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Assam Forests at a Glance

 

Major Types of Forests

 

Map of Assam showing distribution of forest cover

  • Tropical Wet Evergreen,

  • Tropical Semi-Evergreen,

  • Tropical Moist Deciduous,

  • Sub Tropical Broad Leaved Hill,

  • Sub Tropical Pine and Littoral,

  • Swamp Forests.

 

   

General Information of the State

 

Area

78,438 Sq. Km. (2.39 % of Country)

Latitude

240  07' N to 280  00' N

Longitude 

890  41' E to 960  02'

Annual Rainfall

Max. - 305 cm.           Min. - 178 cm.

Average - 211.76 cm. (2002-03)

 

Temperature

 

Season

 Max.

 Min.

Summer

350C

180C

Winter

260

70C

 

Average Humidity

 83.0 %

Total Population

 3,11,69,272 (2011 Census/ Provisional)

Average Population density    

 397 persons/ Sq. Km. (2011)

Sex Ratio 

 954 : 1000 (2011 Provisional)

Literacy Rate

 73.18 % (2011 Provisional)

Live stock Population 

 11.61 (sample Survey 2009 - 10)

 

No. of Districts

 27 Nos. (3 in BTAD)

No. of Villages

 26,395 Nos. (2011 Census)

No. Autonomous District Councils

 3 Nos.

Length of Brahmaputra River

 640 Km.

Length of Barak River

 225 Km.

Hydro Power potential of the State

 28 % of the Country

GDP of the State in 2002-03 (at 1993-94 Prices)

 Rs.19,121.44 Crore (Quick)

Net D.P of the state in 2009-10 (at 2004-05 Prices)

 Rs. 60,912.00 Crore (Quick)

Per capita Net D.P of the State in 2009-10   

 Rs. 20279.00 (Quick) at constant 2004 - 05 price

Total Revenue collection of State in 2002-03       

 Rs. 6,793.34 Crore

Total No. of Wetlands                                    

 3,513 Nos.

Total Wasteland percentage to State Area        

 19.29 %

 

 

Recorded Forest Area (State Forest Deptt. record, as on 31.12.2005)

 

Reserved Forest   - 312 Nos.

:

13,870 Sq. Km. (17.68% of State Geo Area)

Proposed Reserved Forest   - 145 Nos.

:

3,103 Sq. Km.

Unclassed State Forest

:

5,865 Sq. Km.

Protected Area Network   - 25 Nos.

:

3,925 Sq. Km. ( 5% of State's Geo Area)

Total Recorded Forest Area

:

26,832 Sq. Km.

* Constitution of Reserved Forests since 1878 in Assam

 

 

Data on Forest & Tree Cover Area (State of Forest Report 2011, of F.S.I)

 

Percentage of Forest & Tree Cover to Total Geographical Area   

36.67 %

Percentage of Forest Cover to Total Geographical Area   

24.58 %

Area of Forest Cover                                  

27,673 Sq. Km.(3.2 % of Country's F.C).

Area of Tree Cover                                   

1,564 Sq. Km.

Total Area of Forest & Tree Cover             

29,237 Sq. Km.

Percentage of R.F. area to Geographical Area

22.77 %

Per capita Forest & Tree Cover                      

0.094 Hact.

Extent of Water bodies within F.C    

359 Sq. Km. with 1.29 % of Forest Cover

Growing Stock Volume (FSI, 2011)

Inside forest - 173.494 Million Cu. Mt.

Outside Forest -.41.336 Million Cu. Mt

 

Forest of Tree Cover in different Assessments (1987-2003) Area in Sq. Km. (FSI, 2003)

 

1987 F.C

1989 F.C

1991 F.C

1993 F.C

1995 F.C

1997 F.C

1999 F.C

2001    2001

F.C         F.T.C

2003 FC

2003

F.T.C

25160

24832

24751

24508

24061

23824

23688

27714   29656

27826

28761

* ( F.C - Forest Cover,  F.T.C - Forest & Tree Cover)

 

 

 

Forest Cover

 

Very Dense               

 1,444 Sq. Km.

