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Central Zone, Nagpur

Office Building of FSI (EZ), KolkataThe Forest Survey of India, Central Zone succeeded the "Pre-Investment Survey of Forest Resources" (PISFR), a project initiated in the year 1965 by Government of India with the sponsorship of FAO and UNDP at Jagdalpur in erstwhile Madhya Pradesh state now Chhattisgarh and was shifted from Jagdalpur to Nagpur (Maharashtra State) in 1974. In the year 1976, the National Commission on Agriculture (NCA) in its report recommended the creation of a National Forest Survey Organization for a regular survey of forest resources of the country leading to creation of FSI. As a sequel to this, the PISFR was renamed/reorganized as Forest Survey of India (FSI) on 1st June 1981.

States
Maharashtra Gujarat
Madhya Pradesh Goa
Chhattisgarh
Union Territories
Dadra & Nagar Haveli Daman and Diu
Name Designation
Shri P. Subramanyam, IFS Regional Director
Shri B. H. Naik Assistant Director (I/c)
Smt. G. Varghese Stenographer Gr.I
Shri Siddharath Kumar Jr. Technical Assistant
Shri Rajesh B. Dhanawade
Shri Mohd. Tauseef Siddiqui
Shri Ashvinkumar P. Dhargave
Ku. Rohini N. Ganorkar
Ku. Aprajita yadav
Shri S.V. Pawara
Shri P. D. Pimple "
Shri K.P. Singh "
Shri K. B. Kalbande "
Shri Rahul Chauhan "
Shri Devendra A. Gharpinde "
Shri Vikas singh "
Shri Abhishek Kumar Singh "
Shri Mahesh Baburao Sutar
Shri A.H. Ansari Hindi Translator (Junior)
Shri S.H. Borekar Jr. Draftsman
Shri Gaurang R. Makwana
Shri Pradip S. Nagose Deputy Ranger
Shri Praveen Kumar Nag "
Shri Ashutosh Singh "
Shri Fooldas Bhalavi
Shri Pareeksheet R. Agarkar
Shri Kartik Pramanik
Shri Salman Khan
Shri Ananta B. Kakade Fieldman
Shri Bhushan S. Bhanarkar
Shri Amit M. Jarvekar
Shri Ritesh A. Astikar
Shri Liladhar P. Vaidya
Shri Himalya Putra
Ku. Mukta Rawani Upper Division Clerk
Shri Umesh Chand Lower Division Clerk
Shri Saurav Suman
Shri Arun Sharma
Shri G.S.Gaikwad Driver Grade -I
Shri N.P. Gajbhiye Driver Grade -II
Shri Janardhan G. Tarale Ordinary Grade
Shri Bhagaban Das Multi Tasking Staff
Shri Panchu Ram
Shri Durgesh Kumar Masram
Shri Edal Singh
To conduct assessment of Forest Cover of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Goa states and Dadra & Nagar Haveli , Daman & Diu UTs and Ground Truthing of FCM data.
To conduct Inventory of Forests and Tree outside Forests (Rural & Urban) areas in the States/UTs under the jurisdiction of FSI, CZ, Nagpur.
Collection of important NTFP resource species, Carbon storage and Biomass analysis data.
Consistency Checking & Entry of Forest, TOF(R) & TOF(U) inventory data using the specified online software and onward submission to the Headquarter.
Monitoring & Evaluation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes viz, CAMPA, FDA, IFMS and Green India Mission etc. funded by MoEF & CC.
To impart training to the State Forest Departments (SFDs) personnel on application of Remote Sensing, GIS & GPS in forestry and also on DSS- e-Green Watch.
To undertake special studies and project works on request of Central and State Governments.
Target Forest Inventory Rural Urban
Year Target Achievement Target Achievement Target Achievement
2013-14 1994 1994 1084 1084 321 321
2014-15 1367 1367 965 965 360 360
2015-16 884 884 949 949 286 286
2016-17 1899 1899 2583 2583 373 373
2017-18 1179 1172 2649 2637 494 477
Total 7323 7316 8230 8218 1834 1817
Name of the Post Sanctioned Existing Vacancy
Regional Director 1 1 -
Senior Deputy Director 1 0 1
Assistant Director 1 0 1
Senior Technical Assistant 6 0 5
Stenographer, Grade-I 3 1 2
Junior Technical Assistant 18 15 3
Superintendent 3 0 3
Hindi Translator (Junior) 1 1 0
Senior Draughtsman 1 0 1
Junior Draughtsman 2 2 0
Deputy Ranger 14 7 7
Field Man 8 6 2
Upper Division Clerk 2 1 1
Lower Division Clerk 3 3 0
Driver Grade-I 2 1 1
Driver Grade-II 3 1 2
Driver Ordinary Grade 2 1 1
Multi Tasking Staff 6 4 2
TOTAL 77 45 32
Phone 0712-2510194 (RD)
0712-2510432 (Office)
Fax 0712-2510432
Sh. Saibal Dasgupta, the then Director General, FSI, Dehradun, visited the zonal office on 19/09/2017. He also inspected two Permanent Observation Plots (POP) laid out for pilot study in Nagpur district.
Sh. Saibal Dasgupta, the then Director General, FSI, Dehradun, also inspected ongoing field work in Gujarat State from 22nd. to 27th. December, 2017.
Sh. B.H. Naik, Assistant Director, of this zone attended a training programme sponsored by USAID on ‘ Forest Fires Management’ from 16th to 20th April, 2018 at Missoula Montana, USA.
International Bio-diversity Day was observed on 22/05/2018 in the zone. On this occasion, various programmes were organized at the Zonal Office to create awareness about bio-diversity. The zonal staff actively participated in Extempore Speech Competition, Essay writing, Identification of flora and fauna species and paintings were invited from the wards of officials of this office.
Similarly, World Environment Day was also observed in a befitting manner on 05/06/2018 in the zonal office. Sh. Suryakant S. Dhoke, Sr. Technical Director, NIC, Nagpur was invited as Chief Guest on the occasion. An exhibition of photographs taken by the staff during field visits was organized and the winners of the competitions on both the International Bio-diversity Day as well as the World Environment Day were given prizes at the hands of the Chief Guest. A video clip was screened on the occasion highlighting the manner in which plastic is polluting our environment.
The zone has been celebrating the occasion of Independence Day and Republic Day in the office premises every year.
The office has successfully celebrated ‘Swachh Bharat Aviyan’ on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday.

STATE OF FOREST REPORT 2017

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