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Eastern Zone, Kolkatta

Office Building of FSI (EZ), KolkataThe history of F.S.I., Eastern Zone goes back to 1974 when the zonal office of PRE INVESTMENT SURVEY OF FOREST RESOURCES was set-up in Kolkata primarily to look into the availability of forest raw materials in the zone for planning and establishment of wood-based industries. Later, when the organisation was renamed as FOREST SURVEY OF INDIA in 1981 due to the emerging demand for forest conservation rather than its exploitation, the Eastern Zone was entrusted to look into the forest inventory work in the states/UT in the eastern and north-eastern part of the country. Initially the office building was situated in a rented place of Hazra Road, but subsequently in the year 2006 it was shifted into its own building in Salt Lake City. A new sub-regional centre of FSI, EZ Kolkata has recently been opened in Byrnihat, Assam.

West Bengal Meghalaya
Bihar Manipur
Jharkhand Nagaland
Assam Arunachal Pradesh
Odisha Sikkim
Tripura Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Mizoram
To conduct Inventory of Forest and Tree outside Forest (Rural & Urban) areas in the States/UT under the jurisdiction of FSI, EZ based on the National Forest Inventory design in order to estimate the nationwide growing stock.
Quantification of important NTFP resource species, Carbon storage and Biomass analysis data.
Consistency Checking & Entry of the Inventory Data using the specified online software prepared separately for Forest, TOF(R) & TOF(U), finalizing State wise Database on Forest and TOF (R&U) tree resources and online submission of the entered data to the Headquarter.
Forest Cover Assessment using Satellite Remote Sensing, GIS technology and Ground Truth checking.
Base Map generation.
Monitoring of Plantations under Forest Development Agencies and other schemes.
To undertake special studies and project works on request of Central and State Governments.
Training of officials from State Forest Departments on Field methodologies, use of GPS, DSS, e-green watch, etc. related to special studies/consultancies/project works.
Name Designation
Shri Ajaya Kumar Naik, IFS Regional Director
Shri Ashok Kumar Biswal, IFS Sr. Deputy Director
Sk. A. K. Hossain Sr. Technical Assistant
Miss Mala Chakrabarti Stenographer Gr.I
Shri Bahir Marzooque A. S. Jr. Technical Assistant
Shri Biplab Show
Shri Ranjeet Kumar
Shri Imtijongshi
Shri Pradeep Kr. Kushwaha
Shri Durgesh Kr. Nagar
Shri V. Rangasamy "
Smt. Sudeshna Pal Data Processing Assistant (A)
Shri Deepak Kumar Dibansee "
Shri Anil Kumar Hindi Translator (Junior)
Shri Subrata Majumder Sr. Draftsman
Shri Swapan Kumar Ghosh Driver Spl. Grade
Shri Palash Gorai Deputy Ranger
Shri Arun Dasgupta
Shri Uttam Pal
Shri Deen Ambedkar Modi
Shri Subhash Kumar Pal "
Shri Sanjay "
Shri Susanto Pal "
Shri Vijay Kumar Gupta Lower Division Clerk
Shri Samarjeet Kumar Suman "
Shri Saroj Mahato Duplicating Machine Operator
Shri Sukhen Pal Fieldman
Shri Josimuddin Ahamed
Shri Manik Gorai
Miss Sova Pramanik
Shri Abhishek Kumar
Shri Dipankar Paul
Shri Maharaj Ekka Multi Tasking Staff
Shri Sikendra Yadav
Officers and officials of FSI Officers and officials of FSI, EZ in 2006 in Hazra Road office
Report on Forest resources of East and West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, Year of Publication-1988.
Report on Forest resources of Lower Subansiri District, Arunachal Pradesh, Year of Publication-1991.
Report on Forest resources of Cachar District, Assam, Year of Publication-1988
–do-Wood Consumption study, Nagaland, Year of Publication-1988.
– do - Themetic mapping, Nagaland, Year of Publication-1992.
– do - West and North District, Sikkim, Year of Publication-1989.
– do - East and South District, Sikkim, Year of Publication-1988.
– do - Sighbhum District, Bihar, Year of Publication-1990.
– do - Santhal Parganas and Bhagalpur (part), Year of Publication-1985.
– do - West Champaran District, Bihar, Year of Publication-1986.
– do - Aizawl District, Mizoram, Year of Publication-1991.
Result of plantation Inventory in Darjeeling and Kalimpong Dvn. W.B.Year of Publication-1987.
– do - Bankura District, West Bengal, Year of Publication-1985.
– do - South Bengal report part –I, Year of Publication-1996.
– do - South Bengal report part –II, Year of Publication-1996
– do - Purulia District, West Bengal, Year of Publication-1985
– do - Midnapore District, West Bengal, Year of Publication-1985.
– do - Cooch Bihar District, West Bengal, Year of Publication-1986.
– do - Darjeeling Report, West Bengal, Year of Publication-1997.
Report on Forest Resources of East and West Siang district report of Arunachal Pradesh, Year of Publication-1998.
Report on Forest resources of Jalpaigury district of West Bengal, Year of Publication-1999.
Report on Forest resources of Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand, Year of Publication-2000.
Report on Forest resources of Keonjhar district of Orissa state, Year of Publication-2000
Report on Forest resources of Banka and Bhagalpur district of Bihar, Year of Publication-2001.
Report on Forest resources of Puri and Cuttack district of Orissa state, Year of Publication-2001.
Report on Forest resources of West and South district of Sikkim, Year of Publication-2001.
Report on Forest resources of Ranchi, Gumla and Lohardaga district of Jharkhand, Year of Publication-2001.
Report on Forest resources of Singhbhum district of Jharkhand state, Year of Publication-2001.
