli        5.00
 7.   Nizamabad    Medak              Medak           Venkatapur         5.40
 8.   Nizamabad    Medak              Medak           Komatpally         6.00
 9.   Adilabad     Mancharial         Mancharial      Edulabanda         6.00
10.   Adilabad     Mancharial         Mancharial      Venkatraopally     10.00
11.   Adilabad     Mancharial         Neelvai         Kethapally         8.00
12.   Adilabad     Mancharial         Chennur         Kalwalpally        3.00
13.   Adilabad     Mancharial         Chennur         Sarvanipet         5.00
14.   Adilabad     Mancharial         Neelvai         Yenchapalli        10.00
15.   Adilabad     Mancharial         Chennur         Kotapally          3.00
16.   Adilabad     Bellampally        Bellampally     Gopal Raopet       5.00
17.   Adilabad     Bellampally        Bellampally     Chinnathimmapur    5.00
18.   Adilabad     Bellampally        Bellampally     Neelaipally        5.00
19.   Adilabad     Bellampally        Bellampally     Pegadapally        3.00
20.   Adilabad     Bellampally        Kushnepally     Buppur             3.00
21.   Adilabad     Nirmal             Kadem           Munyalgonduguda    3.00
22.   Adilabad     Nirmal             Kadem           Munyal thanda      2.50
23.   Adilabad     Nirmal             Kadem           Amberpet           3.00
24.   Adilabad     Nirmal             Kadem           Akondapet          1.50
25.   Adilabad     Kagaznagar         Sirpur          Tonkini            5.00
26.   Adilabad     Kagaznagar         Sirpur          Muthempet          5.00
27.   Adilabad     Kagaznagar         Sirpur          Mogud-dogud        5.00
28.   Adilabad     Kagaznagar         Kagaznagar      Chargoan           5.00
29.   Adilabad     Kagaznagar         Kagaznagar      Nandiguda          5.00
30.   Adilabad     Jannaram           Indanpally      Kommuguda          15.25
31.   Khammam      Khammam            Thallada        Chiniathanda       4.20
32.   Khammam      Khammam            Sathupalli      Pentalam-B         1.00
33.   Khammam      Khammam            Sathupalli      Kistaram           1.00
34.   Khammam      Khammam            Sathupalli      Kistaram           5.00
35.   Khammam      Khammam            Dammapet        Mustibanda         5.00
36.   Khammam      Khammam            Dammapet        Oothapally-A       5.00
37.   Khammam      Kothagudem         Kothagudem      Kunaram            17.95
38.   Khammam      Paloncha           Paloncha        Madaram            5.00
39.   Khammam      Paloncha           Kukunur         Lankalapalli       3.73
40.   Khammam      Paloncha           Ashwapuram      Kothavarigudem     6.40
41.   Khammam      Paloncha           Amaravaram      Payagudem          5.00
42.   Khammam      Bhadrachalam (N)   Bhadrachalam    Gogubaka           1.00
43.   Khammam      Bhadrachalam (N)   Bhadrachalam    Gommukoyagudem     5.00
44.   Khammam      Bhadrachalam (S)   Kunavaram       Kuturu             5.00
45.   Warangal     Karimnagar (W)     Jagityal        Kandlapally        5.00
46.   Warangal     Karimnagar (W)     Sircilla        Bandapally         5.00
47.   Warangal     Karimnagar (W)     Raikal          Garepally          5.00



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Sl.                                                                         Area
          Circle           Division         Range          Location
No                                                                         in Ha.
48.   Warangal        Karimnagar (E)   Bhupalpally     Tadicherla          8.00
49.   Warangal        Karimnagar (E)   Chintakani      Korlakunta          5.59
50.   Warangal        Karimnagar (E)   Manthani        Somanpally          5.50
51.   Warangal        Karimnagar (E)   Manthani        Adavisrirampur      5.00
52.   Warangal        Warangal (S)     Mahabubabad     Tadlapusapally      5.00
53.   Warangal        Warangal (S)     Kothaguda       Gandhinagar         5.00
54.   Warangal        Warangal (S)     Narsampet       Govindapur          2.00
55.   Warangal        Warangal (S)     Narsampet       Indhiranagar        2.50
56.   Warangal        Warangal (S)     Gudur           Brahmanpally        3.50
57.   Warangal        Warangal (S)     Gudur           Katrapally          4.25
58.   Warangal        Warangal (N)     Mulugu          Barigalonipally     5.00
59.   Warangal        Warangal (N)     Mulugu          Incherla            7.00
60.   Warangal        Warangal (N)     Mulugu          Srinagar colony     5.00
61.   Warangal        Warangal (N)     Eturnagaram     Gumponigudam        4.00
62.   Rajahmundry     Kakinada         Kakinada        Rajupeta            10.00
63.   Visakhapatnam   Visakhapatnam    Visakhapatnam   Porlupalem          5.00
64.   Visakhapatnam   Visakhapatnam    Visakhapatnam   G.Beemavaram        5.00
65.   Visakhapatnam   Vizianagaram     Vizianagaram    Kondapeta           8.00
66.   Visakhapatnam   Vizianagaram     Parvathipuram   Akulakatta          3.00
67.   Visakhapatnam   Vizianagaram     Parvathipuram   Mallampet           3.70
68.   Visakhapatnam   Srikakulam       Kasibugga       Bendikonda          6.00
69.   Visakhapatnam   Srikakulam       Kasibugga       Hunali              3.00
70.   Visakhapatnam   Srikakulam       Palakonda       Mullenka            5.00
71.   Visakhapatnam   Srikakulam       Palakonda       Manapuram           5.00
72.   Visakhapatnam   Srikakulam       Pathapatnam     Thambadada colony   3.00
73.   Visakhapatnam   Narsipatnam      Seleru          Darakonda           5.00
74.   Visakhapatnam   Narsipatnam      Chintapalli     Damanapalli         5.00
75.   Visakhapatnam   Paderu           Araku           Pakannakudi         5.00
76.   Kurnool         Proddatur        Badvel          P.P.Kunta           4.90
77.   Kurnool         Proddatur        Proddatur       Jadlavaram          0.87
78.   Kurnool         Kadapa           Vontimitta      Durgapuram          2.82
79.   Guntur          Nellore          Kavali          Suchetanagar        5.52
80.   Guntur          Nellore          Udayagiri       Venkatadripalem     7.07
81.   Guntur          Nellore          Atmakur         Kothapalli          5.59
82.   Guntur          Nellore          Nellore         Kondlapudi          3.24
83.   Guntur          Nellore          Venkatagiri     Periavaram          4.94
84.   WLM, Tpty       Chittoor (E)     Chittoor (E)    Marakala kuppam     5.05
85.   WLM, Tpty       Chittoor (E)     Chittoor (E)    Ramapuram           5.05
86.   WLM, Tpty       Chittoor (E)     Puttur          Gopala              6.51
                                                       Krishnapuram
87.   WLM, Tpty       Chittoor (E)     Puttur          Bangaramma-         5.25
                                                       Kandriga
88.   WLM, Tpty       Chittoor (E)     Satyavedu       Kotakadu            5.41
89.   WLM, Tpty       Rajampet         Rajampet        Gollavaripalli      6.43
90.   WLM, Tpty       Rajampet         Rajampet        Sadhuvaripalli      9.36
91.   Anantapur       Chittoor (W)     Palamaner       Doddipalli          4.82
92.   Anantapur       Chittoor (W)     Palamaner       Musalimadugu        5.05
93.   Anantapur       Chittoor (W)     Kuppam          Peddur              9.72
94.   Anantapur       Chittoor (W)     Punganur        Polepalli           5.50
95.   Anantapur       Chittoor (W)     Punganur        Devaraguta          5.60
96.   Anantapur       Chittoor (W)     Madanapalli     Urukonda            5.10


                                       71
    Seed Production Areas Established during the years 2005-06 and 2006-07

Sl.No.        Circle         Division        Range          Location       Species           Area
   -             -               -            Nil              -              -                -


Collection and Distribution of quality seed during the year 2005-06 and 2006-07
                                 by R&D Circle.

                                                 2005-06
                                                                                   (seed in kg.)
  Sl.No.          Division          Opening          Collected        Disposed         Closing
                                    balance          during the       during the       balance
                                                        year             year
    1.        SS, Hyderabad.            53.323        195.735           240.66           8.40
    2.        SS,                       1659.5        34629.5            8818           27471
              Rajahmundry
    3.        SS, Thirupathi          800               Nil               Nil            800
    4.        FG, Warangal         15821.463         1407.603          1628.663       15600.403
                   Total           18334.286         36232.838        10687.323       43879.803

                                                 2006-07
                                                                            (seed in kg.)
  Sl.No.          Division          Opening          Collected        Disposed         Closing
                                    balance          during the       during the       balance
                                                        year             year
    1.        SS, Hyderabad.         8.400             70.50            58.863          20.037
    2.        SS,Rajahmundry         27471            2910.55           8405.15        21976.40
    3.        SS, Thirupathi          800              2714              1209            2305
    4.        FG, Warangal         15600.403             0                 0          15600.403
                   Total           43879.803          5695.05          9673.013       39901.840

Expenditure incurred under various schemes related to Forestry Research etc.
                                  2005-06.

         Sl.No.    Name of the Scheme              Budget released            Exp. incurred
         1.        APCFM Project                     5,29,58,600               4,21,51,992
         2.        Silvicultural Research             8,36,000                  5,63,462
         3.        Tree and Pasture                   8,00,000                  4,58,562
                   Seed development
         4.        Publicity                             18,78,000                  14,55,809
                   Total                                5,64,72,600                4,46,29,825

                                                 2006-07

         Sl.No.    Name of the Scheme              Budget released            Exp. incurred
         1.        APCFM Project                     4,15,88,900               3,82,15,135
         2.        Silvicultural Research             8,36,000                  4,88,503
         3.        Tree and Pasture                   8,00,000                  2,02,816
                   Seed development
         4.        Publicity                             12,03,000                  12,02,616
                   Total                                4,44,27,900                4,01,09,070


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                               FOREST UTILIZATION OFFICE

   1. The following are the Staff Particulars of Forest Utilization Officer, Hyderabad

Sl.                                            Sanctioned
                   Category                                          Actual Strength
No.                                             Strength
 1                       2                          3                        4
 1      Dy. Conservator of Forests                  1                        1
 2      Asst. Conservator of Forests                1                        1
 3      Superintendent                              1                        1
 4      Forest Range Officer                        1                        1
 5      Dy. Statistical Officer                     3                        2
 6      Photographers                               1                        1
 7      Jr.Asst.s                                   3                        2
 8      Dy. Range Officer                           2                        1
 9      Forest Section Officer                      1                        1
10      Forest Beat Officer                         1                        1
11      Driver                                      1                        1
12      Attenders                                   3                        3
13      Treasury Guard                              1                        1

2. Developmental Activities of Forest Utilization Office on Publicizing the Activities of
               the Department. Under Plan Scheme (Publicity Wing)

         Publicity is one of the support activities of any organization highlighting various
activities of the department in concerned fields. In order to cause wide publicity of the
departmental activities office of the Forest Utilization Office is assigned with supporting staff
and budget.

       The Forest Utilization Officer will endeavor for the encouragement of more effective
and intensive utilization of forest products in trade industries etc. and make publicity by
organizing Exhibition in All India Industrial Exhibition, Hyderabad every year and also at
Vijayawada to enlighten the public about the developmental activities taken up by the forest
Department and also to bring awareness regarding effective utilization of Forest resources.

        The earmarked work of this publicity is by organizing

   1.   Exhibition Stalls in All India Industrial Exhibition.
   2.   Tableaux for 15th August 2006 & 26th January- 2007
   3.   Publishing of Forest at a Glance, Brochures
   4.   Publishing of Annual Administration Reports,
   5.   Publishing of Facts & Figures of the Department,
   6.   Publishing of Telephone Directory of the Forest Department.
        and also conducting exhibition on important meetings and departmental functions to
highlight the departmental activities.
        This office is also having a Statistical Cell to study the trends in the market for
Timber and other forest produce and work in the collaboration with territorial Division Forest
Officers to secure the best price and other forest produce sold by them, by constant
interaction in furnishing date on market trends on various forest produces. During the year
2006 –2007 the allotment for Forest Utilization Officer is15.00 lakhs, under the
Strengthening and up gradation of publicity wing under State Plan Scheme .As against the
allotment an amount of Rupees 6.789 lakhs expended as per the scheme.



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                               10. GEOMATICS CENTRE


ACTIVITIES OF GEOMATICS CENTRE:
Evolution of Geomatics:
        Efficient Forest Resource Management requires rapid reliable and accurate
information regarding the status of Forest. RS & GIS in combination with GPS has emerged
as a key-monitoring tool for better management of resources.


     Information Technology     has percolated deep into A.P Forest Department during the
implementation of Andhra Pradesh Forest Project. Geographic Information system was
introduced in Andhra Pradesh Forest Department with a view to improve the capabilities of
the decision makers in Planning and Monitoring of the forests. The use of GIS has brought
speed in communication of the data, consistency at all levels, transparency, accuracy,
reliability and ease of use. This technology encompasses other technologies like
Management Information system, Global positioning system, Remote Sensing, Forest
Inventory and cartography to fulfill the needs of the department. This has led to evolution of
Forest Geomatics in Andhra Pradesh Forest Department and this Geomatics Centre has
further developed into a Centre of Excellence for applications of RS/GIS/GPS technology in
the field.


        GIS was totally an unknown field in AP Forest Department before AP Forestry
Project was started. In about 4 years time APFD has become a prime forest department in
GIS in the country. During this period it had acquired sophisticated hardware and software. It
had built up its organization to an extent where it can execute its jobs independently and
even guide private companies and other governmental organizations in the state as well as
all over India dealing with natural resources assessment about the methodology to be
adopted. It has also reached to stage that it can take up external projects also. It is being
conducting the trainings on Information Technology to the government and private
organizations all over the country. The methodologies developed by the organization are
praised by many in India and abroad. The organization is being coated as a modal by the
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh to the other governmental and private
organization in India and abroad.


        Use of RS, GIS & GPS had a very modest beginning in the APFD. When GIS started
in APFD it faced lot of difficulties in database creation as well as processing. The difficulty
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perseverance and hard work of our field staff. The difficulty faced transferring the processed
data and its use overcome by developing methodologies and continuous trainings. However,
after the initial starting problems were overcome, the Geomatics Centre has developed into
a centre of excellence. It has spread the RS, GIS & GPS activities to the field through 6
Regional GIS Centres. Today, APFD has a fully automated database whose accuracy has
been verified at various levels. To make this data available to field staff, a copy of data has
been supplied to the 6 Regional GIS Centers. Further, the entire data has been copied and
archived in the Geomatics Centre.


Objectives:
   •   The primary objective of introduction of Geomatics in A.P.F.D is Planning and
       Monitoring.
   •   Creation of database for helping all the field executives in day-to-day decision
       making.
   •   Bringing out consistency, accuracy and transparency in all types of data.
   •   Preparation of Strategic Plans at State and District levels at 1:250k scale,
       management plans or working plans at 1:50k and micro plans at 1:10k or 5k has
       been contemplated.
   •   Generation of state of Forest Report every year using Remote Sensing data.
   •   To explore the potential of RS & GIS for better forest resource management by under
       taking Research & Development Activities.
   •   To make RS & GIS integral to decision making process at all levels in department.
   •   Training of staff in field RS, GIS & GPS.
   •   To enhance the utility of existing database and generate further reliable data for the
       different wings of the AP Forest Department.
   •   Survey of Forest blocks and resolving the Forest Boundary disputes using DGPS for
       better management.
   •   Keeping the database on-line by converting it into Geo Database through intranet
       and Web GIS.
   •   Integrating MIS with GIS through development of Forest Management Information
       System by collecting the VSS data from the field.
   •   Preparation of Stock Maps at various levels using forest inventory for forest
       management.
   •   Forest Inventory for entire state of Andhra Pradesh.

Main fields of work
Geographical Information System (GIS): Unlike other organizations depending on
software professionals, APFD has created a core team from its own cadre, trained them and
started to work. The aim was to achieve independence. All the existing conventional data in
the department was converted to digital format with intelligent coding. Regional centers were
established for close interaction with the users. Several projects are executed using the GIS.
Some of them are vegetation change detection analysis for various seasons, AP Nursery
Project, VSS information Project etc. The complex ones include AP Cyclone Hazard
Mitigation, Site suitability analysis for water harvesting structures and watershed modeling


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for specific areas, Ecotourism site selection, Wildlife habitat mapping, Forest fire risk
zonation, and Landscape characterization.


Image Processing: Remote sensing data from IRS 1A/1B LISS – II and IRS 1C/1D and
IRS P6-AWIFS, WIFS, LISS-III PAN and cartosat data is being used for resource
assessment i.e., Forest density, forest type and land use pattern. The data was also
analyzed for change in forest vegetation. Year 1988 has been taken as Historical database
and year 1996 as Baseline data. Later 1998 data was taken and analyzed for change in
vegetation to assess the impact of VSS and other Managerial practices that were introduced.
It was decided to do such analysis after every two years to see the change in trends of forest
development. WIFS (Wide Field Sensor) data is being used for the state level rapid
assessment. LISS III (Linear Imaging and self scanning sensor) is being used for information
to prepare Management/ Working plans and Operational plans. Merged data (PAN+LISS III)
is being used for Micro plans. New standards in classification accuracy were established by
extensive ground truthing and accuracy assessment by involving the ultimate end users i.e.,
Forest Beat Officers.


Global Positioning System: GPS technology is a tool for updating GIS database and to
create new themes with required spatial accuracy. It is being used for ground truthing and
surveys. All the field executives are using GPS for accurate surveying. This technology has
been adopted by APFD very intimately than any other technology. There are two types of
instruments procured by the department for different purposes. The Hand_ held GPS sets
were purchased for navigation in ground truthing of Image classification and rough surveys
of plantations and VSS areas. The DGPS system (24 Rovers – 3 Base stations) were
purchased for carrying out accurate surveys of plantations, VSS treatment area surveys ,
Forest Block Surveys and being used leveling.


    With the removal of S.A. (Selective availability) error, w.e.f 02.05.2000, now the
accuracy levels were further improved. Now the Hand held GPS can be potentially useful for
accurate navigation as far as +6.0 mts accuracy surveys, i.e. surveying of areas more than
25 Ha. DGPS Rovers are being used for good surveys without differential correction.
However differential correction is being applied to get sub meter accuracy.


    Projection conversion parameters were also developed for using the Rovers and Hand
held sets from WGS to Indian Geodetic Systems and were uploaded into data loggers for
use in real time survey (Navigation).
Achievements:


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•   Vegetation mapping and monitoring: Geomatics center has created database on
    1:250K & 1:50K scales. Remote Sensing data of 1988, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 &
    2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 have been classified into various canopy density
    classes and these have been used for monitoring the forest canopy density changes
    in Andhra Pradesh. The data has been sent to field officers for ground verification.
    The errors are rectified and maps with detailed statistics are generated up to the
    lowest administrative, management and extension levels. The maps are being used
    in the plans of the departmental staff. The status of forest reports are generated for
    all years. The vegetation status has been used in the performance evolution and
    counseling of the field officers.
•   Database creation: Seven themes have been created in 1:250K scales
    (Administrative, Management, Drainage, Roads, Rail tracks, Village & Plantation)
    and 30 basic and derived themes have been created/generated and updated in
    1:50K scale. This data is distributed to divisions for verifications and use.
•   Archival of database for further usage and dissemination: The huge amount of
    database that has been developed is archived systematically with appropriate coding
    for the faster retrieval and usage. The copies of data are maintained at head office
    and regional centers.
•   Methodologies: Methodologies were developed for different works starting from GIS
    database    creation    to   advanced   analysis,   viz.,   coding   convention,   image
    georeferencing & classification, ground truthing, accuracy assessment and statistics
    generation, micro level watershed modeling, forest fire risk zonation, wildlife habitat
    mapping, site selection for ecotourism, biodiversity characterization at landscape
    level, least cost analysis, DGPS survey and data analysis, etc.


•   Infrastructure development: Establishment of Regional Centres in Warangal,
    Kurnool Rajahmundry, Adilabad, Tirupathi and Visakhapatnam with modern facilities
    and staff to cater the needs of forest divisions around them in technology and
    working needs.

            To house the expanded activities for the Geomatics Centre, a new Geomatics
    Centre has been established at new Aranya Bhavan office complex. This will
    facilitate the working of Geomatics Cell and at the same time it will cater the needs of
    the higher officials in making the appropriate decisions.

            Geomatics centers are equipped with latest hardware, software, and technical
    expertise to fulfill the ever increasing needs of the complex Information Technology.



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            Each division has been supplied with desktop GIS software and hand held
    GPS for viewing and generating spatial data. Each circle has been provided with one
    to two Differential GPS rovers for accurate surveys and demarcation of forest
    boundaries.

•   Projects: Projects executed in the range of simple to complex for different category
    of users. Some of them are vegetation change detection analysis for various
    seasons, Providing basic data for preparation of working plans, Forest Inventory. The
    complex ones include AP Cyclone Hazard Mitigation, Site suitability analysis for
    water harvesting structures and watershed modeling for specific areas, Ecotourism
    site selection, Wildlife habitat mapping, Forest fire risk zonation, Landscape
    characterization, Survey of Hyderabad Division Forest Blocks using DGPS and
    Forest Inventory.


•   Forest Fire Risk Modeling (Fire Hazard Zonation): With the aid of MoEF, GOI, to
    analyze the effect of forest fires in AP and to prepare a fire management plan, the fire
    hazard zonation using Geomatics by taking various factors that are influencing the
    fire into consideration viz., the fuel (forest type and density), the topography (slope
    and aspect), the proximity (roads and villages), the environmental factors (wind,
    temperature, rainfall etc) for seven districts are completed. These maps are useful in
    delineating most to least vulnerable areas to fire and helpful in creating fire lines and
    combating the fire hazard. Hence these maps are helpful for development of forests
    and wildlife. This has been appreciated by MoEF, Chairman ISRO, Director IGNFA,
    PCCFs of other states, etc. The Fire Risk Model generated are compared with the
    satellite imagery and found matching to a great extent.


•   Site suitability analysis for Construction of Water Harvesting Structures (WHS):
    AP Forest Department is holding 23% of the total geographical area of the state. Soil
    and Moisture conservation is one of the basic forestry operation. So fare Forest
    Department is using the conventional methods in identification of locations for
    construction of WHS Geomatics provide much information and could be used in
    selecting suitable sites for water harvesting structures and prioritization according to
    criteria and budget availability. Andhra Pradesh state is covering with 2,500 Forests
    Beats (smallest unit in forest administration) in 45 territorial divisions.
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       1. To provide Beat wise maps for entire state with the site suitability index for
           construction of various water harvesting structures (WHS) along with related
           information.
       2. To adopt appropriate soil and water conservation measures through
           identifying suitable sites for water harvesting based on site suitability index
           map along with its spatial information.
       3. To prepare a comprehensive watershed management plan i.e., the saturation
           plan at beat level with all the proposals in construction of water harvesting
           structures.
       4. Monitoring of all the watershed management activities after its execution.
           Impact assessment of the watershed management practices carried out
           under various program.

•   Micro level watershed management planning using Geomatics for specific
    areas: Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS technology will provide much information and
    can be used in selecting suitable sites for water harvesting structures and
    prioritization according to criteria and budget availability. The main objectives are to
    identify suitable sites for water harvesting structures, to prioritize WHS with respect to
    their feasibility and local importance, to assess the impact of the watershed
    management practices.


           The DGPS system has been employed to collect the fly levels in the area by
    walking in a zigzag fashion in such a way that the entire area is covered uniformly
    depending upon the terrain. The information has been utilized for generating
    contours at 1 mt interval and slope and stream network is derived. By inputting
    various criteria the site suitability analysis for WHS is carried out. The runoff is
    estimated using other parameters governing the watershed development.


•   Wildlife habitat mapping for specific areas: The Geomatics has been used to
    analyse the site suitability of wildlife habitats by taking the several parameters like the
    food, water and cover. The food and cover is derived from the RS Data and FWPs,
    the slope and aspect, the settlements and roads are derived from topomaps, the
    water is derived from topomaps and RS Data. With the help of other collateral
    information the various layers are integrated in GIS environment and the wildlife
    habitat suitability map is generated. It has been compared with the field census
    and matching to ground conditions.




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•   Bio Diversity characterization at Landscape level: We live in a landscape and
    fulfill our most of the needs from its diversity. The increasing human population
    satisfies their demand from various kinds of economic activities carried out on the
    landscape, which ultimately along with various geomorphic and biological processes
    give the birth of spatial and structural changes.


           The landscape structure, function and change analyzed using the patch
    elements. The patch characteristics viz., porosity, patchiness, interspersion,
    juxtaposition etc are analyzed and patch dynamics are studied using the GIS by
    developing the software for East Godavari district. These parameters are used to
    develop the disturbance index. The ring and edge entities are studied. Various
    indices of biodiversity generated. The contagion, association etc studied. This in
    combination with the other information can be used to derive the ecosystem
    uniqueness and biodiversity richness value. These indices can be used for
    prioritization of natural and biological conservation areas and creation network of
    protected areas for present and future generations.


•   Andhra Pradesh Forestr Inventory:
    In Andhra Pradesh Forest Department Forest Inventory has been taken up under
    APCFM project in the year 2006.
       Objectives of the Field Inventory:
       The main objectives of the field inventory are as follows.
        1. To collect qualitative and quantitative information, about the forest resources
        2. To prepare reports on potentiality and other forest based investigations
        3. To serve the data needs of development planning at state and district level.
        4. Estimate growing stock and its species-wise distribution
        5. To know the spatial distribution of NTFP and medicinal plants.




       Sampling strategy:
            Stratified random sampling technique is used for locating sampling points
       for data collection. At the first stage, entire forest area is divided into seven
       ecological zones basing on the species composition. Subsequently in each
       ecological zone, stratification is carried out basing on forest type and canopy
       density. Existing field inventory data is overlaid on these strata to determine the



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       points required to be inventoried to achieve a desirable precision of 80%. These
       points are then laid randomly on these strata and maps generated for field use.


       A total of 6916 points covering entire forest areas of AP have been generated.
       The maps were provided for each Forest Beat by the Geomatics Centre with the
       randomly generated inventory points overlaid on topographic maps of 50K scale.




       Present Stage of Forest Inventory:
       The field work was almost over and data has been computerized. A special
       software has been developed for this purpose and several checks were run
       before finally using the data in analysis. The following output data and thematic
       maps are contemplated from the inventory data analysis. The outputs are being
       provided District Wise and Zone Wise. Phyto-sociological studies are also done
       for population analysis.


The following will be the output tables
•   Estimated Volume in Cum. by species and Diameter Class wise.
•   Estimated Stems by species and Diameter Class wise.
•   Regeneration Status: Estimated Areas under Different categories of Regeneration
    (Profuse, Adequate, Inadequate, Absent)
•   Regeneration Status Species Wise
•   Estimated Bamboo bearing Areas
•   Estimated Culms {Clumps Girth Class wise (<=3 m, 3-6 m, >6 m) and Forest Density
    Class Wise}
•   Regenatation Status of Bamboo: Estimated Areas under five categories          (Pure,
    Dense, Medium, Scattered, Absent)




The following will be the output Maps
•   Thematic Map Showing Basal Area Values
•   Thematic Map Showing Incidence of Pests
•   Thematic Map Showing Soil Classes
•   Thematic Map Showing Humus Classes
•   Thematic Map Showing Stoniness
•   Thematic Map Showing Erosion Classes



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•   Thematic Map Showing Origin of Forest Classes
•   Thematic Map Showing Storeys in Canopy
•   Thematic Map Showing Presence of Seedling
•   Thematic Map Showing Presence of Coppice
•   Thematic Map Showing Occurrence of Bamboo
•   Thematic Map Showing Presence of Seedling
•   Thematic Map Showing Regeneration Classes
•   Thematic Map Showing The Presence of Weeds
•   Thematic Map Showing The Presence of Grass
•   Thematic Map Showing Incidence of Fire
•   Thematic Map Showing Grazing Incidence
•   Thematic Map Showing Presence of Felling


The Outputs are ready for 2 districts (Adilabad and Khammam) and the data is under
process for other districts. Once the outputs are ready these will be useful in planning
and strategic management of forests scientifically.


•   Trainings and Extensions: In order to make the RS, GIS and GPS technology
    acceptable to field staff, extensive trainings are being imparted to different cadres at
    different levels i.e., Viewers, Users and Doers.1) Viewers training are being
    conducted for departmental officers of various cadres 2) Cartography and coding
    training for draughtsman. 3) Doers trainings like database creation & updation, map
    composition and printing training to all the computer operators in the department,
    DGPS trainings exclusively for executives involved in DGPS survey.


           Training are being imparted to all other sister organizations like Panchayat
    Raj, Rural development, Animal husbandry, HUDA, Police, Transport, Agriculture
    department etc of the state. It is pertinent to state that the Geomatics center has
    been identified by the MoEF, GOI as a training institute in the field of Geomatics for
    imparting vertical trainings to all India Forest officers. Different state forest
    departments are requesting Geomatics center for imparting training to their officers
    and trainings are being conducted.

•   Integration of GIS and MIS: The use of MIS and GIS data in isolation does not fulfill
    the needs of a department that demands. Hence, the various modules of MIS are
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       on a particular query. Further queries and modules can be appended. With the
       integration, the non spatial information can be managed at one place. It also
       facilitates the analytical capabilities and various outputs can be generated by forming
       complex queries which can be used by the field level officers in their day to day
       administration and management.


Web GIS
       All the VSS related activities at field level data is being collecting by using the GPS
technology and this information will be kept in WEB for sharing of the information with public.


       In addition to providing on-line database availability to all forest offices for regular
use and for updation of information, as part of the government policy, it is decided to keep
some information of department’s activities and services on internet. To facilitate this, it is
proposed to establish an Internet Map Server along with web hosting through Web GIS.


       On development of geo database and Web GIS the data can be put on net and
privileges can be set for various levels of officers in creating/updating the information. It
facilitates the single storage of spatial and non-spatial information.

Research & Development Activities

1. Generation of Beat inspection Reports using Cartosat stereo pairs:

   Using Cartosat stereo pairs satellite data of different time periods it is proposed to find
   tree felling in the dense forest areas. Hence the traditional beat inspection can be done
   using this method by various level officers.

2. Generation of new vegetation indices for State of AP.

   Vegetation indices are developed for the vegetation quantification and to compress
the huge amount of multi-spectral data in such a way that spectral properties of the
canopy get enhanced and interference of the other area features or variability due to
different illumination conditions is reduced. These indices can be related with
parameters like Leaf Area Index, Photosynthetically Active Radiation, Leaf biomass,
Leaf area index etc, for determining biomass production and Productivity. The indices
may be ratio based vegetation indices or n-space Vegetation indices.




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3. Monitoring of Protected areas
   •     Physical setting of the protected area and land cover changes in the vicinity.
   •     Wildlife habitat suitability mapping for carrying capacity analysis.
   •     Monitoring of the corridor of the protected area, important population migration
         and genetic exchange.
   •     Positive and negative impacts on the habitat conditions.
   •     Successional and regressional trend of constituent ecosystems of the protected
         areas.

4. Bio-diversity characterization at Landscape level of selected areas:
       The landscape change spatially and temporally due to the tectonic, climate, biotic
interaction with the environment. Of these the influences brought by the human beings
through indiscriminate utilization of the natural resources and action without due regards to
the environmental impacts and sustainable development can be prevented and controlled by
scientific and technical know how, if proper data base is built. The landscape
characterization has been proved to be effective for evaluation of landscape ecologically,
and for the sustainable utilization of natural resources, to maintain the essential ecological
processes and the life support system, to conserve the biological diversity and to prioritize
the conservation areas and creation of network of protected areas. The scientific rationale
can be summarized as follows
         •   Study of structure, function and change in landscape elements viz., patchiness,
             porosity, interspersion, juxtaposition, shape etc. which can be obtained using
             Vegetation density type map and inventory data.
         •   Study of patch Characterization for habitat suitability analysis
         •   Prioritization of natural and biological conservation areas by identifying "hotspot"
             regions and creation network of protected areas for present and future
             generations, to follow the WCS, and NCS.
         •   Study of fragmentation and disturbance indices for the attention of policy makers
             and the managers of the ecosystems.
         •   Study of landscape patterns for better management practices.
         •   Acquisition and preparation of long term sets for perception of global climatic
             change, deforestation, forest dieback, desertification, acid precipitation etc., for
             management intervention.
         •   Study of inter & inter - specific competition among species using proximity
             analysis segregation and disturbance regime.
         •   Relate the distribution of species in relation to abiotic site factors.
         To study the spread of disturbance, the horizontal flow of materials such as
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                   11. A.P. Community Forest Management Project
   1. General information:
   The A.P. Community Forest Management Project (APCFM. Project) is an externally
   Aided Project, funded by Internal Development Association (World Bank) vide Credit
   No.3692 IN. Certain vital information are given below about the project:

         i.      Implementing Agency:                    A.P. Forest Department
        ii.      Date of Project Agreement:              8-10-2002
       iii.      Date of Project effectiveness:          26-11-2002
       iv.       Credit Closing Date:                    31-03-2009
        v.       Project Cost as per MTR:         US $: 15.148 Crores/ Rs.680.920
                                                          Crores
       vi.       Financial Pattern:               WB: US $: 12.012 Crores/
                                                         Rs.560.810 Crores (82.4%)
                                                         GOAP: US$: 3.136 Crores
                                                         Rs.120.110 Crores (17.6%)

 vii. Salient features of the Project: The Project was launched on 1st November 2002,
became effective since 26th November 2002. The Andhra Pradesh Community Forest
Management Project has already entered into the last and final year. After Mid Term Review
Tsunami proofing was introduced in costal districts as one of the activities. The areas
operations thus increased from 14 to 18 districts as detailed below.

   •          Initially the project covers 14 districts namely Adilabad, Chittoor, East Godavari,
              Karimnagar, Khammam, Kadapa, M’nagar, Medak, Nellore, Nizamabad, Srikakulam,
              Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Warangal.
   •          However after the Mid Term Review, 4 more districts were added namely Krishna,
              Guntur, West Godavari and Prakasham to implement Tsunami mitigation activities
              along the coast.
   •          The project assists 5250 VSSs, 3.26 Lakhs beneficiaries, living below poverty line.
   •          19.50 of the members belong to Scheduled Castes and 30.70% belong to Scheduled
              Tribes (Indigenous People).
   •          48% of the members are women.
   •          An area of 0.348 Million hectares of forest to be treated.
   •          The Project will be implemented over a period of 6 years.

2. Project components and activities:
The project activities were initially organized into three interlinked components as detailed
below.
     1. Creation of enabling environment
     2. Forest Management
     3. Community Development
By the mid term review during 2006, most of the target set for Forest Management were
accomplished and policy and administrative reforms are in place focus, then the focus was
shifted to linking livelihood to forest management looking at alternative especially non forest
livelihood opportunities especially for (Forest resources) poor VSS and concomitant reforms.
The project was then reorganized into four set of activities shifting priority in that order.
These are detailed below.




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   o   Livelihood Promotion
          • Tribal Development Plan and Livelihood Enhancement Plan
          • Village Development Plan
          • Resettlement Action Plan

   o   Forest Management
          • Forest Treatment & Forest Management and Planing
          • Social Forestry
          • Applied Research
          • Tsunami Mitigation

   o   Institutional Strengthening
           • Capacity Building of Government Agencies
           • Capacity Building of Community and NGOs
           • CFM Support

   o   Project Management Support
          • Project Management
          • Project Preparation Activities

   3. Reorientation of Project Objectives:
   Since the objective of this project is to ensure alleviation of poverty through improved
   forestry practices and community participation. Forestry and livelihoods need to be seen
   together. After mid-term review, the project activities have been restructured around
   livelihood promotion and the set of activities dealing with strengthening VSS institutions
   and tribal development providing community infrastructure, development and promotion
   of forest based micro enterprises with adequate backward and forward linkages etc.
   have now occupied the centre stage in the Project.

       These activities are being implemented in the form of intensification of Village Tribal
   Development Plan (village infrastructure development, income generation activities),
   Tribal Development Plan (Trainings and support for economic activities, infrastructure
   Development), Resettlement Action Plan (Assets provision, Training & skill orientation
   and capacity building) and Livelihood Enhancement Plan (various micro enterprise
   activities) and Community Based Eco-tourism.

    4. Budge releases and expenditure:
        The budget estimates, budget released and expenditure since the inception of the
project in 2002 are given below in a simple and tabular form. The total expenditure till March,
2008 is Rs.523.396, which comes to 88 percent of the total amount released.
                                                                        (Rs. in Lakh)
       Year            Budget            Budget          Expenditure      Reimbursement
                     Estimates           release                               claimed
     2001-02       350.000           130.000           123.590            117.270
     2002-03       3500.000          1732.730          943.220            809.660
     2003-04       14672.000         12837.980         11894.090          10332.130
     2004-05       17000.000         12637.490         11448.210          8850.770
     2005-06       21000.000         13000.000         10464.610          9335.970
     2006-07       15000.000         11048.797         9997.190           7759.310
     2007-08       13307.000         7866.810          7468.751           6250.204
       Total       84829             59253.807         52339.661          43455.314




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As against the target of Rs.68088 Lakhs, the expenditure incurred was Rs.52340 Lakhs
which comes to 77%. Further as against the expenditure of Rs.52340 Lakhs, the
reimbursement claimed is Rs. 43455 lakhs which comes to 83%.

4.1. Financial Achievements:
        It is imperative to understand the component and activity wise expenditure for
appreciating the efforts made by the project implementation. The following are the
component wise financial achievements up to 31.03.2008.

                                                                     (Rs. in Lakhs)
      Name of the Component                Projected       Financial       Percentage
                                           Financial     Achievements           of
                                            Targets                      Achievement
A. Lively Hood Promotion
Tribal Dev. Plan and Lively hood         5020.000        1629.689          33
enhancement Plan.
Village Development Plan                 660.000         683.36            103
Resettlement Action Plan                 2430.000        1030.733          42
Sub Total of Lively Hood Promotion       8110.00         3343.782          41
B. Forest Management
Forest      Treatment     &     Forest   33380.000       27314.918         82
Management Planning
Social Forestry                          1230.000        1352.858          110
Applied Research                         3770.000        2989.219          79
Tsunami Mitigation                       2433.000        3041.056          125
Sub Total of Forest Management           40813.00        34698.051         85
C. Institutional Strengthening
Capacity      Building     Government    1538.000        1125.346          73
Agencies
Capacity Building of Communities &       1690.00         1588.126          94
NGOs
CFM Support                              5422.000        2934.305          54

Sub Total of Institutional               8650.000        5647.777          65
Strengthening
D. Project Management Support            10333.000       8457.745          82
Project Preparation Activities           192.000         192.300           100
Sub Total of Project Management          10525.000       8650.045          82
Support
Grand Total                              68088.000       52339.655         77

4.2. Physical Achievements:
The progress of expenditure should always be seen through the physical achievements of
different activities implemented under the project. Here are the summaries of the physical
achievements.
                                                                        (Rs. in Lakhs)
            Treatment model                   Target        Achievement       Percentage
(a) Natural Forests
Rejuvenation of Teak Forest                     1,50,000          1,47,910             99
Rejuvenation of Misc. Non-Teak Forest           1,00,000            77,611             78
Rejuvenation of Bamboo Forest                     59,100            49,979             85
Rejuvenation of RS Forest                          5,000             2,378             48
Sub Total (a)                                    314100            277878              89



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            Treatment model                    Target         Achievement        Percentage
(b) Artificial Regeneration
Eucalyptus                                           8,565            12,622               147
Bamboo                                               3,780             3,819               101
MLCT                                                   800             1,037               130
NTFP                                                 6,228             7,656               123
Bio diesel                                          10,000            25,947               259
LRHT                                                 1,687             1,199                70
Medicinal and Aromatic Inter Planting                1,800             3,550               197
Misc.                                                1,615            14,242               800
Sub Total (b)                                       34,475            70,072               203
(c) Tsunami
Restoration of mangrove forests                       3,000            2,190                73
Shelter belt plantation                               3,000            2,308                77
Community Land Plantation                             1,000              694                69
Sub Total (c)                                         7,000            5,192                74
Grand Total (a+b+c)                                3,55,575         3,53,142             99.31
(d) Social Forestry Activities
No. of seedlings planted under GFF                  1,230 L         707.28 L                58
Community land plantation                           4,322 L          3,254 L                75
Home stead plantation                                   5L            5.39 L               108

5. Status of disbursement:

        The reimbursement claims prepared based on the monthly expenditure incurred by
all the Divisions/Circles of Forest Department are made in Indian Rupees and sent to
Controller of Aid Audit & Accounts, New Delhi. The Controller of Aid Audit & Accounts
scrutinizes the same and transmit the same to World Bank, New Delhi, and Chennai as well
as to Reserve Bank of India, Bombay for reimbursement of the expenditure equivalent to
INR, in terms of U.S.Dollars.

        As per the agreement, the I.D.A. share of loan component is 82.4% (Which works out
to 855.000 Million XDRs. (Rs.576.699 crores) which are to be convertible into U.S. Dollars at
the existing rates from time to time. Similarly the conversion rate of INR to US Dollars is also
variable form time to time. As on date, he disbursement in terms of Indian Rupees received
from World Bank is as follows.
Sl.No.       Category Description         Allocated (IDA Share)         Disbursed      % age
1.       Forestry Operations & Works                 3,297,910,274      2762792103           84
2.       Civil Works                                   499,940,912       347994209           70
3.       Goods and Equipment                           173,144,673       133714909           77
4.       Training, Workshops/Study                     763,401,408       433064402           57
         tours
5.       Consultant Services                           110,281,083        24277481           22
6.       NGO support                                   512,216,849       264474086           52
7.       Operating Costs                               167,276,505       146469522           87
8.       Refunding of PPF.Advance                       19,035,122        19035057           88
9.       Unallocated                                        53,285                0           0
10.a.    Tsunami-Forestry works                        183,599,455       174001366           95
10.b.    Tsunami Trg., Workshop &                       35,074,106         2660905            8
         Study tours
10.c.    Tsunami NGO Services                            5,058,765         6180602         122
         Designated Account                                       0       86790118            0
         Total                                       5,766,992,437      4401454760           76


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Total Project in terms of XDRS: 85,500,000 – Disbursed: 65254876.99 (76.32%)
Recent claim of March, 2008 for Rs.14.2625 crores is yet to be disbursed.

