The land of the Dancing Deer

 

 

BISHNUPUR FOREST DIVISION

        Bishnupur Forest Division (a territorial division) was established in the year 1989. Its boundary co-terminus with 
        the boundary of Bishnupur District.


The main functions of the Divisions are :-

1. Protection of Reserved Forests.
2. Checking of Forest Produce on transit.
3. Collection of revenue from Forest Produces.
4. Plantation of economically valuable plants in the reserved forests.

The Division also took up a Project/Scheme namely Integrated Afforestation and Eco Development Project in the Loktak Catchment Area. (IAEP- Loktak Catchment).

Under the IAEP Loktak the following works are carried out:-

1. Natural Regeneration by seed sowing.
2. Management Intervention (Afforestation) in the Loktak Catchment area .
3. Pasture Development (Plantation of fodder grasses).
4. Soil and Moisture Conservation (like construction of boulder sausage, Vegetative check dam,
   Construction of Bamboo spur etc.).
5. Entry point programme:- Distribution of Improved and Smokeless Chullahs, Sewing Machine,
   Construction of water reservoir, distribution of alkathene pipes, cgi sheets, cooking utensils, etc.

The organisational structure of the Division is as follows:-

 Territorial Staff :- There are two Forest Range Offices under territorial division namely Bishnupur   Forest Range Office and Moirang Forest Range Office. Bishnupur Forest Range Office has only one Forest Beat Office at Nambol.
The Moirang Forest Range Office has the following Forest Beat Offices:-
1. Kom Keirap 2. Sendra 3. Ithai and 4. Phougakchao Ikhai Forest Beat Office.

There are eight Loktak Catchment and Eco-Development Ranges (LCED Range) which implement/execute the IAEP Loktak Catchment Project. They are as follows:-


Sl. No.  Name of Range Range Officer Deputy Range Officer Forester Head Forest Guard Forest Guard Total  Operation Area during 2000-012001-02
1. LCED range No. I 1 no. 1 no. 3 no. - - 5 no. Veitum Khunou(Shongjang) Village
2. LCED range No. II 1 no. 1 no. 2 no. 1 no. 2 no. 7 no. Ningthoukhong &Khorobok Village
3. LCED range No. III 1 no. 1 no. 1 no. - 4 no. 7 no. Tuisikuk & Thumkhonglok Village.
4. LCED range No. IV 1 no. - 1 no. 1 no. 2 no. 5 no.  Thanglongbung Village.
5. LCED range No. V 1 no. 1 no. - - 4 no. 6 no. Kharam Thadoi(Koutruk) Village.
6. LCED range No. VI 1 no. 1 no. 1 no. - 2 no. 5 no.  Mongbung Village.
7. LCED range No. VII  1 no. 2 no. - - 3 no. 6 no. Parengba Khunou Village.
8. LCED range No. VIII 1 no. - 2 no. - 2 no. 5 no.  Sangaithel (Loklao) Village.

                     Total Staff strength of Bishnupur Forest Division as on 07-06-2001.

1.  Divisional Forest Officer  1 no.
2. Asst. Conservator of Forests  1 no.
3. Range Officers  9 nos.
4. Deputy Range Officers  7 nos.
5. Head Clerk  1 no.
6. Forester  10 nos.
7. Upper Division Clerk  3 nos.
8. Head Forest Guard  5 nos.
9. Forest Guard  31 nos.
10. Driver  1 no.
11. Peon  1 no.


APPROVED WORK PROGRAMME OF C.S.S UNDER LOKTAK CATCHMENT PROJECT OF BISHNUPUR FOREST DIVISION. 

Sl. No.  Item of Work Target 2000-01 Target 2001-02 Remarks
Physical (area in Ha.) Financial (Rs. in lakhs) Physical (area in Ha.) Financial (Rs. in lakhs)
1.

Natural Regeneration (by seed sowing)

a. Creation 200 9.84 85 4.18  
b. Maintenance 400 3.16 400 3.16  
2.

Management Intervention

a.Creation 800 28 - -  
b.Maintenance 1100 13.58 1900 19.48  
3.

Pasture/Silvipastire Development

a.Creation 25 0.74 - -  
b.Maintenance 35 0.44 50 0.59  
4.

Extension/Awareness/JFM/Trg. etc

a.Fencing - 3.94 - 2.70  
b.Micro-Planning - 1.80 - 1.65  
c.Monitoring & Evaluation - 1.30 - 1.50  
d.Soil & Moisture Conservation. - 8.90 - 9.14  
5. Over Head - 6.65 - 7.17  

PROPOSED WORK PROGRAMME FOR THE YEAR 2001-2002 (STATE PLAN) IN RESPECT OF BISHNUPUR FOREST DIVISION, BISHNUPUR.

Sl. No.  Scheme  Physical Target  Financial Target (in lakhs)
1. Intensification of Forest Management 1.Hiring charge of vehicle
2. Purchase of POL, Stationeries etc
Rs. 0.20
2. Social Forestry  Raising of 25,000 nos. seeding for distribution.  Rs. 0.25
3. Forest Housing and Communication Repairing of Office building & Roads. Rs. 0.80
4. Dev. Of Minor Forest produce and Forest Protection. Maintenance of old MFP plantation and wages payment for watchers. Rs. 0.15
5. Economic Plantation Maintenance of old plantation & Payment of wages for watchers. Rs. 1.47


                                                                                                       Total (State Plan) Rs. 2.15 lakhs.
                                                                                                (Rupees Two lakhs fifteen thousand) only.