Report on Forest resources of Sundargarh district of Orissa state, Year of Publication-2001.
Report on the Non Forest areas of Midnapore district of West Bengal, Year of Publication-1985.
Report on Forest resources of Dhanbad, Aurangabad, Giridih, Gaya, Munger, Nalanda, and Nawada districts of Bihar state, Year of Publication-2002.
Report on Forest resources of Santhal Pargana district of Jharkhand state, Year of Publication-2002.
Inventory report on TOF (Rural areas) Purulia and Bankura district of W.B. Year of Publication-2004.
Inventory report on TOF (Rural), Howrah, Hooghly, 24 Pgs.(N) & (S) dist. Of W.B. Year of Publication-2004.
Report on Consumption of wood and bamboo in ten districts of W.B. (Birbhum, Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar, Malda, Burdwan, Bankura, West Dinajpur, Purulia, Midnapur and Darjeeling), Year of Publication- 1998.
Report on Consumption of wood and bamboo in the Central Alluvial plains of W.B. Year of Publication- 1998.
Estuarine Forests of Sundarbans showing Rivers, Creeks, Saline blanks and other physiographic changes. Year of Publication- 1981
Conservation of Himalayan Ecosystem. Year of Publication- 1981
Report on Inventory of Trees in Non- Forest areas, A pilot Survey in 25 villages of W.B. Year of Publication- 1997.
Target Forest Inventory Rural Urban
Year Target Achievement Target Achievement Target Achievement
2013-14 763 680 1798 1755 332 332
2014-15 1245 1003 1646 1496 385 385
2015-16 1313 844 1084 993 385 385
2016-17 2498 1638 1453 1083 257 209
2017-18 2076 920 1633 960 356 140
Total 7895 5085 7614 6287 1715 1451
A study of consumption of wood in Calcutta and suburbs in 1975.
A preliminary study on the present status of sports and sports goods industries in Calcutta in 1979.
Preliminary report on tea chest plywood industries in West Bengal in 1978.
A nation-wide saw mills survey under UNDP project.
Evaluation of wood-based industries in Calcutta and greater Calcutta in 1980.
A joint collaboration project of FSI (EZ) and Regional Remote Sensing Service Centre, Kharagpur, ISRO regarding Pilot study in Mizoram state on Concurrent evaluation of shifting cultivation in North-eastern India in 1996.
A special study in the ground flora scenario in Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary of Tripura state in 1996.
A Project on monitoring of FDA in several districts under FSI (EZ) to estimate the area coverage of plantations and its survival percentage during the period of 2003-2007.
National level study on production and consumption of wood from various sources and their utilization by the various industries conducted during 2008-2009.
Nagaland Project for preparation of Working Plan of the state in collaboration with the State Forest Department. The zone also imparted the field training to the State Forest officials of Nagaland. After completion of the field work, the consistency checking and entry of more than 5000 Forest and TOF sample points has been successfully done by this zone.
On the request of West Bengal Forest Department, FSI is conducting a base line survey in collaboration with West Bengal Forest Department for forest growing stock under the “West Bengal Forest and Biodiversity Conservation Project” (WBFBCP) being implemented by Forest Department of West Bengal with assistance from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in 8 districts of West Bengal namely Bankura, Birbhum, Bardhaman, Cooch Behar, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Paschim Medinipur and Purulia.
Name of the Post Sanctioned Existing Vacancy
Regional Director 1 1 -
Senior Deputy Director 2 1 1
Deputy Director 1 - 1
Superintendent 3 - 3
Senior Technical Assistant 9 1 8
Stenographer, Grade-I 2 1 1
Junior Technical Assistant 20 8 12
Data Processing Assistant (A) 2 2 -
Senior Draughtsman 2 1 1
Hindi Translator (Junior) 1 1 -
Draughtsman Grade II 2 - 2
Driver Spl. Grade 2 1 1
Deputy Ranger 14 7 7
Upper Division Clerk 1 - 1
Data Entry Operator (A) 2 1 1
Senior Draughtsman 1 - 1
Driver Grade-II 3 - 3
Lower Division Clerk 2 2 -
Duplicate Machine Operator 1 1 -
Fieldman 14 6 8
Driver Ordinary Grade 2 - 2
Multi Tasking Staff 7 2 5
TOTAL 92 35 57
Phone 033-23357938 (Office)
03323355713 (Office)
Fax 033-23355904
FSI, Eastern Zone participated in Sundarban Kristi Mela O Loko Sanskriti Utsab in the year 2016 and 2017 along with other Central Government Organizations & PSU of Govt. The Forest & Tree Outside Forest inventory works and Forest Cover maps along with graphical presentation of data and field pictures have been exhibited through posters, hoardings and brochures. A memento has been awarded to this office for the presentations and overall performance.
The Zone participated in 13th Jatiya Sanhati Utsav-O-Bharat Mela in the year 2017 along with other Central Government Organizations & PSU of Govt. A memento has been awarded to this zone for successful participation and presentation in the exhibition.
A special training programme has been conducted by Botanical Survey of India and Zoological Survey of India from 21.08.2017 to 25.08.2017 for the technical staff of this zone, identification of trees, herbs, shrubs etc, and associated fauna. The training programme included class as well as field trips.
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

India State of Forest Report (ISFR) is a biennial publication of Forest Survey of India (FSI) an organization under the Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change Government of India

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