6. Auditing of APCFMP: The statutory audit for the years from 2001-02 to 2006-07 has
been completed. The following is the latest position.

            Expdt.
           Incurred          Amount                    No. of
                      No.             No. of                         % to the
                &              held           Amount Paras
 Year                 of              Paras                   Amount pending
           certified          under            settled pendin
                     Paras            settled                        amount
               by           objection                    g
            Prl.A.G.
2001-02       123.59      1     00.49       1    00.49      0      0    0.000
2002-03       943.23      2     02.98       2    02.98      0      0    0.000
2003-04    11894.09     19     232.09      19   232.09      0      0    0.000
2004-05    11448.16     22    1243.43      21  1241.78      1  01.65    0.014
2005-06    10464.60     47     190.27      22   90.035     25 100.24    0.950
2006-07      9997.19      9     72.54       1    60.04      8  12.50    0.125
 Total     44870.86    100    1741.80      66 1627.415     34 114.39     0.25

According to the objections pending, a total sum of Rs.114.39 Millions has been deducted
from the claim No.84 dated 12-02-2008. however, action is being pursued with the
Circle/Division Offices to obtain detailed reports on pending objections and Prl. Accountant
General has also been addressed to settle the same. One receipt of settlement from the
Accountant General, the amount will be reclaimed. Statutory audit for 2007-08 is due for
completion by 30th September-2008. The Prl. A.G. will be addressed to take up the audit.

7. Monitoring and Evaluation:
        There are three types of monitoring being undertaken to monitor the project activities.
Input-output monitoring, participatory monitoring and third party monitoring are in place and
the results of which are being shared with the World Bank regularly during their Supervisory
Mission. Recently the social audit of VSS is also being undertaken to understand the
functioning of VSS and the impact of APCFMP. Special studied on assessment of socio-
economic, environmental and ecological impact of the project intervention is under
submission to the World Bank.

8. Project Impact:
        The project has benefited the local communities managing the forest in several ways.
During the mid term review several studies were under taken by third parties which have
shown improvement in socio economic of the communities and improvements in the forest
cover, the details of which are furnished in Annexure-I.

        The investments made during APFP in the forms of tending the natural forests, doing
some SMC works and undertaking gap plantations have paid dividends. It has resulted in
thinning of natural forests, harvesting of bamboo and short rotation plantations. Besides this
the important initiatives taken under the project is livelihood promotion. Alternative livelihood
(ALH) interventions are conscious efforts by the project to promote and support income
enhancing opportunities for a large number of people. There are host of livelihood activities
being undertaken by the CEG, benefiting 82304 families. The total turn over from forest
based and non forest based activities touched a considerable figure of Rs. 9256 L. the
details of the different income generating and livelihood activities undertaken are given in
Annexure-II.




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       Mass production of improved planting stock and its use by the community to improve
the productivity of the forestland is the living example of the use of R&D technology
developed by the Forest Department. The details of these activities are furnished in
Annexure-III.
       One Crore person days of employment generated annually under the project.
Systematic and planned Soil and Moisture conservation works helped recharging of ground
water resulting in improving green cover in forests and agricultural productivity in the farm
lands adjoining forests.

                              Annexure – I
  1. Socio-Economic impact assessment of APCFM Project for MTR by DRS.

A. Income distribution of house holds:

                             2002 (base line survey)            2005 (present survey)
       Income
                           No. of HHs           %              No. of HHs         %
Upto 10,000                   2097            52.69               105           11.12
10,000-20,000                 1777            44.65               371           39.30
20,000-30,000                  30              0.75               290           30.72
30,000-40,000                  55              1.38                97           10.28
40,000-50,000                  15              0.38                49            5.19
>50,000                         6              0.15                32            3.39
                Total:        3980             100                944            100

B. Income effect on poverty reduction:

 Social           <20,000               20,000-50,000                >50,000
 Group      1999-2000   2004-05      1999-2000 2004-05        1999-2000   2004-05
  SC             70.8     53.3           28.7      46.2             0.5       0.5
  ST             83.2     52.9           15.8      43.8             1.0       3.3
  BC             48.0     44.5           48.2      51.3             3.8       4.2
 Others          34.0     30.9           55.0      57.1            11.0      11.9


   2. Environmental and Ecological impact of APCFM Project for MTR by EVID Group:

   The followings are the conclusions of this study.
              The stem density was greater than 50/100 M3
              The regeneration has improved by more than 30%
              Crown cover exceeded 0.4
              Wood productivity is more than 15 Cmt.
              Standing wood volume has increased from 15.1 M3 in 2002 to 23.6 M3 in 2006.
              Over 10% area has moved into dense category.
              Beneficial impact of the SMC works on improved basal area and on the farm
              lands of the members.




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    3. Monitoring vegetation and land over cover charges in VSS areas in AP using
                geo-informatic approach by NRSA during March, 2006:

The followings are the salient features of this study.
        Barren and Scrub areas have shown clear addition of forest cover.

       In general vegetation within the VSS limits has been preserved intact and has shown
       no degradation trend as such.

       Majority of the VSS showed improvement in terms of increase in crown density within
       existing forest canopy and fresh plantation activities.

       General increase in crown density found due to resurgence pioneers like bamboo,
       teak, kondathangedu, RS in protected areas.

4. Forest cover assessment of AP BY FSI in Million Ha.

         Assessment and Year                      Data Period               Forest Cover
                  1987                             1981-83                      4.95
                  1989                             1985-87                      4.72
                  1991                             1987-89                      4.72
                  1993                             1989-91                      4.72
                  1995                             1991-93                      4.71
                  1997                             1994-95                      4.32
                  1999                             1996-98                      4.42
                  2001                               2000                       4.46
                  2003                               2002                       4.44

There is an increase in forest cover from 43290 Sq.Kms. to 44419 Sq.Kms. during 1997
to 2003.

4A. Impact of JFM on Forest Cover in A.P.

APFD is using remote sensing data since 1996 to classify forest canopy cover into density
classes like Dense, Scrub, and Blank areas inside notified forest areas only. This activity is
taken up every year and status of forest cover is monitored. The work of remote sensing
data 2004 has already been completed. The results of the analysis are as follows:

Year/Density                    1996                   2004                 Change
Dense                          10302                  15396                  5094
Open                           18033                  24129                  6096
Scrub                          25684                  20113                  -5571
Blank                           9348                   3741                  5607
Water Bodies                     445                    433                   -12




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                                     (Annexure-II)
Total Turn over from forestry and non-forestry activities under APCFMP.

 Sl.No.             Activity                 No.of VSS   No. of House     Total turnover in
                                                            holds              Crores
    1     Small Timber                         517          41353              21.654
    2     Pulpwood                             276          50,752             54.215
    3     Bamboo                               276          15,280              5.450
    4     Agarbathi Making                     226           4,847              3.207
    5     Bamboo (handicrafts,                  29            185               .0487
          furniture)
    6     Adda Leaf Plates                     290           2,618              1.324
    7     Amla based activity                   42            470                .218
    8     Apiculture                           178           1,236              1.027
    9     Community Based Eco-                  7             138                .190
          Tourism
   10     Embroidery                              9             32            0.0158
   11     Neem based activity                    33            111             0.0222
   12     Pisciculture                          190            649               .320
   13     Tamarind based activity                83            330              0.066
   14     Tassar                                 24            303              .210
   15     Vermi Compost                        2,105         12,114            2.290
   16     Mohwa Flower/Seed                     352           1,685            2.466
          Total                                4,637        1,32,103          92.7237

                                         (Annexure-III)

Improvement in Forest Productivity by planting improved planting stocks:

A. Plantations Coverage under APCFMP

     Sl.No.              Plantations                             Area in Ha
        1       Eucalyptus                                          25190
        2       NTFPs                                               13288
        3       Bamboo                                               8652
        4       Barren Hills Afforestation                           5769
        5       LRHT                                                  802
        6       Teak Thinning                                        3760
        7       Preferential Treatment            6,26,456 trees or 12529 Ha (Till 2006-07)
                                                  2300 (During 2007-08)

B. Utilization of improved planting stock.

    Sr.No.             Type of improved planting stock                    Total Nos.
       1        NWFP grafts                                                1983907
       2        Eucalyptus Clones                                          3207376
       3        High yielding LRHT species like Pterocarpus,               1557854
                Dalbergia latifolia, Adina, etc.
          4     High yielding Gmelina, Teak & Casuarina                    602088
          5     Medicinal Plants                                           3509974
          6     Total improved planting stock                             10861199
          7     CSO / SSO seeds of Eucalyptus and Casuarina                 360.9
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          12. Progress on Developmental Programmes 2006-07

1. FDA

        Government of India has formulated a scheme titled “National Afforestation
Programme” by merging of four IX Plan Centrally Sponsored Afforestation Schemes of the
Ministry of Environment and Forests namely; Integrated Afforestation and Eco-Development
Projects (IAEPS), Area Oriented Fuel Wood and Fodder Projects Scheme (AOFFPS),
Conservation and Development of Non-Timber Forest Produce including Medicinal Plants
scheme (NTFP) and Association of Schedule Tribes and Rural Poor in Regeneration of
Degraded Forests (ASTRP) with a view to reduce multiplicity of the schemes, avoiding
delays in availability of funds at the field level and institutionalizing peoples participation in
project formulation and its implementation. Thus, the programme started in 2002.

2. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SCHEME

The scheme is being implemented under two tier setup namely; the Forest Development
Agencies and Joint Forest Management Committees (JFMCs). The two tier approach
apart from building capabilities at the grass roots level would also empower the local people
to participate in the decision making process.

       FDA can be constituted at the territorial/wild life forest division level. FDA is a
registered society under Societies Registration Act.

3. TREATMENT INTERVENTIONS

       As per the approval accorded by Government of India, the forest areas are being
treated under the following treatment streams with the involvement of Vana Samrakshana
Samithies.

       Aided Natural Regeneration – Under this, gap planting is taken up in the existing
       marginal forests areas by planting 200 plants of NTFP species per ha.
       Artificial Regeneration – Degraded forest areas are ploughed and planting with
       economic important species taken up under this treatment. 1100 plants are planted
       per hectare after ploughing the area.
       Pasture Development: 400 fodder species plants are planted per hectare.
       Mixed Plantation with NTFP value and medicinal plants.
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   5. Achievements

         So far, in Andhra Pradesh, 31 FDA projects have been sanctioned by the
         Government of India. Out of 31 projects, 13 projects were sanctioned during the year
         2002-03, 10 projects during 2003-04 and 5 project during 2004-05 and 3 projects
         during 2005-06.


         The total outlay of all the projects is for 2006-07 is Rs.1503.66 lakhs and 1426
         VSSs/ EDCs are involved in implementing these projects. An area of 14225 Ha. was
         proposed to be treated during the project period and 8686 ha was planted spending
         an amount of Rs.1120.63 lakhs during 2006-07.
Twelth Finance Commission Scheme: -

         This scheme is taken up in FDA areas from 2005-06. During 2005-06, an amount of
Rs.150.00 lakhs was sanctioned. An amount of Rs.67.76 lakhs has been spent during 2005-
06 for carrying out advance operations over 668 Ha out of total target of 1050 Ha. Since the
funds were released only during Feb.2006, targets could not be achieved. During 2006-07, it
was proposed to spend Rs.5.40 crores for raising plantations over 3278 ha under the
scheme in 30 FDA areas. However only Rs.82.40 lakhs was released out of which
Rs.63.492 lakhs was utilized to complete planting over 668 ha where advance works were
completed earlier during 2005-06.

                         Phy. and Fin. Targets and Achievements during 2006-07
                                      Phy.        Phy.Achievs      Financial    Financial
Sl.No.     Name of the FDA                                          Outlay     Utilization
                                   Targets Ha.             Ha.
                                                                  (in Lakhs)   (in Lakhs)
  1                  2                  3              4               5            6
  1       Ananthapur                        290              0        33.64         15.21
  2       Eluru                             350            365        41.22        -22.09
  3       Giddalur                          400            427        66.21       138.56
  4       Guntur                            200            348        21.28         96.85
  5       Kurnool                           300            332        34.98         65.47
  6       Krishna                           150            -676       22.16        -98.59
  7       Nalgonda                          500            381        39.45         52.69
  8       Rangareddy                        300             87        48.96         44.60
  9       Paloncha                            0            305         19.8        -76.21
 10       Achampet (WL)                     400            631        38.62         58.90
 11       Atmakur (WL)                      200             15        25.05         13.03


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                                                                          Financial       Financial
Sl.No.        Name of the FDA        Phy.            Phy.Achieves
                                                                           Outlay        Utilization
                                  Targets Ha.             Ha.
                                                                         (in Lakhs)      (in Lakhs)
      1                  2                3                 4                 5               6
     12      Markapur (WL)                     300                88             35.27         58.36
     13      N.Sagar (WL)                      350               527             28.84         43.36
     14      Adilabad                          500               315             36.34         -8.74
     15      Kagaznagar                        300               604             33.29         32.17
     16      Bellampally                       400               659               40          37.46
     17      Nizamabad                         300               523                0         -10.57
     18      Medak                             400              1075             41.93         -3.44
     19      Warangal North                    500               -14             76.85         17.17
     20      Kadapa                            220              -920              34.8         40.08
     21      Proddatur                         270               126             35.67         98.45
     22      Bhadrachalam (N)                  300              -718             24.55        -12.62
     23      WLM Tirupathi                     400               588             37.92         87.73
     24      Srikakulam                        630               -20             82.66         71.13
     25      Vizianagaram                      900               252             76.73         20.37
     26      Chittoor East                    1050              1495         127.43           147.56
     27      Chittoor West                     925               408             84.78         98.58
     28      Warangal South                    700              -297             90.57        -32.10
     29      Rajampet                         1300               823         124.31            94.61
     30      WLM Paloncha                      790               790             43.93         45.53
     31      WLM, Warangal                     600               168             56.42          7.13
                Total:                    14225                 8686        1503.66          1120.64



                                      Progress under FDA
Sl.           Particulars       2002-03       2003-04     2004-05      2005-06     2006-07    Grand
No                                                                                            Total
1.        Total FDAs Formed         13             10          5            3           0         31
2.        Physical Target            0           9500      10065        12610       14225      46400
          (in Ha)
3.        Physical Achiev.           0           6801       9944        13230         8686     38661
          (in ha)
4.        Financial Target       933.26          1044     1371.43         729       828.91    4906.6
          (in lakhs)
5.        Financial Achiev.      194.77        852.74     1187.39      1093.93     1120.63   4449.46
          (in lakhs)
6.        Total VSS formed            -               -          -           -           -      1427




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                      FDA WISE PROGRESS OF EXPENDITURE UPTO MARCH 2007 (In lakhs)
                                                    Amount Sanctioned & released during                                                                     Amount Utilized during




                         Total Amount Sanctioned




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Balance as on 31.03.2007
                                                                                                                       Total Amount released




                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Total Amount utilized




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                                                                                                                                                                                                    2006-2007
No.       FDA




 1             2              3                       4             5             6            7            8               9                   10           11           12           13           14           15                       16                          17

 1    Ananthapur       395.18                      96.00         60.00         60.00        70.00        26.91        312.91                   4.75         88.42        86.12        69.30        15.22        263.81                   49.10                       84.31

 2    Guntur           252.57                      58.00         38.00         42.00        70.00        37.64        245.64                   1.03         67.50        65.32        33.76        44.81        212.40                   33.24                       86.47

 3    Kurnool          380.86                      103.00        61.00         75.00        0.00         0.00         239.00                   8.86         93.66        70.84        38.43        48.31        260.10 -21.10 108.83

 4    Krishna          219.42                      51.00         0.00          56.00        0.00         60.00        167.00                   0.00         36.63        36.21        22.15         8.80        103.79                   63.21                       62.15

 5    Eluru            387.78                      82.00         0.00          100.46       0.00         19.14        201.60                   0.00         75.91        65.59        28.28         2.87        172.66                   28.94                       85.64

 6    Nalgonda         373.84                      89.00         63.00         75.00        0.00         60.00        287.00                   74.05        58.29        45.57        16.38        37.47        231.77                   55.23                       80.76

 7    Rangareddy       388.67                      70.50         72.00         34.97        74.00        0.00         251.47                   42.33        54.33        64.32        20.20        41.04        222.22                   29.25                       88.37

 8    Paloncha         249.60                      98.76         41.00          0.00        50.00        36.00        225.76                   51.46        59.81        32.71        32.19        17.49        193.66                   32.10                       85.78

 9    Giddalur         501.96                      103.00        80.00         80.00        0.00         65.00        328.00                   11.88        73.79        86.53        98.00        56.38        326.58                   1.42                        99.57

10    N.Sagar          231.05                      43.00         45.00         28.00        40.00        0.00         156.00                   0.00         62.31        32.67        21.44        28.83        145.24                   10.76                       93.10

11    Atmakur          225.14                      55.00         34.00         46.00        0.00         0.00         135.00                   0.00         46.43        39.63        20.45        14.39        120.90                   14.10                       89.56

12    Achampet         242.24                      41.00         40.00         45.00        50.00        31.00        207.00                   0.40         37.83        42.70        43.35        51.48        175.75                   31.25                       84.90

13    Markapur         265.43                      43.00         64.00          0.00        0.00         76.70        183.70                   0.00         70.14        18.65        15.85        81.75        186.38                   -2.68 101.46

14    Adilabad         187.19                       0.00         39.00         42.00        0.00         29.00        110.00                   0.00         0.00         38.70        32.12        83.58        154.40 -44.40 140.36

15    Bellampally      191.96                       0.00         36.00         43.00        44.00        31.87        154.87                   0.00         1.21         61.51        33.88        123.00       219.61 -64.74 141.80

16    Kagaznagar       163.87                       0.00         29.00         48.00        39.00        0.00         116.00                   0.00         0.00         71.88        13.67        115.79       201.33 -85.33 173.56

17    Kadapa           225.67                       0.00         51.00         59.00        0.00         46.00        156.00                   0.00         14.13        45.67        43.67        25.81        129.28                   26.72                       82.87

18    Proaddatur       267.86                       0.00         61.00         60.00        0.00         39.00        160.00                   0.00         8.75         51.56        54.15        36.47        150.93                   9.07                        94.33

19    Nizamabad        189.04                       0.00         34.00         47.00        0.00         45.16        126.16                   0.00         3.61         37.92        26.77        17.67        85.97                    40.19                       68.14

20    Medak            197.18                       0.00         36.00         47.00        0.00         72.00        155.00                   0.00         0.00         56.20        77.65        24.62        158.47                   -3.47 102.24
      Bhadrachalam
21                     141.09                       0.00         32.00          0.00        37.00        0.00         69.00                    0.00         0.00         27.52        16.22        18.64        62.38                    6.62                        90.41
      (N)
22    Warangal (N)     326.24                       0.00         55.00          0.00        30.00        0.00         85.00                    0.00         0.00         37.81        33.58         4.91        76.30                    8.70                        89.76

23    WLM Tirupathi    280.05                       0.00         73.00         69.00        0.00         53.00        195.00                   0.00         0.00         69.67        50.57        50.59        170.82                   24.18                       87.60

24    Srikakulam       203.66                       0.00         0.00          40.00        0.00         81.00        121.00                   0.00         0.00         2.10         40.00        68.99        111.09                   9.91                        91.81

25    Vizianagaram     276.58                       0.00         0.00          56.00        0.00         35.00        91.00                    0.00         0.00         0.00         27.78        48.57        76.35                    14.65                       83.90

26    Warangal South 279.73                            0.00      0.00          61.00        0.00         0.00         61.00                    0.00         0.00         0.00         23.75        21.94        45.68                    15.32                       74.89

27    Chittoor East    334.02                       0.00         0.00          72.00        0.00         75.00        147.00                   0.00         0.00         0.00         84.52        106.98       191.50 -44.50 130.27

28    Chittoor West    314.20                       0.00         0.00          85.00        0.00         98.00        183.00                   0.00         0.00         0.00         75.85        107.24       183.10                   -0.10 100.05

29    Rajampet         250.31                       0.00         0.00           0.00        95.00        0.00         95.00                    0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         93.66        93.66                    1.34                        98.59

30    WLM Paloncha      88.93                       0.00         0.00           0.00        45.00        0.00         45.00                    0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         45.53        45.53                    -0.53 101.18

31    WLM Warangal      95.42                       0.00         0.00           0.00        39.00        0.00         39.00                    0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00          7.14         7.14                    31.86                       18.31

          Total :      8126.74 933.26                           1044.00 1371.43 683.00 1017.42 5049.11 194.77 852.74 1187.39 1093.93 1449.97 4778.80 270.31 94.65




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               STATEMENT - STATUS OF FDAs IN ANDHRA PRADESH

                                     Upto 2006-07

                                                               Total outlay      Total
Sl.                                                 No. of
      Name of the FDA      Period of Project                     (Rs. in       Physical
No.                                                 JFMCs
                                                                 Lakhs)       target (Ha.)
1            2                     3                  4              5             6
1     Ananthapur         2002-03 to 2006-07               60    395.18            2240
2     Eluru              --do--                           60    387.78            2000
3     Giddalur           --do--                           49    501.96            2100
4     Guntur             --do--                           60    252.57            1500
5     Kurnool            --do--                           60    380.86            2400
6     Krishna            --do--                           36    219.42            1000
7     Nalgonda           --do--                           60    373.84            2500
8     Rangareddy         --do--                           57    388.67            1600
9     Paloncha           --do--                           50    249.60            2000
10    Achampet (WL)      --do--                           44    242.24            1600
11    Atmakur (WL)       --do--                           25    225.14            1250
12    Markapur WL        --do--                           28    265.43            1400
13    N.Sagar (WL)       --do--                           26    231.05            1500
14    Adilabad           2003-04 to 2006-07               60    187.19            1500
15    Kagaznagar         --do--                           30    163.87            1250
16    Bellampally        --do--                           30    191.96            1200
17    Nizamabad          --do--                           25    189.04            1240
18    Medak              --do--                           43    197.18            1530
19    Warangal North     --do--                           55    326.24            1650
20    Kadapa             --do--                           24    225.67            1000
21    Proddatur          --do--                           27    267.86            1270
22    Bhadrachalam (N)   --do--                           28    141.09            1000
23    WLM Tirupathi      --do--                           28    280.05            1400
24    Srikakulam         --do--                           41    203.66            1230
25    Vizianagaram       --do--                           67    276.58            1650
26    Chittoor East      --do--                           96    400.77            1900
27    Chittoor West      --do--                           85    314.20            1700
28    Warangal South     --do--                           34    279.73            1300
29    Rajampet           2005-06 to 2006-07               69    250.31            1300
30    WLM Paloncha       --do--                           39     88.93             790
31    WLM Warangal       --do--                           30     95.42             600
      Total                                          1426      8193.49          46600




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               13. SOCIAL FORESTRY PROGRAMME 2006-07
    The forestry policy stipulated to have at least 1/3rd of land area under "forest". This
target can not be achieved unless massive efforts are made in afforestation out side the
reserve forests in non-forest lands namely private lands, community lands and other public
lands.



    During last 7 years from 2000 to 2006 20579.47 crores seedlings raised in nurseries
have been utilized for planting in public & private lands, farm forestry in marginal agricultural
lands,field bund planting and in homesteads.        Of the seedlings distributed, fuel and fodder
species constitute nearly 80%, while the rest include fruit and shade plants. Farm forestry
potential in Andhra Pradesh is estimated to yield annually 5 to 6 lakh tons of wood.



    During last two decades department has raised plantations on Tank Foreshores over an
area of approx. 30,000 Ha. and Other Community Land plantations over an area of approx.
28,000 Ha.



    Because of intensive social forestry activities taken up in the state since last decade.
Andhra Pradesh state stands first among all the states in tree cover outside the forest area
which is 9011 sq.km. as assessed by Forest Survey of India. This is ample proof of the
increase in the awareness of the people and the success of the programs taken up for
increasing the tree cover outside the conventional forest areas.



    Details of seedlings utilized District wise during last six years from 2001-02 to   2006-07
are furnished below:




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  A) District Wise Details of Seedlings Utilized During the Last Six Years
                                                                 (In lakhs)
S.
         Name Of the District                             Seedlings Distributed
No                              2001-02      2002-03        2003-04    2004-05    2005-06    2006-07
 1    Adilabad                    176.20        44.16          43.55      43.96      83.38        116.21
2     Ananthapur                   94.03       553.80          40.87      24.96      24.95         65.67
3     Chittoor                    170.00       167.45         151.77      98.90      88.60         63.59
4     Kadapa                       64.57        43.75         135.74      38.45      59.75         12.10
5     East Godavari                92.74       123.21         119.86     154.43     219.09       219..53
6     Guntur                       62.06       149.85          40.38      81.67      98.68       182.17
7     Karimnagar                   49.64        28.37          30.55      20.56      37.31         46.70
8     Khammam                      52.52        51.72          72.52     141.89     145.32       516.82
9     Krishna                     184.14       118.62          63.80     106.19     124.31       505.69
10    Kurnool                      73.54        60.23          65.40      36.01      42.25         18.64
11    Mahaboobnagar               166.48        95.75          88.43      79.71      69.91       123.69
12    Medak                        80.29        75.60          40.83      63.51      64.93         23.18
13    Nalgonda                     77.61        83.41          57.58      64.79      54.73         41.10
14    Nellore                     143.54       196.89         116.08     123.28     100.08       133.79
15    Nizamabad                    61.96        30.80          33.57      40.85      34.75         98.96
16    Prakasham                   319.55       405.59         302.30     350.51     442.99       350.81
17    Rangareddy                  129.00        83.76          67.01     100.39      40.61         64.03
18    Srikakulam                  118.91       303.94         181.06     168.30     184.52       216.13
19    Vizianagaram                427.81       484.88         151.99     222.42     253.71       145.17
20    Visakhapatnam               122.15       160.00         460.19     588.95     592.35       543.39
21    Warangal                     64.59        50.13          45.37      37.80      44.54         49.59
22    West Godavari                60.50        57.28          71.51      88.42      98.16       129.04
      Total                      2791.83      3369.19        2380.36    2676.25    2903.89      3669.00

              The Forest Department implemented Shelterbelt Plantations Scheme for raising of
plantations over Government lands in the coast within 0.5 Km width from the coast line and
distribution of seedlings for planting in the private farm lands by the farmers within 5 Km width
from the coast line to create the tree cover in the coast in the coast to mitigate the fury of
cyclonic winds and reduce loss of property and human life. Out of the entire coastline available
in nine Coastal Districts of A.P., 70-80% coastline was covered with shelterbelt plantations.


         From 2000-01 to 2006-07, block Plantations were raised over an extent of 6153.35 Hec.
and Avenue Plantations were raised over a length of 5022.80 Kms in the Coastal area of Andhra
Pradesh State.
Statement showing the details of plantations raised During the last 6 years

                                  Block Plantations               Avenue Plantations raised in
 S.No            Year
                                    Raised in Ha.                            K.M.
     1        2001-2002                     813.75                            381.00
     2        2002-2003                     347.25                            907.25
     3        2003-2004                     613.00                            751.50
     4        2004-2005                    1351.00                            544.00
     5        2005-2006                    1284.00                           1261.00
     6        2006-2007                    1217.00                            540.00




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ANNUAL REPORT ON ACVITITIES 2006-2007




    ANDHRA PRADESH FOREST ACADEMY
        DULAPALLY, HYDERABAD.




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                  14. ANDHRA PRADESH FOREST ACADEMY,
                         DULAPALLY, HYDERABAD

Introduction :

        During 2006-07, Andhra Pradesh Forest Academy (APFA), Dulapally has under taken
several training programmes, workshops / seminars, study tours and extension & publicity
activities.
        A major part of the various activities taken up by the Forest Academy are training
programmes on forestry, natural resource management and livelihood enhancement of
communities. In all, 119 training programmes were conducted during the year 2006-07 with
2914 participants of whom were the staff of Forest Department, personnel from other
departments, communities (VSS), NGO representatives and IFS officers from various states
in the country.
        In order to share the knowledge and information among the stakeholders of the
‘APCFM” Project and others, the Academy organized workshops and seminars on forest
management, social forestry, Forest based crafts development, Livelihood planning,
Community involved capture of Wild Animals, Bio-diversity and Wildlife (Protection) Act
1972, Documentation of Case studies, Case study writing, NGOs role in APCFM Project,
Interactive seminars on Technology improvement etc., during this period. In all 40
workshops / seminars have been conducted, 2170 participants have attended these
programmes.

        Exchange of information and development of skills of communities (VSS), NGOs and
FD staff on various innovations and best practices in forestry, the Academy has undertaken
tours to various states of the country and also for dissemination of information among the
various divisions of the state, conducted study tours with in the state. During 2006-07, Five
(5) study tours were conducted to the states of Assam, Tripura & Manipur, Kerala,
Uttaranchal and Rajasthan, covering 44 officers of the Department. Nineteen (19) study
tours for the communities were conducted to the states of Chattisgarh, Maharastra, Orissa
and Karnataka, covering 659 participants (VSS and NGOs) and Twenty three (23) study
tours conducted with in the state for 784 communities.

        Other programmes of the Academy include co-ordination with National institutes,
publication of information materials, implementation of Children and Forest Education
(CAFÉ) and conduct of Action Research.




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                               II. TRAINING PROGRAMMES

       The major objective of the Academy is conducting training programmes. These
programmes are on various aspects on forest management, community development,
personality & skills improvement. On the basis of a broad study on the feedback of the
participants of the previous year and on advice of the experts in different fields, training
calendars and training modules were designed for every month. A.P. Forest Academy has
organised 119 training programmes covering 2914 participants during 2006-07 (Annexure-I).
For these training programmes, innovative training methods i.e., group discussions,
interactive lectures, panel discussions, role plays, group and individual exercises, case study
discussions, demonstrations, games etc., were adopted and experienced faculties were
involved as resource persons. Experts were involved while formulating and designing the
training modules. Field visits were organised to enable the participants to gain first hand
experience and practical knowledge.

1. Training to community foresters:

        As part of participatory forest management the forest department of Andhra Pradesh
has     entrusted     some      duties    and
responsibilities from the departmental staff
to the communities regarding forest
protection and management. Under APCFM
project, the Academy has been conducting
trainings to the communities (para-
foresters) i.e., Community Extension
Workers, Community Silviculturists and
Community Eco-tourism workers. 22
training programmes were conducted to the
CEWs/VSS /NGOs (420) for improving the
technical and facilitation skills; 235
Community Silviculturists were trained in
15 training programmes. 185 Community Eco-tourism Workers were trained in 7 courses on
tourism development aspects for their livelihood enhancement.

2. Trainings to Service providers & Communities:

a) Forest Management: To build the capacities of
communities and Forest Department staff on forest
management issues training programmes (23) on
various themes such as Soil moisture conservation
techniques & watershed development (7), Bio-diversity
conservations and wildlife management / Wildlife
census (2), forest fires-control and management (1),
training on APCFM to Social forestry officers and four
(4) Refresher courses (GOI) on forest management
with financial support of Government of India were
conducted. In all 577 participants attended these programmes.


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b) Financial Management: To adopt the changes of financial accounting system and recent
G.O.s and circulars on various issues training programmes to the staff of department, both
ministerial and executive staff were conducted. Seven (7) training programmes pertaining to
financial management system in APCFM project and to internalize various new G.O.s and
circulars were conducted. In total 376 participants attended the trainings including a special
programme on forest accounting system (4), office procedures & Accounts (1),
Establishment, Vigilance and Disciplinary procedures (1) and one induction programme to
DMs on financial aspects.

c) Social Development : To sensitize the communities and staff on social issues in APCFM
project and improve the personality, leadership development skills, Academy conducted
                              various training programmes. During 2006-07, Fifteen(15)
                              programmes such as Gender – mainstreaming in
                              forestry(3), Conflict resolution (3), Transforming work
                              attitude (2), Public relations and responsive behavior (4),
                              Revolving fund Management (1) and Resettlement of
                              action plan (2 have been organized, for 299participants
                              representing different stakeholders. Conducted one training
                              programme on “Art of Living” for (24) IFS Officers are
                              participated in the training.

d) Information Technology: To acquire the rapid changes in technology improvement and
                                 application of technical aspects for effective forest
                                 management, trainings (20) on various themes were
                                 conducted including eight (8) programmes on GPS
                                 applications, eight (8) programmes on Computer
                                 applications in forestry / FMIS, and Four (4)
                                 programmes on A.P. Forest Inventory. In total 550
                                 participants have attended these programmes.
                                 Participants were exposed to practical sessions on
                                 image processing, Geographical Information Systems
                                 (GIS), applications and usage of Global Positioning
                                 System (GPS) for forest management, forest accounts,
and FMIS package related to APCFM project.


3. Trainings on Livelihood promotion:

       During effective implementation of APCFM project, some VSS have reached to the
                                         sustainable       level    and   some     are    nearing
                                         sustainability.    To     enhance   the   livelihoods   of
                                         communities for effective management of their
                                         available resources training programmes on various
                                         aspects have been conducted. During the year 20
                                         training programmes on various themes livelihood
                                         planning and enhancement strategies (5), NTFP –
development, value addition and marketing (7), Medicinal plants – conservation, cultivation
and marketing (5), livelihood promotion in VSS areas (1), and Profiling livelihood approaches
(2) In all 640 participants attended these programmes.



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4. Training of Trainers (TOTs) :
        Inorder to prepare livelihood and business plans at village level, the selected NGO
co3ordinators, CEWs and VSS members (154)
were trained in (6) Training of Trainers (TOT)
programme.     During       these    programmes          the
participants were exposed to the techniques of
resource assessment, Livelihood Enhancement
Action Plans (LEAP) tools, livelihood financing,
alternative   livelihoods     in    rural    areas      and
participatory livelihood planning.

       One special training on “Nursery raising and harvesting techniques of sterculia
species” was conducted to the VSS members of FDPT Srisailam circle (300 participants
have attended the training.


                                            To this 12 day training 36 members of newly
                                            recruited executive staff on contract basis,mainly
                                            FSOs,FBOs and ABOs attended from Eluru
                                            division. Wet lands Management. Mangrove forest
                                            protection         ad        management      WALTA     act,
                                            Management              of    sanctuaries,   Nursery   and
plantation techniques Booking of Wild life cases, Environmental act and wildlife
protection act were the subjects covered in this training. Field visit to Harina
Vanasthali, Deer park Hyderabad was conducted and trainees were trained on bird
identification during this visit.




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5. National training programme of IFS Officers:
Government of India sponsored compulsory IFS Officer’s training programme on “Livelihood
                                           enhancement
                                        strategies in forest
                                        fringe       villages”
                                        was         conducted
                                        during            08-12
January, 2007. Twenty three (23) IFS officers consisting of
Chief   Conservators   of   Forests,   Jharkhand,     Himachal    Pradesh   and   Uttaranchal,
Conservators of Forests, Dy. Conservators of Forests and Divisional Forest Officers from
Tripura, Sikkin, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Dadra Nagar Haveli and Karnataka
states have participated. During the 5 days training programme the participants have been
exposed to various topics like Forests and livelihoods – the rationale and relevance,
Livelihood financing in forest fringe villages, exercise on Livelihood Enhancement Action
Plans (LEAPs), Challenges of livelihood planning - new institutional arrangements, Bio-fuels,
NTFP, Medicinal plants, forest based crafts development for livelihood promotions, Business
planning in VSS for livelihood enhancement etc.,


6. Programmes for Other Agencies:
a) Training programme to the officers of Government of Maldives : One special training
programme was conducted to the officers of Government of Maldives (9) participants have
                                         attended the programme. A 10 day training
                                         programme          for
                                         officers            of
                                         Maldives           on
                                         ‘Fundamentals in
                                                 forest
                                         management’ was
                                         conducted from 6th to 17th March 2007 with basic
objective of exposing the participants to various intricate aspects of forest management,
challenges associated with it and strategies required. Inaugural session was addressed by
Sri P. Shiva Shankar Reddy IFS, Spl. Prl Chief Conservator of forests (Production), and Sri
K. Murali Krishna IFS Addl, Prl.CCF (T&E). Mangrove conservation, climate change,
biodiversity conservation, raising of nurseries and plantations, rain water harvesting,
medicinal plant cultivation and conservation Concept of Gender, Social forestry scheme
being implemented in A.P etc., were taught. A 3 day field trip to Srisailam   was conducted



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where the participants visited Biodiversity research centre and wildlife sanctuary and
observed various activities taken up for biodiversity conservation.

       The participants were exposed to certain success stories. Participatory learning
methods, games and role plays were adopted wherever possible. At the end of the training
programme all the trainees appreciated the concepts and innovation methods adopted.


                                  III. WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

  During this year 40 workshops / seminars conducted, 2170 participants have attended
these programmes (details in Annexure-II).

1. Workshop on Livelihood & Business Planning (Nellore Div.): A workshop on
   “Livelihood & Business Planning (Nellore
   Div.)” has been conducted on 3rd April 2006.
   Twenty three (23) VSS/ NGOs have been
   attended. Discussions and field exercises on
   Livelihood & Business Planning were held in
   these workshops.


2. Workshop for Honorary Wildlife wardens/ Officers from Police & Forest
   Department : Sri K.S. Rao, IFS, Prl.CCF(WL) and Chief Wild Life Warden inaugurated
                                                    this two days (18th & 19th April) workshop
                                                    where in participants (60) representing
                                                    honorary wild life warders and the
                                                     officers   of    Forest      and   Police
                                                     Departments      attended.   Sri   Kartick
                                                     Satyanarayana, Save Our Souls (SOS),
                                                     New Delhi co-ordinated the proceedings
   that covered various subjects such as role of honorary Wild life wardens, detection &
   investigation of wild life crimes, displacement & rescue issues of wild animals. Sri A.V.
   Joseph, IFS, Addl.PCCF(WL) interacted with the participants on Bird flue subject.


3. Workshops on Participatory Indicators: A one day workshop on “Participatory
   Indicators” was organised on 22nd April. Forty (40)
   participants (NGO Co-ordinators, Sub-DFOs) from
   different divisions of the state attended. Discussions
   on participatory indicators on VSS activities developed



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   by Prof. S.B. Roy and his team from IBRAD, Kolkatta took place. The formats of
   indicators were shared and discussed with NGO Co-ordinators for collection of
   information.


4. Workshop on Panchayat Van Yojana : In one day workshop on “Panchayat Van
   Yojana’ conducted on 24th April, thirty nine (39) participants representing CFs, DFOs and
                                              other field officers of Social forestry wing
                                              attended. Sri S.K. Das, IFS, PCCF inaugurated
                                              the workshop. Deliberations took place on
                                              implementation of Panchayat Van Yojana, tall
                                              plant nursery techniques, avenue plantations,
                                              Kartikavanams, bio-diesel plantations, Barren
                                              hill afforestation, production of clonal seedlings
   etc,. Sri S.V. Kumar, IFS, Addl. PCCF chaired the sessions.


5. Workshop on Implementation of PESA in Forestry
   :   27 participants representing Forest Dept, retired
   forest officers, Panchayat Raj & Rural Development
   Dept, Tribal Welfare Dept, NGOs and NIRD on 29th
   April   2006.   Deleberated   upon   the    draft   rules
   pertaining to PESA in forestry in Andhra Pradesh. Sri
   C. Siva Shankar Reddy, IFS, Addl. PCCF (Prod)
   chaired the sessions.


6. Briefing on APCFM Project (Word Bank Mission): A workshop on “Briefing on APCFM
   Project (Word Bank Mission)” during 1st & 2nd May 2006, Seventy three (73), officers and
   VSS/NGOs participants have attended.

7. Interactive Workshop on APCFM Project: On 6th May two parallel workshops on
                                              APCFM project involving 126 participants (FD
                                              staff-65 and NGOs-61) were conducted to
                                              discuss     the     key   issues   pertaining   to
                                              implementation of APCFM project after Mid
                                               Term Review. Deliberations were held on
                                               Common          Enterprise   Groups     (CEGs),
                                               integration of MIS and GIS, Teak forest
   management, Bamboo under planting, revolving fund management, extension of project


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   period etc. The World Bank representatives in the parallel workshop of NGOs discussed
   about selection of NGOs, monitoring aspects, intersectoral co-ordination etc.


8. Workshop on Collaborative partnership among Village Level Institutions: A two day
   workshop involving 78 participants representing Panchayat sarpanches, Water User
   Association members, SHG members,
   VSS members etc., was conducted on
   16th & 17th May at A.P Forest Academy,
   Dulapally. In concluding session the Chief
   Guest Sri K.R. Suresh Reddy, Hon’ble
   Speaker, AP Legislative Assembly called
   upon the need for Integration of various
   development and welfare programmes
   taken up at Village Level. Sri C. Siva Shankara Reddy, IFS., Addl. PCCF(Prod)presided
   over the concluding session.


9. Training-cum-Demonstration camp on nursery techniques & Plantation : A one-
   day training-cum-demonstration camp on “Nursery techniques & plantation management’
   was conducted on 20th at Kartikavanam,
   Fifty six (56) participants from the field staff
   of social forestry divisions in Hyderabad
   circle such as Nalgonda, Mahabubnagar and
   Ranga Reddy attended the workshop. Sri
   B.V. Prasada Reddy, IFS, C.F., Hyderabad
   social     forestry   circle    conducted     the
   proceedings.


10. Training-cum-Workshop on Forest based crafts development: In the three days
   workshop 29th to 31st May 2006, thirty six (36)
   participants representing traditional artisans, VSS
   members and FD Staff attended. Deliberations of
   the      workshop     include    conservation       and
   development      of   forest    resources,   effective
   Utilisation of resources, Value addition and
   marketing of forest based crafts with special
   focus on traditional wooden toys of Yetikoppaka, Nirmal, Kondapally, Settigunta,



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   Gummadidala, Srikalahasti etc., Sri C. Sivashankar Reddy, IFS., Addl.PCCF(Prod), Dr.
   D.Surya Kumari, Director(CPF) and Sri P. Mallikharjuna Rao, IFS., Director, A.P. Forest
   Academy participated.