Moderately Dense   

 11,404 Sq. Km.

Degraded /Open Forests  

 14,825 Sq. Km

Total               

27,673 Sq. Km.

%age of Geographical Area 35.28%

 

Encroachment

 

Total estimated Area under Encroachment up to 31.03. 2003  : 3,555 Sq. Km.

Total estimated Encroacher Households, as on 31.03.2003     : 70,149 Households

Total estimated area under encroachment with border states including Bhutan : 2485 sq km.

 

Forest Villages

 

Total Number

 499 Nos.

Area

 538,35 Sq. Km. (0.69 % of R.F. area)

Total Population

 2,34,113 Nos. (approx.)

Forest Fringe Villages  3,000 Nos. (approx.)

 

Status of Joint Forest Management (JFM) under National Afforestation Programme (NAP) in Asom

 

No. of Forest Development Agencies

 28 Nos.

JFM Committees (JFMC) constituted

 700 Nos.

No. of J.F.M Committees under NAP

 550 Nos. (36nos.Jhum Rehab.)

Population  

  3,21,103

Total Households

 57,341

No. of Forest Villages

 90

No. of Revenue Villages

 460

Total wage employment generated under N.A.P up to 31.12.2005

 15,94,828 Nos.

 

 

Biodiversity estimation of Asom

 

3017

species of Flowering Plants

 +193

species of Wild Orchids

42

species of Bamboos & 14 species of Canes

164+

species of Mammals

9

species of Primates

800+

species of Birds (280 Migratory birds)

60+

species of Amphibians

1500

species of Butterflies (approx.)

116

species of Reptiles (approx.)

 

Revenue

Plan Allocation under Five Year Plans -

Name of Plan

Amount

(Rs. in Lakhs)

Forest Revenue Collection (1997-98 to 2005-06)

   1st  Plan

76.43

  2nd Plan

192.96

  3rd  Plan

163.48

  4th  Plan

450.28

  5th  Plan

1313.93

  6th  Plan

5581.54

  7th  Plan

11296.25

  8th  Plan

22752.21

  9th  Plan

17782.00

10th  Plan

12634.20

11th  Plan

29617.79

 

     

(Rs. in Lakhs)

 
Year

Timber

Others

Total

 
1997-98

58.13

721.73

779.86

 
1998-99

58.01

901.46

959.47

 
1999-2000

299.85

1172.98

1472.83

 
2000-01

286.40

1190.10

1476.50

 
2001-02

117.67

1090.10

1207.77

 
2002-03

67.37

1786.63

1854.00

 
2003-04

158.07

1771.59

1929.66

 
2004-05

201.60

2176.24

2377.84

 
2005-06

271.01

4067.25

4338.26

 
2006-07

116.48

4363.52

4480.00

 
2007-08

168.08

4894.62

5062.70

 
2008-09

88.24

6178.16

6266.40

 
2009-10

68.79

7980.62

8049.41

 
2010-11

590.68

5712.21

6302.89

 

 

 

Budget for 2011 - 12 ( Rs. in Lakhs )

 

Head

Salary

Wages

Non-Wages

Total

 

Plan

1 ,290.04

215.00

1,606.96

3,112.00

 

Non Plan

7,740.55

574.00

1,399.39

9,714.69

 

Total

9,030.59

789.00

3,006.35

12,826.69

 

 

Outturn of Forest Products

 

Name of F.P & Unit

Year 2010-11

Bamboo Rafting in Cachar District

.

Timber in Cu. Mt.

34,141

Fuel Wood in St. Cu. Mt.

1288

Stone in Cu. Mt.

19,79,815

Sand in Cu. Mt.

24,70,587

Clay/

17,30,252

 

 

 

 

Plantations created during 5 year plans in Production Forestry

 

Name of the Schemes (Area in Hact.)

Name of

Plan

Regn.

Match

Wood

Teak

Wood

Ply

Wood

RDF

Khoir

QGS

MFP

Comp.

Affortin.

Revol.