11. Workshop on Preparation of Master Plan for Zoos/Deer Parks / Animal Rescue
   Centers : Twenty nine (29) participants from Forest Department and Private Zoos and
   Deer parks attended in two days workshop conducted from 29th to 31st May 2006. Sri
   A.V. Joseph, IFS., Addl.PCCF (WL) chaired the sessions of the workshop. Discussions
   on preparation of strategic & master plan, designing Zoos, environmental education
   strategies, designing signages, preparation of business plans etc., took place in the
   workshop. On the last day participants visited Nehru Zoological Park.

12. Workshop of Training Co-ordinators : Deliberations on training plans preparation,
                                                organising   capacity   building   programmes,
                                                monitoring on evaluation methods, facilitation
                                                skills were held in the one day workshops on
                                                3rd June and 19th July 2006. Sri S.B. Roy,
                                                Chairman, IBRAD, Kolkatta and his team co-
                                                ordinated the proceedings. During concluding
                                                sessions,     Sri   B.S.S.     Reddy,     IFS.,
   Addl.PCCF(CFM), Sri Ramesh Kalaghatgi, IFS., CCF (CFM) and Sri P. Mallikharjuna
   Rao, IFS., Director, A.P. Forest Academy participated.


13. Workshop on Livelihood & Business Planning : (A one day workshop “Livelihood &
   Business Planning“ during 10th July 2006, Twenty
   two (22) VSS/NGOs have participated). Two
   separate workshops on Livelihood & Business
   Planning were conducted on 3rd April and 10th July
   2006.   Discussions     and    field   exercises   on
   Livelihood & Business Planning were held in these
   workshops.


14. Workshop on Strategy Designing on Livelihoods : A one day workshop on Strategy
   Designing on Livelihoods      on 19th July 2006. Twenty nine (29) participants VSS/NGOs
   have attended this workshop.




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15. Workshop on A.P. Forest Inventory : One day experts meeting was organised on 7th
                                                 September. Sixteen (16) participants including
                                                 Dr. D. Pandey, IFS, Director, FSI, Dehra Dun,
                                                 Dr. K.D. Singh, Ex-Director, FAO, experts from
                                                 NRSA and Forest Dept officials participated.
                                                  Sri S.K. Das, IFS, PCCF inaugurated the
                                                  workshop. Inventory of NTFP and Medicinal
   plants, collection of data from various sources i.e. remote sensing data and field data,
   various formats required for collection of data etc., were discussed.

16. Workshop on Micro Management Plans : A one day workshop on Micro Management
   Plans was organised 11th September. Twenty one (21) Officers attended the workshop.
   During the workshop the participants were
   divided into four groups and they discussed
   on    integration   of   Forest   Inventory    and
   Livelihoods. The salient points presented by
   the groups were:
        VSS boundary, total forest Area allotted to
        the VSS area and Compartment wise
        area
        Schemes under which treated
        Plantation details year wise, species, survival percentage,
        Sector wise sample plots, soil, regeneration status
        Sampling techniques – based on types of plantations
        NTFP- natural bamboo areas, Major species and yield estimation
        Livelihood activities – income estimation
        Investments during past 3 years and expected incomes from VSS
        SMC works done in the past – water impounded.
        Water resources information
        Encroachments
        Identifying areas for future plantations(Site suitability for various Species)
        Shandies and local fairs
        Information on demography and labour supply
        Presence of small scale industries based on forest products
        Potential for income generation activities




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17. Workshop on Logistic arrangements for Forest Inventory : A one day workshop on
   Logistic arrangements for Forest Inventory was organised on 16th September. Thirty (30)
   participants i.e., DFO and Sub-DFO rank officers attended from various forest divisions
                                                     of the state. Sri P.K. Sharma, IFS,
                                                     Addl.PCCF(IT) led the proceedings of
                                                     the workshop. Various issues on Forest
                                                     Inventory       viz.,       Division   wise
                                                     identification of crew leaders for data
                                                     collection and various formats for data
                                                     collection     were     discussed.     The
   Addl. PCCF (IT) in his message urged the participants to make sufficient arrangements
   for smooth conducting of forest inventory.

18. Workshop on A.P. Forest Inventory : A one day workshop was organised on 25th
                                                 September, for the participants of Individual
                                                 Consultants and Computer operators. Forty
                                                 eight (48) persons attended the workshop
                                                 from various divisions of the state. Sri P.
                                                 Uday Shanker, ACF (NW) explained to the
                                                 participants about filling up various required
                                                 forms for collection of data.


19. Workshop on Reimbursement Claims : Two days workshop on “Reimbursement
   Claims” was organised on 9th & 10th October. Participants (47) from various Departments
   of the state viz.,   Forest Dept, Rural
   Development (SERP), Social Welfare,
   HUDA, Irrigation & CAD, Panchayat
   Raj, R&B, Electricity etc., attended this
   programme. Resource persons i.e., Sri
   Krishan Chand and Sri K.S. Varghese
   from Department of Economic Affairs,
   Ministry of Finance, New Delhi were
   involved. Discussions were held on various issues related to Accounting and Audit
   procedures and Disbursement procedures.




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20. Workshop on Livelihood Planning (CEWs) : Four one day workshops were organized
   on 9th, 10th, 13th & 14th of November. 525 Community Extension Workers (CEWs) from
                                           various divisions of the state participated in these
                                           workshops.         A trainers team from CENPAP,
                                           Hyderabad         facilitated   this   workshop.   They
                                           explained about various formats to be filled in for
                                           the preparation of livelihood plan in an effective
                                           manner.


21. Interactive Seminar on Technology Improvement: Two-day Interactive Seminar on
   Technology Improvement was organized on
   28th & 29th of November by the Research
   wing of A.P. Forest Department. Forty six
   (46) participants from the Research and
   Development Wing attended from different
   areas of state. After the welcome address by
   Dr. Manoranjan Bhanja, IFS, CF (R&D), Sri P.S. Rao, IFS, CCF (Res.) inaugurated the
   workshop. Various research activities in the state were reviewed. Presentations were
   made on wood preservation techniques, Tree improvement and propagation, Bio-
   fertilizers application in forest nurseries and plantations, etc by resource persons from
   IWST (Institute of Wood Science & Technology) and University of Agriculture Science,
   Bangalore.

22. Workshop on Children and Forest Education (CAFE) : One-day workshop on
   Children and Forest Education (CAFÉ) was organized on 21st November. 43 participants
   representing the Forest Department, NGOs, Educational institutions connected with
   environmental   awareness      activities   attended      the
   workshop. The Director Dr. C. Suvarna, IFS, made a
   presentation on activities taken up by the Academy
   under CAFÉ and the main objective of the workshop
   i.e., Scaling up the programme through Networking.
   Sri P. Mallikharjuna Rao, IFS, CF (CFM) and Sri S.V.
   Kumar, IFS, Addl.PCCF participated as chief
   guests for inauguration and closing remarks
   respectively.   During   the     workshop,        group
   discussions were held on various issues Viz.,




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   Eco-clubs, Green runs, Developing Nature Trails, Camp sites, Nature Museums, Mobile
   Museums, Role of Social Forestry and Wildlife Management divisions, Networking in
   rural districts involving schools, Voluntary organizations etc. An exhibition also was
   arranged at the Academy where publicity material like posters and articles related to
   environmental protection and activities was displayed.

23. Workshop on Integration of GIS and MIS : On 2nd December one day workshop on
   Integration of GIS and MIS was organized by the GIS wing of APFD. Twenty (20)
   personnel participated from GIS and MIS wings of APFD. Scientists from ISRO,
   Bangalore Dr. B.K. Ranganath and Dr. P.G. Diwakar participated in the workshop.
   During the workshop discussions were held on various aspects of integration of GIS and
   MIS activities.

24. Workshops on APCFM Project: One day
   workshop on APCFM Project was organized
   on 4th Dec 2006. Forty (40) participants
   (CFs, DFOs and NGOs) from various circles
   have attended. The World Bank Supervision
   mission team i.e., Mr. Grant Milne, Team
   Leader and members Mr. Hasan, Ms. Reena Gupta, and Ms. Vibhuty Narang were
   invited to participate in the workshop. Sri S.K. Das, IFS, PCCF made opening remarks
   and senior officers presented the progress on various activities taken up by A.P. Forest
   Department under Andhra Pradesh Community Forest Management. World Bank team
   members interacted with the officers on various issues related to the above subject. The
   workshop ended with interaction of IAG group members with the World Bank team
   members.

25. Workshop on Capacity Building of Communities : One day workshop on Capacity
   building of communities was conducted on 19th
   December. Prof. S.B. Roy facilitated the
   workshop. During the workshop, discussions
   were held on capacity building activities such
   as organization of trainings, workshops and
   study    tours;   infrastructure      facilities    at
   Technology Dissemination Centers (TDCs); resource persons for organizing trainings at
   TDCs, documentation of activities by TDCs and nominating Co-ordinators from Academy
   for guiding the activities of TDCs.



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26. Workshop on Regional review meeting on APCFM : Two regional review meetings
                                           were organised on 22nd and 23rd December. Ninty
                                           (90) officers and staff of Forest Department
                                           participated in these meetings. Sri B.S.S. Reddy,
                                           IFS, Addl.PCCF (CFM) conducted the proceedings
                                           of the meetings. During the meetings discussions
                                           were held on progress of works and activities
   taken up under APCFM project at field level.


27. Workshop on CFM experience sharing : Two-day workshop on CFM experience
   sharing was conducted on 18th & 19th of January, in colloboration with Indian Institute of
                                               Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal. Sri S.K.
                                               Das, IFS, PCCF, Sri K.S. Rao, IFS, Sri Hitesh
                                               Malhotra, IFS, and Sri C. Sivasahankar Reddy,
                                               IFS and other senior officers, Conservators of
                                               Forests, DFOs, Sub-DFOs and Range Officers
                                               participated.

28. Workshop on Livelihood Planning (CEWs) : One day workshop on livelihood planning
   was organised on 20th Junuary for the VSSs of Nellore division. 46 participants (VSS
   Chairpersons-27,     members-2,      CEWs-15,
   Dy.ROs-1 and NGO coordinator-1) attended
   the workshop. Sri G. Hari Kumar, ACF from
   PMU    wing    of   Andhra    Pradesh    Forest
   Department     conducted     the   proceedings.
   During the workshop, the VSS chairpersons
   presented the livelihood plans prepared by them and got suggestions to improve the
   livelihood plans.

29. Workshops on FSR Meeting : On 24th, the 3rd zone FSR meeting was organised at
   A.P.Forest Academy. 31 participants of Hyderabad, Nizamabad and Srisailam FD&PT
   circles attended the meeting. During the workhsop discussions took place on provisions
   of new Forest Scheduled Rates for forest circles of 3rd zone.

30. Workshop on Livelihood Enhancement Strategies in VSS areas : A one day
   workshop on Livelihood Enhancement Strategies in VSS areas during 2nd February
   2007. Forty six (46) FD staff and VSS/NGOs have been attended the workshop.



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31. Workshop on “Livelihood Planning” : A one-day workshop on “Livelihood Planning”
   during 8th February 2007. Thirty nine (39) members mainly ACFs FSOs and Training
   coordinators attended.

32. e-Governance Environmental Sampling : A one day workshop on e-Governance
   Environmental Sampling was conducted on 2nd Feb. 2007. Thirty four (34) FD staff and
   others, NGO Co-ordinators and CEWs attended the workshop.                              Mr N.K Sinha from
   statistical institute, patna was invited to deliver a guest lecture.

33. Monitoring Prevention and Control of Avian
   Influenza : A workshop on Monitoring, prevention
   and control of Influenza was conducted on 7th Feb
   2007. 41 participants from different wild life divisions
   were    participated.   Wild    life        wing        of     Forest
   department conducted this training.




34. Workshop on Participatory Monitoring of CEW :                          One      day      workshop      on
                                                                                                   rd
                                           “Participatory Monitoring of CEW” during 3                   March
                                           2007. One hundred and ten (110) participants CEWs
                                           Training              coordinators,   Sub-     DFOs   DFOs     and
                                           ministerial staff from 32 divisions attended the work
                                           shop. Addl Prl CCF Sri BSS Reddy IFS, and Sri
                                           Ramesh Kalaghatji IFS, CCF (CFM ) addressed the
                                           participants.

35. Workshop on Andhra Pradesh community forest management Project was
   conducted on 20th March 2007. 35participants including dignitaries Mr Grant Milne and
   Mr Paul Ryan representing world Bank office and Sri S.K Das IFS Prl chief conservator
   of forests addressed the work shop

36. Workshop on Social Audit of VSS :                  In three-day workshop was conducted on
                                          nd          th
   “Social Audit of VSS” during 22             to 24 March 2007. Forty nine (49), VSS/NGOs have
   participated in the workshop.




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                                     IV. STUDY TOURS

       Inorder to expose to the best practices and innovative methods in community forest
management adopted in different parts of the state, study tours to the forests of other states
were organized. Similarly for facilitating inter division transfer of technologies and best
practices, study tours within the state were organized. In total 47 study tours (23 within the
state and 24 to other states) covering 1487 participants (Annexure-III) were organized during
the period. One overseas study tour to China was also conducted during the year.

I. Study tours for officers to the outside the states:
       During 2006-07, 5 study tours have been organised to the states of Uttaranchal,
Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam. In all 44participants have attended these study
tours. The details of some study tours are as followed.

1- Study tour programme of the House Committee on Neeru Meeru Programme to New
Delhi and Uttaranchal State

       The study tour to New Delhi and Uttaranchal State was conducted from 22nd to 30th
October 2006. Twenty Four (24) participants representing Chairman –1, Members-16 and
Legislative Secretariat officials-6 have attended. During the study tour, the participants
visited places such as New Delhi, Dehrradun, Mussoori, Haridwar, Corbet and Nainital etc.,
       Meeting with officials of Water and Soil Conservation Research and Training Institute
       at DehraDun
       Visit to Forest Research Institute and discussion with the officials at Dehradun.
       Visit to the Water Conservation Works taken up by the Forest Department on the way
       to Mussori.
       Visit to Water Conservation Works taken up in and around Mussori.
       Visit to Water Conservation Works taken up in and around Haridwar and Rishikesh.
       Visit to the Corbet wild Life Sanctuary and discussion with the officials about
       Conservation Works taken up in the Sanctuary.
       Visit to the Water Conservation Works taken up in and around Nainital.

2- Study tour to Vindhya Herbals National Fair – 2006, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh State.
       The study tour to Bhopal was conducted from 6th to 10th December 2006. Seven (7)
participants representing FRO –1, FSO-16, ABO-1, CEW-3 and VSS ChairPerson-1 have
attended.

       This Fair useful for learning the various methodologies and value addition models
       developed by the Forest Department and Forest Federation of Madhya Pradesh and
       other states on NTFP including Medicinal Plants so that the same can be tried under
       APCFM Project and also sustain the VSS.
       In this fair an excellent opportunity to showcase and market the VSS products in the
       exhibition.


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3- Study tour West Bengal / Assam States:
       The study tour to West Bengal / Assam States was conducted from 02nd to 9th
February 2007. Four (04) participants representing Director –1, Dy.Directors-02 and FRO-1
have attended.
Best practices:

        Vegetation Monitoring and Livelihood activities by covering the services of different
        line Departments.
        To learn the “Ways and Means” of expanding the training research and consultancy
        activities.

4- Study tour West Bengal / Assam States
       The study tour to West Bengal / Assam States was conducted from 02nd to 9th
February 2007 conducted at Zoo Society, Guwahati. The Director, A.P.Forest Academy has
attended.

            This One Week Compulsory training Course on “Sharing of Experiences in Wild
            Life Management in Assam”.

5- Study tour to Uttaranchal State
       The study tour to Uttaranchal State was conducted from 05th to 10th February 2007.
Seven (07) participants representing CF–1, DFO-1, ACFs- 2, FROs-2 and NGO-1 have
attended. During the study tour, the participants visited places such as Haldwani, Ranikhet,
Nainital etc.,

Best Practices:

            Visit to Agro forestry areas/ Bamboo based activities and clonal plantations in
            forest areas.
            Visit to Van Panchayat/ FDA areas.
            Visit Van Panchayat areas to study their working research activities and visit to
            JFM village near Ranikhet.
            Visit to Nainital Zoo to study its management through autonomous body / Visit to
            Uttaranchal academy of administration Nainital. Visit to the upcoming Botanical
            Garden near Nainital to study the innovative approach for its self sustaining
            management.
            Visit to Chunakhan and Kyari village to study- Eco-Tourism Activities near
            Ramnagar, sharing of innovative approach to eco-tourism / Working of EDCs by
            Corbett Park Officers.




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           Visit to Gaula River to study computerization of weighing bridges and its impact
           on revenue increase and improvement in management practices.
II. Study tours for Communities outside the states:
       During 2006-07, 19 study tours have been organised to the states of Chattisgarh,
Kerala, Maharashtra & Orissa. In all 659 participants have attended these study tours. The
details of some study tours are as followed.

   The following places are visited in Maharastra State to expose the staff & VSS members
to the best practices and innovations Community Forest Management to the VSS
Members/NGOs of this state.

       JFM activities at Chandrapur Central
       Yerandi village for Study protection & management works of FDA & JFM through
       Community
       Ranwhai village (Malewada Range) Protection & Management works in FDA. Soil
       and Moisture Conservation works at Malewada.
       Glory of Allapalli
       Etapalli (Bhragarh Division) of FDA works – income generation activities
       Somnath for Study of participation in protection / conservation, management and
       income generation for better livelihood.
   CHATTISGARH STATE :

           Medicinal Plants Processing Unit and Clinic enroute study & PRA Practice,
           Ashna park Museum.
           PPP of Ashna (people’s Private Plantation
           SHG works of Sanjeevini SHG
           Nursary works of Bastar Division,
           Kumarpara Vana Aushadha Samithi
           Village Forest Committee, Sonabal
           Forest protection Committee, Kakpuri
           Lac cultivation areas in Eachapuri Vana Samithi
           Lac Processing Unit at Habibsha lac industries in the village Jadipichwadi.
           Bamboo Nursary, Rhizom Bank, Aloe Vera Juice Processing Plant, Jaisakara
           Village
           Silk Worm rearing on Legestation in SHG
           Vermi Compost processing unit, Bidora Samithi
           Percolation tank, pisiculture in pendra village
           Alekota VFC activities, cultivation of medicinal plants and other SMC works


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           Jabra village – Tapping of solar energy
           Devagoan village to study forest community works
           Jabra village for identification of medicinal plants

   KARANAKA STATE :

       JFM activities, NTFP Harvesting activities, Income generation activities        at Kolar
       Division
       Sawandurga, NTFP sharing activities, Medicinal products – Processing Unit Income
       generation activities
       JFM activities, NTFP Sharing activities, Income generation activities
       JFM activities, NTFP Sharing activities, Medicinal products Processing activities
       JFM activities, NTFP activities, Protection activities at Chitradurga Forest Division.



   ORISSA STATE :
           Chilika Lake and study management of Nalabana Sanctuary and Eco-Tourism
           and back to Berhampur
           Ghumsur South Division. Study Community Participation in Protection of Black
           Buck, regeneration and Protection of Forests by different VSS.
           Study of innovative work under entry point for enhancement of Livelihood and
           Income generation through value addition and working of NTFP in Ghumsur
           North Division.
           Preparation of Micro plans under WFP Schemes and study changes in Income
           generation and Livelihood. Also visit to spots of Eco-Tourism.
           Boudh division and study the implementations of FDA activities and involvement
           of people in raising NTFP and other plantations, soil conservation works etc.,
           Berhampur Division and study treatment of natural forest of Digapahandi &
           Berhampur Ranges.

III. Study tours for Communities Within the states:
       During 2006-07 twenty three (23) study tours for 784 participants were organized.
The communities were sent to the identified study areas of seven circles viz.,
Visakhapatnam, FDPT Srisailam, Khammam, Tirupati, Adilabad, Nizamabad, WLM Tirupati,.
Through these tours information on common facility centers, value addition to Bamboo,
community based eco-tourism activities, Bio-diversity lab, sustainable harvesting methods of
NTFP, forest based livelihoods (sericulture on Lagestromea parviflora, extraction oil from




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Boda grass, lac cultivation etc.,), community based forest fire protection measures etc., were
exchanged among the communities in an effective manner.

   The following places are visited in Adilabad Circle to expose the staff & VSS members to
the best practices and innovations Community Forest Management to the VSS
Members/NGOs of this state.

ADILABAD CIRCLE :

       Devapur and visit to Bamboo Value Addition programme at Devapur
       VSS in Mancherial Division, then return to Mancherial
       VSS in Bellampally division
       Training programme Value Addition at (CFG), Asifabad and evening visit to
       Khagaznagar
       VSS in Khagaznagar division
       Study the Best practices of treatment models and Value Addition models,
       vermiculture

TIRUPATI CIRCLE :

       Gopalapuram and Chavatakaluva VSS of Tirupathi Range and E-Palaguttapalli VSS
       of Bhakarapet Range in Chittore (East WLM) Division.
       Balapuram VSS and Gadela VSS of Kodur Range and Sadhivaripalli VSS of
       Rajampet Range of Rajampet Division
       Mamandur VSS and afternoon Vankireddypalli VSS and Talakona Water Falls

NIZAMABAD CIRCLE :

       Visited Technology dissemination center Vallur, MLCT plots of 2003-04 raised by
       Vallur VSS
       Semi mechanical plantation works
       Development of Lac cultivation in Nallaballi beat & Livelihood programmes
       (Embroidery Works)
       Bamboo Plantation works

VISHAKHAPATNAM CIRCLE :

       Sambhuvanipalem EDC of Vishakhapatnam Range
       Bamboo Value Addition / visit Araku
       VSS works of Chodavaram Range




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FDPT SRISAILAM CIRCLE:

       VSS Works of 1) VSS Boyalagudeselu, 2) VSS chegunta 3) Narsaipally VSS Bio-
       diesel Plantation at and interaction with members.
       VSS Works of 1) VSS Sathapur, 2) Bacharam, Interaction with VSS members, visit of
       bio-diesel plantation, Bamboo under planting.
       VSS Works of 1) Rangapur CMA plantation, 2) Choutapally Tanda EDC,
       3) Dokkutanda EDC, 4) Chenchugudem, EDC, Interaction with EDC members
       Visited Bio-diversity Lab & Wildlife film show etc.,



KHAMMAM CIRCLE :


       VSS works in Annapureddypalli and Ahmadnagar etc. in Khammam and
       Kothagudem Division inspections – Halt at TDC – Chatakonda of Kothagudem
       Division
       VSS works and income generation activities in Erravendi VSS (Tassar Cultivation).
       Pisci culture at Moddulagudem VSS of Ashwapuram Range and CFC, Kistaram,
       Kukunoor Range (Agarabathi Stick making) etc.
       VSS works in Gogubaka VSS of Bhadrachalam (N) Division and other VSS works in
       Badrachalam (S).


                                     V. OTHER ACTIVITIES

1. Co-ordination with different National Institutes:

       Academy has coordinated with different national institutes and arranged for training
of 65 personnel of Forest Department staff at Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI),
Hyderabad, CIMAP, Hyderabad, TERI, New Delhi, IIFM, Bhopal, National Productivity
Counsel and KFRI, Kerala on various topics such as Team building and conflict
management, Medicinal and Auromatic agri-business opportunities, Bio-fuel, Management
of Change, Transformational leadership skills, etc. (detailed in Annexure IV)

2. Children And Forest Education (CAFE)

   Inorder to bring awareness and develop basic
knowledge on forests, environment, Wildlife and
nature conservation among the future citizens, the
Academy has launched the CAFE programme. As
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camps at Academy campus, Eco-sensitization meets at various schools. ‘Back to nature’
road shows are organised. As part of nature study camps, the children were taken around
reserve forest of Academy, exposed to the Nature, conducting of quiz, games and interactive
sessions with subject experts and screening films on Wildlife, medicinal plants and
environment conservation etc.,. 20 nature study camps, 1887 participants have been
participated, 41 eco-sensitization, 21454 participants have been participated meets in
different schools and 49 road shows, 5949 participants have been participated the during the
period.




4. Exhibition of Forest based Handicrafts:

          During 29th to 31st May 2006 an exhibition
show casing the wooden toys of Kondapally,
Nirmal,     Yetikoppaka,   Settigunta,   Srikalahasti,
Udayagiri and Karlapudi. This exhibition facilitated
exchange of information on design improvement,
natural      dyes    application   among      artisan
representatives. Some senior officers of forest
department, and representatives of marketing
agencies saw the exhibition.

5. Independence Day Celebrations :

                                           On 15th August, the tri-colour flag was unfurled on
                                           occasion of the Independence Day by Dr. C.
                                           Suvarna, IFS, Director in the Academy premises.
                                           Forest   Section   officer   trainees,   who   were
                                           undergoing training, presented the ceremonial ute
                                           and carried out the march past.




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6. Release of Vanasamrakshini : On 27th September, Sri S.V. Kumar, IFS, Addl.PCCF
                                                 released the October 2006 issue of monthly
                                                 magazine “Vanasamrakshini”. The magazine
                                                 consists of best practices, success stories of
                                                 Vana    Samrakshana       Samithis’    and    current
                                                 information on Forest Departmental.




D. Our Visitors during 2006-07 :

         In addition to the senior officials of Forest Department the following distinguished
persons / personnel have visited the Academy and saw the training and extension activities
of the Academy.
During 1st quarter i.e., April to June 2006 :


Teachers from Ramoji Film City :
On 1st April, thirty (30) members team of teachers who are working in Ramadevi Public
                                                  School, Ramoji Film city have visited the
                                                  Academy. They interacted with the Director
                                                  regarding    Bamboo     development      and    also
                                                  exposed the various training & extension
                                                  activities taken up by the Academy. They saw
                                                  the infrastructural facilities, capacity building and
                                                  extension activities taken up by the Academy.
They have interacted with the Director and faculty.

IFS officers team from Assam : On 29th May, three members team of IFS officers from
Assam state i.e., Sri S.K. Daila, IFS and two other
members visited the Academy. They were shown
the     various   capacity   building   and     extension
activities by Academy, infrastructure facilities. After
they interacted with the Director and C.F.(IT) and
knew about the activities of Academy and GIS
wing.




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Dr. Ch. Koteswara Rao, IPS (Retd.) :         On 30th May, Sri Ch. Koteswara Rao, IPS,
                                      retired Director General of Police visited the Academy
                                      and saw the various training and extension activities
                                      taken up in Academy. He interacted with the Director
                                      and discussed on various value addition issues of
                                      Bamboo.




Sri SD. Mukherjee, IFS (Retd.) : On 31st May, Sri SD.
Mukharjee, IFS, retired PCCF, Andhra Pradesh visited the
Academy and GIS wing. He interacted with faculty of GIS
wing and he also saw the exhibition of the wooden toys
arranged as part of workshop.


Officials from Poland : As part of their official visit to Andhra Pradesh Government, the
delegation lead by Janusz Sepiok, Marshal of the Malpolska region of Poland visited the
                                             A.P. Forest Academy, Dulapally on 8th June.
                                             They saw the training and Geomatics facilities of
                                             the Academy and interacted with trainees of
                                             GPS applications in forestry, medicinal plants
                                             conservation,   plantation    management        and
                                             Forest   Section    Officer   trainees.   Sri    P.
                                             Mallikharjuna Rao, IFS, Director explained
                                             about the activities of the Academy. Later the
team held discussions with GIS faculty. The visiting dignitaries were impressed with the work
done in the field of trainings and GIS applications in A.P. Forest Department.

Scientists from various states of the country: On 16th June, about 39 scientists from
various states of the country visited the Academy as part of programme schedule undergone
training at ASCI, Hyderabad. They were exposed
the activities of Academy and issues of forestry :
Activities of the Academy by Sri K.S. Moses, Dy.
Director; GIS applications in forestry by Sri A.
Rama Murthy, FRO(GIS) and Wild life and bio-
diversity conservation aspects by Sri Tulasi Rao,
ACF (Bio-diversity). After they were shown the




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infrastructure facilities, training and extension activities of the Academy. They were also
interacted with the FSO trainees.

Visitors from Harvard University : On 5th July, three members team from Kennedy School
                                                        of Environment, Harvard University have visited
                                                        the Academy. They were exposed the various
                                                        activities of Academy and interacted with the
                                                        Director and Faculty of the Academy.



                                                        Visit of Homeo College Students:         On 1st
August, a batch of 60 students and two (2)
faculty members from Government Homeo
College, Hyderabad visited the Academy.
They were exposed to various training and
extension activities. They also visited the
Medicinal plants garden in the campus and a
distillation   unit   of     APFDC         used   for    oil
extraction from aromatic grasses.


Director, FSI, Dehradun: On 2nd August, Sri D. Pandey, IFS, Director, Forest Survey of
India,   Dehradun          visited   the    Academy.           A
comprehensive         interactive          session       was
arranged. Director, APFA, CF (IT), CF (GIS),
faculty of Academy and GIS wing participated.
They discussed on collection of various data on
forest inventory.

IAS Officers:         A team consisting of four IAS Probationary Officers (Mr.N.Yuvaraj,
                                                         Mr.MM.Nayak, Mr. Ilambarthi.K and Gaurav
                                                         Uppal) who are undergoing training at Dr. MCR
                                                         HRD Institute of Andhra Pradesh visited the
                                                         Academy on 9th August. They interacted with
                                                         the Director and Faculty on training and
                                                         extension activities taken up by the Academy.




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Research Scholars from ANGRAU:
On 28th August, Dr. Uma Devi, Associate
Professor        and              3           members
(T. Prabhakar Reddy, Ms. Revathi and Sri
Midhun Chakravarthy) of research scholars
from Acharya N.G. Ranga Agrl. University,
Rajendra Nagar visited the Academy and
exposed various infrastructure facilities and noted the capacity building activities. They
interacted with the faculty of GIS wing regarding application of Information Technology
(Geomatics) in the Forest Department.


Trainees from various states of Country:
A team of forty six (46) members from various states of the country accompanied by the
                                                     faculty of NIRD, (where they were undergoing
                                                     refresher training on ‘Management of Common
                                                     Property Resources in Scheduled V Areas’)
                                                     visited the Academy on 30th August. They
                                                     interacted with the Director of the Academy and
                                                     Sri A.K. Naik, IFS, CF (GIS). They were also
                                                     exposed to various modern nursery raising
                                                     techniques and shown the research trial plots at
Mulugu Forest Research centre.

IFS Probationers :

On 4th September, thirty (30) IFS officer trainees from Indira Gandhi National Forest
Academy visited the Academy. They were explained about the training and extension
activities   organised       by       APFA.    An
interactive session with the visitors was
arranged where Director of the Academy
and CF(GIS) explained about the forestry
development     activities    taken      up     by
Andhra Pradesh Forest Department. The
trainee officers were also exposed to practical exercises on using GPS. Sri Shashi Paul, IFS,
Associate Professor, IGNFA, Dehradun led the team.




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Officials from MoEF:
On 18th September, Dr. Jurgen Blaser, Member of the ITTO Diagnostic / Technical Mission
to India (Switzerland) and Sri Tiwari, AIG, MoEF, New Delhi visited the Academy. They
interacted with the Director and Faculty of the Academy. Various capacity building and
extension activities taken up by Academy were explained to them.

IFS officers from various states:

                                           On 26th September, 17 IFS officers from various
                                           states of the country, who were undergoing
                                           refresher training at ASCI, Hyderabad visited
                                           the Academy. They were exposed to various
                                           training and extension activities taken up by
                                           Forest Academy. Dr. C. Suvarna, IFS, Director
                                           interacted with the officers and also explained
about the community based development activities and participatory forest management in
Andhra Pradesh. Mr. Sudarsan Padam from ASCI coordinated the programme.


FRO trainees from Dehra Dun:
On 2nd November, forty (40) Range Officer trainees from Indira Gandhi National Forest
                                           Academy visited the Academy. They were
                                           briefed   about   the   training   and   extension
                                           activities taken up by APFA. An interactive
                                           session also was arranged with Director of
                                           Academy and CF (GIS). During the interactive
                                           sessions, the discussions were held on forestry
                                           development, livelihood enhancement activities
                                           taken up by the Andhra Pradesh Forest
Department and application of Global Positioning System in effective management of forests
in Andhra Pradesh.




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                                      Annexure – I
      TRAININGS CONDUCTED AT A.P. FOREST ACADEMY, DULAPALLY
                  DURING APRIL 2006 TO MARCH 2007
                             (2006-07)




                                                     Trainings


                                                                 Members




                                                                                  F.D.Staff


                                                                                              Others
                                                       No. of




                                                                           NGOs




                                                                                                       Total
Sl.




                                                                   VSS
                  Name of the Training
No.


1     Community Silviculturists training for            1         33       0        0          0       33
      Nizamabad circle
2     Community Silviculturists training for            1         13       4        0          0       17
      Visakhapatnam circle
3     Community Silviculturists training for            1         13       0        0          0       13
      Khammam and Guntur circles
4     Community Silviculturists training for            1         36       6        0          0       42
      Adilabad and Guntur circles
5     Induction course to Daughtsmen                    1          0       0      23           0       23
6     Community Eco-Tourism Workers training            3         58       2        1          1       62
7     Community Silviculturists training for            1          9       2        0          0       11
      Warangal and Kurnool circles
8     SMC Techniques and Watershed                      7         19       0      128          0       147
      Development
9     GPS applications in Forestry                      8          1       0      163          2       166
10    Establishment & Disciplinary procedures           1          0       0      18           0       18
11    Livelihood Promotion in VSS areas                 1          6       7      10           0       23
12    Computer applications in Forestry                 8          0        0     195          1       196
13    NTFP- Dev., value addition & marketing            7         43       21     65           0       129
14    Transforming work attitudes                       2          0        0      27          0        27
15    Bio-Diversity Conservation and Wild life          7         25       9      108          0       142
      Management
16    Art of living for IFS Officers                    1          0       0      23           1       24
17    Community Silviculturists training                1         22       0        1          0       23
      (Rajahmundry circle)
18    Conflict resolution in CFM                        3         39       12     34           2       87
19    TOT on Plantation Management Module               1          0       7      11           0       18
20    Medicinal plants – Conservation, Cultivation      5         18       7      43          41       109
      & Marketing.
21    Office Procedures & Accounts                      4          0       0      104          0       104
22    Refresher Course to Frontline Staff of FSOs       1          0       0      35           0       35
      & Dy.ROs’
23    Public relations & responsive behavior            2          0       0      24           0       24
24    Community Eco-Tourism facilitators                2         48       4        1          5       58
25    TOT on Livelihood and Business Planning           3          0       51     15           2       68
26    Community Entrepreneurs (Bamboo)                  2         59       5        0          1       65
27    Community Silviculturists training                9         76       28     55           0       159




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                                                             No.
                                                                      VSS
    Sl.                                                      of                  NG         F.D.        Oth
    No.
                       Name of the Training                           Mem
                                                                                 Os         Staff       ers
                                                                                                                       Total
                                                            Train     bers
                                                            ings
    28     Livelihood enhancement strategies in VSS           5        13        23          49           0             85
           areas
    29     Preparation of Resettlement Action Plan            2         0        30          23         10              63
           (RAP)
    30     Refresher course for FBOs (GOI)                    3         0         0         110           0            110
    31     Forest accounting system                           1         0         0          21           0             21
    32     Revolving Fund Management                          1         3         0           8           0             11
    33     Gender mainstreaming in forestry                   3        14        9           36           0             59
    34     Livelihood & Business planning                     2         0        66           2           0             68
    35     Training on Computers (KMS) (CARE)                 1         0         0          0          59              59
    36     Profiling the livelihood approaches                2         0        26         125          7             158
    37     Public relations & responsive behavior             2         0         0          28           0             28
    38     Training on A.P. Forest Inventory                  4         0         0         185           3            188
    39     Training on CFM to Social Forestry Officers        2        38         1          22           0             61
           &staff
    40     Forest fires - control and management              2        10         1          30           0             41
    41     Training for IFS officers on Livelihood            1         0         0          23           0             23
           Enhancement Strategies in Forest Fringe
           Villages
    42     Orientation to Executive staff of Kolleru          1         0         0          36           0             36
           wildlife santury
    43     Nursey raising and harvesting techniques of        1         0         0           0         30              30
           sterculia species
    44     Fundamentals in Forest Management                  1         0         0           0           9             9
           (Maldives)
    45     APCFM to SFS Officers                              1        30         0          11           0             41
                                                   TOTAL     119       626       321        1793        174            2914


                                            ANNEXURE – II
                        WORKSHOPS / SEMINARS / MEETINGS CONDUCTED
                          DURING APRIL 2006 TO MARCH 2007 (2006-07)

                                                                                         No. of Participants
Sl.
                                                                                                                             TOTAL
                                                                                                              Others
                                                                                                  VSS &
                                                                                                  NGOs




                      Name of the Workshop                         Dates
                                                                                      Staff
                                                                                      F.D.




No.


1        Livelihood & Business Planning(Nellore Div)        3rd April                              23                        23
2        Workshop For Honorary Wildlife Wardens/ Officers   18th to 19th April         31          2          27             60
         From Police & Forest Deportment
3        Workshop on Participatory Indicators               22nd April                 6           34                        40
4        Workshop on Panchayat Van Yojana                   24th April                 37                     2              39
5        Implementation of PESA in Forestry                 29th April                 21           3         3              27
6        Briefing on APCFM Project(World Bank Mission)      1st to 2nd May             43                     30             73
7        Interactive workshop on APCFM project              6th May                    60          45         21             126



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                                                                                         No. of Participants
Sl.




                                                                                                              TOTAL
                                                                                                    Others
                                                                                            VSS &
                                                                                            NGOs
                    Name of the Workshop                              Dates




                                                                                    Staff
                                                                                    F.D.
No.