Fund

Other

FDA (NAP)

Total Area

 in Hact.

7th

10243.00

4116.00

5666.00

7455.00

1856.00

-

8010.00

30.00

-

-

-

37378.00

8th

7233.00

3288.00

4823.00

4007.00

3737.00

200.00

11298.00

-

457.00

-

-

35065.00

9th

1856.00

1334.00

709.00

488.00

209.00

 

355.00

-

920.00

-

-

5871.00

10th

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

9257.00

6950.00

16560.00

32767.00

Total

19332.00

8758.00

11200.00

11950.00

5804.00

200.00

19663.00

30.00

10634.00

6950.00

16560.00

111081.00

 

 

Achievements under different Plantation Schemes

 

Name of the Schemes (Area in Hact.)

Name of

Plan

Regn.

Match

Wood

Teak

Wood

Ply

Wood

RDF

Khoir

QGS

MFP

Comp.

Affortin.

Revol.

Fund

Other

FDA

Total Area

 in Hact.

1992 - 93

1582

676

835

974

658

200

4200

-

457

-

-

9582

1993 - 94

1615

723

1210

440

650

-

2000

-

-

-

-

6638

1994 - 95

1410

667

904

460

715

-

1650

-

-

-

-

5806

1995 - 96

1071

442

738

903

954

-

1333

-

-

-

-

5441

1996 - 97

1555

800

1138

1230

760

-

2115

-

-

-

-

7598

1997 - 98

85

45

-

176

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

306

1998 - 99

185

-

-

240

-

-

-

-

669

-

-

1094

1999 - 00

1304

520

709

-

209

-

355

-

238

-

-

3345

2000 - 01

97

639

-

72

-

-

-

-

13

-

-

821

2001 - 02

185

120

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

305

2002 - 03

 

State Plan = 1844 Hact. (under Social Forestry wing)

-

800

-

2644

2003 - 04

 

State Plan = 1416 Hact. (under Social Forestry wing)

323

2800

-

4539

2004 - 05

 

State Plan = 1108 Hact. (under Social Forestry wing)

4434

800

8330

14672

2005 - 06

 

State Plan = 240 Hact. (under Social Forestry wing)

4500

2550

8230

15520

 

 

Plantation Target & Achievement under 20 Point Programme : During 10th Plan period

 

Year

16(A)- Plantation on Private Land

Seedlings distributed (in Nos.)   

16(B) - Area covered in Public

Land & Forest Land (in Ha.)

Physical Target

Physical Achievement

Physical Target

Physical Achievement

2002-03

30,00,000

29,50,000

7,500

4,465

2003-04

40,00,000

24,29,000

10,000

1,446

2004-05

65,00,000

65,00,000

40,000

20,080

2005-O6

65,00,000

65,00,000

40,000

37,375

2006-07

N.A

N.A

N.A

N.A

TOTAL

200,00,000

183,79,000

97,500

63,366

 

Seuj Prakalpa, Asom 

 

A Green Care Project with 'public-private partnership' launched in 2003

Achievement (estimated) under Seuj Prakalpa, Guwahati from 2003 to 2005

Seedlings Planted & Distributed to Public

 32,00,000 (approx.)

Area Covered

 500 Hact.

No. of NGOs etc. involved

  46

No. of Organizations as Adopters / Sponsors

 175

 

Children' involvement in Seuj Prakalpa

 

Seuj Prakalpa Nursery

Grow more trees...

 

Social Forestry Parks Constructed (from 1984 to 2005)

 

SI. 