                                                                 th      th
8     Collaborative partnership among Village Level        16 to 17 May                      15     63        78
      Institutions
9     Training-cum-Demonstration camp on nursery           20th May                  49              7        56
      techniques & plantation
                                                                 th      st
10    Training-cum–workshop on Forest based crafts         29 to 31 May              6        8     22        36
      development
11    Preparation of Master Plan for Zoos / Deer Parks /   29th to 31st May          17             12        29
      Animal Rescue Centers
12    Workshop of Training Co-ordinators                   3rd June                  1              31        32
13    Livelihood and Business planning                     10th July                         22               22
14    Strategy Designing on Livelihoods                    19th July                         29               29
                                                            th
15    Workshop on A.P.Forest Inventory                     7 September               10              6        16
16    Workshop on Micro Management Plans                   11th September            20              1        21
                                                                 th
17    Workshop on Logistic arrangements for Forest         16 September              30                       30
      Inventory
18    Workshop on A.P.Forest Inventory                     25th September            15             33        48
19    Workshop on Reimbursement Claims                     9th to 10th                5             42        47
                                                           October
20    Workshops on Livelihood Planning (CEWs)              9th, 10th, 13th &                 525             525
to                                                         14th Nov (4
23                                                         workshops)
24    Interactive Seminar on Technology Improvement        28th & 29th Nov           36             10        46
25    Workshop on CAFÉ                                     21st November             16             27        43
26    Workshop on Integration of GIS and MIS               2nd Dec                   13              7        20
27    Workshop on APCFM Project                            4th Dec                   26             14        40
28    Workshop on Capacity Building of Communities         19th Dec                  29             18        47
                                                                 nd      rd
29    Workshops on Regional Review meeting APCFM           22         & 23    Dec    89              1        90
to
30
31    CFM Experience Sharing (IIFM)                        18th & 19th Jan           96                       96
32    Workshop on Livelihood Planning(CEWs)                20th Jan                  1       45               46
33    Workshop on FSR Meeting                              24th Jan                  31                       31
34    Livelihood Enhancement Strategies in VSS areas       2nd Feb                   17      25      4        46
35    Livelihoods Planning                                 8th Feb                   2              37        39
36    e-Governance and Environmental Sampling              2nd Feb                   13             21        34
37    Monitoring Prevention and Control of Avian           7th Feb                   38              3        41
      Influenza
38    Participatory Monitoring of CEW                      3rd Mar                   37      73              110
39    APCFM Project                                        20th Mar                  20             15        35
40    Social Audit of VSS                                  22nd to 24th Mar                   49              49
      TOTAL                                                                         815      898    457      2170

              No. Workshops / Seminars Conducuted -                                 40

              No. of participants attended -                                        2170


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                                      ANNEXURE-III
 Study tours (Within the state & Outside the state) organised by A.P. Forest
                                 Academy
                            During 2006-2007


                                                              No. of study        No. of
     Sl.
                          Type of Study tour                     tours         participants
     No.
                                                               conducted        attended
      1     Study tours of officers to other states                5                44
            (Assam, Tripura & Manipur, Kerala,
            Uttaranchal and Rajasthan, IIFM Bhopal, P&E,
            SF Hyderabad)

      2     Study tours of Communities to other states            19               659
            (Chattisgarh, Maharastra, Kerala, Orissa and
            Karnataka)

      3     Stydy tours of the Communities within the             23               784
            state (Adilabad, Visakhapatnam, Khammam, FD
            &PT, Srisailam, Tirupathi WLM and Nizamabad
            Circles)

                                TOTAL                             47              1487



                                    ANNEXURE – IV
      List of Officers attended for the Training Programmes conducted
               National level training Institutes during 2006 – 07


                                                                                  No. of
Sl.                             Name of the Training
           Institutions                                          Duration        Officers
No.                                Programme
                                                                                 attended
 1        ESCI,             Professional Development             28.06.06 to          9
          Hyderabad         Programme on “Resettlement            30.06.06
                            and Rehabilitation (R&R) issued
                            in Development Projects -
                            Principles and Practices
 2        CIMAP,            Entrepreneurship Development         24.05.06 to          2
          Hyderabad         through Medicinal and Aromatic        26.05.06
                            Plant Technologies
                            Entrepreneurship Development         12.07.06 to          5
                            through Medicinal and Aromatic        14.07.06
                            Plant Technologies
                            Entrepreneurship Development         08.11.06 to          4
                            through Medicinal and Aromatic        20.11.06
                            Plant Technologies



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                     Entrepreneurship Development      07.03.07 to        1
                     through Medicinal and Aromatic     09.03.07
                     Plant Technologies
3    ASCI,           Leadership and Organization       08.01.07 to        4
     Hyderabad       Development                        12.01.07

                     Team Building and Conflict        05.02.07 to        4
                     Management                         09.02.07

                     Communication Skills for          26.02.07 to        2
                     Managers                           02.03.07

                     Rural Marketing                   08.12.06 to        7
                                                        20.12.06

4    EXTENSION       Workshop on “Production and       13.11.06 to        1
     AND             Use of Audio-Visual Aids”          20.11.06
     EDUCATION
     INSTITUTE,
     HYDERABAD
5    ASAAEI,         Workshop on “Education and        02.12.06 to        1
     CHENNAI         Livelihoods”                       10.12.06

6    IIFM), BHOPAL   Competitive Marketing             30.01.07 to        4
                     Strategies in the Changing         03.02.07
                     Environment
7    NPC, NEW        Residential Programme on          05.02.07 to        7
     DELHI           “Information Technology for        09.02.07
                     Government Executives
8    KFRI), PEECHI   Forest Seed Management for        11.12.07 to        1
                     production of superior planting    20.12.07
                     stock
                     Propagation, Cultivation,         03.01.07 to        2
                     management and post-harvest        12.01.07
                     technology of Bamboos &
                     Modern Trends in Teak             13.02.07 to        3
                     Cultivation and Management         22.02.07

                     Molecular & Biotechnological      01.03.07 to
                     Techniques in Tree                                   2
                                                        10.03.07
                     Improvement
9    TERI, NEW       Delhi Sustainable Development     22.01.07 to
                                                                          2
     DELHI.          Summit – 2007                      24.01.07
10   NATIONAL
     INSTITTUTE                                        Ten weeks
                 e-Governance Champions
     FOR SMART                                            from            1
                 Training Programme (10 weeks)
     GOVERNMENT,                                       08.01.2007
     HYDERABAD.
11   NISIET,         Promotion of income generating    22.01.07 to
                                                                          3
     HYDERABAD       micro enterprises for SHGs         24.01.07

                                                                          65
      Grand Total:            20 Trainings                  -
                                                                     Participants




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                   15. OTHER ASPECTS OF FORESTRY

 FOREST OFFENCES DETECTED AND DISPOSED OFF DURING THE YEAR 2006-07
    1) FOREST OFFENCES WHERE, VEHICLES ARE NOT INVOLVED

S.No                Particulars                       Category    No of Cases
1    Opening Balance at the beginning of the Year    Prosecuted      9363


                                                     Compounded      3709


                                                      UDORs          4561
2      Receipt During the Year                       Prosecuted      1261


                                                     Compounded      55027


                                                      UDORs           5862
3      Total No. of Cases Booked                     Prosecuted      10591


                                                     Compounded      58736


                                                      UDORs          10423
4      Disposed off During the Year                  Prosecuted       875


                                                     Compounded      54590


                                                      UDORs          4941
5      Balance at the end of the year 2003-04        Prosecuted      9719


                                                     Compounded      4146

                                                       UDORs         5482
6      Compound Fees collected ( in Lakhs)                          846.41

7      Balance ‘C’ fees to be collected (in Lakhs)                  59.256




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2) FOREST OFFENCES WHERE VEHICLES ARE INVOLVED

S.No                   Particulars                     Category    No of Cases
  1    Opening balance at the beginning of the Year   Prosecuted       576


                                                      Compounded       200

                                                      UDORs             0

                                                      Total            776
  2    Received During the Year
                                                      Prosecuted       255

                                                      Compounded      1150

                                                      UDORs             0

                                                      Total           1405
  3    Total at the end of the Year
                                                      Prosecuted       831

                                                      Compounded      1350

                                                      UDORs             0

                                                      Total           2181
  4    Disposed off during the Year
                                                      Prosecuted       279

                                                      Compounded      1142

                                                      UDORs             0

                                                      Total           1421
  5    Balance at the end of the Year
                                                      Prosecuted       552

                                                      Compounded       208

                                                      UDORs             0

                                                      Total            760
  6    No. of Vehicles confiscated                                     207




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3. GOAT BOWSING CASES BOOKED AND DISPOSED OFF DURING 2006-07

S.No                Particulars                        Category           No of Cases
1.       Opening balance at the beginning
                                                                                  0
         of the Year                                   Prosecuted
                                                                              146
                                                      Compounded

                                                   Compounding Fees          0.203
                                                      ( in Lakhs)
2.       Receipt During the Year
                                                                              59
                                                       Prosecuted
                                                                             1246
                                                     Compounded
                                                   Compounding Fees
                                                                              181
                                                      ( in Lakhs)
3.       Total at the end of the Year
                                                                              59
                                                       Prosecuted
                                                                             1392
                                                     Compounded
                                                   Compounding Fees
                                                                             2.01
                                                      ( in Lakhs)
4.       Disposed off during the Year
                                                                              55
                                                       Prosecuted
                                                                              901
                                                     Compounded
                                                   Compounding Fees
                                                                             1.874
                                                      ( in Lakhs)
5.       Balance at the end of the Year
                                                                                  4
                                                       Prosecuted
                                                                              491
                                                     Compounded
                                                   Compounding Fees
                                                                             0.137
                                                      ( in Lakhs)

Assault Cases including Murders for the Year 2006-07

S.No                Particulars                    Details of the     Number of Cases
                                                       Case
     1    Opening Balance at the beginning   Assault Cases                  186
         of the Year                         Murders                          1
     2   Received during the Year            Assault Cases                   49
                                             Murders                         20
 3       Total for the Year                  Assault Cases                  235
                                             Murders                         21
 4       Disposed off during the Year        Assault Cases                   43
                                             Murders                          6
 5       Balance at the end of the Year      Assault Cases                  192
                                             Murders                         15




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Other information
A)     PUBLICITY

       Publicity and liason are the main duties of the Forest utilisation officer. Besides
these, a statistical cell, comprising three Dy. Statistical Officers was set up with the purpose
of compiling the Forest statistics, releasing of Annual Administration Reports, Facts and
Figures, Folders etc.

       The Dy. Conservator of Forests, Forest Utilisation Officer is assisted by an Artist-
Cum-Photographer with a video camera, tape records filming and screening machinery. The
Department exhibits department film shows at the public functions to educate the people and
to publicize the works and the schemes of the forest department to make people participate
in maintaining ecological balance by way of preserving fauna and flora.

B)     EXHIBITION:
       The Forest Department Participates in the All India Industrial Exhibition every year
from Ist January to 15th February and All India Industrial Exhibition was celebrated during
the year from 1-1-2007 to 15-2-2007. The Forest Produce Exhibition of articles i.e., model
of animals and birds, Photographs charts and furniture, manufactured by the Department
was displayed to the Public for awareness and for sale.

C)     VANYAPRANI SAPTAH:
       The 53rd Vanyaprani Saptah was celebrated in Hyderabad from during July and in
this occasion 10538 numbers of children were permitted free entry into Zoo.


D)     RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES
       The Forest Department provides certain facilities to the public by way of concessions.
At the time of forest settlement, certain privileges were provided by the Government to the
local people residing in and around the forest to utilize the forest produce for their domestic
consumption. The tribals (Koyas Hills Reddies Gadaba, Savaras, Chenchus, Valmikis etc.,)
residing in the forest areas of Pala Konda of the Srikakulam district. Golugonda, Chintapally,
Paderu, Samitharam, Davakonda Forest of Visakhapatnam district. Rampa agency of the
East Godavari district, Chenchus, inhabiting in the encloser of the Reserved Forests in the
Nallamallai in the Atmakur and the Nandyal Divisions of the Kurnool district. Adi Andhra
Muthavas, residing in the midst of the udayagiri Reserved Forests in the Nellore district were
declared to have been entitled for the rights and privileges in the Reserved Forest and they
are as follows:
1.    Removal of timber, fuel and bamboo for domestic and Agricultural purpose on
      payment of seigniorage fixed therefore.
2.    Free grazing of their cattle.



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3.    Free removal of grass and fodder for their domestic use and thorns for fencing
      purpose.
4.    Bamboo was supplied to Burood societies and Fishermen Co-operative societies from
      Government Timber Depots on payments of rates fixed by the Government.
5.    Right of way to temples and shrines situated inside the Reserve Forest for worship.

E)    GRAZING AND FODDER
     Free grazing is permitted in all the reserve forests except in the areas under
regeneration and closed for silvicultural reasons viz. plantations and the prohibited areas
vide G.O.Ms. No. 387, F & A (For. III) Department, dated 14.3.1968 and this concession will
be continued until further orders. Fodder grass       removal in head loads is allowed from
the forest at a free of cost as per G.O.Ms. No. 120 F & A (For. III) Department, dated
31.3.1977.


     Goats are not allowed into the forests. A leader goat as a head of 25 sheep is allowed
to a maximum of 4 goats per lead.

F)   HUTTING MATERIAL
     Free removal of hutting grass and hutting material of different types was allowed for the
hill tribes and the villagers of the forests.

G)   MINOR FOREST PRODUCE
     The forest provide a means of Livelihood to the tribes by way of edible leaves, honey,
wax, barks, mohwa, gum, chirangi, custard apples, bhilwan, Kunla, Tamarind, mangoes and
other produce like lac, mohwaflower, soap nuts, adda leaf grass, etc., which they can obtain
at a free of cost.


     The minor forest products like, honey, Shikakai, myrabolans, gum etc., in some forest
areas were allotted to the Girijan Co-operative Corporation Limited, Visakhapatnam on a
rental basis fixed by the Govt. and where the minor forest products were not given to the
Girijan Co-operative Corporation, they were given to the Co-operative Society by way of
fixing royalty.

H)   RECREATION VALUE

     Apart from 3 Zoological Parks 22 sanctuaries and 14 deer parks in the state, there
were many recreational spots located in the forests of Andhra Pradesh like Araku Valley,
Paderu, in the Visakhapatnam District, Ramappa and Pakhal lakes in the Warangal District,
Kaleswar, Dharampuri and Vemulawada in the Karimnagar District, Pochara and Kuntala
water falls and Kerimeri slopes at Utnoor, Asifabad, in the Adilabad district give a Panoramic
view of the Country side and the forests Kinnerasani project at Yenumbail and the lower
Sileru project at Mothugudem in the Khammam District Ethipothala in the Guntur District are
the Picturesque spots and the area of the recreational value.



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       The Maredu Milli valley in the Rampachodavaram range of the Kakinada division is a
picturesque place where the plantations of Coffee, Pepper, Pine, Rubber, Teak and
eucalyptus are the worth seeing. It is a Panoramic Seenic spot for the visitors. The forest
complex is surrounded by mountains and vegetation.             The forest    Surroundings of
Maredumilli are to be kept in memory as ever lasting. The forest to a forester is a natural
treasure of enormous resource and to a layman it is one of philosophical inspiration and
jubiliance.


I)     PROTECTION OF CROPS AGAINST WIND EROSION:

         All along the sea coast from Srikakulam, shelter-belt casuarina are raised over a
breadth of 1.50 meters, to prevent wind erosion and thereby afford protection to agricultural
lands along with the sea coast from drifting of coastal sands and also to protect the village
along with the sea coast from the damage of the tidal waves and cyclones.


         In the Karnool Circle, Eucalyptus and Sissoo were planted at Rameswaram, Vaderu
and Muddanur Reserved Forests on the bank of the river pennar.


         The plantations beside the roads, canals and rivers act as wind breakers and protect
the agricultural lands from erosion.


J) SOIL AND MOISTURE CONSERVATION AND FLOOD CONTROL:-

         To increase the span of life of the reservoirs, constructed on the Machkund River to
Jolaput and on the Sileru River at the lower and upper Sileru, a scheme to prevent soil
erosion and to conserve moisture in the catchments area of the Sileru was taken up in 1962
with the financial assistance of the Government of India. The scheme was implemented by
the department in the area of 10% gradient and by the Agricultural Department in the area of
less than 10% Gradient.
K) WATER SUPPLY

         The source of water in the reserve forests is generally kuntas, wells, canals,springs
and streams. The Godavari river catchment with its numerous tributaries from an important
source of water supply. The main source of water supply for the forest plantations is rain. In
the coastal area, when Casuarinas plantations are raised by artificial supplies of water.
Watering was done during the first and second years, obtaining water from wells sunk in the
sandy areas. The required water for the nurseries of various species, such as teak, bamboo,
casuarinas, eucalyptus, cashew, silver oak etc, was obtained from the wells natural springs
etc.


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L) EMPLOYMENT OF LABOUR

       Mostly local labour has been employed by the Forest Department for various works,
like raising of plantation operation, extraction and transportation of Forest Produce. All the
works shall be executed according to the forest schedule of rates. During the beedi leaf
season, lakhs of labourers will be engaged in the collection of beedi leaf and labour charges
will be paid at the rates fixed by the Government.


       Tribals shall be usually employed in the agency areas where the works are taken up
by the Department but when acute scarcity of labour is felt, labourers from the S.C.s and
Vaddera Communities also are employed in the works.




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    16. ANNUAL ADMINISTRATION REPORT FOR PROJECT TIGER CIRCLE,
                  SRISAILAM FOR THE YEAR 2006-07

INTRODUCTION :- The Field Director, Project Tiger, Srisailam has been created during
1978 with two Divisions of Assistant Director Project Tiger, Atmakur (with area of Kurnool,
Prakasham Districts) and Assistant Director, Project Tiger, Achampet (with area of
Mahaboobnagar, Guntur and Nalgonda Dist), where the population of Tigers are noticed as
a natural habitat. The entire area of this circle is named as Nagarjuna Sagar Srisailam Tiger
Reserve. Subsequently, it was renamed as Rajeev Gandhi Tiger Reserve. One Research
Officer under the name of Assistant Project Director, Srisailam for research on Bio-diversity
also created and kept under the control of Field Director, Project Tiger Srisailam.

        In view of the re-organisation of Forest Department orders issued in G.O. Ms. No.
188 E.F.S. & T (FOR-III) Department, dated:- 4.12.1998(PCCF, A.P. Hyderabad Rc. No.
23957/98 M.1, dt. 25.12.98), the following existing Divisions were closed with effect from
31.12.1998 and new Divisions named as Divisional Forest Officers, Wild Life Management
Division have been formed with effect from 01.01.1999.

       1. DFO, WLM, Atmakur                                                         Under the
       2. DFO, WLM, Markapur                                                        control of

                CF&FD,
       3.    DFO, WLM, Achampet                                                     PT Circle,
       4.    DFO, WLM, Nagarjunasagar          -     Created the new Division       Srisailam
       5.    DFO, F.S.P. Atmakur               -     Created the new Division
       6.    A.C.F., (Bio-Diversity) Srisailam

       1. Assistant Director, Project Tiger, Atmakur                Old Divisions closed in
       2. DFO, Logging Division, Atmakur                     re-organisation with effect
       3. Assistant Director, Project Tiger, Achampet               from 31-12-1998.

       The Assistant Director, Project Tiger, Atmakur was closed and merged with
Divisional Forest Officer, Wild Life Management Division, Atmakur. The Assistant Director,
Project Tiger Achampet was closed and merged with Divisional Forest Officer, WLM
Achampet.
       The Nagarjuna Sagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve comprising of 3568.098 Sq. kms. area
is under the control of Conservator of Forests & Field Director, Project Tiger Circle, Srisailam
and the Circle is being managed with the Following (4) Territorial Divisions & (2) Functional
Divisions.




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                                                    Area                      Area         Area out
            Name of                    Total                     Area
Sl.                     Name of                    under                      under         side the
              the                      area                     under
No                     the District                NSTR                        GIB        sanctuary
            Division                  forest                   GBM WLS
                                                    WLS                       WLS         i.e., fringe
 1          2               3            4           5             6             7              8
1       Atmakur        Kurnool        1228.00      411.00        314.58        9.28          493.14
2       Achampet       Mahaboob       2454.00     1750.00          0             0           704.00
                       Nagar
3       Markapur       Prakasam       2229.00      665.19         68.00          0         1495.81
4       N. Sagar       Nalgonda &     753.00       741.90           0            0         11.100
                       Guntur
                         Total :-     6664.00     3568.09        382.58        9.28        2704.05



                                          CHAPTER – I

    RIGHTS & PRIVILEGES :- As per Working Plan of concerned divisions of this circle, no
    rights and privileges admitted in the Forest land, except traditional practice of removing fuel
    & other miscellaneous produce by local people and residing in and around the forest areas
    to remove forest produce for domestic purpose.

    FIREWOOD :- The people living in the forest villages by tradition remove dry fire wood for
    themselves which is usually accepted.       But the other villagers out side forests, people
    depend up on agricultural waste and other Misc., Produce in retail sale depots of exempted
    species and waste in saw mills.


    GRAZING & FODDER :- Free grazing is allowed in the forests exempting the area closed for
    grazing for silvicultural reasons (Plantations & Other prohibited areas) as per the G.O.Ms.
    No.387 Finance & Agricultural Department, dated:- 14.3.68. Goats are not normally allowed
    in the forests, Fodder grass is allowed to be removed on head loads free of cost as per G. O.
    Ms. No. 1941, Finance & Agricultural Department, dt. 20.8.69. However, fee at 0.50 per cart
    load.


             On account of presence of large number of cattle, sheeps & goats and local
    population require facilities for grazing and pestering their cattle inside the forest, out side
    the sanctuary limits with the on set of pre-moon soon showers, the cattle driven from distant
    places to pentas out side the forests, where they remain till the end of the year. Cattle from
    adjoining Districts are also migrates Grazing is free of charges, fodder grass collected free of
    cost by the villagers of enclosures and those living on the fringes of the forests for feeding of
    their milch animals.




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HUTTING :- Like fodder grass, hutting material consisting of various types of grass and
tunga are availed by the local tribes and villagers living in enclosures on fringes of the forest
for free of cost. No rights are granted to remove timber for huts and thatched grass by head
and cart loads.


THORNY MATERIAL FOR FENSE :- Like the aforesaid items, the villagers living in and
around the forests avail themselves of all the requirements. The material is permitted to be
removed by the public free of cost for bonafide agricultural purpose as per G. O. Ms. No.
1800 Agricultural Department, dt. 1.6.1957.

M.F.P. LEASED TO G.C.C. :- M.F.P. Items like, gum, mohuva, soapnut, ponpania,
myrobalam, marking nuts, karivepaku, Thangedu bark, rella bark, honey & wax, broom grass
etc., were allotted to the G.C.C. during the year on royalty fixed by the Government.
Besides this, the forest provide food for tribal by way of edible leaves and fruits, honey etc.,
where the tribals are living in and around the forest area obtained free of cost. The M.F.P
enumerated above are collected by the chenchus and after processing supplied to the G.C.C
Vishakapatnam, which held a long term lease of M.F.P at a concessional royality fixed by
the Govt. The chenchu mainly depended on the collection of minor forest produce for the
livelihood. The beedi leavs of Atmakur division of Atmakur , Birluty and Velgode ranges were
sold lease period.


NON-WWOD M.F.P. REQUIRE FOR THE PEOPLE :- All the N.W.F.P. items were allotted to
G.C.C. for extraction exempt few items. However, the kaweet, abnus fruit, neredu etc., from
good food to the local people in different seasons of the year.


                                       C H A P T E R – II
RECREATIONAL VALUE
     The circle has many places of beautiful natural as well as pilgrims value. Some
important places are :-


SRISAILAM:- Is an important pilgrimage centre for Hindus and Panoramic picture scenic
beauty. A Hydro electrical project has been constructed on river Krishna during 1964-75
which is about    10 KMs, number of cottages and Guest Houses are being maintained by
Irrigation , Endowment Departments at Srisailam & Sundipenta .The opportunists sighting
Wild Animals is also an attractive to pilgrims/visitors.
BAIRLUTY :- Is an important picnic place, lying at the foot of the Nallamalai hills with a
sylvan grace of its own. There is a proposal by Tourism Dept. & Forest Dept to develop the
area of the natural Tourist spot.



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PECHRUVU :- Pecheruvu used to be the last halting place for the journey by bullock carts
for pilgrims of ester years before Srisailam was connected by a regular motor-able road.
The place has its name on account of a Big tank nearly and is heaven for Wild Life in these
parts. Even today the pilgrims from other State/Districts who visit Srisailam as foot touch
this place on.
ACHAMPET :-In this Division, there are camping places like Chinthapalli, Peddavote, Lingal,
Kollapur, Achampet, Uma Maheswaram, Mannanur, Vatvarlapalli, Farhabad & Eagalapenta.
There are picturesque places like Sukkalagundam, Saleswaram, Rampur, Neelgiri,
Mallelatheertham, Maddimadugu, Prataprudrudu kota.All these areas are          famous from
centuries old for pilgrims to Srisailam and in all these places the LORD SIVA is worshipped
under different names, the locations inflicted an Wild Life and natural Forest part of view
also.

       Two Rest Houses at Eagalapenta & Mannanur are in Achampet Division. The Forest
Rest House at Mannanur was totally damaged by blasting by naxals on 6.9.96. The rest
house at Eagalapenta is habitable.

MARKAPUR:-There are camping places like Y. Palam, Pullalacheruvu, Markapur, Podili,
Kambam, Dornal, G.V.Palli etc,.
N.SAGER:- There are camping places like Yettipotala, Macharla, Devarakonda ,Mallepally
etc,. There is a water fall at    Ethtipotala on river Krishna is a beautiful place .The A.P
.Tourism has also place to develop the area as tourist spot. The world famous N.S. Hydro
Electric Project is also an important place to be seen by one and all.

FOREST TRACKS;-There are number of forest paths, running through the forests which
connected on penta or a village to the other. The tribal negotiate through steep hills and
valleys in long and continuous stretches of forests and hence are used only by chenchus
and local grazing.

        The foot path of which is of stone steps from Pecheruvu to Srisailam via
Bheemunikolanu is worth mentioning. The river bed is a splendour of rock lying as the
bottom of the steep hills, where the stormy currents have cut down in to the rock in the
narrow confines. The Nagaluty Bairluty area is proposed to be developed as tourism Zone
with the Co-operation of Tourism Department. It is proposed to keep Deers etc in this area,
which will give an natural forest visit to the tourists as well as public who travel Krnool –
Guntur road. Facilities like cottages, canteen etc are also proposed to be developed here.

SANCTUARIES & NATIONAL PARKS :- N.S.T.R. Wild Life Sanctuary is created with parts
of Pecheruvu, Bairluty, N. Sagar, Achampet & Markapur Divisions along river Krishna with
effect from 1.4.1984. The Wild Life Sanctuary is renamed as Rajiv Gandhi Wild Life
Sanctuary, Gundla Bramheswaram familiar as G.B.M. has also been declared as Sanctuary
is created with parts of Velgode, Bairluty Ranges of Atmakur Division with effect from
13.7.91.



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GIB SANCTUARY, ROLLAPADU :- The Great Indian Bustard which is a bird found to be
on the edge of extinct has been identified in these areas has been taken over from Revenue
Department as C.A. land in lieu of Reserve Forest areas given for TGP near Rollapadu
village of Kurnool District noticed as GIB Sanctuary, The area is being developed year after
year by permanent water structures, grasslands, solar fencing around the sanctuary.
                                     C H A P T E R – III
VANAMAHOSTHAVAM :- (1) The 58th Vanamahosthavam a week was celebrated during
Ist week of July’2007 Vanamahosthavam celebrated as usual by supplying seedlings to
Panchayat Samithies, Educational Institutions, other Offices and general public and
response was quite significant. Every year no of progressive farmers are increasing and
persuaded to adopt farm forestry methods by raising few trees along the boundaries of their
fields. The farmers are obtaining seedlings from the Forest Department on free of cost. (2)
Exhibition:- No exhibition was held in Atmakur Division during 2006-07 (3) Wildlife week :-
the 55th Vanya Prani Saptha was celebrated during October’2007.

                                     C H A P T E R –IV

PROTECTION OF CROP AGAINST WIND EROSION: - The areas which are suspectable
for soil erosion are situated near the forest hills and water from the places during through
these areas through     Innumerable gullies, nallas and ranging utmost side by side in to
reservoir and various other small tanks and streams which finally join Krishna river. To
Check erosion and conserve moisture consequently check floods and soil erosion,
restoration of old breached tanks in the forests have been taken up and this will continue till
summer. They also serve as percolation tanks maintaining the level of water table under
ground in the catchment areas of Krishna River.


                                     CHAPTER -V
SOIL EROSION MOISTURE CONSERVATION & FLOOD CONTROL :- Contour trenching,
construction of permanent rock fill dams across streams in forest areas. Digging of kuntas,
desilting constructions of saucer pits to arrest eroperetion of water and sources of drinking
water were taken up during 2006-2007 under different schemes.

                                     C H A P T E R –VI
WATER SUPPLY :- Water supply to the forest areas is precarious in summer. All the
streams dry up except few perennial streams in the valleys. This year even these sources
have also dried up. All these tanks are in the lower plateau and have dried up resulting in
acute shortage of water both on the upper & lower plateau.            The water supply is in
adequate and forest crops are of characteristically dry deciduous type. Rainfall is low over a


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large part of the track. The soil condition through hospitable render soil productivity low dry
to in adequate rafeatures of the sub-soil formations and dry beds of the rivers and streams
accelerate in the drainage of the rain water.


                                           P A R T –II
                                         C H A P T E R –I

EXTENSION & CONSTITUTION OF FORESTS :- There are changes in the composition of
extent of the area of the forests due to formation of Nagarjuna Sagar Srisailam Tiger
Reserve from 1.4.1984 & GBM Wild Life Sanctuary from 19.7.1991. The total forest area as
per compartment wise furnished in working plan after deducting the dis-reserved areas.


FOREST SETTLEMENT :- The legal status Forest Blocks showing the number of blocks
with their legal status is as follows.
                            No. of          No. of            No. of         Un
Sl.                         blocks          blocks            blocks       notified
          Division                                                                       Total
No.                       notified U/S    notified U/s      notified U/s
                               15               4                24
 1          2                   3               4                 5           6           7
1     Achampet                 10               4                 1           1           16
2     Atmakur                   9               -                 1           4           14
3     Markapur                 32               -                 -           -           32
4     N. Sagar                 15               -                 -           4           19
         Total :-              66               4                 2           9           81

DEMARCATION :- The length of boundary at the beginning of the year lies good and no
new areas were demarcated for constituting in to new blocks, in Atmakur Division proposals
for declaration of 1.57 Sq.Kms. of land taken over as compensation land at Varadaraja
Swamy Temple Project were submitted for declaration under Section 26 of A.P. Forest Act &
Protected Forest.


FOREST SURVEY :- No areas were surveyed for settlement during the year 2006-2007. All
the forest blocks were notified Under Section 15 of Forest Act.
TERRITORIAL BOUNDARIES :- The sanctuary boundary is demarcated on the ground by
fixing pillars of standard design at the cordial points to eliminate the ambiguity of pillars. The
pillars are to be maintained every year and their correct position watched. The sign boards
and hoarding are erected at the entry points of sanctuary on high ways, in between Atmakur
– Srisailam – Srisailam – Achampet – Ethipothala road. These sign boards shall serve the
purpose of direction, education & cautions.
The sanctuary shall be divided in to the following zones for the purpose of management ;




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(1) Core zone (2) Interim zone (3) Peripheral zone (4) Visitor zone (5) Aquatic zone (6)
Buffer zone.


ATMAKUR WLM Dn:-The Atmakur Division is bounded by the following after re-
organisation with effect from 1.1.1999 by merging Assistant Director, Project Tiger, Atmakur
Division.

NORTH : Mahaboob Nagar & Achampet Forest Division of Mahaboob Nagar District Krishna
River from a natural boundary.
WEST : Markapur Forest Division of Prakasam District. The District boundary from the
Division boundary.
SOUTH : Nandyal Forest Division of Kurnool District


EAST : Kurnool Forest Division of Kurnool District.


ACHAMPET WLM DIVISION : Krishna river forms the natural boundary on south & east
between Division & District of Kurnool, Guntur & Nalgonda. Dindi river forms the natural
boundary on the North East between the Division & Nalgonda District artificial boundary lines
out and stone cairns or monolithic are erected on the North and the West.


MARKAPUR WLM DIVISION:

NORTH:--Guntur and Achampet Division.

SOUTH:-Giddalur Forest Division

EAST:- Giddalur,GunturForest Divisions

WEST:-Atmakur,Giddalur Forest Divisions

NAGARJUNA SAGAR WLM DIVISION:-

NORTH;-Nalgonda Forest Division

SOUTH:- Achampet and Markapur Division

WEST:- Nalgonda Division.




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Classification of area under Forest :

Achampet Division :-
                    Total Forest area                        -        232017.12 ha.
                    Out of which hill area                   -         937.000 ha.
                    Plain area                               -      196310.694 ha.
                    Productive area                          -       34769.426 ha.

       There are no forest which maintained specially for social & environmental purpose by
the Department. The productive forest serve the same purpose respectively.

Atmakur Division :    Total Forest area                      -      122811.95 ha.
                      Misc. Forest area                      -          1085.560 ha.
                      Hill area                              -       106720.165 ha.
                      Plain area                             -        15006.225 ha.
      The forest areas consists natural growth of teak, non-teak timber species and
bamboos.


MARKAPUR WLM DIVISION:-               Total Forest area     -      227832.92 ha
                                      Plan area             -      96512.373 ha
                                      Mise. Forest area     -     131320.567 ha


NAGARJUNA SAGER WLM DIVISION:- Nalgonda District:-41570.00ha
                                           Guntur District:-27249.10 7ha
                                           (Most part of the Hill area)=68819.10


                                       C H AP T E R –II


MANAGEMENT STATUS :- Planned management of every area to be involved fore cast of
future needs and preparation to fulfil those needs. Further, it is essential to stand the future
trends. Past history indicates that the requirement of forest produce has generally increased
with population and progress of civilisation. As the civilisation progress consumption of
forest produce increased tediously, the area under forests decreases and denuded. Due to
over population bio-tic factors, there is a need to conserve the existing flora and fauna
managing the forests on sound silvicultural principles keeping in view welfare of the tribals.
The only method of meeting the future demand is to be increased the yield per ha. from the
forest area and the encourage social forestry and farm forestry afforestation programme, re-
afforestation of waste lands, Panchayat & Community lands will meet the requirement of the
people burden will be less and on the existing natural forest.




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          There is constant battle for accommodating the growing needs of our population.
The increased demand for land for agricultural settlements and other projects is usually
being meet by clearing forest areas. This has resulted in many inter linked adverse effects
on our environment including soil erosion floods and depletion of growth water sources.


MANAGEMENT OF THE STATE FOREST: - The management of the whole forest is
regulated on the basis of various prescriptions given in the working plan, which will come in
to force as and when approved by the committee. However, the management of the
prescriptions of the working plan is enforced and controlled by the concerned Divisional
Forest Officers & Forest Range Officers.



COMMUNICATION BUILDINGS & ROADS: - No new roads have been formed. However
the old roads are being maintained in all divisions. The following buildings were constructed
during 2006-2007, duly maintaining.            The existing buildings (1) Markapur Division:-
Community Hall at Sattu thanda under FDA scheme (2) Achampet Division:- (a) Lively hood
centre at Kollapur under APCFM (b) Training Centre at Achampet under I.FP Scheme.


          EXPLOITATION OF FOREST PRODUCE: The following minor forest produce items
excepting core area were leased out to the G.C.C. Limited on long lease. The Beedi leaf
units of Achampet Wildlife Management Division, the Beedi leaf season 2006 unit were
unsold.
          The following M.F.P. items have been leased out to G.C.C. Limited


          (1) Custard apple (2) Jungle karela (3) Roosa grass (4) wood apple the MFP items
          are being sold locally in public auction.


                                        C H A P T E R – III


The details of grass yield and out turn of forest produce annual removal of wood and
bamboo removal of M.F.P. the details are shown in the enclosed returns.


1. FOREST INDUSTRY :-            (1) Match industry
                                         (2) Ply wood industry
                                         (3) Card board industries
                                         (4) Paper & news print mills




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SAW MILLS: - There are no saw mills Run by the Government in this circle. However, all
private saw mills are being renewed under administrative control of the Divisions of this
Circle.

                                           CHAPTER – IV

                                              --Nil—

                                          CHAPTER – V

REVENUE & EXPENDITURE :-                        -- Nil--

Revenue:-
       Details of division wise furnished in Annexure-14.A.
       An amount of Rs. 22030212/- has been realised as revenue during 2006-2007.
Expenditure:- Division wise details of expenditure are furnished in Annexure-14. B.
       An amount of Rs.96995248/- has been spent under Plan and Non Plan schemes
implemented in this circle.
                                      C H A P T E R – VI

FOREST RESEARCH: - No Research Scholars have been deputed from Universities
during. 2006-2007.
                                      C H A P T E R – VII


1. ASSAULTS:- The details are furnished in return No: 8


         The Divisional Forest Officers / Range Officers have filed with police wherever
assault is made against Forest staff. The Conservator of Forest is also keeping shall
interaction with executive staff


2. STAFF:-The total forest area is covered with the following Divisions, Ranges and Beats
as 31-3-2007.
Sl
             Divisions             Ranges       Dy.RO’s     Foresters   FBOs      ABOs
No.
 1     AtmakurWLM                     7               3        31        39           35
 2     Markapur WLM                   4               9        17        46           43
 3     Ahampet WLM                    5               6        20        96            17
 4     N.Sager WLM                    3               1         5        27            9
 5     FSP, Atmakur                   1              --         2         4             2
 6     ACF Bio-div,                  1               --        2         --            --
       Total                         21              19        77       117           234




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                                     C H A P T E R – VIII


PUBLICITY :- During 2006-2007 wide publicity on the importance of Forests & Wild Life
improvement of forest growth water sources, management protection etc., was given by
distribution   of pamphlets, wall posters, audio video publicity during Tarthur jathara in
Kurnool District and other places of this circle.


FREE GRANTS :- No free grants were issued during the year under report.               No free
distribution nurseries were also raised.


TRAINING OF OFFICERS: - During the year 2006-2007 no officers were deputed for
training at Forest Rangers College, Coimbattore, Chandrapur etc., But Foresters and Forest
Guards have been deputed for training at A.P. School of Forestry, Yellandu. & Dulapally


No cash rewards are awarded to the staff, but Prasamsa Pathras awarded to the staff.


        The VSS/EDC Chairpersons & Woman members of Management Committee of all
VSS/ EDCs are being deputed for training at shift Dulapalli on JFM etc., trainings.


                                      C H A P T E R – IX

GENERAL PROTECTION & BREACH OF FOREST ACT :


     The staff of the circle are working hard to protect the forest &Wild Life as well as to
implant the Forest Act & Rules.


ACHAMPET WLM DIVISION : During 2006-2007,                (533)   Offences including vehicles
cases were detected in addition to UDOR         cases booked (138) “ C “ fees realised during
the year is Rs 18.76 lakhs/- OR cases (307) and UDOR cases (63) were disposed during
the year.


ATMAKUR WLM DIVISION :- During 2006-2007, (1262) offences including vehicles cases
were booked out of which (1251) cases compounded (28) cases were prosecuted and (239)
cases UDOR cases are booked. The “ C “ fees of Rs 33.371 lakhs were collected.




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MARKAPUR WLM DIVISION:- During 2006-2007, total 531 OR cases including vehicles
cases booked, out of which,    523 OR cases compounded, Rs. 8.704 lakhs were collected.


NAGARJUNA SAGAR WLM DIVISION:- DURING 2006-07, OR 74 Cases & UDOR cases
3 is booked, out of which OR 74 cases are disposed “ C “ Fees collected Rs 1.958 lakhs.

Flying Squad Division, Atmakur:- DURING 2006-07, 418 OR Cases were booked, out
of which OR 418 cases are compounded and disposed and an amount of Rs.8.869 lakhs
“C”fees were collected.

PROTECTION PROBLEM :- The protection of forests of this circle has suffered a great deal
during the past seven years. Three major agencies of smuggling in Atmakur WLM Division
are identified.
        1. Settlers of Siddapuram
        2. The timber traders of Atmakur and places like Markapur & Bethamcherla.
        3. Adjoining villages of Reserve Forest areas.

PROTECTION FROM INJURIES TO NATURAL FOREST :-As detailed above Strict
protection measures have been taken for Protection of forest by perambulating in the Natural
forest and patrolling the areas. The public was also made to realise the hazards of forest
fires by holding meetings at the Range level involving villagers during the fire protection
work. However no fire occurrences were reported during the year, under report.

WILD LIFE PRESERVATION :- The areas of the circle are rich in fauna particularly Tiger,
Panther, Sambar, Neelgai & Spotted Deers, Wild boar etc.,

EMPLOYMENT OF LABOUR IN FORESTS :- Prior to 1993-94,the forestry operations like,
raising of nurseries,     planting ,weeding, extraction of Timber ,Fuel, Bamboo etc. were
carried out by engaging labours of the adjacent villagers and imported labours were used to
work in these operations. By introduction of A.P.C.F.M, No of V.S.S./E.D.C’s were formed
in the circle.    Most of the works are being carried out by VSS/EDC members.             No
permanent labour is employed in forestry operations. The labour available in the vicinity of
the forest areas are generally employed for carrying out the works, wherever the
V.S.S./E.D.C members availability is less. The extraction of Bamboo is restricted to out side
Nagarjuna Sagar Tiger Reserve only.




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               17. ANNUAL ADMINISTRATION REPORT
     CHIEF CONSERVATOR OF FORESTS, WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
            CIRCLE, HYDERABAD FOR THE YEAR 2006-07

Introduction :-
        The Govt. vide G.O.Ms.No.1089 F&RD For.II Dept., dt.23-12-1976 have sanctioned
the post of Director, Zoological Parks, Hyd., subsequently it was redesignated as
Conservator        of      Forests,     Wildlife     Management         Circle,     Hyderabad         vide
G.M.No.17792/For.III/89-2,dt.10-11-1989,            communicated        in    PCCF,        A.P.,     Hyd.,
Ref.No.20610/89/ LI,dt.15-11-89.          Further the Govt. vide G.O.Rt.No.346 EFS&T,(For.V)
Dept.,dt.15-10-2001 have issued orders keeping the post of Curator, National Parks,
Hyderabad in abeyance while transferring the jurisdiction of Curator, National Parks,
Hyderabad with the O/o. the Divisional Forest Officer, Wildlife Management Divn.,
Hyderabad with its head quarters at KBR. National Park, Hyderabad.


        Subsequently the Govt. vide G.O.Ms.No.126 EFS&T (For.III),dt.31-3-2002 have re-
designated the existing post of Curator, Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad as ex-cadre post
of Conservator of Forests as Director, Zoological Parks, Hyderabad with Head quarters at
Hyderabad with administrative control over Indira Gandhi Zoological Park , Vishakhapatnam
and Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad. Accordingly the control of Curator, Indira Gandhi
Zoological Park , Vishakhapatnam transferred from O/o.the Conservator of Forests, Wildlife
Management Circle, Hyderabad to the jurisdiction of Director, Zoological Parks, Hyderabad.
Subsequently in June, 2003 the Prl. Chief Conservator of Forests, A.P., Hyderabad vide
Rc.No.52434/2000/M1,dt.13-6-2003 has transferred the control of Curator, Indira Gandhi
Zoological Park,Visakhapatnam to Conservator of Forests, Visakhapatnam Circle,
Visakhapatnam and Curator, Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad to Conservator of
Forests,Wildlife        Management     Circle,     Hyderabad.         Subsequently     the     Govt.vide
G.O.Rt.No.3623,GAD(SC-IFS) Dept., dt.28-05-05 created an ex-cadre post of Conservator
of   Forests/Director,      Nehru     Zoological    Park,   Hyd   .       Further    the     Govt.    vide
G.O.Rt.No.362,EFS&T(For.V) Dept., dt.25-11-2004 revived the post of Curator, National
Parks, Hyderabad. Consequent to the above reorganization only Divisional Forest Officer,
Wildlife Management Divn., Hyderabad and Curator, National Parks, Hyderabad is
remaining under control of this Circle.




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        The following are the National Parks and Deer Park falling in the jurisdiction
of this Circle.

        1. K.B.R. National Park
        2. Mrugavani National Park, Chilkur
        3. Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park
        4. J.L.T.C., Shamirpet


1. Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad: -

        The Prl.C.C.F., A.P., Hyd., vide Ref.No. 6188/94/WL2, dt.9.2.96 has transferred the
KBR. National Park to this Division from the Territorial Division, Hyderabad w.e.f. 1.03.1996.


        The KBR. National Park, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad is notified as National Park vide
G.O.Ms.No.187 EFS&T (For.III) Dept., dt.3.12.1998 and the same was published in Andhra
Pradesh Gazette No.511, dt.5.12.1998. The area of the National Park spreads over 142.50
Hect. This area contains flora & fauna of Deccan Plateau in its natural form. There are about
15 varieties of grasses apart from 400 species of other trees. Over 130 species of birds have
been identified along with 15 species of small mammals and 20 species of reptiles. The area
is protected by masonry grill wall all round.

        During this year, 45 Nature Camps were conducted in which 1545 members
participated including School children, NGO’s, Animal Welfare groups and Andhra Pradesh
Forest Academy, Dulapally trainees. The Environment Education Center building consisting
of Library, an Auditorium and a Museum is well equipped with exhibits, models, books etc.

        The total revenue collected as entry fee during the year 2006-07 is Rs.24,81,430-00.

Mrugavani National Park, Chilkur :

        The Mrugavani National Park, Chilkur is located on Hyderabad – Vikarabad highway
16 Kms from Hyderabad City. It falls in Moinabad Mandal of Ranga Reddy District and
spreads over an area of 900 Acres. It was notified as National Park vide G.O.Ms.No.80,
EFS&T (For..III), dt. 27.6.1998. 700 Acres of the National Park area is protected with 2 M
high chain link fencing alround and is free of all Bio-tic pressures. The density of Forest is
0.7 as per the latest satellite imagery.

        There are more than 600 plant species of which more than 130 species are of
medicinal value. 20 species of mammals, 20 species of reptiles and 130 species of birds and
several invertebrates in the Park.


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       During the year 2006-07, 85 Nature Camps have been conducted involving various
Schools, Colleges, NGO’s, Voluntary organizations in which 4500 members participated.
There is an Environment Education Centre building fully furnished with diorama models
charts, write-ups. Two cottages are available for visitors along with facilities such as lawns,
sit outs for visitors, safe drinking water etc. One viewpoint and watchtower were constructed
for providing a birds eye view of the National Park and important places such as Osman
Sagar, Himayat Sagar, Golkonda Fort etc. One Eicher Van of seating capacity 25+1 is
being used for taking visitors for safari drive inside the National Park.


       The total revenue collected during 2006-07 is Rs.99,465.00.


Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park :

       The National Park is notified vide G.O.Ms.No.208, EFS&T (For.III), dt.5.10.1994 and
the same was published in A.P.Gazette No.430, dt.5.10.1994.               The park is situated on
Hyderabad – Vijayawada National highway 15 Kms. from Hyderabad. The notified area of
the National Park is 1459 Hect. This area was once prime grassland locally called as
“Kancha” and used to support large number of Black buck, chinkaras, Cheetal, wild boar with
leopard and wolf as main predators.         The area is protected by Chainlink fencing and
Masonry wall about 7670 Rmt. all round the boundary of park.


The following Soil & Moisture Conservation works were carried out during 2006-2007

Formation of Mini Percolation Tanks            -       3 Nos.             RIDF – X SMC


       During this year, 31 Nature Camps were conducted in which 2345 members
participated including School children and Andhra Pradesh Forest Academy, Dulapally
trainees. The Environment Education Center building consisting of Library, an Auditorium
and a Museum is well equipped with exhibits, models, books etc.

       The    total   revenue   collected   as     entry   fee   during    the   year   2006-07   is
Rs.3,09,027.00




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J.L.T.C. Shameerpet :

        The J.L.T.C. Shameerpet is located on the Hyderabad – Karimnagar highway at a
distance of 30 Kms from Hyderabad City. The area of park is 26 Hect cheetal is main
species and also home for reptiles and birds. This area is free from all biotic pressures
covered with undulating rocky terrain. In 1975 the Forest Department took up a project of
setting up of Deer park by fencing an area of 26 Ha to rehabilitees the native fauna of this
area.    The visitor area is 1.5 Ha and the rest is core area. The park is covered with
wonderful flora and fauna. Regular Nature camps are being conducted for the children from
surrounding rural schools as well as from the schools and colleges of the twin cities of
Hyderabad and Secunderabad. During this year 10 Nature camps are conducted in which
843 members attended.

        The total revenue collected during 2006-07 is 8,726.00.

        The following schemes were implemented during 2006-07.
        1) 03 – Non-Plan
        2) 04 – Non-Plan
        3) Non-Plan User Charges
        4) C.S.S. – Plan Mrugavani National Park Chilkur
        5) C.S.S. – Plan Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park
        6) C.S.S. – Plan KBR.National Park
        7) C.S.S.M.S.S.-Plan for Mrugavani National Park Chilkur
        8) C.S.S.M.S.S. – Plan for Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park
        9) C.S.S.M.S.S.-Plan for KBR.National Park
        10) I.F.P.C.S.S. – Plan
        11) Plan S.S.Control of Poaching
        12) Plan S.S.Wild life Education
        13) RIDF X Soil & Moisture Conservation Works




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      18. ANNUAL ADMINISTRATION FOR THE YEAR 2006 – 07 WILDLIFE
                    MANAGEMENT CIRLE, TIRUPATI.

INTRODUCTION

      The Office of the Conservator of Forests, Wildlife Management (Southern) Circle,
Hyderabad has been shifted to function at Head quarters at Tirupati in terms of
G.O.Rt.No.640, Energy, Forests, Environment, Science & Technology (For.II) Department,
Dt.07.09.1992 communicated in PCCF’s Rc.No.400/92/M2, dt.09.09.1992 and functioning
from 09.09.1992.

    The following Divisions are under the administrative control of Conservator of Forests,
Wildlife Management Circle, Tirupati.


        Sl.No.              Name of the Division              Head Quarters
        1          Divisional Forest Officer,               Chittoor East
                   Chittoor East Wildlife Division.         (W.e.f.23.10.1999)

        2          Division Forest Officer,                 Rajampet
                   Rajampet Wildlife Division               (w.e.f.01.06.1999)

        3          Divisional Forest Officer,               Tirupati.
                   Wildlife Management Circle, Tirupati.

        4          Divisional Forest Officer,               Sullurpet
                   Wildlife Management Circle, Sullurpet.

        5          Curator,                                 Tirupati
                   S.V. Zoological Park , Tirupati.

        6          Division Forest Officer,                 Tirupati
                   Flying Squad Division, Tirupati.




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            ANNUAL ADMINISTRATION REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2006-07
                     OF CHITTOOR EAST (WL) DIVISION

                                           PART-I
                                          CHAPTER-I
RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES:

1. Fuel Wood Supply:
       In   G.O.Ms.No.650     Fin.,   &   Rural     Devl.,   (For)   Department,   Dt.23.09.1978
Departmental extraction of timber, Fuel Wood, Bamboos and Eucalyptus poles etc., was
introduced in order to provide/scientific working of coupes and to prevent over exploitation.
As per the above orders, the departmental extraction of the above items is being continued
year after year. On account of heavy exploitation in the past and matured crop is missing in
the Forests due to heavy biotic interference and also due to considerable damage to the
young crop by repeated fires and grazing, the coppice growth and regeneration is struggling
to come up. However, No extraction of fuel wood have taken place during 2006-07.

2. Fuel Coupes:
       The extraction of Fuel coupes in this Division was not proposed under departmental
extraction for the year 2006-07 due to poor growth, poor regeneration. The areas in this
division are very degraded and any further working will result further degradation of Forests
and erosion of soil which hampers the natural regeneration of Forests.

3. Bamboo:
       It is observed that there is adequate regeneration of bamboo in all the bamboo areas
in the Division. Moreover there is a need to give full rest to the bamboo areas in the Division
and to take up development and protection measures in the areas to establish the bamboo
regeneration. Hence, no extraction of bamboo coppices was prescribed during 2006-07.
Improvement and development of regeneration was taken up e.g., digging of cattle proof
trenches, formation of earthen soil mounds around the established clumps was carried out.

4. Eucalyptus Plantation:

       No extraction of Eucalyptus plantations was carried out during 2006-07.




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5.          TOTAL SUPPLIES MADE TO PUBLIC, INSTITUTIONS AND OTHER
            ORGANIZATIONS:

     i.     No fuel wood and bamboos were supplied to public and also to any institutions and
            other organizations during the year under report.
     ii.    Grazing Fodder:- Free grazing was allowed as per G.O.Ms.No.387, F&A (For-III)
            Department, dt.14.03.1968.
     iii.      Hutting Materials:- Only thatched grass and fodder grass by head loads were
               allowed free during the year under report.
     iv.       Thorn for fencing:- Free removals were allowed.
     v.        Minor Forest Produce:- All Minor Forest Produce except Beedi leaves were
               handed over to G.C.C. on rental basis.
     vi.       Bio-esthetic Nature :- The following are the places of tourist important and Bio-
               esthetic values falls in the jurisdiction of Division.

TIRUPATI: This is sacred place of pilgrimage, which is full of temples and holy spots. The
Govindaraja Swamy Temple, the Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple and the Kapileswara
Swamy Temple in this town are famous. This town is the gateway to the sacred hills of
Tirumala, where Lord Sri Venkateswara has taken his abode. Besides being a famous
pilgrim centre, it has become a great seat of learning and education with the establishment
of S.V. University and its constituent Engineering, Medical, Veterinary and Agricultural
Colleges. There are also colleges for oriental languages, Music and dance at Tirupati. The
Mahila University was also established in the year 1984.

TIRUCHANUR (ALAMELU MANGAPURAM): This temple is situated at about (5) Km. from
Tirupati and is equally important place of pilgrimage as the Goddess Padmavathi, the divine
consort of Lord Sri Venkateswara has taken her abode here. A visit to this temple is
considered a must for all devotees, after worshiping Lord Sri Venkateswara at Tirumala.

SRIKALAHASTHI:- This town is only (35) Km. from Tirupati and is also known as
“Dakshinakasi” meaning –‘the kashi of the south’. This famous temple of Lord Shiva
depicts him as ‘Srikalahasteeswara’. The legend goes that Lord Shiva was worshiped by a
spider (Sri), a snake (Kala) and an elephant (Hasti) for protection. This is one of the most
ancient and sacred places in Southern India. The presiding Goddess here is Gnana
Prasunambika, the power of divine knowledge. Due to its proximity to Tirupati, all the
devotees visiting Tirupati, also visits this temple. At the top of the two big hills over looking
the town, there are two temples dedicated to Goddess Durga and Lord Subramanyam.

CHANDRAGIRI: This hill fort is only (15) Km. from Tirupati on Tirupati Chittoor highway, is
said to have been built by one Immadi Narasimhudu, a Yadava King in Tenth Century, A.D.
The Vijayanagaram Kings later developed it in the 14th Century. The Rani Mahal and the
Raja Mahal, presently under the Control of the Archaeological Department of the State
Government, are the centers of tourist attraction. A light and sound show is also organised
here every evening by the Archaeological Department.

NAGALAPURAM:- On Chennai – Puttur trunk road ,there is another ancient historical
temple of Sri Vedanarayana Swamy said to have been built by Sri Krishnadevaraya of
Vijayanagaram. The temple was built in such a way that the rays of the setting sun fall on
the sanctum sanctorum on three particular days i.e., 25th, 26th, 27th March of every year.
This ancient historical temple attracts many devotees particularly on these three dates of
every year to have a glimpse of the deity when the sunrays illuminate the sanctum
sanctorum to create a divine aura.




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KAILASAKONA:-       Located in Nagari RF at a distance of about (8) Km. from
Narayanavanam Village in Puttur Taluk this place has a waterfall with picturesque
panorama. Tourists from Tamilnadu and the neighbouring Districts gather here during
Mahashivasratri.

DEER PARK, CHITTOOR RF:-              Adjoining to the Chittoor town, there is a small man
made Reserve Forests called Chittoor Reserve with interesting history. It is a unique forest
with valuable species including Red Sanders.         The Reserve as on today has become
one of the favourite landmarks for the people of Chittoor Town, for no other town can boast
of such a beautiful forest in midst of city. Hundreds of people from all walks of life visit the
Reserve for morning and evening walks. Besides, the citizens also visit the ‘Reserve’ for
Vanabhojanam and picnics during the weekly holidays. A Deer Park and Children’s Park
which have been added later are added attractions.

UBBALAMADUGU:- Located in Compt.No.263, Kambakam RF at a distance of about 14
km from Varaddaiahpalem village & Mandal. This place has a water madugu, which is a
natural spring and waterfalls with picturesque panorama through out the year. Tourists from
Tamilnadu and the neighbouring areas gather here for picnics during the weekly holidays.
There was temple called “God Siddalaiah” near by the water spring and attracts many
devotees particularly during Mahashivaratri.

SADASIVAKONA:- Located in the interior forest of Narayanavanam RL at a distance of
about 18 km from Puttur Village & Mandal. There is ancient historical temple of Sri
Sadasivaswamy “Lord Siva” and attracts many devotees particularly during Mahashivasratri.
This place has a waterfall which is a natural spring with picturesque panorama. Tourists from
Tamilnadu and the neighbouring areas gather here during the Annual pair of Mahashivasratri
(March). It is proposed to have a small break and resting places for the pilgrims all along the
walk-way.

                                       CHAPTER – II
Extent of Forests:- The Division has an area of 2043.95 Sq. Km. forest covering (73) RFs
and 1 un-notified blocks, spread over the following Seven (7) Ranges.

   1.   Chittoor East
   2.   Karvetinagar
   3.   Puttur
   4.   Satyavedu
   5.   Srikalahasti
   6.   Tirupati          Sub Division, Tirupati.
   7.   Bhakarapet

Forest Settlement:- There are (73) Forest blocks in the Division. Out of which (62)
Forest Blocks are notified under Section 16/15 of Madras Forest Act, 1882/ Forest Act,
1967, (7) Forest Blocks are notified U/s (4) of A.P. Forest Act 1967. Four (4) blocks notified
U/s (24) and (1) un-notified blocks are pending for notification under section 4 of A.P. Forest
Act.

Demarcation:- No amount has been spent during the year under report for clearing the
boundary lines, construction of cairns and reconstruction of fallen cairns.

Forest Survey:- No survey work was under taken during the year.
Territorial boundaries:- The boundaries of Chittoor East (WL) Division are as follows:-



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     North: Kadapa – Chittoor District common boundary, Western boundary of Talakona
             RF and Southern boundary of Chamala & Nagapatla RFs & Eastern boundary
             of Tirupati, Karakambadi & Mamandur RFs and Nellore, – Chittoor District
             common boundary.
     East:   Nellore, district of Andhra Pradesh and Chengalpattu district of Tamilnadu.
     South: Andhra Pradesh – Tamil Nadu State Common boundary.
     West: Rayachoti – Piler - Vellore Road.

Classification of area under Forests:- As per revised classification of Indian forest
types by Sir Harry G. Champion and Sri S.K. Seth, the forests of this district can be
classified into the following types.

I TROPICAL DRY DECIDUOUS FOREST:-

A.(a) Group – 5 TROPICAL DRY DECIDUOUS FORESTS.
        Sub Group – 5A. SOUTHERN TROPICAL DRY DECIDUOUS FORESTS.
           i)    C2. Dry Red Sanders bearing forests.
           ii)   C3 Southern Dry Mixed Deciduous Forests.

     (b) DEGRADATION STAGES OF TROPICAL DRY DECIDUOUS
         FORESTS.
             iii)  D.S.1 Dry Deciduous Scrub.
             iv)   D.S.2 Dry Savannah Forests.
               v)   D.S.4 Dry Grass land.

     (c) GENERAL EDAPHIC TYPES OF DRY DECIDUOUS FORESTS.
             vi)    E 4. Hardwickia Forests
             vii)   E 7. Laterite thorn forests.
             viii)  E 9. Dry bamboo brakes.

     (d) GENERAL SERAL TYPES OF DRY DECIDUOUS FORESTS.
              ix)   C1.S1. Dry tropical riverain forests.

B.      GROUP – 6 TROPICAL THORN FORESTS
        Sub-Group 6A – SOUTHERN TROPICAL THORN FORESTS
              x)      C1. Southern thorn forests.
              xi)     D.S1. Southern thorn scrub.

C.       GROUP – 7 TROPICAL DRY EVERGREEN FORESTS
             xii)    D.S1 Tropical dry evergreen scrub.

 Floristic Description:- The general floristic occurring under the main classification of the
forest types is discussed below:

2.2 (A) (a) 5A. SOUTHERN TROPICAL DRY DECIDUOUS FORESTS:-

      (i)C2. DRY RED SANDERS BEARING FORESTS.
      These forests are found in the inner slopes on Veligonda hills of Tirupati and
Srikalahasti ranges, between the altitudes of 300m (about 1000 feet) and 600m (about 2000
feet). The upper canopy is a closed but uneven and not very dense. It is formed by a mixture
of trees, which are deciduous during the dry season for several months, through some are
for a short period only. “Pterocarpus Santalinus” (Red Sanders) is conspicuously


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predominant, sometimes forming pure consociations here and there. Due to periodical fires
these forests are open. Heavy growth of evergreen and semi-evergreen species is found in
moist and more sheltered parts. As undergrowth or shrubs is sparse, good grass growth is
seen which tends to become more strongly developed with repeated fires. Climbers are
comparatively few.

       Red sanders that predominate on Seshachalam hills is absent on other hillocks of the
same elevation and corresponding climate. Hence, it is felt that this type is more of edaphic
climax than a climatic climax. The rocks on Seshachalam hills contain iron ore in some
degree and it is not known whether this or any other micro elements present in the rock and
soil is responsible for the gregarious occurrence of Red sanders. This assumption is further
confirmed by the fact that while Red sanders occur in increasing percentage in the rocky
zones. It suddenly disappears in the built up sandy loam areas giving place to thorny dry
deciduous species.

     The gregarious nature of this species appears to be influenced by the hardiness of the
species also as it can withstand fires and has vigorous coppicing power. The regeneration
also withstands the onslaught of annual fires and while the top shoots die; the rootstock
continues to grow till it can put out a strong shoot, which can withstand the fire damage.

    The typical crop composition of this type as found in RFs of Tirupati & Srikalahasti
Range is described below: -

       Red sanders are the single predominant species. Others occur in varying proportion.
       The main species are Pterocarpus Santalinus, Anogeissus latiffolia, Hardwickia binata,
       Cochlospermum religiosum, Givotia rottleriformis, Diospyros melanoxylon, Dalbergia
       paniculata, Pterocarpus marsupium, Terminalia tomentosa, Terminalia Chebula etc.,

       Chloroxylon swietenia, Gardenia gummifera, Wrightia tinctoria, Grewia obtusa,
       Zizyphus xylocarpus, Dolichandrone falcata, Strychnos nux-vomica, strychnos
       potatorum, Vitex altissima, Buchanania lanzan, Cassia fistula, Polyalthia cerasoides,
       premna tomentosa, Tectona grandis etc.,

       Shrubs:-     Grewia hirsuta, Croton Scabiosus, Gmelina asiatica, Holarrhena anti
       dysenterica, Ochna gamblei, Randia dumetorum, Helicteres isora, Atlantia monophylla,
       Randia malabarica, Randia Candolleana, Erythroxylon        monogynum, Flacourtia
       ramontchi, Plectronia parviflora, Ixora arborea etc.,

       Herbs:- Sparse occurrence of Decaschistia crotonifolia, Waltheria indica, justicia
       diffusa, Cassia pumila, Pavonia zeylanica, Blumea oxyodonta, Vernomia albicans,
       Barleria prionitis, Strobilanthes meeboldii occurs in moist localities.


(ii)     C3. SOUTHERN DRY MIXED DECIDUOUS FORESTS:-

    This type is found in cooler parts of Narayanavanam valley other hill slopes of the
division excluding the R.S. forests. This is a climatic climax type to the division. This can be
distinguished into two different types, viz.

         The hill forests and
         The plateau forests.




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   THE HILL FORESTS:- The dry mixed deciduous forests excluding the Red sanders
   forests up to an elevation of 600m (about 2000 feet) come under this type. The floristic
   composition as represented is described below.

   No single species predominates. All the species occur mixed in varying proportions.
   Anogeissus latifolia, Dalbergia paniculata, Chloroxylon Swietenia, Pterocarpus
   santalinus, Albizzia lebbeck, Hardwickia binata, Feronia elephantum, Tamarindus indica,
   Pterocarpus marsupium, Adina Cordifolia, Bassia latifolia, Buchanania lanzan,
   Cochalospermum religiosum, Dalbergia latifolia, Givotia parviflora, Sapindus
   emarginatus, Schleichera trijuga, Soymida febrifuga, Stephegyne parvifolia, Sterculia
   urens, Terminalia tomentosa, Terminalia bellerica, Terminalia Chebula, Vitex altissima
   etc., are found.

   Premna corymbosa, Alangium Salvifolium, Tectona grandis, Elaeodendron glaucum,
   Bauhinia racemosa, Lepisanthes tetraphylla, Diospyros Chloroxylon, Strychnos nux-
   vomica, strychnos potatorum, Canthium didymium, Pleurostylia wightii, Grewia obtusa,
   Albizzia amara, Wrightia tinctoria, Acacia Sundra, Dolichandrone falcata, Cassia fistula,
   Emblica officinalis, Atalantia racemosa, polyalthia cerasoides etc., are found.

   Bamboos :- Dendrocalamus strictus present.

   Shrubs:- Carissa carandas, Ixora arborea, Randia dumetorum, Pavetta indica,
   Erthroxylon monogynum, Grewia hirsute, Limonia crenu lata, Allophylus serratus, Randia
   uliginosa, Helicteres isora, Gradenia gummifera etc., are present.

   Herbs:- Decaschistia crotonifolia, Rhynchosia suaveolens, Vemonia albicans,
   Desmodium gangeticum, Ocimum americanum, Ocimum gratissimum, Justicia
   tranquebariensis Cassia occidentalis, Sida veronicaefolia, Indigofera aspalthoides,
   Ruellia patula, Justicia micrantha, Solanum pubescens, Dodonea viscosa, Gymnosporia
   montana, Pavonia zeylanica etc.,

    THE PLATEAU FORESTS:-
Though this type of forest is mainly dry mixed deciduous forest, the crop is different and is
distinguishable separately as a type by itself and hence this deserves a separate description.
This type is found on the entire hill ranges above 600m (about 2000 feet) level. It is confined
mainly to the high level plateau near Tirumala and to places above the ‘escarpment of the
Seshachalam hills’ in Bhakarapet Range and on other hill ranges that are above the level
mentioned. This is a climatic climax. Eugenia alternifolia forms the predominant crop while
Shorea tumbuggaia is confined to hillocks and ridges and Shorea talura is found in the more
moist localities. Terminalia pallida is the common associate in these forests and hence this
type can be described as Terminalia – Eugenia – Shorea type. This is given a separate
status as a general edaphic type of dry deciduous forests as it is peculiar to this and
Rajampeta division plateau forests only. There is a tendency for this type to show
progression towards 3B.C2. (Southern Moist Deciduous type) as the average annual rainfall
(1000 mm) combined with the elevation, is likely to produce conditions, which are conducive
to such type.

    At places due to the ravages of intensive annual fires, this forest degrades to dry
Savannah forests, whereas in sheltered valleys and on either side of the streams, it shows a
transition to moist deciduous forests. The floristic composition as represented by Tirupati hill
RF is as described below:-




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    Eugenia alternifolia and terminalia pallida, predominate while other species occur mixed
in varying proportions, Shorea occurs scattered and where found outgrows other species in
height. Top canopy and middle storey are not distinguishable. The species occurring are
Eugenia alternifolia, Terminalia pallida, Vitex altissima, Premna tomentosa, Buchanania
lanzan, Shorea talura, Shorea tumbaggaia, Pterocarpus marsupium, Pterocarpus
Santalinus, Anogeissus latifolia, Terminalia tomentosa, Premna tomentosa, Chloroxylon
swietenia, Cochlospermum religiosum, Sapium insigne, Dolichandrone falcata,
Elaeodendron glaucum, Emblica officinalis, Cleistanthus collinus, Sterculia urens, Strychnos
nux-vomica etc.,

Shrubs:- Holarrhena antidysenterica, Dodonaea viscosa, Phoenix humilis, Phoenix acaulis,
Erythroxylon monogynum, Ochna gamblei, Randia dumetorum, Atlantia racemosa, Breynia
rhamnoides, Plectronia parviflora, Flacourtia ramontchi, Cycas beddomei, Gardenia
gummifera, Gelonium lanceolatum,          croton scabiosus, Actinodaphne madraspatana,
Neolitsea zeylanica, Helicteres isora, Grewia asiatica, Grewia latifolia etc., are present.

Herbs:- Indigofera mysorensis, Waltheria indica, Crotalaria pulcherrima, Triumfetta
rhomboidae, Thephrosia tinctoria, Decaschistia crotonifolia, Phyllanthus urinaria, Tradia
involucrate, Ruellia Tuberosa, Barleria crystata, Orthosiphon rubicundus, Crotalaria species,
Stachytarpheta indica, Senecio tenuifolius, Sida glutinosa, Grewia hirsuta etc., are present.

Management status:- The management Status of this Division is as follows.
  i.    To meet the local demands of timber, Fire-Wood, bamboos and other Minor
        Forest Produce.
  ii.   To meet the Agricultural and pasture needs of the local people.
  iii.  To improve the present stock of the yield by introduction of timber and other
        commercially valuable species.
  iv.   To raise moisture conservation and Fodder improvement plots to increment
        fodder and also to improve the ground water level.
  v.    To protect and conserve efficiently and effectively the large extents of forests that
        cannot be worked silviculturally and profitably.

   CHAPTER – III

   GROSS YIELD AND OUT – TURNS OF FOREST PRODUCE DURING 2006-07:
   1. Cashew Plantations:
      No cashew seeds were collected departmentally during the year 2006-07.
   2. Annual removal of fuel Wood and bamboo              :: Nil
   3. Eucalyptus plantations:- No extraction of Eucalyptus plantations was taken up.
   4. Minor Forest Produce:- The Minor Forest Produce units have been allotted to
       Girijan Co-Operative Corporation except Eethapandlu, Rousa grass and Mango
       fruits.
   5. Tooki Leaves : The Division is having (7) units. Out of 7 tooki leaves units only 4
       units were already sold in the year of 2005-07. An amount of Rs.3.880 lakhs fetched
       the full sale amount for the above (4) units. During 2006-07 from January’2007 to
       December’2007 the remaining (3) units were sold and fetched Rs.32300/- and
       collected during the year 2006-07.
   6. Eethapandlu:- An amount of Rs.10000/- was collected towards the lease of
       eethapandlu collection fro the lease period 2006-07.
   7. Mango usufructs:- An amount of Rs.45850/- was collected towards sale of Mango
       usufructs in Satyavedu Range during the year 2006-07.




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                                      CHAPTER – IV

INDUSTRIES ESTABLISHED FOR 2006-07:
1. Match industries                 ::        Nil
2. Ply – wood and vaneer industries ::        Nil
3. Hard Board and Particles         ::        Nil
4. Saw mills                        ::        43
5. Pulp, Paper and new print mills  ::        Nil


No timber was supplied for manufacture of heir of comb during the year under report.
No Bamboos were supplied to Burood society during the year under report.


                                      CHAPTER – V

FINANCIAL RESULTS:
Details of Revenue and expenditure are given in return No.14(a) and 14(b)
   1. A Quantity of 341.190.000 MTs of C Grade Red Sanders Wood and a quantity of
        13.790.000 Mts of D grade RS wood was allotted to M/s Synthite Industrial
        Chemicals Limited, Kerala and an amount of Rs.4,09,81,594/- was achieved the
        payment was made to the Prl. CCF A.P Hyd., through A.P.F.D.C.


   2. A Quantity of 3.529.000 MTs of A Grade Red Sanders Wood, a quantity of
      22.872.000 Mts. Of B grade RS wood and a quantity of 89.754.000 Mts of C grade
      RS wood was allotted to M/s Radeep Services, Singapoor and an amount of
      Rs.1,51,22,721/- was achieved the payment was made to the Prl. CCF A.P Hyd.,
      through A.P.F.D.C.

   3. A Quantity of 82.281.500 MTs of Non grade Red Sanders Wood was allotted to
      N.C.Jain, Nepali Basti, Moreh, Ward No.6, Chandel District, Manipur State, for
      Rs.2057038/- (Rupees Twenty lakhs fifty seven thousand thirty eight only) was
      collected and adjusted in Division office vide Challan No.51059, dt.28.03.2007 and
      Challan No.259, dt.10.04.2007.

                  RED SANDERS STOCK POSITION AS ON 31.03.2007

Sl.    Classification on Grade         Bhakarapet                    Tirupati
No.                                No.of    Weight in          No.of      Weight in
                                   Logs       M.Ts.            Logs         M.Ts.
                                           T-Kg-Grms                     T-Kg-Grms
   1   Dressed & Graded              7518         216552.890    15389      415997.300
   2   Undressed                     1483          25143.610      165         568.300
   3   Products & Bye products        756          19563.490     1136       43179.900
   4   Others                         993           4386.350      774        4631.200
   5   Shap wood                        9            210.000        0               0
   6   Patta land produce               0                  0      654       15176.000
                       TOTAL:       10759         265856.340    18118      479552.700




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                                     CHAPTER – VI

Management of the state forests:
1. Regulation of Management
2. Working plans, their, preparation and control
3. Preliminary working plan report and working scheme

        The Management of Forests, of this Division is covered by the approved working plan
of Sri.Ch. Lakshmipathi, since 1972. The working plan prepared by Sri B. Naganath for the
period from 1992-2002 was not yet approved. The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests,
Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad in Rc.No.02/1999/PF2 Dt.13.07.2000 has instructed to prepare
the working plan afresh for 2002-03 to 2012-13 (10 years). Accordingly the working plan for
Chittoor East (WL) Division was prepared and submitted to PCCF in this office
Rc.No.5124/2001/D, dt.06.05.2002 for approval.

Roads and Bridges:
No new roads were formed during the year under report.
No of Roads existing in the Division up to the end of March’2007=23 Nos.
Total length of the Roads in this Division as on 31.03.2007=178.48 Kms.
An amount of Rs.NIl was spent for Maintenance of Roads.

Buildings:
        78 Buildings are existing by the end of March’2007. An amount of Rs.0.700 lakhs
was spent during the year 2006-07 on maintenance and repairs of the buildings in the
division.
                                       CHAPTER – VII

       Chittoor East Division consists of 7 territorial Ranges, viz., Chittoor East,
Karvetinagar, Puttur, Satyavedu, Srikalahasti, Tirupati and Bhakarapet.

        The Chief Conservator of Forests, in his Ref.No.52967/80-M1, dt.19.07.1989, one
post of Sub Divisional Forest Officer was sanctioned to Chittoor East Division with H.Q at
Tirupati with effect from 01.08.1980 and the following duties are assigned to the Sub
Divisional Forest Officer.

   1.   Inspection of Red Sanders bearing areas plantations and other areas in general of
        the three ranges viz., Tirupati, Srikalahasti and Bhakarapet.
   2.   Tightening of protection of Red Sanders and Sandal wood due to Re-Organization
        of Forest check posts on the roads ready to Madras and other important centers.
   3.   Supervision of plantations, Nurseries and other sanctioned works.
   4.   Check measurement of works in Bhakarapet, Tirupati and Srikalahasti Range
        Officers, and Department extraction works in the above 3 Ranges.
   5.   Coupes inspection in the above 3 Ranges.
   6.   Enquiries into allegations petitions and attending meetings relating to the above 3
        Ranges.

        As per the orders of the Conservator of Forests, Wild Life Management Circle,
Tirupati in Rc.No.6769/2002/M3, Dt:18.09.2003, the following Re-organized administrative
set-up has come into force with effect from 01.10.2003.




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                                                                           Beat area
Forest Range   Mandals covered      Forest Section         Forest Beat
                                                                             in Ha.
Bhakarapet     Chinnagottigallu   Talapula 12875.44     Vagalla             3100.44
28177.64       Rompicherla                              Talapula            2980.00
               Kambamvaripalli                          Marella             1638.66
               Pakala (P)                               Mellacheruvu        1636.00
               Piler                                    Ustikayalapenta     3520.34
               Pulicherla         Bhakarapet            Peddamallel         1496.52
               Yerravaripalem     5786.18               Devarakonda         1660.66
                                                        Bhakarapet          2629.00
                                  Mangalampet           Mangalampet         4792.27
                                  9516.02               Pudipatlabylu       1887.50
                                                        Ganugapenta         2836.25
Tirupati       Chandragiri        Chandragiri           Bheemavaram         3028.75
23976.09       Ramachandrapura    9254.11               Thondawada          1659.61
               m                                        Dornakambala        2343.17
               Renigunta                                Balakrishnapuram    2222.58
               Tirupati (Rural)   Krishnapuram          Napier South        1825.00
               Tirupati (Urban)   (Karakambadi)         Napier North        1754.52
               Yerpedu            7367.37               Krishnapuram        3787.85

                                  Papanaidupet          Yerpedu             3014.00
                                  7354.61               Musalipedu          1915.61
                                                        Chellur             2425.00
Srikalahasti   B.N. Kandriga      Chinttalapalem        Chinttalapalem      2501.85
35526.01       K.V.B Puram        (Yerpedu)             Kasaram             1719.50
               Srikalahasti       6917.35               Kuntipudi           2696.00
               Thottamebedu
               Varadaiahpalem     Pallam (Gollapalli)   Melachur            2335.28
               Yerpedu (P)        7452.52               Kalavagunta         2721.35
                                                        Mannavaram          2395.89
                                  Ragigunta             Adavaram            4025.00
                                  10934                 Thimmasamudram      2345.00
                                                        Kalathur            1574.00
                                                        Kandlur             2990.00
                                  Srikalahasti          Anjur               2941.10
                                  10222.14              Ramapuram           2526.04
                                                        Kukkambakam         2575.00
                                                        Katur               2180.00
Satyavedu      Nagalapuram        Kambakkam             Kambakkam           4612.92
40700.2        Pitchatur          10586.94              Pandur              2951.65
               Satyavedu                                Kadur               3022.37
               Varadaiapalem      Beerakuppam           Bhupatheswara       4950.00
               Vijayapuram        10141.56              puram
                                                        S.K.Madugu          3402.89
                                                        Vanallur            1788.67
                                  Satyavedu             Ambakkam            6290.31
                                  9440.41               Satyavedu           3150.10
                                  Nagalapuram           Nagalapuram         3918.88
                                  10531.29              Pulikandram         3132.33
                                                        Nandanam            3480.08



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                                                                                    Beat area
Forest Range       Mandals covered           Forest Section       Forest Beat
                                                                                     in Ha.
Puttur           K.V.B Puram (P)          Ollur               Vagathur               2965.67
30504.81         Nagari                   9675.67             Diguvaputtur           4280.00
                 Narayanavanam                                Palamangalam           2430.00
                 Nindra
                                          Puttur              Nagari                 3786.04
                 Puttur
                                          10992.99            Puttur (Moolapalem)    3331.95
                 Vadamalapet
                                                              Gullur(Puttur)         1975.00
                                                              Battikandriga          1900.00
                                          Vadamalpet          Padiredu-Gollapalle    3177.40
                                          9836.15             (Gudimellam)
                                                              Vadamalpet             3586.75
                                                              Taduku (New)           3072.00
Karvetinagar     Karvetinagar             Karvetinagar        R.K.M.Puram            1988.00
23590.79         Palasamudram             11134.19            Rayalcheruvu           2021.31
                 Puttur                                       Karvetinagar           1610.00
                 R.C Puram (P)
                                                              G.V.puram              2582.70
                 S.R. Puram
                 Vedurukuppam                                 Surendranagar          1302.48
                                                              Nissankadurgam         1629.70
                                           S.R.Puram          Allamadugu             2963.91
                                          12456.60            S.R.Puram (New)        3199.00
                                                              Palasamudram           4100.70
                                                              Amudala                2192.99
Chittoor         Chandragiri (P)          Panapakam           Nendragunta (New)      2464.48
22209.30         Chittoor                 9908.35             Mungilipattu           3035.23
                 G.D Nellore                                  Kasipenta              1983.64
                 Gudipala
                                                              Panapakam              2425.00
                 Pakala
                 Penumur                  Penumur             Oddepalli (Gadanki)    1861.13
                 Puthalapattu             7810.41             Pathagunta             2462.84
                 Vedurukuppam (P)                             (Kannikapuram)
                                                              Penumur                 1671.44
                                                              Puthalapattu (New)      1815.00
                                          Chittoor            Chasis hills            1092.43
                                          4490.54             Chittoor                1209.17
                                                              Bommasamudram           1460.51
                                                              Pachigunta               728.43
                                                              Grand Total:          204684.84

  In Chief Conservator of Forests, Rc.No.20969/79-F1, dt.13.05.1980 orders were issued
  to set up the following Forest Check posts (Tanahs).

  1.   Chittoor (Moola Tana)         :: On Chittoor – Pallipet – puttur Road
  2.   Tirupati                      :: On Tirupati – Madras Road
  3.   Srikalahasti                  :: At Kasa-garden on SKHT – Naidupet Road
  4.   Nagalapuram                   :: On Puttur – Nagalapuram Road near
                                        Pitchatur
  5. Puttur                          :: On Madras – Tirupati – Trijunction

  NOTE: No. 1 and 2 are old check posts Nos. 3 to 5 are New Check posts. The new
  check posts were opened with effect from 15.10.1980.




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                                      CHAPTER -VIII
   GENERAL PROBLEM:
     i.    Protection
     ii.   Vacancies
     iii.  Mobility vehicles
     iv.   Communication
     v.    Secret Service fund and Rewards etc.,
     vi.   Building Maintenance subordinate quarters office etc.,
     vii.  Extra duties to staff & DFO by District Administration
     viii. Increased correspondence
     ix.   Right to Information Act, 2005

i. Protection:
Red Sanders wood is highly valuable and confined to a limited track ie., Kadapa, Chittoor,
Nellore and Kurnool Districts in the entire world, and it is used in the manufacture of Musical
Instruments like Shamosins and Katos in Japan and its dye is used in preparation of certain
medicines and colouring wines in Germany and other countries. It is listed in the Red Book
of the I.U.C.N Export of Red Sanders in any from is banned. It commands high value in the
international market, though locally the value is not so high.

Therefore, unscrupulous people have started indulging in the illicit trade in Red Sanders.
The illicit trade is highly organized. Some big fellows, who are well established and
financially sound, engage and use the local poor people in trees by paying huge amounts.
The cutters go deep into the forests traversing rugged terrain, clandestinely, over a distance
of 20 to 40 Kms to cut the trees. After converting and dressing the logs into convenient
sizes and they carry them on shoulders to a hide out after crossing hills, ridges and valleys
and if need be by spending 3 to 4 days in the Forests.

All the logs brought from the forest are hidden in bushes, tank and infields. Each person on
average gets Rs.300 to 450 per log of 25 to 40 Kgs weight. At an opportune time these are
then transported by fast moving vehicle under the cover of fruits (Oranges), Coconuts,
Vegetables etc., to Chennai, Delhi or towards Myanmar border. As the operation is highly
clandestine and smugglers use force when confronted with the protective staff, who is
unarmed and usually move in pairs or at the most in a small group, protection of Red
Sanders against fellings or illicitly transport has become a difficult task.

ii. Vacancies:
As there was ban on recruitment the Vacant Posts in Chittoor East Wild Life Division i.e., 15
posts of Forest Beat Officers and 15 posts of Assistant Beat Officers were not filled up since
1998. This is seriously hampering the protection of Forests. The four tribal helpers of this
Division are being paid salary @ Rs.2500/- PM and they play very important role in
controlling the smuggling activities. Hence, a permanent scheme should be grounded for
Tribal Helpers.

iii. Mobility vehicles:
Vehicles provided to the Divisional Forest Officers and Sub-Divisional Forest Officers are in
very bad condition. Meager amounts are provided for their up-keep and running charges.
Therefore these are no match to the vehicles being used by the smugglers. Most of the
Forest Range Officers are not provided with any Government vehicle. Of the 7 Territorial
Forest Range Officers in the Division, Vehicles are provided only to 4 that too are in very bad
condition. Even the hiring charges being provided in other schemes, is not sufficient for
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iv. Communications:
Wireless network established long back in the division is at the best skeletal. This needs to
be further strengthened. Many of the old sets need to be replaced. Walkie-Talkie sets need
to be provided to all the Forest Section Officers and Forest Beat Officers of all the vulnerable
Sections and Beats. Further, the number of base stations and repeaters must be increased
in order to provide full coverage. Of late the smugglers are moving with cell phones and fast
moving vehicles¸ whereas the Department lacks even the basic mobility. Cell phones may to
be provided to all the mobile parties and Forest Range Officers in vulnerable Ranges. Fast
moving vehicles are required for all the Forest Range Officers, Sub Divisional Forest Officer
and for the Divisional Forest Officer in order to improve the existing coverage and to control
smuggling activities.

v. Secret Service fund, Rewards etc, :
Meager funds have been provided under the Secret Service Fund during the year 2006-07
an amount of Rs.5.00 Laks is being utilized Treasury controlled item. An amount of
Rs.0.750 Lakhs allotted under the 12th Finance Commission Scheme. It will not be out of
place to mention that the SSF plays very important role in maintaining a good network of
informants. Further, whenever funds are provided under SSF, these need to be freed from
the Treasury control for efficient utilization of the same by the Divisional Forest Officer’s.

vi. Building Maintenance subordinate quarters office:
The subordinate staff of this division are not having adequate residential accommodation in
the interior villages. As a result, the staff especially Beat Level staff does not stay
permanently at their head quarters. To increase the efficiency of the Protection staff,
provision for proper residential accommodation facilities are very essential. Similarly most of
the old departmental buildings need extensive repairs. In order to provide this basic
infrastructure need of the subordinates care should be taken to build new quarters within the
village/town limits only. Most of the old buildings were constructed far away from the
habitations for the want of land. However, after construction the staff did not find it suitable
due to lack of other infrastructure.

vii. Extra duties to staff & DFO by District Administration:
Due to introduction of many developmental schemes by the government the District
Administration nominating the officers of the Department in the cadre of Divisional Forest
Officers, as Nodal Officers of the Mandal Parasheds for Monitoring and quick disposal of the
representations received from the public. Hence, this is an additional burden to the Divisional
Forest Officer/Sub- Divisional Forest Officer, in addition to the regular work of the
department.

viii. Increased correspondence:
Due to introduction of RIDF schemes, World Bank Aided APCFM Project and Govt., of India
aided FDA Scheme the correspondence has been increased abnormally due to
reimbursement claims, Monthly progress reports & weekly progress report etc., and no office
assistants was provided either to Division office or Range Office to cope-up with the
increased correspondence this has resulted in less tours by the Divisional Forest Officer/Sub
Divisional Forest Officer/Forest Range Officers.

ix. Right to Information Act, 2005:
The Government of Andhra Pradesh has nominated the following staff and officers as
designated officer as noted below for receiving application and for disposal of application (1)
Assistant Public Information Officer – DM, (2) Public Information Officer – Superintendent,
(3) Appellate Authority – DFO. This office has received one application from Ashok,
Madanapalli. The same has been disposed no more application received during 2006-07.




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                                       CHAPTER – IX

GENERAL PROTECTION AND BRANCH OF FOREST ACT AND GAMES:
       Wireless sets are erected in Chittoor, Satyavedu, Srikalahasti Tirupati, Tirumala and
Bhakarapet. In addition to the above wireless set were installed in Panapakam in Chittoor
East Range and Puttur Forest complex and Karvetinagar Forest Complex. But the sets are
not functioning properly due to certain defects being noticed in them. A post of supervisor of
wireless sets should be created and posted some person who knows the repairs and
replacement of sets.

1. Protection from Injuries from Natural calamities:
       Wide publicity is being made among the villages of nearby the forests through
pamphlets, fixing warning boards in important places and also carrying fire tracing
operations around the Reserve Forests and plantations.

2. Wild Life Protection:
        Every year “Wild Life Week” is being conducted in the month of October and public
are being explained about the benefits by preservation of Wild Life. Essay Elocution and
painting competitions are being conducted among the school pupil and elocution and
painting competitions are being conducted among the school pupil and College students and
prizes are being distributed, among successful students at is notification and nearing
awareness.

One “Deer Park” is being maintained in Chittoor RF.

3. Employment and labour potentiality:
      Due to implementation of several schemes in Chittoor East (WL) Division 3.75 lakhs
mandays are generated for the labour surrounding the forests.

   1. Training of Subordinates:
   The Forest Section Officers and Forest Beat Officers are being deputed to Andhra
Pradesh Forest Academy, Dullapally for Training in Forestry as scheduled every year.

       Some of the subordinates like Forest Range Officer, Deputy Range Officers and
Ministerial staff are being deputed for Joint Forest Management Training, DVD Training,
G.I.S Training at Andhra Pradesh Forest Academy, Dullapally.

     Besides, the training is being given to the subordinates and VSS Chairpersons,
Members etc., under Joint Forest management within the Division and Circle level.

                                        CHAPTER-X

       During the year 2006-07 the following Schemes have been implemented successfully
under plan and non-plan scheme.

                   I. PLAN:
           i)      APCFM
           ii)     RIDF-IX (SMC)
           iii)    RIDF-X (BIO-DIESEL)
           iv)     RIDF-X (SMC)
           v)      EMP-TGP
           vi)     CA Scheme
           vii)    FDA Scheme
           viii)   Integrated Forest Protection
           ix)     12th finance commission


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                      II.NON- PLAN:

           x)         DET Scheme
           xi)        SH(03) Dist. Offices
           xii)       Forest Protection
           xiii)      Working Plan
           xiv)       SH(44) Buildings
           xv)        User Charges
           xvi)       04 – Sanctuaries

         ANNUAL ADMINISTRATION REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2006-2007
                 Wildlife Management Division, Sullurpet.

                                             PART - I

                                         INTRODUCTION

        Wildlife Management Division started functioning with effect from July, 1985 with
Head quarters at Sullurpet. Prior to this, the area was in the administrative control of
Divisional Forest Officer, Wildlife Management, Tirupati. This division is having jurisdiction
over on Pulicat and Nelapattu Bird Sanctuaries situated in Nellore District.

        Nelapattu and Pulicat Bird Sanctuaries were sanctioned vide G.O.Ms.No.46 F & RD
(For – III) Dept. Dated 16-02-1983 and G.O.Ms.No. 47 F & D (For –III) Dept. Dated 16-02-
1983 respectively.

                                 NELAPATTU BIRD SANCTUARY

         The Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary was declared under Section 18 of Wildlife (Protection)
Act, 1972 vide G.O.Ms.No. 874 F & RD (For-III) Dept., Dated 25-09-1976. The Notification
was published in Andhra Pradesh State Gazette Dated 21-10-1976 and was published
Nellore District Gazette Volume II Dated 02.02.1977. The Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary was
finally notified u/s 26-A vide G.O.Ms.No. 107 EFS & T (For-III) Dept., Dated 15-09-1997. The
Notification was published in A.P. State Gazette dated 04-10-1997 and was published in
District Gazette Dated.30-12-1997.

       The Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary is situated about 97 Kms. North of Madras city and 75
Kms. South of Nellore. It is located in Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh. The Sanctuary
extends over 1134 acres (458.92 Ha).

        The Sanctuary was set up as per the recommendations of the Indian Board for
Wildlife in its first meeting for conservation of water birds especially, the Grey Pelicans. The
Sanctuary comprises of two components i.e., (1) Scrub Forest and (2) Nelapattu water tank.

                   1. Scrub Forest : This is a dry evergreen type of Forest extending over
                      288.14 Ha in the Kalluru R.F. of Nelapattu Block, Venkatgiri Range of
                      Nellore Division. The Forest are includes both R.F. (288.14 Ha) as well as
                      Un-reserve Forest of 88.22 Ha. The dry evergreen forest consists of
                      species like Maba buxifolea, Memecylonn edule, Manilkara hexandra,
                      Diospyrus chloroxylon etc., interspersed with tree species like Neem,
                      Buchanania, Angeissus latifolia etc.




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               2. Nelapattu water tank : This is an irrigation tank with an area of 82.56 Ha
                  for Nelapattu Village. The water of this tank is used by the villagers for
                  irrigation of their crops. In the tank, there are naturally coming of
                  Barringtonia trees and they are used by migratory water birds for nesting
                  during the months of October to April every year. Besides Grey pelicans,
                  other water birds like Open billed storks, White ibises, Cormorants and
                  number of Herons also nest on these trees.

        The tank attracts number of water birds like Pelicans, various storks, Herons, Ducks,
Teals, Pochards and a number of waders. Nearly 150 species of birds have been identified
in the Sanctuary.

        The Sanctuary, the only sight seeing place in Nellore District attracts visitors from
both India and abroad. The Madras Naturalists ‘Society has been making frequent use of
this area for their research needs. Mr. Krishnaiah, well known Naturalist has also strongly
supported the setting up of this Sanctuary. The villagers of Nelapattu are protecting these
birds from many years, with a belief that the arrival of the Pelicans given them a good
harvest in their paddy crops and treat them as celestial birds.

         To involve the local villagers in the protection of birds, which they were doing since
ages, the needs of the people were considered and being met through Eco-Developmental
activities. Since 1992-93, several beneficiary programmes under Plan Schemes and Eco-
Development Schemes were taken up and continued every year. Programmes like drinking
water facility, irrigation facility, inoculation of cattle, supply of agricultural implements were
provided to the villagers surrounding the sanctuary, in addition to taking up of Developmental
activity in the sanctuary.

       Introduced entry fee in Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary as detailed below as per Prl. Chief
Conservator of Forests, A.P., Hyderabad Rc.No.36627/2000/WL1, Dt.11-09-2000 with effect
from 1st October 2000.

               Adults                :        Rs. 2/- per head
               Children and students
               of all categories     :        Rs. 1/- per head
               Motor car             :        Rs. 50/-
               Heavy vehicles        :        Rs. 100/-


        During this year, the Govt. have introduced User charges Vide G.O.Ms. No.170 Fin.
& Plg. (FW. BG) Dept. Dt. 23-04-2001. Accordingly the entry fee was taken as User Charges
and remitted an amount of Rs. 1,23,815/- was collected during 2004-05 and deposited under
“77- User Charges ( Entry Fees) for utilization for the maintenance and development of
Wildlife Sanctuaries during 2004-2005.

                                PULICAT BIRD SANCTUARY

        The Pulicat Bird Sanctuary was declared under section 18 vide G.O.Ms.No. 863 F &
RD (For- III) Dept, Dated 20-09-1976. The Notification was published in Andhra Pradesh
State Gazette Dated 21-10-1976 in page No.993 and was also published in Nellore District
Gazette Volume II, Dated 02-02-1976 (in 27th page). The Pulicat Bird Sanctuary was finally
notified u/s 26-A vide G.O.Ms.No. 96 EFS & T (For-III) Dept, Dated 28-08-1997. The
Notification was published in A.P. State Gazette Dated 09-09-1997 and was also published
in Nellore District Gazette dated 30-12-1997.




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          The Sanctuary was set up as per the recommendations of Indian Board for Wildlife in
its first meeting for conservation of water birds.

Location :- The Pulicat Sanctuary is situated about 65 Kms. North of Madras and 105 Kms.
South of Nellore on the border of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

        Pulicat lake is brackish back water lagoon. A number of islands and mud flats are
seen in the lake. It is shallow in Northern portions (wholly in Andhra Pradesh) and deeper in
Southern parts (Partly in Andhra Pradesh and wholly in Tamil Nadu). The northern portion is
bisected by 16 Km. Black topped road from Sullurpet to Sriharikota islands where the SHAR
station is located.

         There are two large islands Venadu and Pernadu, in the northern portions of the lake
which are having Reserved Forest Area. There are much of mammal population in these
islands. These islands act as forage grounds to different type of avifauna which are attracted
to this lake. From September-October, the lake attracts thousands of water birds. The most
spectacular being the waders. They include Herons like Grey herons, Painted storks, Open
billed storks. The most attractive of all are the Greater Flamingos which arrive during
December in very large flocks numbering 7000 to 8000. All these Flamingos occupy nearer
the periphery of the islands, where presence of wader is assured for most part and
afterwards move very nearer to the main cause way, making their view very convenient and
satisfactory. The smaller waders include Black winged stilts, Fly catcher, stone curlew, Sand
plovers and number of sand pipers etc. the combination of the deep waters, shallow mud
flats and islands covering with Vegetation make the lake an ideal roosting ground for variety
of species which may be more than 200 species in number.

       To involve local people in sanctuary management, providing drinking water by
deepening Doruvus in EDC villages were taken up during the year under Eco-Development
works under Plan Schemes etc.

                                           WORKS
    Allocations under various Plan Schemes for development of Pulicat and
                 Nelapattu Sanctuaries for the year 2006-2007.
                                             …..
                                                                         ( Rs in lakhs)
                            Pulicat Bird            Nelapattu Bird              Total
                             Sanctuary                Sanctuary
04- Sanctuaries – Plan
Central Share                   8.60                     --                      8.60
State Share                      --                     4.49                    4.49
Total                           8.60                    4.49                    13.09


The details of staff of Division are as follows :

       During 1982-83, sanction was accorded for the creation of the temporary posts for
Nelapttu Sanctuary under the Scheme vide G.o.Ms.No. 46, F & RD (For-III) Dept., Dated:16-
02-1983. The temporary posts towards Pulicat Sanctuary was also sanctioned during 1982-
83 vide G.O.Ms.No. 47 F & RD (For – III) Dept, Dated 16-02-1983. The posts under the
scheme towards Nelapattu and Pulicat Sanctuaries, except Attenders and Jeep Driver are
made permanent vide G.O.Ms.No. 16 EFS & T Dept. Dated 14-02-1996.




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                                Nelapattu Wildlife Sanctuary

Name of the Post                                                          No. of Posts.

1.     Forest Range Officer                                                      1
2.     Forest Section Officer                                                    1
3.     Junior – Assistant                                                        1
4.     Technical Assistant           ( Shifted to Warangal circle)               1
5.     Forest Beat Officers                                                      2
6.     Attender                                                                  1
7.     Asst. Beat Officers                                                       5
                                                                                12
                                 Pulicat Wildlife Sanctuary
1.     Assistant Conservator of Forests                                          1
2.     Forest Range Officer                                                      1
3.     Forest Section Officer                                                    1*
4.     Draughtsman Grade II          (Tech. Asst.)                               1
5.     Research Assistant                                                        1
6.     Senior Assistant                                                          1
7.     Junior Assistants                                                         3
8.     Jr. Steno                                                                 1
9.     Care Taker                                                                1
10.    Projectionist                                                             1
11.    Jeep Driver                                                               1
12.    Forest Beat Officers                                                  15+2 *
13.    Asst. Beat Officers                                                   16+2 *
14.    Attenders (One post Shifted to TGP, Nellore vide GoMs.No. 725 Fin. (SMPC) Dt. 02-
08-2002)                                                                         3
15.    Boat Sarangs                                                              2
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        * Two beats viz., Venadu and Pernadu along with two permanent posts were shifted
from Nellore Territorial Division and attached to this division vide Prl.CCF’s No.
10208/1999/AA2, dated 29-09-1999, due to re-organization of Forest Department and in
pursuance of G.O.Ms.No. 188 EFS & T Dept., Dated 04-12-1998. The above two beats were
transferred to this Division w.e.f. 01-11-1999.


        *One Forest Section Officer post along with the person shifted from Divisional Forest
Officer, Nellore (T) to Pulicat Bird Sanctuary Range, Sullurpet vide Prl Chief Conservator of
Forests, AP., Hyderabad Ref. No. 1772/2004/A1, Dt. 05-02-2004.



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    ANNUAL ADMINISTRATION REPORT OF CURATOR, S.V.ZOOLOGICAL PARK,
                   TIRUPATI FOR THE YEAR 2006 – 2007



INTRODUCTION:

        S.V. Zoological Park is established on modern concepts of Zoo Management. It is
serving as a center of wildlife conservation, research and education. Here, the animals are
exhibited in vast enclosures which are nearer to their natural habitat.

       Tirupati town is one of the most important pilgrim and tourist centers of India. On an
average forty thousand (40,000) people visit this temple town every day and about one (1)
lakh during weekends, holidays and Brahmotsavams to seek the blessings of Lord Sri
Venkateswara. Considering the importance and pilgrim potential of this temple town, an
area of 2212 Ha., in Tirupati Extn. R.F., and Nagapatla R.F., was identified for the
development of Zoological Park to educate and inculcate wildlife awareness. Out of which an
area of 250 Ha., was proposed for development under phase-I. The Zoological Park was
named after the Lord of seven hills as Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park, Tirupati. The
foundation for the Zoo park was laid on 29.09.1987 by Sri N.T.Rama Rao, the then Hon’
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and later it was inaugurated on 30.04.1993, by Sri K.Vijaya
Bhaskar Reddy, the then Hon’ Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.Unlike other traditional
Zoological Parks, Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park was proposed to be developed on
“Mythological Theme” with the following componenets:

       Exhibiting Animals and birds, which have Mythological importance and found in our
       Scriptures, Puranas and Vedas.
       Modern and spacious enclosures for herbivores, carnivores, reptiles and birds.
       A series of safari parks for Indian animals depicting Wildlife and their Habitat.
       Wilderness areas.
       Environmental Education Center/ Museum.
       Visitor-centric facilities.
       Mythological Theme park

Objectives :

1. Facilitate captive breeding of the endangered and threatened animals and rehabilitate
   them with a special focus on endemic fauna.

2. To educate the visitors regarding Wildlife Conservation through Mythological theme.

3. Propagating research on Wildlife for its conservation and proper management.




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THEME OF THE ZOO

      The unique aspect of this Zoo is that all the animals exhibited herein are those which
are mentioned in our ancient Epics and manuscripts such as the Ramayana, Mahabharatha,
Panchatantra etc... The main areas and enclosures in the Zoo have been named after
famous locations and personalities mentioned in Indian mythology and epics like the
Ramayana & the Mahabharata e.g. Kishkintha-Van, Jambavantha-van and Airavata-van.

       Lord Ganesha, the elephant headed god of wisdom and plenty is hailed as the
remover of all obstacles. He is invoked at the beginning of all rituals and before any major
undertaking and hence the installation of the statue of Lord Ganesha at the entrance of the
Zoo. Lord Ganesha has also been incorporated into the logo of our Zoo.

        An inscription at the entrance quotes "Beejam maam sarvabhootanam" - "I am the
eternal seed of all creation" which means that God exists in all living beings. This very
sentiment led the ancient Indians to pass on a rich heritage which includes a high degree of
respect to animals and nature. Owing to this, nature has sustained itself for ages in India, but
is being destroyed since the recent past due to the deviation from traditions by modern man.

       The Zoo endeavors to revive the long forgotten heritage to achieve a balance and
harmony between Man and Nature. The depiction of Matsya, Kurma, Varaha and Narasimha
Avatharas which are the incarnations of the Almighty at the entrance, provides an opening to
the new theme of Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park reminding the Evolutionary stages of life
on earth. It would also remind the modern man, the place and importance given to Wildlife
and Nature by our ancestors.

       The Primary purpose of the Zoo has always been to emphasize the importance of co-
existence of Man with Wildlife and Nature.

CAPTIVE ANIMALS IN THE ZOO

         The Zoo houses twenty three (23) species of Mammals, forty five ( 45 ) species of
birds and five ( 5 ) species of reptiles. The enclosures for these animals, designed in a
fashion to simulate their Natural habitat, is spread over approximately 100 ha. of the Zoo
park area. The holding areas are daily cleaned and disinfected. Enclosures are kept clean
and tidy. The Veterinarian, along with his assistants, takes regular rounds and inspects the
animals and checks their physical condition, gets faecal samples for examination. Complete
nutritive feed and feed supplements are regularly administered for good health and breeding.
The enclosures are organized in a manner reflecting the Puranic themes of our tradition, the
nuances of which are briefly explained below :




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I. Carnivores.

i) Bharath Vanam. This is the enclosure for the Lion’s pride. This is a very spacious
enclosure, giving ample place for the Lions to roam about. This enclosure is named after
King 'Bharat', the ancient ruler of India, after whose name the country is named 'Bharat'.

ii) Shakthi Vanam. This is the new enclosure which houses the Tigers. The animals are
at home with the facilities provided in the enclosure and the holding areas. This enclosure is
named after Goddess Durga as " Shakthi Vanam ".

iii) White Tiger Enclosure. On 06.03.2005, two white tigers ( 1 male white tiger named
Ranadhreer born on 19.11.2002 (Sire : Rudhra (WT), Dame : Sumithra (WT)) and 1 female
named Hasina born on 03.12.2001 ( Sire : Rajendra (WT) Dam : Karuna (HWT)) were
brought from Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad. At present these animals are housed in
the closed enclosure, which was constructed with the A.P.F.P funds.

iv) Bagela Vanam. This is an enclosure for the Leopards. This is a closed enclosure and
perhaps the largest in India. This enclosure houses a Leopard named Balaji, which weighs
108 Kgs. Perhaps this is the largest Leopard ever recorded.

v) In the “Vrikavihar”, lesser carnivores like Wolves, jackals, Hyena, fox, Wild dogs etc., are
exhibited.

II. Herbivores.

       Leading this group is gigantic "Gentle giant ", the Indian Elephants. At present there
are 2 bulls (which were captured when they strayed away from their herd) and one cow
elephant brought from Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad. An airy, open house facility has
been provided to give them protection from the scorching sun and a pleasant water pool for
a pleasure dip.

        On 22nd May, 2002, an Elephant Calf, about 8 months old and which was deserted
by its mother in the Forests of Rajampet Forest Division of Kadapa District was brought to
this Zoo and since then, it is being reared here. The Calf is named PADMA, after the
Goddess Padmavathi. This is one of the most attractive exhibits in this Zoo.

       Separate spacious enclosures are provided for Bear, Chital, Sambar, Nilgai, Black
Buck, Chinkara, Wild boar and Chowsingha, reflecting their natural habitat.

III. Primates.

       There are 5 primates in this Zoo. In the group of 3 enclosures, which is called
Kishkinda, the Stump Tailed Monkeys are housed in Angada dweep, Rhesus macaques in
Sugreeva dweep and Bonnet Monkeys in Vali dweep. All these Islands are named after the
Vanara stalwarts of Ramayana. Olive baboons are housed in a wet moat called Nala-Neela
dweep. A rescued common langur or Hanuman langur is also housed in the holding area of


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the same enclosure.     A separate new enclosure for the Hanuman langur is under final
stages of completion.

IV. Reptiles.

i) Crocodile Enclosures Complex. During this year with the assistance of Central Zoo
Authority, New Delhi, a new Crocodile enclosure complex for fresh water crocodile (Mugger),
salt water crocodile (estuarine crocodiles) and gharials has been constructed. Seven
muggers from Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Vizag has been brought for display on
15.09.2004, four salt water crocodiles and three gharials have been brought from Centre for
Herpetology, Madras Crocodile Bank Trust, Mamalapuram, on 21.03.2005.

        In addition to the above one mugger crocodile, which was seized from a touring
circus is also kept in this Zoo in a make shift enclosure. Four gharial siblings are bought
from Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam on 09.03.2007 and are housed
separately under the personnel care of the zoo veterinary doctor.

ii) Koorma Nivas. The star tortoise and terrapin enclosure in the zoo has been named the
'Koorma nivas' after the Koorma avatar of Lord Vishnu.

V. Birds. One of the most beautiful birds is the Indian National Bird, the Peacock. This is
one of the popular exhibits in pheasants enclosure. The other exhibits in the pheasantry are
Golden pheasant, Ring necked pheasant, Silver pheasant, Khaleej pheasant, Grey jungle
fowl, Red jungle fowl, Partridges, Quails, White peafowl and Painted spur fowl. During this
year birds like Grey jungle fowl, Ring necked pheasants, Golden pheasants have bred in the
Zoo.

        The Demoiselle cranes are exhibited in an open grass enclosure. The Pelicans,
White necked storks are exhibited in the open enclosure in ponds. The Parakeets are
exhibited in the closed aviaries.

        The closed water bird aviary hosts the painted storks, purple heron, white ibis, teals,
ducks, goose, garganey, shovellers etc. The painted storks, purple heron and white ibis in
this aviary have nested and hatched the offsprings.

NIMAL RESCUE CENTRE

        Under Prevention of Cruelty against Animals Act, the Govt. of India has banned the
exhibition of wild animals such as Lions, Tigers, Bears and Monkeys in Circuses and Public
places. Consequently, a meeting was held on 13.07.99 under the chairmanship of Addl.
Inspector General of Forests (WL) at New Delhi regarding the creation of Rehabilitation
centers for Rescued Circus Lions & Tigers. Seven Zoos were selected for creating
Animal Rescue Centers (ARCs) in our Country. The rescued / confiscated animals should
normally be housed in separate facilities located outside the display area of the Zoo. The
norms of housing, upkeep and health care of such animals would be same as are prescribed
under the “Recognition of Zoo rules, 1992”. The only exception would be that moated


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barriers need not be provided, because they are not kept for display purpose to the visitors.
This would not only reduce the operation cost of the orphanage, but would also provide
improved upkeep and health care to the animals. The live stock register of the orphanage/
Rescue Centre and the Zoo should be kept separately. The Govt. of India provides
additional budget for up keep of the animals in the orphanage including the capital cost like
construction of additional enclosures.

        In Andhra Pradesh, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Vishakapatnam, and Sri
Venkateswara Zoological Park, Tirupati were selected for setting up the ARCs to
accommodate 60 and 30 rescued Lions & Tigers respectively. The Central Zoo Authority in
their Ref.No.17-2/99 – CZA, Dt.04.08.99 instructed Govt. of A.P. to construct the Rescue
center for 30 Lions and Tigers at S.V.Zoological Park, Tirupati . Accordingly, an Animal
Rescue Center was constructed for accommodating the 30 animals at SVZP Tirupati with a
financial outlay of Rs.75.00 lakhs received from Central Zoo Authority between 1999-2000 to
2001-02.

        On the directions of the Central Zoo Authority, New Delhi vide its Ref No.CZA
F.No.266/2001 CZA dt.29.08.2001, the ARC at S.V. Zoological Park, Tirupati received first
installment of 12 Lions (5 male + 7 female) from Conservator of Forests, Dhule, Gujarat,
seized from Rambo circus, Surat, Gujarat on 26-09-2001. Lioness Jamuna died on
2.12.2006 and On 03.02.2007 Lioness (Radha) died.

        Further, CZA vide its Rc.No.26-6/2001-CZA dt: 28.03.2002 sent 12 Lions (4 males +
8 females) and 2 Tigresses to this Rescue Centre, which were seized by the
Dy.Conservator of Forests, Thane (Maharastra State) from the Grand National Circus,
Mumbai. These were received in the Animal Rescue Centre on 31.03.2002. 1 tigress
named Narmadha died on 30.05.2003 and a lioness named Lakshmi died on 17.03.2005
from this group.

       On 08.10.2004, three ( 3) lions and two ( 2) lioness were received which were sent
by Chief Wildlife Warden, Bihar. These animals were seized from Weston circus, Raj
nagar, Madhubani, Bihar. One lion named Ramu, from this group died on 25.01.2005.

        On 26.12.2004, four ( 4) lions, six ( 6) lioness and two (2) lion cubs are received from
Divisional Forest Officer, Beniabagh, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. These animals were seized
from Apollo circus, Beniabagh, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

      On 17.02.2005, one ( 1) lion and one ( 1) leopard were received from Chief Wildlife
Warden, Kerala. These animals were seized from Royal circus, Kasaragode, Kerala.

      On 15.08.2005, one (1) lion and two ( 2) lioness were received from Sangli–Miraj–
Kupwad, Mahanagarpalika zoo, Maharastra. On 15.10.2006, one (1) Lion (Ram) died.
These animals were brought to this Zoo by personnel of S.O.S ( Wildlife )Agra.
      On 31.08.2005, three ( 3) lions, fifteen (15) lioness and one (1) tiger were received
from Chief Wildlife Warden, Kerala. These animals were seized from Jumbo Circus, North
Wayanad, Kerala.


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       On 30.09.2006, four ( 4) lions, and one (1) tigress were received from Mishra farm
house, Jaipur. These animals were seized from Jumbo Circus.

       On 30.09.2006, five ( 5) lions, and two (2) lioness were received from Mishra farm
house, Jaipur. These animals were seized from Amar Circus.

        At present, thirty ( 30) lions, thirty nine (39 ) lionesses, one (1) leopard (male) , one
(1)Tiger and one (1) tigress, totaling seventy two ( 72 ) are present in the Animal Rescue
Centre of S.V. Zoological Park, Tirupati. For the maintenance of Animal Rescue centers
during the year 2006-07 an amount of Rs.71.084 lakhs (inclusive of previous balance) was
provided by the CZA vide CZA F.No.CZA/Rc/002/Fin.(NA) Dated 5.4.2006 and CZA
F.No.CZA/Rc/002/Fin.(Vol.III) Dated 12.7.2006. Out of which an amount of Rs. 42.045 lakhs
has been spent for their maintenance.

Animal Rescue Centre – II.

        The Central Zoo Authority allotted an amount of Rs.98.00 lakhs for the construction
of Animal Rescue Centre – II in the Zoo to provide additional housing facilities for another
thirty (30) animals to be rescued animals from various circuses in our Country. On
15.08.2005, five (5) animals from Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad, Mahanagarpalika Zoo, Maharastra,
sent by Sub-Divisional Forest Officer, Sangli, Maharastra have been received and housed in
the newly constructed Rescue Centre. On 31.08.2005, twenty (20) animals from Jumbo
Circus, North Wayanad, Kerala sent by Divisional Forest Officer, Wayand have been
similarly received and safely housed in the Rescue Centre.


VISITORS’ INFLUX
       The following table indicates the month-wise tourist inflow in the Zoo for the year
2006-2007 :

         Sl.                                           No. of Visitors            Total No. of
                     Month            Year
         No.                                        Adults        Children          Visitors

         (1)             (2)           (3)            (4)            (5)              (6)

          1      April                2006              9289               1953          11242


          2      May                  2006             21531               6446          27977


          3      June                 2006             15803               3029          18832


          4      July                 2006             13173               2236          15409


          5      August               2006             12060               2445          14505




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         Sl.                                                  No. of Visitors                   Total No. of
                        Month             Year
         No.                                               Adults       Children                  Visitors

         (1)              (2)              (3)              (4)               (5)                   (6)

          6          September            2006               13698                  3052              16750


          7          October              2006               14053                  3846              17899


          8          November             2006               13498                  5209              18707


          9          December             2006               15882                  6053              21935


         10          January              2007               17095                  5384              22479


         11          February             2007               10029                  6967              16996


         12          March                2007                 8990                 6208              15198

                                           Total :          165101              52828                217929

INVENTORY OF ANIMALS
       The Zoo houses twenty three (23) species of Mammals, forty five (45) species of
birds and five ( 5 ) species of reptiles. The enclosures for these animals, designed in a
fashion to simulate Nature is spread over approximately 100 ha. of the Zoo park area. An
inventory of animals in the Zoo as on 31.03.2007 is furnished hereunder. The present stock
of animals, birds and reptiles in the Zoo is 991.
Sl.   Species Common
                                   Scientific Name          Male      Female          Un sexed            Total
No.        Name
(1)          (2)                           (3)               (4)        (5)                (6)             (7)
CARNIVORES
  1    Sloth bear                Melursus ursinus             5          2                  -              7
  2.   Wolf                      Canis lupus                  1          -                  -              1
  3.   Jackals                   Canis aureus                 3          8                  -              11
  4.   Wild dog                  Cuonalpinus                  1          1                  -              2
  5.   Striped Hyena             Hyaena hyaena                5          2                  -              7
  6.   Lions                     Panthera leo                 -          4                  -              4

  7.   Tiger                     Panthera tigris              1          2                  -              3

  8.   White Tiger               Panthera tigris              3          2                  -              5
  9.   Leopard                   Panthera pardus              4          3                  -              7




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Sl.       Species Common
                                       Scientific Name        Male          Female    Un sexed   Total
No.            Name
(1)              (2)                            (3)               (4)           (5)     (6)       (7)

HERBIVORES
10.    Indian Elephant           Elephas maximus                  2          2          -         4
11.    Sambar                    Cervus unicolor               11            13         -        24
12.    Spotted deer              Axis axis                     12            9          4        25
                                 Boselaphus
13.    Neelgai                                                    3          3          4        10
                                 tragocamelus
14.    Chinkara                  Gazella gazelle                  -          1          -         1
15.    Black buck                Antilope cervicapra           12            8          5        25
16.    Chowsingha                Tetracerus quadricornis          8          6          -        14



PRIMATES :
17.    Bonnet Monkey            Macaca radiate                7              3          -        10
18.    Rhesus Monkey            Macaca mulatta                3              2          -         5
       Stump Tailed             Macaca speciosa               2              3          -         5
19.
       Monkey
20.    Olive Baboon             Papia anubis                  1              -          -         1
21.    Common langur            Presbytis entellus            1              -          -         1


RODENTS :
 22.   Indian Porcupine        Hystrix indica                 5             7           -        12

 23    Wild boar               Sus scrofa                     3             2           3         8

                                       Total Mammals :        93            83         16        192


BIRDS :
 1.    White necked Stork         Ciconia eipscopus                     -         -     1         1
 2.    Painted Stork              Mycteria leucocephala                 -         -     19        19
 3.    Grey Pelican               Pelecanus philippensis                -         -     3         3
 4.    Demoiselle Crane           Anthropoides virgo                    -         1     -         1
 5.    White Ibis                 Thrskiornis acthiopica                -         -     41        41
 6.    Bar headed Goose           Anser indicus                         -         -     0         0
 7.    Grey leg Goose             Anser anser                           -         -     2         2
 8.    Pin tail Duck              Anas acula                            -         -     6         6
 9.    Common Teal                Anas crecca                           -         -     19        19
10.    Cotton Teal                Nettapus coromandelianus              -         -     1         1
11.    Garganey                   Anas querquedula                      -         -     11        11
12.    Lesser whistling Teal      Dendrocygna javanica                  -         -     1         1
13.    Shovellers                 Anas clypeata                         -         -     1         1
14.    Grey Partridge             Francolinus pondicerianus             -         -     20        20
15.    Jungle bush Quails         Pendicula asistica                    -         -     8         8




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Sl.
        Species Common
No                                     Scientific Name      Male   Female   Un sexed   Total
             Name
 .
(1)            (2)                            (3)           (4)     (5)       (6)       (7)
16.   Japanese Quail          ------                         -       -         2         2
17.   Grey Jungle Fowl        Gallus sonneratii             13       14        8        35
18    Painted spur fowl       Galloperdix lunulata           -       2         -        2
19    Indian Peafowl          Pavo cristatus                10       10       22        42
20    White breasted water    Amaurornis phoenicurus         -       -         1        1
      hen
21    Silver Pheasant         Lophura nycthemera             1       2         1        4
22    Purple heron            Ardea purpurea                 -       -        12        12
23    Purple moorhen          Porphyris porphyries           -       -         2        2

24    Rose ringed Parakeet    Psittacula krameri             3       1        118      122

25    Alexandrian Parakeets   Psittacula eupatria            -       -        105      105
26    Blossom headed
      Parakeet                Psittacula cyanocephola        -       -         4        4

      Slaty headed Parakeet   Psittacula himalayana          -       -         5        5
27

28    African Grey Parrot     Psittacus crithacus            -       -         3        3
      Sulphur Crested
29                            Cacatua galerita               1       1         -        2
      Cockatoo
30    White Cockatoo          Cacatua alba                   1       1         -        2
31    Plum Headed Parakeet    Psittacula cyanocephala        4       2         -        6

32    Grey Cockatiel          Nymphicus hollandicus          6       6        11        23

33    Pied Cockatiel          Nymphicus hollandicus          4       5         -        9
34    Rain Bow lorry          Trichoglossus haematodus       3       3         -        6
35    White Cockatiel         Nymphicus hollandicus          2       2         -        4
36    Masked Lovebirds        Agapornis personata            4       4         -        8

37    Fischer’s Lovebirds     Agapornis fischeri            18       3        18        39
38    Peach faced Lovebird    Agapornis roseicollis          3       3         6        12

39    Albino Budgerigars      Mlopittacusundulatus           3       3        12        18


40    Lutino Budgerigars      Melopsittacus undulatus        3       3        12        18


      Ringed necked
41                            Phasianus cocchicus            6       2         6        14
      Pheasant

42    Golden Pheasant         Chrysolophus pictus            3       2         2        7


43    Khaleej Pheasant        Lophura leucomelana            2       1         -        3


44    Red Jungle Fowl         Gallus gallus                  1       1         -        2


45    Reeve Pheasant                                         1       -         -        1

                              Total :                        92      72       483      647



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Sl.  Species Common                                                                  Un
                                  Scientific Name             Male      Female                 Total
No.       Name                                                                      sexed
(1)         (2)                           (3)                 (4)        (5)         (6)          (7)
REPTILES:
 1     Star Tortoise          Geochelone elegans               -          -          130          130
       Terrapin (Pond
 2                            Batagur baska                    -          -              4         4
       Indian)
 3     Mugger Crocodile       Crocodile palustris              -          -              8         8
 4     Salt water crocodile   Crocodilus porosus               1          3              -         4
 5     Gharials               Gavialis gangeticus              -          -              6         6
                                                 Total :       1          3          148          152
                                           Grand Total :      186        158         647          991

ANIMAL RESCUE CENTRE

 1.   Lions                   Panthera leo                         30    39          -            69


 2.   Tiger                   Panthera tigris                      1      1          -            2


 3.   Leopard                 Panthera pardus                      1      -          -            1


                                                    Total :        32    40          -            72



ANIMAL ADOPTION SCHEME

        The Environmental Engineering, Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board, Tirupati
has collected an amount of Rs. 65000/-(Rupees sixty five thousands) only from the following
industrialist as financial donations under animal adoption scheme:-




        Sl.
                               Name of the Industry                           Amount donated
        No
        (1)                              (2)                                        (3)
         1        M/S Sagar Sugars and Allied Products, Nelavoy                    Rs. 10,000/-
                  (V) S.R.Puram Mandal, Chittoor District.
         2        M/S India Cements Ltd., Yerraguntla, Kadapa                      Rs. 15,000/-
                  District.
         3        M/S Zuari Cements Ltd., Krishna Nagar,                           Rs. 15,000/-
                  Yerraguntla, Kadapa District.
         4        M/S Lanco Industries Ltd., Rachagunneri, Vilage,                 Rs. 10,000/-
                  Srikalahasthi Mandal, Chittoor District.
         5        M/S Amara Raja Batteries, Karakambadi, Village,                  Rs. 15,000/-
                  Renigunta Mandal, Chittoor District.
                                                           Total:-                 Rs. 65,000/-




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                              AESTHETICS AND MAINTENANCE

       A Zoological Park is an intrinsic biological park. Both Fauna and Flora must coexist.
Healthy surroundings will help the inmates of the Zoo to keep good health. A number of fruit
bearing and shade bearing plants such as Tamarind, Jamun, Neem, Ficus etc., have been
planted in and around the enclosures and along the roads as avenues. 1.5 ha of Lawns and
2,500 rmts of hedges have been so far developed to give an aesthetic appeal to the visitors.

                                   ANIMAL NUTRITION

        There are seventy three ( 73) varieties of animals, birds and reptiles in the Zoo
which require a variety of foods. This is procured locally through food suppliers and also by
raising green grass and fodder in the Zoo premises. As per feed schedule, the feed is
procured, prepared and supplied to the animals. Care is taken to provide balanced diet for all
animals. Special diet is given for sick, lactating animals and to the young ones. Nutritive
supplements like Astocalcium, Live 52 etc., are also given. Green grass (Napier) is grown
over an area of 10 Ha., and fodder is raised over an area of 2 Ha. in the Zoo premises.
4,20,000 Kgs., of green grass has been raised during the year 2006 – 07.

        All the animals in the zoo are provided with balanced diet. Optimal nutrition is the
best prophylactic measure against diseases amongst captive animals. According to the
requirement and special needs of the animals, birds and reptiles in the Zoo, hygienic and
nutritious diet fortified with Vitamins and Minerals are administered regularly. Feed charts
are available for each species which indicates the feed items that needs to be administered
to the animals each day. The feed items procured from outside are thoroughly checked by
the Veterinarian. The perishable items are disinfected, weighed and issued to the various
sites. Lactating mothers nursing infants and abandoned young animals are fed with special
balanced diet.

                                  VISITORS SERVICES

        The Zoo is open to visitors from 8.00 A.M. to 5.30 P.M.on all days except Tuesday.
Vehicles are allowed on payment. Potable drinking water is provided to visitors at about
eight (8) strategic locations in the zoo. Two toilets are provided separately for men and
women. A canteen also serves the visitors needs.

                       Sl.                                        Rate
                                        Item / Particulars
                       No.                                      (in Rs.)
                       (1)                   (2)                   (3)
                        I.      Entry in to the Zoo
                        1.      Child                                5.00
                        2.      Adult                               10.00
                        II.     Vehicles
                        1.      Cars / Jeeps                      200.00
                        2.      Motor Cycle                         75.00




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                       Sl.                                               Rate
                                          Item / Particulars
                       No.                                             (in Rs.)
                       (1)                    (2)                         (3)
                       III.       Elephant Ride
                        1.        Child                                     2.00
                        2.        Adult                                   10.00
                       IV.        Others
                        1.        Video                                   75.00
                        2.        Camera                                  10.00



                                    VETERINARY SERVICES
        The Zoological Park does not have regular Veterinary staff. Initially the Veterinary
services were met from the Professors of College of Veterinary Science, Tirupati. At present
one Veterinary Surgeon and one Veterinary Assistant are engaged on contract basis to take
care of the animal health and treatment. When specialist services are found necessary, the
services of staff of Veterinary College are utilized. The Zoo park is having a well equipped
veterinary building consisting of separate laboratory, operation theatre with Operation table,
out patient rooms, stretchers, Dressing-cum-treatment table, Hot air oven, Centrifuge
machine, Microscope, Refrigerator, revolving stainless stool, Dextrose stands and
tranquilizing equipment ( Guns, pistols ) and drugs. The veterinary hospital is also provided
with post-mortem unit. An incubator, sterilizer, blow pipe (one ) and Ultra violet lamp .
During the year 2006-2007 one moving stretcher is purchased. One Gobar gas plant, with
the assistance of NETCAP, is installed near the kitchen. It is functioning very well.

ZOO BORN ANIMALS

       Endemic and Endangered Fauna have been successfully bred at Sri Venkateswara
Zoological Park, Tirupati during 2006 – 2007 the details of which are indicated below:


                S.                                                   Number of new
                                  Name of the Species
                No.                                                  born in the Zoo
                (1)                           (2)                          (3)
                  1      White Tigers                                     3 Nos
                  2      Nilgai                                           4 Nos
                  3      Wild Boar                                        3 Nos
                  4      Startartoise                                     7 Nos
                                                          Total :-       17 Nos




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FINANCE ADMINISTRATION

       Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park, Tirupati had received Financial assistance from
the State Government (Normal State Plan) and Government of India (Central Zoo Authority)
to undertake minor civil works and Maintenance works.      The details of the expenditure
incurred under the above schemes during the year 2006–07 (plan and non plan), along with
the expenditure furnished here under :-

                                                                      Revenue achieved
    Sl.                                            Target fixed
                   Head of Account                                        2006-07
    No.                                               (Rs.)
                                                                           (Rs.)
    (1)                     (2)                        (3)                  (4)
           Revenue
    1.
           800 – Other receipts
                                                         40,00,000              32,54,521
           081 – Other receipts
  The details of expenditure, Head- of- Account wise, with reference to the amounts
  allotted, is indicated in the following table :

                                                                         Expenditure
                                                 Amount Allotted      incurred during the
 Sl. No.           Head of Account
                                                     (Rs.)                   year
                                                                         2006-07 (Rs.)
   (1)                      (2)                        (3)                    (4)
           2406–02–11–11–04–Zoo Parks (Plan)
   1.
           010 – Salaries                               13,36,000               11,52,962

           110 – D.T.E. (T.A)                                32,000                31,915

           131 – Utility charges                         1,03,000                1,02,999

           230 – Diet charges                                75,000                74,976

           240 – Petrol Oil Lubricants                       15,000                15,000
           Total Salaries and Controlled
                                                        15,61,000               13,77,852
           items :
           WORKS
           2406 – 02 – 111 – 11 – 04 Zoo
                                                        14,88,000               11,73,562
           parks (Plan) 270 / 271 – O.E.
           2406 – 02 – 111 – 11 – 04 Zoo
                                                         9,36,000                7,22,442
           parks (Plan) 270 / 272 – Mc.
           2406 – 02 – 789 – SCP – 11 – 05
           – Zoo Parks (Plan)                            4,38,000                1,89,601
           270 / 271 – O.E.
           2406 – 02 – 796 – TSP – 11 – 05
           – Zoo Parks (Plan)270 / 271 –                 1,99,000                  98,745
           O.E.
           Total Works :                                30,61,000               21,84,350

           Total Plan :                                 46,22,000               35,62,202


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                                                                               Expenditure
                                                     Amount Allotted
 Sl. No.           Head of Account                                          incurred during the
                                                         (Rs.)
                                                                             year 2006-07 (Rs.)
   (1)                       (2)                           (3)                      (4)
            2406–02–110–04 Sanctuaries (Non – Plan)
    2.
            010 – Salaries                                   28,48,000               19,58,421

            020 – Wages                                            2,000                 2,000

            110 – T.E (T.A)                                       19,500                19,442

            130 – O.E., 131 – U.P.                               1,00,000               50,435

            132 – O.O.E.                                          11,625                11,625
            133 – Water & Electricity
                                                                 1,25,000              1,25,000
            charges
            240 – Petrol Oil Lubricants                           39,375                39,374

            510 – Maintenance of Vehicles                         19,688                19,688

            Total 04 :                                       31,65,188               22,25,985

            2406 – 01 – 001 – 03 – Dist.
    3.                                                            99,600                87,200
            Offices 300 contractual services

            2406 – 02 – 111 – 05 – OZP
    4.                                                       56,63,000               56,58,518
            (Non Plan) 230 – Diet charges
            2406– 02 – 111 – 05 – Other
    5.      zoo parks (Non Plan) 270/272–                        4,50,000              4,50,000
            Mc.
            Central Zoo Authority ( Interest
    6.                                                                                 3,46,280
            amount)
    7.      Central Zoo Authority (Rescue)                   71,08,426               42,04,512

    8.      Central Zoo Authority (General)                139,00,000                  5,23,309


ZOO ETHICS :

         The S.V. Zoological Park, Tirupati is being developed on modern concept of zoo
keeping. The main objectives of the modern zoo keeping are (1) Conservation (2) Research
(3) Education and (4) Recreation. This zoo has good potential for development because of
its vast area, with the enclosures resembling their natural habitat for the respective animals
housed in the enclosures. The vastness of the enclosures keep the animals feel at home
and help in breeding of the species there by helping in conservation of the species.




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       Regarding the research part this zoo has got good opportunity for making studies on
animals, since many animals and birds are breeding in this zoo including species like
Chowsinga, Grey jungle fowl, Painted stock, white ibis etc.,


       On Education part, this zoo is being developed on mythological theme. The visitors
are given details of animals linked with our mythology, in addition to the details of their
distribution, habitat and other details. Signage have been displayed in the zoo, depicting the
things that can be done and should not be done by a visitor in the zoo. The zoo is kept
clean and is a plastic free zone. Even weeds like Parthenium are also routed out from the
zoo. Vandalism by the visitors in this zoo is at its lowest ebb.


       Lastly the recreation part is also taken care of for the visitors. Landscape gardens,
Children’s corner at the entrance of the zoo and other amenities like shelters, sit outs, toilets
and canteen are also provided. Efforts are being made to create more amenities to the
Visitors in the next few months.


       Undoubtedly, this zoo is among one of the best zoos in India which keeps up the this
of modern Zoo keeping. Any suggestions in this regard are welcome from all the corners.
Website :       A website has also been launched for the Zoo with ID – www.svzoo.org. For
details of the Zoo, Conservation education, virtual tour and your comments and suggestions
log on to this site.

                 WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT DIVISION, TIRUPATI
1. INTRODUCTION
       Sri Venkateswara wildlife sanctuary (Seshachalam and Palakonda Hills) located
around Tirumala enclosures, the abode of Lord Sri Venkateswara is the sanctuary located in
Peninsular India, where unique flora and fauna exists with rare gelogical features like rock
arch near Tirumala which is an unique formation. The sanctuary is rich in flora with its many
micro ecological habitats and it has endemic, rare and endangered plants such as cycus
beeddomei, shorea Tambuggia, shorea Talura, Petrocarpus santallinus.


II. LOCATION :

       1. S.V.SANCTUARY:
              Sri Venkateswara Wildlife Sanctuary is located very near to the world famous
pilgrim town ship of Tirupati and encircles the Tirumala enclosure of Lord Sri Venkateswara
on all sides. Sri Venkateswara sanctuary is having an area of 690.17 Sq.Kms., over the two
revenue districts of Chittor and Cuddapah.




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       2. SRI VENKATESWARA NATIONAL PARK :

             Two thirds of total area i.e. 353Sq.Kms of Sri Venkateswara sanctuary was
identified as core area where biotic interference is prohibited. The core area of this sanctuary
is notified as Sri Venkateswara National Park under section 35 of Wildlife protection Act.
1973 in G.O.Ms.No.583, E.F.S & T (For.III) Dept., Dt: 16.10.1989. This is the first National
Park in the state of Andhra Pradesh.


III . STAFF PATTERN

                                                    Sanctioned
    Sl.No.              Name of the Post                             Working          Vacant
                                                     Strength
      1                       2                          3               4             5
      1        Divisional Forest Officer                 1               1                 0
      2        Forest Range Officers                    4                3                 1
      3        Dy. Range Officers                       6                6                 0
      4        Foresters                                7                6                 1
      5        Forest Beat Officers                     29              19              10
      6        Assistant Beat Officers                  26              21                 5
      7        Tanahdars                                2                2                 0
      8        Bangalow Watchers                        2                2                 0
      9        Superintendent                           1                1                 0
      10       Technical Officer                        1                1                 0
      11       Senior Assistants                        3                3                 0
      12       Junior Assistants                        2                2                 0
      13       Typist                                   1                1                 0
      14       Driver                                   2                1                 1
      15       Attenders                                6                5                 1
      16       Office watcher                           1                1                 0
      17       Night watchmen                           1                1                 0
                                           Total        95              76              19




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TRAININGS

       The staffs were attended different trainings at T & E Circle, Dullapalli Hyderbad,
State Sliviculturist, Tirupati.

 Sl.            Venue                   Date          No.of           No.of participants
 No.                                                  Days    Staff    NGOs       VSS    Total
                                                                                membe
                                                                                    r
 Training Programmes
 1     APFA Dulapalli on          18th to 21st April, 4       1        0       0        1
       induction course for       2006
       Draughts Man.
 2     APFA Dulapalli on Fores    27th to 28th      2         1        0       0        1
       Inventory.                 Sept., 2006
 3     APFA Dulapalli on          22nd to 25th Nov. 4         0        0       6        6
       Communities involved in    2006
       CBET.
 4     APFA Dulapalli on          26th to 2nd         5       1        0       0        1
       Communication skills for   March 2007
       Managers.
 Study Tours
 1     APFA Dulapalli on          6th to 10 Dec,     5        0        0       4        4
       Herbal Oil Production      2006
 Work Shop
 1     APFA Dulapalli on          19.07.2006         1        0        1       0        1
       Strategy designing on
       livelihoods.
 2     Forest & Field Director,   11th to 13th  3             2        0       0        2
       Project Tiger Circle,      February 2007
       Srisailam on CBET

            ANNUAL ADMINISTRATION REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2006-07
                         FLYING SQUAD DIVISION, TIRUPATI

                                           PART – I

INTRODUCTION:-

       Flying Squad Division, Tirupati was formed vide G.O. Ms.No.126, EFS&T (FOR.II)
Dept., Dt.31.12.2001 communicated vide Prl. Chief Conservator of Forests, Andhra Pradesh,
Hyderabad Ref.No.52434/2000/M2, Dt.03.01.2002. Accordingly, the Division was opened
with Head Quarters at Tirupati on 05.01.2002 and was in the Addl. Charge of the Divisional
Forest Officer, Wildlife Management Division, Tirupati. Sri. G. Prabhakara Reddy was
posted as Divisional Forest Officer vide Prl. Chief Conservator of Forests, A.P. Hyderabad
Ref.No.16/2001/M1, Dt.16.03.2002. He joined as Divisional Forest Officer on the forenoon
of 17.04.2002.

        Though the Divisional Forest Officer took charge on 17.04.2002, One Forest Section
Officer, Two Forest Beat Officers, One Asst. Beat Officer and One Driver have reported to
Duty on 03.06.2002 as per the orders of the Prl. Chief Conservator of Forests, A.P.,
Hyderabad Ref.No.1789/2002/A1, Dt.13.05.2002 along with a Jeep bearing No. AP-02-5228.
Hence the Flying Squad Division literally started functioning from 03.06.2002 only.



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                                          JURISDICTION:-

       The Jurisdiction of Flying Squad Division, Tirupati extends over entire Wildlife
Management Circle, Tirupati comprising of WLM Division, Tirupati, WL Chittoor East
Division, WL Rajampet Division and WLM Division, Sullurpet.

STAFF:-

       The following is the position of Staff working in this Division at present: -

      S.No.         Designation                G.O. in which the post            No.
                                                     Sanctioned               Sanctioned
                                                                                Posts

        1     Divisional Forest officer        G.O. Ms. No.126, EFS&T                  1
                                              (For-II) Dept Dt:31.12.2001.

        2     Forest Range Officer              G.O. Ms. No.1739/F&G                   1
                                                 Dept. Dt:30.06.1964.

        3     Forest Section Officer         G.O. Ms. No.2503/F&A Dept.                1
                                                   Dt:04.12.1963.

        4     Forest Beat Officers           G.O. Ms. No.1739/F&A Dept.                3
                                                   Dt:30.06.1964.

        5     Asst. Beat Officer                 G.O. Ms. No.9 Dept.                   1
                                               Dt:08.01. CF, Ananthapur
                                                   Rc. No.418/97/M1
                                                    Dt:20.09.2002.

        6     Jeep Driver                       G.O. Ms. No.1056/F&R                   1
                                                 Dept. Dt:30.12.1977

                       TOTAL                                                           8

       No Ministerial Staff are provided to this Division. Hence, one Technical Maistry
for assisting in the Division Office work, One Computer Operator (Non – Technical Maistry)
for Operating the Computer in the office work, one Technical Maistry for assisting in the
Range Office work, Tribal Helper with Driving Licence for Driving the Govt. Vehicles       one
Un-skilled Labourer as Day Watchman and one Un-skilled Labourer as Night Watchman are
being engaged and three Tribal Helpers for assisting the staff in conducting Raids and night
watches.




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     VEHICLES:-

            A Government JEEP bearing Regn.No. AP-02-C-5228 allotted to this Division is not
     road worthy and requires major repairs to bring it in running condition. This vehicles is
     unserviceable at present.

             A TATA SUMO bearing Regn.No. AP-03-E-1617 which was a confiscated vehicle is
     allotted to this Division vide Chief Conservator of Forests (Vig.), Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad
     Proc.Rc.No.2080/2004-X2, Dt.27.01.2004. This vehicle has been got repaired and made
     road worthy and is being used in this Division by the Forest Range Officer, Flying Squad
     Division, Tirupati May 2004 onwards.

             A New BELORO Regd. No.AP-03-S-6159. vehicle allotted to DFO, FSP, Tirupati
     vide Prl. Chief Conservator of Forests, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad Proc.
     Rc.No.36617/2005 – PXR2 Dt:29.05.2006. It is being used by Divisional Forest Officer,
     Flying Squad Division, Tirupati

     ACHIEVEMENTS:-

                 ABSTRACT OF RED SANDERS CASES BOOKED DURING 2006-07

            Year       No. of     No. of       Weight           Value in        No. of       No. of
                       Cases       R.S.        in Kgs             Rs.          Vehicles     Persons
                                  Logs                                                      Arrested

           2006-07
                         25       1171           34650          1526700          20            22


                  ABSTRACT OF COMPOUNDING FEES REALIZED DURING 2006-07

                      Year            No. of Cases                 Target          Amount in Rs.
                     2006-07                 121                   400000                 601930



                STATEMENT SHOWING THE RED SANDERS O.R. CASES DURING 2006-07

Sl.                                No.                               No. of        Vehicles
        Offence       Date of              Weight      Value
N                                  of                               Persons         Seized          Remarks
          No.         Offence              in Kgs.     in Rs.
o.                                Logs                              Arrested        If any
 1          2            3          4        5              6           7              8             8
                                                                                                Prosecution
       DOR                                                                                     Case pending
                      26.05.200
1.     24/2006-                    141       5014      221000          18             NIL        in Court.
                          6
       07


                                                                                     Tata
       DOR
                      21.06.200                                                     Sierra
2.     32/2006-                     26        814          36000           3                        -- do --
                          6                                                        TN-23-C-
       07
                                                                                    2093



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                                   No.                             No. of    Vehicles
Sl.        Offence    Date of             Weight      Value
                                   of                             Persons    Seized If    Remarks
No.          No.      Offence             in Kgs.     in Rs.
                                  Logs                            Arrested     any


                                                                               Tata
    DOR                                                                       Eastate
 3.            12.07.2006            14      413          18200      1                    -- do --
    37/2006-07                                                               KA-11-M-
                                                                               190


          DOR1
 4.                  08.07.2006      19      527          23200      5         NIL        -- do --
          22/2006-07


                                                                                2
                       TOTAL        200      6768     298400        27
                                                                              Vehicle


  STATEMENT SHOWING THE RED SANDERS U.D.O.R. CASES BOOKED DURING
                               2006-07
                                No.                   Vehicles
 Sl.                 Date of          Weight Value in
       Offence No.               of                   Seized if Remarks
 No.                 Offence          in Kgs.  Rs.
                               Logs                     any
  1         2           3        4        5     6        7          8
  1  UDOR 1/2006-07 18.04.2006    52     1522  67000    NIL     Disposed
                                                                             Tata Sumo
                                                                                 No.
      2     UDOR 2/2006-07      21.04.2006     26           865     38100                   Sold
                                                                              TN-07-D-
                                                                                7940
                                                                             Mini Lorry     Sold
                                                                                No.
      3     UDOR 3/2006-07      07.05.2006     73          2001     88000
                                                                             AP-03-T-
                                                                               1213
      4     UDOR 4/2006-07      24.05.2006     80          2420   106500        NIL       Disposed
                                                                             Tat Sumo       Sold
                                                                                No.
      5     UDOR 5/2006-07      30.05.2006     11           259     11500
                                                                             TN-59-F-
                                                                               5114
                                                                          1. Tempo          Sold
                                                                          Trax No.AP-
                                                                          02-D-3109
      6     UDOR 6/2006-07      16.06.2006     33           973     43000
                                                                          2. YAMAHA
                                                                          Bike - TN-
                                                                          22-L-6872
      7     UDOR 7/2006-07      20.06.2006     97          2684   118100        NIL       Disposed
                                                                             Tempo Trax     Sold
                                                                                 No.
      8     UDOR 8/2006-07      28.06.2006     32          1064     47000
                                                                              AP-02-D-
                                                                                5688




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                                     No.                          Vehicles
Sl.                     Date of          Weight       Value in
        Offence No.                  of                           Seized if      Remarks
No.                     Offence          in Kgs.        Rs.
                                    Logs                            any
1            2             3         4          5        6            7             8
                                                                  Mini Lorry       Sold
9     UDOR 9/2006-07   28.06.2006     97       3013    132600    No. AP-26-T-
                                                                     8554
                                                                 Maruthi Van       Sold
      UDOR
10.                    09.07.2006     10        304     13400     AP-03-V-
      11/2006-07
                                                                    6614
                                                                  Tata Sumo        Sold
      UDOR
11.                    19.07.2006     35       1200     52800    No.AP-27-U-
      12/2006-07
                                                                     7892
      UDOR                                                       -- No Vehicle   Disposed
12.                    31.08.2006     35        756     33000
      13/2006-07                                                       --
      UDOR                                                       -- No Vehicle   Disposed
13                     01.09.2006     31        683     30000
      14/2006-07                                                       --
                                                                  Tata Sumo        Sold
      UDOR
14                     09.09.2006     26        698     31000    No. TN–50 –
      15/2006-07
                                                                   B – 2729
      UDOR                                                       Maruthi Van       Sold
15                     30.10.2006     14        329     14500
      16/2006-07                                                 - No Number
                                                                 Maruthi Van       Sold
      UDOR
16                     17.11.2006     19        577     25500         –
      17/2006-07
                                                                 AP-27-C-742
      UDOR                                                       Lorry AP-16-      Sold
17                     19.12.2006    240       6702    295000
      18/2006-07                                                  TU -2187
                                                                   Jeep No.        Sold
      UDOR
18                     21.12.2006     15        467     20600     AP-26-TV-
      19/2006-07
                                                                     0045
                                                                  Chevrolet      Pending
      UDOR                                                       Tavera No.      in Court.
19                     29.12.2006     14        492     21700
      20/2006-07                                                 AP-03-TV –
                                                                    4156
                                                                  Mahindra         Sold
      UDOR
20                     20.02.2007     16        450     20000     Jeep - No
      21/2006-07
                                                                  Number.
                                                                  Tata Sumo      Pending
      UDOR                                                            No.        in Dist.
21                     09.03.2007     15        423     19000
      22/2006-07                                                   TN-01-Q-       Court.
                                                                     8118
                       TOTAL         971       27882 1228300     17 Vehicles




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   19. ANNUAL ADMINISTRATION REPORT OF THE CONSERVATOR OF
FORESTS WILD LIFE MANAGEMENT CIRCLE ELURU FOR THE YEAR 2006-07

PARA – I:- There are two Wild Life Management Divisions in the circle viz.1, W.L.M.
Division, Eluru at W.L.M.Division, Rajahmundry.

    ANNUAL ADMINISTRATION REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2006-07 OF DIVISIONAL
        FOREST OFFICER, WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT DIVISION, ELURU.

ORGANIZATION :

       The Wildlife Management Division, Eluru is functioning from 01.11.1992 FN in
pursuance of the orders issued by Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, A.P, Hyderabad
vide Rc.No.27077/92, dated 19.10.1992, the following staff are working as on 31.03.2007.

   1. Asst., Conservator of Forests         :      2
   2. Forest Range Officer                  :      3
   3. Deputy Range Officer                  :      1
   4. Forest Section Officer                :      6
   5. Forest Beat Officer                   :      9
   6. Assistant Beat Officer                :      6
   7. Senior Assistant                      :      1
   8. Junior Assistant                      :      1
   9. L.D.Steno                             :      --
   10. Drivers                              :      2
   11. Attender                             :      2
   12. Boat Sarang                          :      2

JURISDICTION :

      The Jurisdiction of this Division spreads over West Godavari, Krishna and Guntur
Revenue Districts.


OBJECTS :

        Intensive Management of Wildlife in Kolleru and Krishna Sanctuaries and also
protection of the wildlife in the three districts under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and
other related rules.

PARA II

FOREST AREA :

       The Division has Wild Life Conservation Jurisdiction over entire West Godavari,
Krishna and Guntur. In pursuance of the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, A.P,
Hyderaad Rc.No.3002/93/WL, dated 24.01.1995, the Nagayalanka Range was declared as
Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary under Section 26A of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 vide
G.O.Ms.No.79, EFS & T (FOR-III), dated 27.06.1998.



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PARA III :

MANAGEMENT OF FORESTS :

        This Division is having two sanctuaries (viz.,) 1. Kolleru and 2. Krishna. In case of
Kolleru, there is no forest area, in case of Krishna it is Mangrove forest.

PARA IV :

SALES AND OUT TURN OF FOREST PRODUCE :

       NIL

PARA V :

FOREST SURVEY AND SETTLEMENT :

Does not arise.

PARA VI :

DEPARTMENTAL COLLECTION OF FOREST PRODUCE :

       NIL

PARA VII :

SUPPLY OF AGRICULTURE GRASSES, FODDER GRASSES :

       NIL


PARA VIII :

SUPPLY OF ANIMALS TO ZOO PARKS / ANY OTHER DEPARTMENTS :

       No such cases.


PARA IX :

CONCESSION TO THE TRIBAL POPULATION :

       NIL


PARA X :

FOREST INDUSTRIES :

       There are no such cases under the control of this Division.




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PARA XI :

PRODUCTION OF FIRES :

      There are no fires in this Division during 2006-07.

PARA XII :

GRAZING :

      Does not arise.

PARA XIII :

FREE GRANTS :

      Does not arise.

PARA XIV :

FOREST OFFENCES :

      During 2006-07, 6 offence cases were booked.

PARA XV :

ROADS :

      There are no roads under this control of this Division.

PARA XVI :

PLANTATION :

               NIL
PARA XVII :

DEVELOPMENT UNDER FIVE YEAR PLAN :
         NIL

PARA XVIII :

CENTRALLY SPONSORED SCHEMES :

       Under Centrally Sponsored Schemes for development of works the following budget
allotment were made.




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   PROGRESSIVE STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURE IN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
  DIVISION, ELURU UNDER THE HEAD OF ACCOUNT 3435-04-800-110-04-500/503

       C.S.S - CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF KOLLERU WETLAND

                                                                              Total
Sl.                                                          Budget
                         Item of work                                     Expenditure
No.                                                          allotted
                                                                           (In Lakhs)

      Removal and carting the soil from the demolished
 1                                                            15.000         11.006
      fish tank bunds

 2    Removal of weeds                                        10.000         8.148

 3    Survey and Demarcation of Sanctuary                     3.500          1.533

 4    Construction of Boundary Pillars                        24.000         0.000

 5    Construction of Check Posts                             4.000          0.000

 6    Construction of Watch Towers                            8.000          0.000

 7    Awareness and Education Programme                       5.000          4.013

                         Total                                69.500         24.70

PARA XIX :

DROUGHT RELIEF WORKS :

      There are no Drought Relief Works during 2006-07.


PARA XX :

ZOOLOGICAL PARKS :

      There are no Zoological parks under the control of this Division.

PARA XXI :

FOREST RESEARCH WORKS :

      During 2006-07 no research works has been taken up by this division.

PARA XXII :

VANAMAHOTSAVAM :

      No Vanamahotsava Programmes has been taken up by this Division as this
programme has been organized by the Social Forest Division, Eluru.




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PARA XXIII :

PUBLICITY :

       Publicity regarding Wildlife Protection has been made through Sign boards,
Hoardings at various places of Kolleru and Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary and Nature camps
were conducted.

PARA XXIV :

A.P FORESTRY DEVELOPMENT FUNDS :

       No such funds are allotted to this division.

PARA XXV :

TRAININGS :

       All the subordinates working in this division were trained.

PARA XXVI :

REWARDS TO INFORMATES AND STAFF :

       No such cases.


PARA XXVII :

MISCELLANEOUS :

        This Division has been created for the intensive management of Krishna and Kolleru
Wildlife Sanctuaries and carrying out the developmental works sanctioned under C.S.S
scheme, 12th Finance Schemes, Normal State Plan and APCFM.


PARA XXVIII :

FINANCIAL RESULTS AND ANNUAL RETURNS :

       During the year 2006-07 six cases were booked and C-fees collected for Rs. NIL.
 1.    No. of Cases detected :      6
 2.    No. of Offence cases booked during the year 2006-07 :
         i.      Prosecuted :       6
         ii.     Compounded :       NIL
         iii.    U.D.O.R.S :        NIL
              Total                 6 Cases

  3.   No. of cases disposed off during the year : NIL

  4.   Revenue :

  5.   Expenditure :
       Separate statement enclosed.



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           ANNUAL ADMINISTRATION REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2006-2007 OF THE
                          DIVISIONAL FOREST OFFICER:

                       WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT : RAJAHMUNDRY.

INTRODUCTION:

        The Wildlife Management Division, Rajahmundry has come into existance from 5-5-
1980 as per G.O.Rt.No.682 Food and Rural Development (For.III) Department dated 3-8-
1980; and continuing year after year. The object in creating this division was to develop the
Two (2) Sanctuaries namely Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary and Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Coringa Sanctuary is situated in East Godavari District and Papikonda Wildlife
Sanctuary is spread in the districts of East Godavari, West Godavari and Khammam which
afford to the wildlife therein for full protection and facilities for Eco tourism. The State and
Central governments are allotting funds by implementing schemes for development of these
sanctuaries.

PART. I

RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES:

        All territorial obligations etc. rest with the respective territorial Divisional Forest
Officers in respect of Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary. The territorial control over Coringa
Wildlife Sanctuary area has been transferred along with staff to this division from Kakinada
Forest Division vide Conservator of Forests, Rajahmundry Rc.no. 6033/97 M2 A dated 10-2-
1999 and Divisional Forest Officer, Kakinada proceedings vide Rc.no. 11954/98 B dated 30-
3-1999.

1. RECREATIONAL VALUES:

1) Camping places:- The aspects of eco-tourism and providing camping facilites will be
   duly considered and the aim is to provide full facilities for encouraging eco-tourism. A
   management plan for Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, which is for a period of 10 years
   covering all the aspects was prepared. Similarly a Management plan for Papikonda
   Wildlife Sanctuary for 10 years was prepared covering all aspects was prepared. Both
   management plans were approved by Prl.Cheif Conservator of Forests, Andhra Pradesh,
   Hyderabad vide Rc.no. 60340/99 WL-II dt. 22-7-2003.

       There are two Rest houses one at Koruturu and another at Coringa at present. The
Rest houses of Forest Department and Roads and Buildings department in different places
adjacent to sanctuary are quite useful for camping places for the sanctuaries.

ii)    Forest Tribals:- The area of Coringa Sanctuary is plain and no tribals are found. In
       Papikonda sanctuary various hill tribe people like Konda Reddys, Bhagthas, Koyas,
       Samanthas etc. form the major population in the area.

iii)   Sanctuaries and National parks:-       There are no National parks in this division but
       there are two wildlife sanctuaries.
       1) Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary.
       2) Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary.




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2. AESTHETIC VALUES:

        Two sanctuaries are unique by themselves with separate type of ecosystem in each
sanctuary. The Papikonda sanctuary with Godavari River flowing in the centre of the area
taking it’s beautiful genesis and curves with luxuriant forest and hill georges on either side
provide an impressive and picturesque view.

        The Coringa sanctuary which is a mangrove forest provides on altogether different
scene and different thrill with the back waters of sea and the end-waters of Godavari river
joining them and forming peculiar islands with their characterstics Mangroves (Mada)
species in dense closeness, with various types of fishes jumping in the creeks and
characterstic fauna represent an unreadable picture in the visitor’s heart.


3. PROTECTION TO CROPS AGAINST THE WIND EROSION:

       In Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary the mangrove forests act as a shelter belt to protect the
crops, houses and lives of human beings and cattle against the winds, gales, hurricanes and
cyclones from Bay of Bengal.

      The thick vegetation all around the villages inside and adjacent to Papikonda Wildlife
Sanctuary also do some extent protection to crops from damage.

4. SOIL EROSION AND MOISTURE CONSERVATION AGAINST FLOODS: NIL

5. WATER SUPPLY : NIL

PART - II       ::      CHAPTER .. I

Extension and Constitution of State Forest

1)   Alteration in the Forest Area           :      Nil.
2)   Forest allotment                        :      Nil.
3)   Forest survey                           :      Nil.
4)   Demarcation                             :      Nil.

1) Territorial Boundaries:

       The Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary comprises of 3 Reserve Forests Viz., Coringa
Reserve Forest (3156.54ha) Coringa Extension Reserve Forest (19,441.70 ha.) and
Bhairavapalem Reserve Forest (972.05ha.). The boundaries are:-

NORTH:          Starting from station-A denoted on map, the boundary line starts from the
North West corner of the Coringa Extension Reserve Forests, the boundary runs in North
Easterly direction in a straight line upto sea coast station-B denoted in the map which is the
Northern tip of Hope Island.

EARTH:          Thence, the line runs from Section-B along the coast line the Eastern
Boundary of Coringa Extension Reserve Forest upto southern bank of Neelarevu and
includes the linear strip of Hope Island.

SOUTH:          Thence, the line runs in the westerly direction along with the Southern
boundary of Coringa Extension Reserve Forest upto some distance and thereafter along the
artificial boundary of Bhyravapalem Reserve Forest till it reaches Godavari River. It then



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runs along with the western bank of Gaderu river till it reaches Sarihaddukaluva.
Thereafter, it follows southern bank of Sarihaddukalva, till it reaches station-D.

WEST: Thence, the line runs along the boundary line of Coringa Reserve Forest in the
Northern direction and joins the Station-A at North East corner of the sanctuary. Part of
Coringa Mangrove sanctuary is located in back waters area of Bay of Bengal in East.

Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary: Papikonda sanctuary is located in East, West Godavari and
Khammam Districts. Total area of the sanctuary is 590.68 Sq.Kms.

        Classification of area under Forests by
        i)      Hills and plains.
        ii)     Productive, protection, Social and Environmental Forests:-

       This information in respect of Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary is to be furnished by the
concerned Territorial District Forest officer. In case of Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary the area
is almost plain redilled with tidal creeks and ravins and mud flasts. Out of 235 Sq.kms.
area, about 50 Sq.Kms. are is covered with water about 176 Sq.Kms. with the growth of
mangrove species and the balance 10 Sq.Kms. is blank area without any tree growth.

     2. Area of plantation:- In respect of Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary figures to be
        furnished by the concerned Territorial Divisional Forest Officers. In respect of
        Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary about 1367.64 ha. of blank area have been planted with
        Avicenna species till 2007 and it is proposed to plant up 150 ha. area during 2008.

CHAPTER … II

Management of the state Forests:

i) Regulation of management          :       Nil.
ii) Warping of the year              :       Nil.
iii) Roads and Bridges               :       No roads and Bridges works were taken after
inspection of this Division.
iv) Buildings                        :       As shown in Return No. 12 (b)

CHAPTER … III

Gross yield and out turn of Forest Produce :          N I L.

CHAPTER … IV

Forest Industry                              :        N I L.

Financial Results:

I)      Revenue & Expenditure : Details furnished below.

        The following are the details of Revenue and Expenditure.

Revenue :- As shown in Return No. 14 (a).
Expenditure:- As shown in Return No. 14 (b).

CHAPTER … V

Forest Research                      :       N I L.


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CHAPTER … VI

Ministerial staff:-

       1) Draughtsman Grade-I                -       1 post.
       2) Senior Assistants                  -       2 Posts.
       3) Junior Assistants                  -       2 Posts.
       4) Junior Steno                       -       1 Post.
       5) Attenders                          -       3 Posts.
       6) Driver (Jeep)                      -       2 Posts.
       7) Office watchmen                    -       1 Post.

Executive staff:                      PapikondaSanctuary            Coringa Sanctuary.

       1) Divisional Forest Officer          -       1
       2) Forest Range Officers              -       1                              1
       3) Dy. Range Officer                  -       1                              -
       4) Forest Section officers            -       3                              2
       5) Forest Beat Officers.              -       8                              7
       6) Assistant Beat Officers.           -      11                              6
       7) Boat Drivers                       -        1                             1
       8) Boat syrungs                       -        1                             1


CHAPTER .. VII

1)     One Telugu type writer (FACIT) has been supplied to this office by the Collector, East
       Godavari District, Kakinada.
2)     There is no special pay to the staff working in this wildlife division. It is proposed to
       provide special pay for the staff who are working in wildlife division.

MISCELLANEOUS

1)     Protection from injuries from Natural causes:        NIL

       2)   WILDLIFE PROTECTION: At present the Executive staff posted in the
sanctuaries are protecting the wildlife from the poachers in the sanctuary areas of East
Godavari, West Godavari and Khammam Districts.


3)     EMPLOYMENT OF LABOUR IN FORESTRY:
       About 1000 mandays employment is created for labour towards reclearing and
       Coringa construction of checkdams; Rockfill dams; works in Papikonda and Coringa
       Wildlife sanctuary during the financial year.




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    PHYSICAL AND FINANCIAL TARGETS FIXED AND ACHIEVED DURING 2006-2007
                                NON-PLAN

                                                                                     Reasons for
Sl.                          Budget allotment        Achievement      Variations
         Budget head                                                                  variations
No
                                 Phy.     Fin.      Phy.     Fin.     Phy.   Fin
 1               2                3        4         5        6        7      8            9
1     2406- Forestry and
      Wildlife 02-
      Environmental
      Forestry and
      Wildlife (110)
      Wildlife
      preservation (04)
      Sanctuaries.
      a) 270/271 Other                    155000             152835          2165    As per actuals
      expenditure.
      b) 272 Maintenance                   18000              18800          --
              Total :                     173000             170835          2165

    PHYSICAL AND FINANCIAL TARGETS FIXED AND ACHIEVED DURING 2006-2007

                                     Budget
Sl.                                                  Achievement      Variations     Reasons for
           Budget head              allotment
No                                                                                    variations.
                                   Phy.    Fin.    Phy.      Fin.     Phy.    Fin.
 1               2                  3       4        5        6        7       8           9
1     2406- Forestry and
      Wildlife            02-
      Environmental
      Forestry and Wildlife
      (110)           Wildlife
      preservation 10 UCSS
      (04) National parks
      and Development of
      Sanctuaries – Plan
      Central
      (Papikonda Wildlife
      Sanctuary)
      270/271 Other                       55300            550000            3000    Based on
      expenditure.                            0                                      actuals.
      789            Special              10500              99979           5021
      component plan.                         0
      796 Tribal sub plan                 42000              38999           3001
2     2406- Forestry and
      Wildlife            02-
      Environmental
      Forestry and Wildlife
      (110)           Wildlife
      preservation 10 UCSS
      (04) National parks
      and Development of
      Sanctuaries – Plan
      Central
      (Coringa       Wildlife
      Sanctuary)




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                                    Budget
Sl.                                                Achievement       Variations    Reasons for
           Budget head             allotment
No                                                                                  variations.
                                 Phy.    Fin.    Phy.     Fin.       Phy.   Fin.
1                2                3       4        5       6          7      8            9
      270/271 Other                     925200           918958             6242   Based on
      expenditure.                                                                 actuals.
      789            Special             90000            74705             1529
      component plan.                                                          5
      796 Tribal sub plan.               36000            30000             6000
3     2406- Forestry and
      Wildlife            02-
      Environmental
      Forestry and Wildlife
      (110)           Wildlife
      preservation         06
      Matching State Plan
      (04)      Sanctuaries.
      (Coringa       Wildlife
      Sanctuary)
      271 Other                          75000            74500              500   Based on
      expenditure.                                                                 actuals.
      789            Special             14000            12500
      component plan.                                                       1500
      796 Tribal sub plan.                6000                   0
                                                                            6000




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   20. NEHRU ZOOLOGICAL PARK
           HYDERABAD


                ANNUAL REPORT
                   2006-07




Andhra Pradesh Forest Department
NB: Visit us at www.hydrabadzoo.org.




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1.       INTRODUCTION
       Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad was established vide G. O. Ms.No.247, Dated:
26-10-1959. It was declared open to the public on 6th October 1963. The Park extends over
380 acres, and is the premier recreation spot in the twin cities of Hyderabad and
Secunderabad. The main objectives of the Zoo Park are

     •   To take-up conservation breeding of endangered animals and rehabilitate them with
         special attention to the endemic fauna of Deccan plateau.

     •   Bring awareness in the public on Conservation of wildlife by conducting appropriate
         awareness and education Programmes.

     •   Research on wildlife for its conservation and management.

    One of the related fields is to stimulate scientific study of animal behaviour and educate
people about peaceful co-existence of the wildlife and human life. In keeping with these
objectives Nehru Zoological Park has bred in the past some notable exotic and indigenous
animals and birds, like the Indian Rhino, Asiatic Lion, Tiger, Panther, Gaur, Orangutan,
Crocodile, Python etc., not to speak of number of Deers, Antelopes and Birds. Several
animals bred in the Zoo were rehabilitated in various Deer Parks and Sanctuaries to restock
the depleted natural population.

    The Zoo's undulating landscape provides a natural setting to the Animals and Birds
displayed in large enclosures simulating natural habitat. The Mir Alam Tank, covering nearly
400 acres, with its unique multiple arched Bund, is two hundred years old. It attracts several
migratory birds, providing yet another attraction to the zoo. The A.P. Tourism Development
Corporation has introduced a ferry boat and speedboat which is attracting a lot of public for
boat rides.

2. MILESTONES OF THE YEAR
     •   In memory of Forest Personnel who laid down their lives in the cause of forests &
         wildlife, a Martyr's Memorial was erected in front of the entrance. Sri. Satrucharla
         Vijaya Rama Raju, Hon'ble Minister of Forests and other important officials of the
         Andhra Pradesh Forest Department paid respects to the Martyrs on 10.11.2006.

     •   On 24.12.2006 the highest record collection was recorded with a figure of            Rs.
         4,43,680.00.

     •   The students and staff of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Public School, Jublee Hills, have
         done
         it again by renewing their adoption of "SHASHI" the highly endangered 'Lion Tailed
         acaque' and set of Three Pheasants, by contributing Rs. 20,000/- for Lion Tailed
         Macaque and Rs. 5000/- for Pheasants for the period 1.8.2006 to 31.7.2007. They
         have set an example to other Schools by participating in the conservation program
         successively for the third year.

     •   The Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Forests, Sri N. N. Meena visited the Zoo on
         1.2.2007, and laid foundation for modern enclosures of Hog Deer & of Salt Water
         Crocodile, founded by CZA.
     •   (16) iguanalets were born in the Zoo in August 2006. This is the first of its kind in any
         Zoo in India.
     •   White Tigress Sunitha give birth to (4) cubs in Sept. 2006.



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   •    (4) Asiatic lion cubs were born in October 2006 in the Zoo.
   •    The lone Puma passed away in July 2006.
   •    Female Rhino (Maya) passed away in January 2007.
   •    The Lone otter departed in March 2007.

3. INVENTORY OF LIVESTOCK
        The Animal collections are varied, covering many orders of the Animal Kingdom.

PRIMATES
       The Chimpanzees from South Africa with large open enclosure, lead the group
followed by the Orangutan, Sacred, Olive and Yellow Baboons (in open Islands) Red Patas
Monkey, Green Monkey, Wolf's Monkey. Indian Primates include the Bonnet, Lion tailed and
Capped Langurs.

CARNIVORES

         Pure Asiatic Lions are kept for display in this Zoo. The Tiger, both White and Normal,
have their own forest glades. It is a proud moment for the visitors to visit the only
Comprehensive Safari Complex in India for Indian Lions, Indian Tigers, Sloth Bears and
Nilgai in a natural forest setting. The Panthers are exhibited in large enclosures with rock
cliffs. This is followed by the Wolves, Jackals, Foxes and Hyeana. The Weasel group is
represented by Ratel. The exotic Cats from South & North America is represented by the
Jaguars.

HERBIVORES

      Leading the group (as per the size) is the herd of Indian Elephants in a large grassy
open enclosure, just below the historical Arch dam, closely followed by the rare Great Indian
Rhinoceros in sufficiently large enclosure near moat area. Matching these is the group of
Hippopotamus.

        The rare Indian Wild Ass finds a prominent place in the Zoo.

       The exclusively Indian Antelopes; Nilgai, Black Buck and Chowsingha have large
spacious open enclosures. The Deer group includes the large Sambar, Barasingha and the
beautiful Cheetal (Spotted Deer), Hog Deer, the Barking Deer and Mouse Deer. The prized
possession among these are the Manipur or Brow Antlered Deer (Sangai), which are
endangered.

        The Zoo is successful in breeding all the Deer.

BIRDS

       Besides India's national Bird the Peacock, other Pheasants exhibited are Golden,
Reev's Silver, Khalij, Lady Amhrest and Ring necked Pheasants, Spur Fowls, Partridges and
Quails. Rosy Pelicans and Flamingoes can be seen in big ponds along with Storks like
Adjutant, Black necked, Black stork and White Ibis. Sarus Crane and the Demoiselle Cranes
can be seen in the large open grasslands.

        Ducks and Geese are represented by a large variety in duck ponds; walk through
aviaries and in other ponds.




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        The Parrot family includes the colourful Macaws Cocatials and Lories and good
collection of love birds, Budgerigars and other Parakeets.

       The Zoo also has a good collection of Pigeons, Doves and Birds of Prey. Also
included in the collection are the Great Pied Hornbills, Malabar Pied Hornbills, Roufus
necked Hornbill, and Grey Horn Bills, which are exhibited in specially designed large arched
cages, the first of its kind in the country.

REPTILES

        A pair of Giant Galapogus Tortoises (100 Kgs. and more), aged about 74 years,
greet the visitors near the Children corner. Several Star Tortoises and fresh water Turtles
are also exhibited. The Gharials, Muggers the Estuarine Crocodiles and the Caimans all are
in the open pools. Monitor Lizards and Chameleons are kept in Reptile house.
        The Hooded Indian Cobra, the beautiful Russell's Viper, Giant Rock Python and
Reticulated Pythons are kept in enclosure along with other denizens like the Keel back and
Trees Snakes in Reptile house. Water monitor lizards are introduced in open moat.

SPECIALITIES

        The Zoo is proud to be the first to have the Asiatic Lion Safari in India, Tiger Safari
Park, the Modern Nocturnal Animal House. In the later, the animals which are active during
night are displayed which include Civets, a variety of Bats and Jungle Cats, Porcupines,
Owls, Ratel etc. The Modern Reptile House and the Safari Parks for Bear are unique in their
own right.

LIST OF WILDLIFE

        A list of animals in the Zoo as on 31-03-2007 is furnished in the Annexure-I and the
abstract is furnished hereunder. However the animal collection plan is affected during the
year due to worldwide menace of Bird Flu. Some of the rare animals that have bred during
the current year are Asiatic Lion, White Tiger, Thamin Deer, Chowsinga, Mouse Deer, Silver
Pheasants, Ring Necked Pheasants, Golden Pheasants, Sambar, etc. The total collection of
birds and animals in the
Zoo is 1250 nos.

 Sl.              Category                   Male       Female        Un-           Total
 No                                                                  Known
 1     Mammals                                149         133            4           286
 2     Birds                                  308         237           211          756
 3     REPTILES                               121          83            4           208
       TOTAL                                  578         453           219          1250


4.     ANIMAL NUTRITION

        We are keeping 178 varieties of Animals, Birds, Reptiles, Fishes which require a
variety of food. The food is procured locally through food suppliers and by fodder plots in the
Zoo premises by private contractor. The fodder is raised by using farmyard manure obtained
from our herbivore enclosures. As per the feed schedule the feed is procured and prepared
in the Zoo kitchen and supplied to the animals. Care is taken to provide balanced diet for all
animals and special diet is prepared for sick animals, which are under treatment, and special
care is taken for breeding Mammals, Birds, Reptiles to achieve good breeding results.


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         All the animals in the zoo are provided with balanced diet. Optimal nutrition is the
best Prophylactic against diseases in captive animals. According to the requirement and
special needs of the Animals, Birds and Reptiles in the zoo, hygienic and nutritious diet
fortified with Vitamins and Minerals are issued regularly. Feed schedule charts are available
for each species that indicates the feed items that are required for animals each day. The
feed items, which come from outside are screened by the Veterinarians and the perishable
items are disinfected, weighed and issued to the various sites. Lactating mothers, nursing
young ones and abandoned young animals are fed with special balanced diet.

The following are the feed items provided daily for the animals kept at the Zoo.
          1.     Raw Beef for all Carnivores                            276 Kgs.
          2.     Chicken to young and Nursing Carnivores                16.500 Kgs.
          3.     Boiled eggs Primates, Carnivores and Omnivores         97 Nos.
          4.     Raw Eggs to Breeding Carnivores males                  9 Nos.
          5.     Day old chicks issued to Carnivores Birds              40 Nos.
          6.     Dead Fish for Storks and Crocodiles                    47.000 Kgs.
          7.     Live Fish for Gharial and Otters                       10.000 Kgs.
          8.     Meal Worms for Pheasants                               6.000 Kgs.




          1      Bananas                       50.500 Kgs.
          2      Sweet lime                    12.500 Kgs.
          3      Apples                        14.500 Kgs.
          4      Guava                         6.500 Kgs
          5      Grapes                        6.500 Kgs
          6      Carrots                       25.000 Kgs
          7      Sweet Potatoes                16.000 Kgs
          8      Cabbage                       3.500 Kgs
          9      Potatoes                      2.000 Kgs
          10.    Tomatoes                      7.500 Kgs
          11.    Lettuce or Palak              7.500 Kgs
          12.    Ripe red chilies              250 grams.
          13.    Coconuts                      3 Nos.
          14.    Water melons                  3 Nos.
          15.    Milk                          27 Liters
          16.    Bread                         13.600 Kgs
          17.    Cheese                        30 grams
          18.    Mix Fruit jam                 40 grams.



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Variety of grass for herbivores


         1      Tunga/Sugar cane                 800.000 Kgs.
         2      Para Grass                       1600.000”
         3      Green kadvi                      460.000”
         4      Napier grass                     150.000”
         5      Lucerne                          50.000”
         6      Ragishaw for Elephants           9.000”
         7      Panicum                          10.000”
         8      CO1 Grass                        50.000”
         9      Green leaves of peepal and bud   50.000
        10      Oats                             110 Kgs.
        11      Coconut leaves                   10 Leaves
        12.     Babul pods branches              ad Libidum
                andBamboo clumps.

      Feed items for Reptiles
         1      Frogs                            100 Nos.
         2      Rats                             10 Nos.
         3      Garden Lizards                   20 Nos.
         4      Water Snakes                     Weekly 2 Nos.


      Grains for seed eating Birds


        1.     Jawar                             30.000 Kgs.
        2      Rala                              3.000 Kgs.
        3      Chana ( Primates and Birds)       12.000 Kgs.
        4      Paddy                             2.000 Kgs.
        5      Sun flower seed                   3.500 Kgs.
        6      Saw Flower Seed                   500 grams.
        7      Moong                             1.500 Kgs.
        8      D.P. Chana                        1.500 Kgs.
        9      Honey                             100 Grams.




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               Pre Mixed Feed for Herbivores and Birds.
               1         Duck Mixture                        14.500 Kgs.
               2         Matara Mixture                      3.000”
               3         Munia Mixture                       1.000”
               4         Flamingo Mixture                    750 Grams.
               5         Crane Mixtuer                       2.000 Kgs.
               6         Emu Mixture                         2.000”
               7         Cattle Feed                         210.000Kgs.
               8         Poultry layer mash                  8.000”
               9         Jaggery                             9.500”
               10        Salt                                1.000”


       Vitamin supplements are provided as prescribed from time to time by the Dietitians,
Veterinarians and Veterinary committee personnel.

       ZOO FODDER PLOT

       Raising of fodder was started in the year 1964 over an extent of (7) Acres within the
premises of Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad. By growing the fodder in our premises, the
food borne diseases are totally avoided and the general health of the animals also improved.
Since November 2001, the fodder plot is given to private contractor through tenders for
maintenance and supplying the fodder to Zoo. During 2006-07, the following quantities were
produced from the Zoo Fodder plot.

         Sl.No.             VARIETY OF GRASS/BROWSE                        QUANTITY
                                                                            in Kgs.
           1        Para Grass                                                  3,69,729
           2        Napier (NB21)                                                 31,885
           3        Peepal Leaves                                                    902
           4        Coconuts                                                          68
           5        Green Kadvi                                                   36,898

5.     VISITORS’ SERVICES

        The Zoological Park is open from Tuesday to Sunday and every Monday is holiday.
Government have enhanced the tariffs for entry into the Zoo vide G.O.RT No. 281
EFS&T(For.II) Dept, dated 20-9-2004. The following are the tariffs for entry into the Zoo and
also for other facilities.




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               Timings of the Zoological Park: April to June: 8.00 AM to 5.30 PM
                                              July to March: 8.30 AM to 5.00 PM

      S.No.                  Item/ Particulars                       Rate in Rs.
      1.      Entry into the Zoo
              a) Child                                       a)   10.00
              b) Adult                                       b)   20.00
              c) Cars/ Jeeps                                 c)   200.00
              d) Lorries for film shooting                   d)   1500.00

      2.      Photography with Camera                        20.00
      3.      Photography by professional photographers      500.00
      4.      Video Cameras
              Amateur                                        100.00 per day
              Professional                                   500.00 per day

      5.      Film shooting                                  8500.00 per day.
                                                             and 1500.00
                                                             For Generator fee.
      6.      Train ride
              Child
              Adult                                          5.00
                                                             15.00
      7       Elephant ride
              Child                                          5.00
              Adult                                          15.00
      8       Safari ride
              Child                                          10.00
              Adult                                          25.00

      9       Nocturnal Animal House
              Child                                   5.00
              Adult                                   10.00
      10      Zoo Guest House (Rents during day only) Rs.200.00 for family
              for occupation 9.00 AM-5.30 PM          upto10 members
                                                       2000/- for above 10
                                                      members group.

ZOO PARK - GREEN LUNGS OF THE CITY

        From the birds eye view, the Zoo premises appear like an oasis amidst the desert of
concrete. Gardens, Lawns, Groves with dense canopy are maintained and improved during
the year under report. Much of the area has good tree canopy and thus, the Zoo park acts as
Green lungs of Hyderabad Old City. The aesthetic aspect was taken into consideration and
this is met by keeping the lawns well maintained particularly during summer season by
providing surface irrigation and sprinklers. "Healthy animals in healthy surroundings" has
been the motto of the Zoo. Hence in the enclosures large scale planting is taken up with
indigenous plant materials to simulate natural condition, thus enriching the environment of
the animals displayed.




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ELEPHANT RIDE, TOY TRAIN FOR CHILDREN

       The Toy Train and the Zoo Elephant have been providing joy ride to the visitors
especially, to the children. The demand was so much on public holidays that special trips are
organised. During the year under report 3814 Adults + 747 Children enjoyed Elephant rides
and 1,06,000 Adults + 64,000 enjoyed Train ride.

CHILDREN'S DAY

       The Children's days was celebrated in Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad on 14th of
November 2005 and on this occasion more than 50,000. Children were permitted free into
the Park.

50th VANYA PRANI SAPTAH

      The 51st Vanya Prani Saptah was celebrated in Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad
from                     1-10-2006 to 07-10-2006 and on this occasion 11,302 nos. children
were permitted free into the Zoo.

SAFARI COMPLEX

        With a view to relieve the Zoo Management from the burden of maintaining the aging
Safari Vehicles, it was decided to outsource the entire work of Running Safari Vehicles,
including ticketing from this year. When put to open tenders, Rs.12.00 lakhs was received
from this. 4 vehicles are put to use. The number of visitors who visited the Safari parks
during the year is 81,200 nos adults and 32,600 nos children.

VISITORS VEHICLE

        For providing transport facilities inside Zoo, tenders were called to operate Battery /
CNG / LPG run vehicles for visitors. Tenders were finalized for running of (4) Maruthi Omni
Vans run with LPG at a cost of Rs.2.50 lakhs. These Vans are serving the visitors
conveniently as one vehicle can be engaged exclusively by a family. The rates chargeable
are Rs.25/- Adults, Rs.10/- Children. Mostly the tourist groups who are coming in buses &
vans are utilizing the facility introduced to minimize the vehicular traffic inside the Zoo and
also to check air pollution. About 900 nos adult 5000 nos. children have availed this facility.

PRE-HISTORIC ANIMAL PARK

       The Pre-historic Animals Park setup in Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad is being
maintained by the Zoological Survey of India. The life size models are popular attraction to
the visiting public. A total number of (3) fiberglass models are being exhibited i.e. 1
Brontosaurus 2. Triceratops horridus. 3. Tyrannosaurus rex. The models were renovated
during 2002-03.




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ZOO EDUCATION

         Next to conservation, wildlife education is one of the prime objectives of the Zoo
Park. An enlightened public would help in better wildlife welfare conservation either ex-situ or
in-situ. The following forms of zoo education are provided in the Zoo.

  Display of animals in natural setting and simulating natural habitat.
  Providing effective interpretation signages near every enclosure.
  Trained guides are engaged for conducting Zoo visit to School groups.
  Organising special education program on Snakes and their conservation with the
   help of local NGO called "Friends of Snakes' Society" Hyderabad.

ANIMAL ADOPTION SCHEME

        Leading the Way, again the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Jubliee hills, Hyderabad School
Children have adopted not only previously adopted male Lion Tailed Macaque (Shashi), but
also a set of three Pheasants(white peacocks) by depositing an amount of Rs. 25,000/-. The
Cheque was handed over to the Curator during the School's Annual Day celebrations. Three
cheers to the students and staff who have blazed an exemplary trail. The other donors are
as follows.

                              Adoption for the year 2006-07

 Sl.                 Name                           Animal         Duration        Amount
 No.
 1   Bharatiya Vidha Bhavan Public               LTM             One year         Rs.25,000/-
     School, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.           (Shashi) &
                                                 (3) Nos. of
                                                 birds
 2     Dr. Sarabh S. Chitre,                     One Turtle      One year           Rs.5,000/-
       201, Khan Apartments,
       (Red earyed shider) Umanagar,
       Kundan bagh, Hyderabad.
 3     Sri Alexander,                            Spotted         (1) Month            Rs.500/-
       Addl. S.P., (Vigilance Enforcement        Deer
       cell),
       MCH, Tank Band, Hyderabad.
 4     Sri Dr. C. Kesava Rao, &                  Spotted         ½ year             Rs.3000/-
       Sri C. Ratnam,                            Deers
       Kakinada, E. Godawari Dist.
 5     Mrs. Madhu Sharma,                        Spotted         1 months             Rs.600/-
       Kukatpally, Hyderabad.                    Deers

FILM SHOOTING

       A total number of (01) permission was given to shoot feature films in the Zoo during
the year under report. The zoo has become one of the important locations for film shooting.
Permission is accorded by the Curator, Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad.




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 VISITATION
         The number of visitors to the Zoo during the year has increased by 17% over that of
 last year.

             13,93,390                                           16,31,518




                              05-06           06-07

                                                                         2002-03
                                                                         2003-04
                      04-05                      02-03
15,12,398                                                                2004-05
                                      03-04                              2005-06
                                                                         2006-07
                                                               1570932
                                                         15,70,932

                              15,68,898




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6. VETERINARY SERVICES

         The animals are kept in different areas in the pre-designated sites. The Animal
Keepers are posted to the sites where they have experience and aptitude. As part of their
routine, they take care of the animals and thoroughly clean and disinfect the animal houses.
The Veterinarians take regular rounds and inspect the animals and check their physical
condition, conduct stool analysis (with the help of local Veterinary Biological Research
Institute) and check for leftover feed, etc. Balanced Nutrition with feed additives are regularly
administered so that endangered animals can bred well.

ANIMAL HEALTH CARE - STAFF
   1) Asst. Director – 1 No.
   2) Veterinary Asst. Surgeon. – 1 No.
   3) Junior Veterinary Officer – 2 Nos.
   4) Veterinary Assistants – 2 Nos.

   Dr. M. Naveen Kumar the earlier Dy. Director, retired on 30.11.2006. However, his
services are being continued through Service Provider

    The area of the zoo, wherein the exhibits are present are roughly delimited and the Vet.
Staff are allotted to the respective enclosures and area. Every morning the respective staff
go on round and inspect the health, sanitation, hygiene and other aspects. In case any
abnormality is noticed the matter is brought to the attention of Asst. Director for immediate
action. Depending on the severity of the problem the animal is either shifted to the in-patient
ward or kept in the animal house only and treated.

   The feed items in the feed stores are checked by the Asst. Director for quality every
morning and released for distribution to the animals after thorough disinfection.

           Sno        Particulars         Mammals       Birds    Reptiles     Total
           a.    No. of Cases treated         112          5         4         121
           b.    No. of Cases Cured           104          4         4         112
           c.    No. of Cases Died             4           1                    5
           d.    No. of Cases under            4           -          -         4
                 treatment

        Most of the cases, of deaths were mainly due to senility and due to injuries sustained
during infighting and self inflicted. There were no outbreak of any contagious and Zoonotic
diseases during the period.

PROPHYLACTIC TREATMENT

        Prophylactic measures adopted are like regular faecal sample examination of
individual animals and random sample examination of animals every month. Periodical de-
worming and specific de-worming of animals of positive cases were carried out. In the year
2006-2007, 2221 feacal samples were examined in routine for parasitic load at Veterinary
Biological Research Institute, Hyderabad out of which 71 samples are positive. Further 1058
random feacal samples of different species were examined in the Zoo laboratory out of
which 191 are positive for different parasites, subsequent treatment was followed up.




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EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF VETERINARIANS:

        Apart from regular round to check up the health of the animals, regular lecture
classes are conducted for internees from college of Veterinary science and Undergraduates
from Veterinary Colleges from neighboring states who visit Zoo. Classes on Disease
management, restraints and breeding management are taken by Dy. Director for the
students benefit.
        During the year 2006-2007 08 internees and 135 undergraduates from neighboring
states like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh visited the Zoo.

        In addition, the Veterinary Asst. Surgeon Dr. Madhusudhan Goud has attended a
short term training programme for Zoo Veterinarians at Indian Veterinary Research Institute
Izatnagar, Bareilly, U.P. from 5th - 11 th March 2007.

      Dr. Abdul Hakeem, Asst. Director, has attended a training on microchipping of
Elephants at Trissur on 8th and 9th February, 2007.

RESCUE & REHABILITATION OF WILDLIFE:

        There was a distress call that a Sloth bear had strayed into habitation, and injuring
the public at Amdapur village, Bodhan Mandal, Nizamabad District. The Dy. Director, Nehru
Zoological Park, Hyderabad, Dr. Naveen Kumar and the Asst. Conservator of Forests, Sri K.
Shekar Reddy camped at that place on 17.4.2006 & 18.4.2006 and could capture the Sloth
bear. In the process, both the officers were seriously injured. After keeping the bear for
some time at Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad, it was released into wild at Bada Pahad
area of Nizamabad District.

       Another Sloth bear, captured last year from Karimnagar District was also released in
nearly area subsequently.

        In addition, (140) free ranging spotted deers in the Zoo were transported to remote
forest areas of Srisailam and released.

7. CONSERVATION BREEDING

       Many of the endangered species have bred in the Zoo during the year 2006-07. The
animals which have bred are Asiatic Lion, Tigers, Mouse Deer, Hog Deer, Swamp Deer,
Sambar, Black Buck, and Pheasants, emus. Most noteworthy is, the birth of 16 iguanalets in
the Zoo in August 2006, which is first of its kind in any Indian Zoo.

Hand Rearing: Hand rearing of the olive baboon, panther cub “Nimmu” was done
successfully.

Pheasant Breeding Programme: Pheasants breeding during 2006-2007 was very
successful.
Most of the hatchings were in Silver Pheasants, Golden Pheasant, Khalij pheasants, Ring
necked
pheasant, White Peafowl, Grey jungle fowl.




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       Sl.No                          SPECIES                            No.of Chicks

       1.                Silver Pheasant                                            06
       2                 Golden Pheasant                                            02
       3                 Khalij Pheasant                                            02
       4                 Ring Necked Pheasant                                       03

    Research Achievement: The Veterinarians of the Zoo are assisting in the experiments for
    wild life conservation conducted by C.C.M.B under project assigned by Central Zoo
    Authority.

            In addition, a programme for breeding of Mouse deers has been sanctioned by CZA
    recently Rs.4.50 lakhs also have since been released for this work.

    8. FINANCIAL REPORT

            The Accounts Officer looks after the Accounting, Finance, Revenue and Payment of
    Salaries and Allowances and control of Expenditure etc., During the year under report the
    following are the Revenue and expenditure figures under the Plan and Non-plan schemes.
    The statements of comparative revenue earned and expenditure incurred for the year is
    furnished in the graph.

    REVENUE PARTICULARS OF 2006-07 Rs: 374,08,946.00

Main Entrance   Visitor Van    Safari Park    Train  Elephant   Misc   G Houses Rentals    NAH
    32080050          250000       1498955   1200000    95945   875897    28200  908899 471000



                                                                      Main Entrance        85.76%
                                                                      Visitor Van          0.67%
                                                                      Safari Park          4.01%
                                                                      Train                3.20%

                                                                      Elephant             0.26%

                                                                      Misc                 2.34%
                                                                      G Houses             0.07%

                                                                      Rentals              2.43%

                                                                      NAH                  1.26%




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Expenditure incurred year wise.

                    Revenue           Expenditure in Rupees.                 Total
        Year
                                                                          Expenditure
                                      Plan             Non-Plan            In Rupees.
    2002-2003      191,61,840           4,57,426          429,15,178          433,72,604
    2003-2004      191,18,211         17,92,985           434,99,069          452,92,054
    2004-2005      270,91,916         18,30,321           450,37,978          468,68,299
    2005-2006      327,16,394         14,06,103           487,29,772          501,35,875
    2006-2007      374,08,946         19,14,214           381,31,600          400,45,814

       Against the expenditure of Rs. 400,45,814 (Rupees Four crores, forty five thousand
eight hundred and fourteen only), the total Revenue realized during the year is Rs.37408946
(Rupees Three crores, seventy four lakhs eight thousand nine hundred and forty six only)


9. GENERAL AFFAIRS


CONSERVATION: As a part of our ex-situ conservation objectives, we have successfully
rehabilitated in the wild 140 spotted deers freely ranging in the Zoo, as per the IUCN
guidelines.


PERSONNEL


       The Nehru Zoological Park at Hyderabad is headed by a Conservator of Forests, /
Director (I.F.S cadre) and Assisted by Curator, (I.F.S cadre) and an Asst. Conservator of
Forests in day to day running and maintenance of the Zoo. The Finances i.e., Receipts and
Expenditure is looked after by Accounts Officer. The Zoo has three Sections namely (a)
Animal Section, (b) Garden Section, (c) Watch and Ward Section. Each section is headed by
a Supervisor who works under the control of Asst. Curators. The Organizational structure is
given below.

       Though the sanctioned strength is 324 but in reality there are 96 posts vacant. Due to
shortage of the Manpower, the existing staff are over-burdened. Also more than 80% people
are nearing age of superannuation. Unless young people are recruited in the Zoological Park
the day to day work is likely to hamper, and quality of work would be affected.




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222
                        Annexure –I

Sl.No.                   Head of Accounts             Expenditure in Rs.
   1     2406-02-110-04-SANCTURIES (NP)
         011 – Payments                                     18881641.00
         012 – Allowances                                     724484.00
         013- D.A                                            4308230.00
         015- IR                                               48628.00
         016-HRA                                             3509522.00
         017- Medical Reimbursement                           184002.00
         018- E.EL,S                                         1043424.00
         019- LTC                                              54894.00
         111-T.A                                               27029.00
         114- FTA                                                  0.00
         131 – S.P.T.C                                          5354.00
         132 – OOE                                             54237.00
         133 - Water & Electricity                            120459.00
         140 – RRT                                                 0.00
         240 – POL                                            234280.00
         312 - Grant in Aid                                     2000.00
         503 – OE                                              13869.00
         510 – MV                                              74962.00
         Total                                              29287015.00

  2      2406-02-110-03- Dist Officers (NP)
         020 – Wages                                            24000.00
         111 – TA                                               10250.00
         131 – SPTC                                             52728.00
         132 – OOE                                              38362.00
         133 - Water & Electricity                              59963.00
         140 – RRT                                                  0.00
         240 – POL                                              68400.00
         300 - Contigent Services                               15000.00
         312 - Grant in Aid                                         0.00
         503 – OE                                              196471.00
         510 – M.V                                                  0.00
         Total                                                 465174.00

  3      2406-02-111-04- Nehru Zoological Park (NP)
         230-Diet charges                                    7287323.00
         271- O.E.                                            209999.00
         272 – Maintenance                                    642373.00
         Total                                               8139695.00

  4      2059-01-053-44- Building of Prl.CCF (NP)
         271-OE                                                129941.00
         272- Maintenance                                      109775.00
         Total                                                 239716.00




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               Sl.No. Head of Accounts                               Expenditure in Rs.
                  5 2406-02-111-11-04- Zoological Parks (PLAN)
                      131-SPTS                                                   105762.00
                      230- Diet Charges                                           48632.00
                      240 – POL                                                   17763.00
                      271 – O.E                                                 1111937.00
                      272 – Maintenance                                          420060.00
                      2406-02-789SCCP-11-05
                      271-O.E                                                    210060.00
                      2406-02-796-TSP-11-05
                      271-OE                                                          0.00
                      Total                                                     1914214.00

                 6   CZA Funds                                                 2891732.00
                 7   Zoo Authority of Andhra Pradesh, NZP.                    10651290.00

FAREWELL

       The following employees have retired from the service on superannuation during the
year 2005-2006.

S.No.         Name of the employee                 Designation          Date of Retirement
         Sarvasri
   1     Nagu                                  Head Mali                    3 0 .0 6 .2 0 0 6
   2     V. Janardhan Reddy                    F.R.O                        3 1 .0 7 .2 0 0 6
   3     Dr. Naveen Kumar                      D.D (A.H)                    3 0 .1 1 .2 0 0 6
   4     Rajamma                               Malan                        3 1 .0 1 .2 0 0 7
   5     Md. Sardar                            Park Supervisor              2 8 .0 2 .2 0 0 7

 With heartfelt sorrow it is informed that the following employees expired in service.

 S.No.        Name of the employee                 Designation            Date of expiry
          Sarvasri
   1      G. Ravi                              Animal Keeper                2 0 .0 4 .2 0 0 6
   2      Mogalaiah                            Animal Keeper                0 5 .1 2 .2 0 0 6

ZOO ETHICS

        The Zoological Park is run by Forest Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. In
consonance with the objective of the Government of Andhra Pradesh, this Zoo has been in
the forefront in building modern enclosures for the display of animals and also in taking up
the task of constructing Safari complex within the Zoo and constructing of Nocturnal Animal
House and many more such programmes. Over a time, the Zoo personnel have achieved
expertise in animal handling, management, breeding of endangered animals, capturing wild
animals, treating the injured animals, etc. The Zoo plays a model role for the upcoming zoos.
As seen from the Revenue and Expenditure the Zoo has to get grants from the Government
for Salaries and Maintenance as the Revenue is about 2/3rd of the Expenditure. In spite of
the large gap between Revenue and Expenditure it is the policy of the Government of
Andhra Pradesh to generously provide funds for maintenance of the Zoo, which provides
significant service to the society at large.




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10. CITIZENS' CHARTER

        Keeping in view the government instructions for providing efficient services, a
Citizen's charter has been prepared for this Zoo, which is reproduced below. Efforts are
being taken to implement the charter in it's true spirit.

I. SERVICES
    • Showing the visitors local, National and some exotic wild animals in simulated natural
       surroundings.
    • Showing the visitors charismatic animals like Tiger and Lion in their possible natural
       habitat in our Safaries and providing proper transport facilities.
    • Showing the visitors some of nocturnal animals, in simulated darkness and providing
       proper interpretation.
    • Educating visitors about wildlife with the help of interpretation and Signage boards.
    • Entertain the children with Joy rides on Elephant and Train at given schedule.

II. SERVICE DELIVERY- TIME LIMIT

Sl.   Nature of Service                                Standards              Time Limits
No.
 1.   Issuing tickets for Visiting the Zoo   This service will be provided     15 Minutes
                                             during Zoo hours
 2.   Issuing tickets for Showing Tiger and Sighting of Tiger and Lion in      10 Minutes
      Lion Safaries and providing proper wilderness
      transport facilities
 3.   Issuing tickets for entering Nocturnal Sighting nocturnal animals        10 Minutes
      Animal House and providing proper      in simulated dark.
      guide facilities.

 4.   Educating the visitors about the        Brochure, Signage Boards        Need based
      Wildlife with brochure, interpretation, and Interactive feed
      signage boards.                         sessions

 5.   Providing recreation to the children Seats are assured for each          60 Minutes
      with Joy rides on Train at given ticket
      schedule.

III. INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED FROM
 Name of the Officer  Designation      Located at                  Telephone/Fax/ E-mail
  A. Sudhakar, I.F.S    Curator     Nehru Zoo Park,                   24477355 (office)
                                      Bahadurpura,                     24473253(Fax)
                                       Hyderabad                        9440810162
                                                                   hydzoo@rediffmail.com
 K. Sheker Reddy              A.C.F.                -do-                9440810182




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IV. PARTICULARS OF CHARGES

S.No                        Particulars                            Adult          Child
1      Zoo park entrance Fee                                         Rs.20/-       Rs.10/-
2      Safari Parks(Transport +entrance )                            Rs.25/-       Rs.10/-
3      Nocturnal Animal House(Guide charges                          Rs.10/-       Rs. 5/-
       +Entrance)
4      Joy ride on Train                                             Rs.15/-         Rs. 5/-
5      Joy ride on Elephant back                                     Rs.15/-         Rs. 5/-
6      Visitors Vehicle for moving in Zoo                            Rs.30/-        Rs 20/-
7      Car/Jeep entrance fee (with five occupants)                                 Rs.200/-
8      Guest House                                                                 Rs.200/-
9      Use of Camera inside Zoo                                      Video     Sill Camera
                                                                   Rs.100/-         Rs. 20/-

Guest house (Rest rooms) can be booked in advance at the Curator’s Office.

COMPLAINT REDRESSAL

Courteous and helpful service will be extended by all the staff. If you have any complaints or
suggestions for improving the services you are welcome to register your complaints with the
following Officers

       Name            Designation            Located at            Telephone/ Fax / Email.
    A. Sudhakar,         Curator           Zoo Office, Nehru             24477355 (o);
        I.F.S.                              Zoological Park,              9440810162
                                              Hyderabad.                24473253 (Fax)
                                                                    hydzoo@rediff mail.com

     Momin Ali         Asst. Curator     Asst. Curator’s Office,          9440810589
                                               NZP, Hyd

     C. Anjaiah       Zoo Sargeant           Main entrance

WEB SITE : We have also created a Web site at www.hyderabadzoo.org. You are welcome
to use this facility. You can also send the feed back to us with your suggestions etc., to
hydzoo @ rediffmail.com.

WE SEEK YOUR CO-OPERATION ON THE FOLLOWING
To improve the quality of service we request you to help us in the following way.

1. Keep the Nehru Zoological premises clean. For this avoid littering the green Lawns
   and Gardens.
2. Avoid bringing polythene covers and plastic covers and cups etc. These may become
   fatal to the free ranging deers inside the Zoo
3. Avoid teasing animals(pelting the pebbles etc) and feeding the animals, which are
   offences as per the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972.
4. Avoid causing disturbance to the other visitors and the animals




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counter for Rs.5/-
       We are committed to constantly revise and improve the services being offered under
the charter.
       We are committed to constantly revise and improve the services being offered under
the charter.


        LET US JOIN TO IMPROVE THE ZOO TO WORLD CLASS STANDARDS,
                   AND IN MAKING THIS CHARTER A SUCCESS


                                                                 Director
                                                          Nehru Zoological Park,
                                                               Hyderabad.

                                ANNEXURE-II
                   INVENTORY OF LIVE STOCK AS ON 31.3.2007

 Sl.          SPECIES                                                       Un-
                                    SCIENTIFIC NAME        Male   Female            Total
No.      COMMON NAME                                                       Known
MAMMALS
a) Carnivores
FAMILY : MUSTELIDAE
1      Ratel                  Mellivora capensis              2       1         0      3
FAMILY : URSIDAE
2      Himalayan Black Bear   Selenarctos thibetanus          2       3         0      4
3      Sloth Bear             Melursus ursinus                4       7         0     11
4      Malayan Sun Bear       Helarctos malayanus             1       4         0      5
                              euryspilus
FAMILY : CANIDAE
5     Wolf                    Canis lupus                     1       0         0      1
6     Jackal                  Canis aureus                    2       4         0      6
7     Fox                     Vulpes bengalensis              1       1         0      2
8     Wild dog                Cuon alpinus                    0       2         0      2
FAMILY : VIVERRIDAE
9     Palm Civet              Pardoxurus hermaphroditus       4       3         0      7
FAMILY : HYAENIDAE
10    Striped Hyena           Hyaena hyaena                   1       1         0      2
 FAMILY : VIVERRIDAE
11    Mongoose Common         Herpestes fuscus                1       2         0      3
FAMILY : FELIDAE
12    Indian Lion             Panthera leo persica            5       6         0     11
13    African Lion            Panthera leo                    0       4         0      4
14    Tiger                   Panthera tigris tigris          3       7         0     10
15    White Tiger             Panthera tigris tigris          4       3         0      7
16    Panther(Leopard)        Panthera pardus                 5       4         0      9
17    Jaguar                  Panthera onca                   2       1         0      3
               Total                                         38      52         0     90




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Sl.     SPECIES COMMON                                                    Un-
                                  SCIENTIFIC NAME        Male   Female           Total
No.           NAME                                                       Known
b) Herbivores
FAMILY : ELEPHANTIDAE
18   Indian Elephant        Elephas maximus                1        5        0      6
FAMILY : RHINOCERATIDAE
19   Indian Rhino           Rhinoceros unicornis           1        0        0      1
FAMILY : HIPPOPOTAMIDAE
20   Hippopotamus           Hippopotamus amphibious        2        1        0      3
FAMILY : EQUIDAE
21   Wild Ass               Equus hemionus khur            0        1        0      1

FAMILY : SUIDAE
22   Wild Boar              Sus scrofa                     2        2        0      4
FAMILY : CERVIDAE
23   Swamp Deer             Cervus duvauceli               6        6        0     12
24   Samber Deer            Cervus unicolor                5        5        0     10
25   Brow-Antler Deer       Cervus eldi eldi               2        2        0      4
26   Spotted Deer           Axis axis                     67       23        0     90
27   Barking Deer           Muntiacus muntjak              1        2        0      3
28   Hog Deer               Axis porcinus                  1        6        0      7
FAMILY : ANTILOCAPRIDAE
29   Mouse Deer             Tragulus meminna               3        5        0      8
FAMILY : BOVIDAE
30   Nilgai                 Boselaphus tragocamelus        5        6        0     11
31   Black buck             Antilope cervicapra            4        6        0     10
           Total                                          98       69        0    167
c) Primates
FAMILY : PONGIDAE
32   Orangutan            Pongo pygmaeus                   1        0        0      1
33   Chimpanzee           Pan troglodytes                  1        2        0      3
FAMILY : CERCOPITHECIDAE
38   Sacred Baboon        Papio hamadryas                  1        1        0      2
39   Olive Baboon         Papio anubis                     1        2        0      3
40   Yellow Baboon        Papio cynocephalus               1        0        0      1
41   Capped Langur        Presbytis pileatus               1        1        0      2
42   Lion Tail Monkey     Macaca silenus                   1        1        0      2
43   African Red Pattas   Erethrocebus patas patas         0        1        0      1
     Monkey
44   African Green Monkey Cercopethecus sabaeus            2        1        0      3
45   African Wolf Monkey  Cercopethecus woyi woyi          1        0        0      1
46   Bonnet Monkey        Macaca radiata                   1        1        0      2
           Total                                          12       10        0     22
d ) Rodents
FAMILY : HYSTRICIDAE
47   Indian Porcupine       Hystrix indica                 3        1        0      4

II BIRDS
FAMILY : CICONIIDAE
48   Great Adjutant Stork   Leptoptilos crumeniferus       1        0        0      1
49   Black Necked Stork     Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus     5        0        0      5
50   White Necked Stork     Ciconia episcopus              1        1        0      2



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 Sl.  SPECIES COMMON                                            Femal    Un-
                                SCIENTIFIC NAME          Male                    Total
No.            NAME                                               e     Known
51   White Stork           Ciconia ciconia                  2       0        0      2
52   Painted Stork         Mycteria leucocephala           12       9        4     25
FAMILY : PELICANIDAE
53   Rosy Pelican          Pelecanus erythrorhynchos        3       0        0       3
54   Grey Pelican          Pelecanus philippenis            1       2        0       3
FAMILY : GRUIDAE
55   Sarus Crane           Grus antigone                    2       2        0       4
FAMILY : PHOENICOPTERIDAE
56   Flamingo              Phoenicopterus roseus            2       0        0       2
FAMILY : THRESKIORUITHIDAE
57   White Ibis            Threskiornis acthiopica         13      11        0     24
58   Spoon Bill            Platalea leucorodia              1       2        0      3
FAMILY : BUCEROTIDAE
59   Great Horn Bill       Buceras bicornis                 1       1        0       2
60   Pied Horn Bill        Anthracoceros malabaricus        3       3        0       6
61   Wreathed Horn Bill    Rhyticeros undulates             0       0        0       0
FAMILY : ANATIDAE
62   Bar Headed Goose      Anser indicus                    3       1        0       4
63   Grey Leg Goose        Anser anser                      2       3        0       5
64   Comb Duck             Sarkidiornis melanotos           2       0        0       2
65   Brahmini Duck         Tadorna ferruginea               3       4        0       7
66   Common Shell Duck     Tadorna tadorna                  3       1        0       4
67   Pin tail Duck         Anas acuta                       4       4        0       8
68   Spot Bill Duck        Anas poecilorhyncha              2       4        0       6
69   Mallard Duck          Anas platyrhynchos               2       0        0       2
70   Common Teal           Anas crecca                      2       3        0       5
71   Cotton Teal           Nettapus coromandelianus         1       4        0       5
72   Garganey Teal         Anas querquedula                 2       3        0       5
73   Lesser Whistling Teal Dendrocygna javanica             5       4        0       9
74   White Eyed Pochard    Aythya myroca                    2       4        0       6
75   Common Pochard        Aythya ferina                    2       4        0       6
76   Wigeon                Anas penelope                    1       0        0       1
77   Red Crested Pochard   Netta rufina                     2       2        0       4
78   Black Swan            Cygnus atratus                   1       1        0       2
FAMILY : PHALACROCORACIDAE
79   Darter (Snake Bird)      Anhinga rufa                 0        2        0       2
FAMILY : RALLIDAE
80   Coot                     Fulica atra                  1        3        0      4
81   Purple Moore Hen         Porphyria porphyria          8       13        0     21
FAMILY : ARDEIDAE
82   Grey Heron               Ardea cinerea                2        4        0       6
83   Egret                    Ardea alba                   2        0        0       2
84   Goliath Heron            Ardea goliath                1        2        0       3
FAMILY : PHASIANIDAE
85   Grey Partridge           Francdilus pondicerionus     1        2        0      3
86   Black Partridge          Francolinus francolinus      5        1        0      6
87   Jungle Bush Quail        Perdicula asiatica           8        2        0     10
88   Red Jungle Fowl          Gallus gallus                1        2        0      3
89   Yellow Throated Spur     Francolin gularis            3        5        0      8
     Fowl
90   Red Spur Fowl            Galloperdix spadicea         2        2        0       4


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 Sl.     SPECIES COMMON             SCIENTIFIC NAME          Male   Female    Un-     Total
No.             NAME                                                         Known
91   Painted Spur Fowl           Galloperdix lunulata           1        1        0       2
92   Indian Pea Fowl             Pavo cristatus                 1        1        0       2
93   White Pea Fowl              Pavo cristatus                 2        2        0       4
94   Burmeese Green Fowl         Pavo muticus                   2        1        0       3
FAMILY : TIMALIDAE
95   Laughing Thrush             Garrulax leucolophus           1        2        0       3
FAMILY : PHASIANIDAE
96    Silver Pheasant            Lophura nycthemera            12        5        0      17
97    Lady Amhrest Pheasant      Chrysolophus amherstiae        1        1        0       2
98    Bl. Breasted Khalij        Lophura leucomelana            2        2        0       4
      Pheasant
FAMILY : COLUMBIDAE
99    Common Crowned             Goura species                  1        1        0       2
      Pigeon
100   Nicobar Pigeon             Colocnas rucobanica            2        0        0       2
101   Rock Pigeon                Columbia livia                 9       10        0      19
102   Green Pigeon               Treron phoenicoptera           2        3        0       5
103   Spotted Dove               Streptopelia chinensis         2        4        0       6
104   Ring Dove                  Streptopelia decaocto          4        0        0       4
105   Emerald Dove               Chalcophaps indica             1        4        0       5
106   Rufous Turtle Dove         Streptopelia orientalis       19       20        0      39
107   Zebra Dove                 Geopelia striata               1        1        0       2
108   Little Brown Dove          Streptopelia senegalensis      2        4        0       6
FAMILY : BURLINIDAE
109   Stone Curlew               Numenius arguata               1        1        0       2
FAMILY : CUCULIDAE
110   Koel                       Eudynamys seolopacea           1        8        0       9
FAMILY : PSITTACIDAE
111   White Budgerigar           Melopsittacus undulatus       14       14        0      28
112   Budgerigar                 Melopsittacus (Mutant)        75       57        0     132
113   Love Birds                 Agapornis personata           52       47        0      99
114   Blue Peach Faced Love      Agapornis roseicollis         17       13        0      30
      Bird
115   Plum Headed Parakeet       Psittacula cyanocephola       11       12        0      23
116   Red Breasted Parakeet      Psittacula alexandir           6        3        0       9
117   Blossom Headed             Psittacula cyanocephola        4        5        0       9
      Parakeet
118   Rose ringed Parakeet       Psittacula krameri            18        6        0      24
119   Large Indian Parakeet      Psittacula eupatria           15        4        0      19
120   Malabar Parakeet           Psittacula columboidis         3        2        0       5
121   Slaty Headed Parakeet      Psittacula himalayana          8        2        0      10
122   Ornate Lorikeet            Loriculus bernalis             0        1        0       1
123   Grey Cockatiel             Nymphicus hollandicus         17        9        0      26
124   White Cockatiel            Nymphicus hollandicus          5        1        0       6
125   Pied Cockatiel             Nymphicus hollandicus         11        9        0      20
126   Sulpher Crested Cockatoo   Cacatua galerita               1        1        0       2
127   Goffine Cockatoo           Cacatua goffini                1        1        0       2
128   White Cockatoo             Cacatua alba                   1        1        0       2
129   African Grey Parrot        Psittacula erithacus           2        2        0       4
130   Red Masked Connure         Aratinga erythrogenys          1        1        0       2
131   Brown eared Connure        Aratinga patagonus             1        0        0       1


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 Sl.      SPECIES COMMON         SCIENTIFIC NAME        Male   Female    Un-     Total
 No.             NAME                                                   Known
132    Patagonion Connure     Cyanoliseus patagonus        1       1         0       2
133    Green Wing Macaw       Ara chloroptera              1       1         0       2
134    Blue Throated Amazon   Amazona aestiva aestiva      0       1         0       1
135    Red Lory               Eos bornea                   1       0         0       1
136    Chattering Lory        Lories gerrulas              2       0         0       2
137    Rainbow Lory           Trichoglossus                4       4         0       8
                              haematodus
138    Emu                    Dromaius                     2       1         0       3
                              novaehollandiae
FAMILY : FALCONIDAE
139  Black Winged Kite        Elanus caeruleus            1        1        0       2
140  Brahmini Kite            Haliastur Indus             1        1        0       2
141  Paraiah Kite             Mivus migrans               2        3        0       5
142  Marsh Harrier            Circus aeruginossus         1        0        0       1
143  Shikra                   Accipiter badius            4        0        0       4
144  White Eyed Buzzard       Butastur teesa              3        1        0       4
145  Tawny Eagle              Aquila vindhiana            3        1        0       4
146  Shaheen Falcon           Falco peregrinus            1        1        0       2
147  Kestral                  Falco sparverius            1        1        0       2
FAMILY : GYPIDAE
148  King vulture             Sarcogyps calvus            2        1        0       3
149  Scavenger Vulture        Neophron peronopterus       8       10        0      18
150  White Backed Vulture     Gyps bengalensis            4        2        0       6
FAMILY : STRIGIDAE
151  Great Horned Owl         Bubo bubo                   2        3        0       5
152  Mottled Wood Owl         Strix ocellata              2        2        0       4
153  Barn Owl                 Tyto alba                   1        1        0       2
154  Fishing Owl              Bubo zelonensis             2        0        0       2
155  Spotted Owlet            Anthene brama               6        5        0      11
     Total:                                              505      414       4     923
III REPTILES:
FAMILY : CROCODYNIDAE
156  Spectacle Crocodile      Caiman species              2        1        0       3
157  Mugger Crocodile         Crocodylus palustris       20       16        0      36
158  Salt Water Crocodile     Crocadylus porosus          3        1        0       4
FAMILY : GAVIALIDAE
159  Gharials                 Gavialis gangeticus         9        4        0      13
FAMILY : VERANIDAE
160  Land Monitor Lizard      Varanus bengalensis         1        2        0       3
161  Water Monitor Lizard     Varanus bengalensis         0        1        0       1
FAMILY : ELAPIDAE
162  King Cobra               Ophiophagas hannah          1        0        0       1
163  Indian Cobra             Naja naja                   2        8        0      10
FAMILY : BOIDAE
164  Sand Boa                 Eryx johni                  1        1        0       2
FAMILY : PYTHONIDAE
165  Indian Python            Python molurus              2        2        0       4
166  Reticulated Python       Python reticulata           2        1        0       3
FAMILY : VIPERIDAE
167  Russels Viper            Vipera ruselli              1        1        0       2
FAMILY : CROTALIDAE


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 Sl.  SPECIES COMMON                                                Un-
                               SCIENTIFIC NAME     Male   Female            Total
 No.         NAME                                                  Known
168  Green Pit Viper      Trimeresurus gramineus      1       1         0       2
FAMILY : COLUDRIDAE
169  Water Snakes         Oenochrophis piscagtor     10       2         0      12
170  Green whip Snakes    Ahaetulla naxitus           5       4         0       9
171  Rat Snakes           Pytas mucosus               4       2         0       6
172  Common Krait         Bungarus caerulcus          3       2         0       5
173  Indian Bronze Keel   Dendralaphis tristes        1       0         0       1
     Back
FAMILY : CHAMAELEONTIDAE
174  Chameleons           Squamata chameleon          1       2         0       3
FAMILY : TESTUDINIDAE
175   Star Tortoise       Geochelone elegans          0       0         4       4
176   Fresh Water Turtles Melenochelys trijuga       45      25         0      70
177   Giant Tortoise      Testude elephatopus         2       0         0       2
178   Indian Mud turtle   Lissemys punctata           5      12         6      23
      Total:                                        121      88        10     219
      GRAND TOTAL:                                  859     660        14    1533




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