No.     Name

Location S.F Division Year of Creation

 1       Green Park

Jorhat Golaghat 1984-85

 2       Kohora Memorial Park

Kohora Golaghat 1985-86

 3       Horn Bill

Dharamtul Nagaon 1985-86

 4       Rhino Land

Ghurakati Nagaon 1985-86

 5       Swahid Park

Nalbari Nalbari 1987-88

 6       Swahid Smriti

Koliabar Nagaon 1989-90

 7       Rup Konwar-

          Jyoti Prasad Agarwala

Bhulaguri-

Tea Estate

Biswanath

Charali

 1989-90

 8       Morikolong

Nagaon Nagaon 1987-88

 9       Swahid Park

Bhabanipur Barpeta 1989-90

10      Bijni Park

Bijni Kokrajhar 1988-89

11       Highway Park

Goroimari Kokrajhar 1988-89

12      Florican Park

Gourangkhas Dhubri 1989-90

13      Tangla Park

Tangla Mangaldoi 1989-90

14      Lampara Park

Lampara Guwahati 1989-90

15      Padumani Park

Padumani Than Lakhimpur 1989-90

16      Saraighat Park

Amingaon Guwahati 1987-88

17      B.R. Ambedkar

Mangaldoi Mangaldoi 1987-88

18      Noaboicha

Noaboicha Lakhimpur 1987-88

19      Abhayapuri

Abhayapuri Bongaigaon 1987-88

20      Dubapara

Dubapara Goalpara 1987-88

21      Sonai

Silchar Silchar 1987-88

22      Duhalia VanUdyan

Duhalia Karimganj 1987-88

23      Ramkrishna Nagar

Ramkrishna Nagar Karimganj 1990-91

24      Rajabari

Rajabari Golaghat 1990-91

25      Napukhuri

Sibsagar Sibsagar 1991-92

26      Dudhnoi

Dudhnoi Goalpara 1991-92

27      Mini Park

Jalukbari Guwahati 1991-92

28      Chandika

Chaygaon Guwahati 1991-92

29      Dol-Mandir

Batadrava Nagaon 1991-92

30      River-View

Guwahati Guwahati 1991-92

31      Siv-Dol

Sivsagar Sibsagar 1991-92

32      Kutabari

Kutabari Goalpara 2004-05

33      Bio-Diversity Park

Kohora Golaghat 2004-05
  • A Botanical Garden is being established at Basistha by the Research Wing from 2005 onwards.

  • Another Herbal Garden has come up at Jokai under Dibrugarh Territorial Division.

"A road without tree is shadeless

A park without tree is purposeless

A home without tree is coverless

A country without tree is charmless"

 

Forest Infrastructure & Logistics

 

Item

Units Existing

In good condition

Building

Nos. 2,944 675

Road

Kms. 6,072 150

Bridge

Nos. 5,521 135

Wireless

Sets. 1,093 1,035

Vehicle

Nos. 257 122

Arms

Nos. 3,704 796

Computer

Nos. 130 101

G.P.S

Nos. 105 105

 

Licensed Wood Based Industries

 

Plywood Mills   15 
Veneer Mills  03
Saw Mills  132
Departmental Saw Mills  2
Timber Treatment and Seasoning Plant at Makum  1

 

Forest Protection

 

Assam Forest Protection Force Battalion raised in 1984-85

Total Strength                            

 972 Nos.

Man in Position during 2005-06

 783 Nos.

 

Forest Offences and Illicit Felling

 

Year

Total No.

of Forest Offence

Cases Booked

No. of

Offenders

Arrested

No. of

Vehicles

Seized

No. of

Vehicles

Confiscated

2002-03 1732 194 93 2
2003-04 1648 206 116 3
2004-05 1735 170 169 9
2005-06 1639 268 384 8
 Few interesting Plants of Assam : Pitcher plant, Bormanimuni, Indian pipe, Sachi (Agarwood), Mishimi teeta, Orchid like Blue venda etc.
 Valuable Timber Spps. of State   : Sal, Bonsum, Teak, Sishoo, Gamari, Hollong, Mekai etc.

 

Wildlife

Human Death due to Elephant Depredation from 2000 to 2005
Year Wise Human Deaths in Nos.
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
45 46 52 42 38 31

 

Strategies to resolve Man - Animal Conflict -

Short-Term Strategies

i)

Formation of anti-depredation squads.

ii)

Use of Kunkies

iii)

Power Fencing

iv)

Elephant Proof Trench

v)

Grant of Ex-gratia for loss of human life & permanent disability

vi)

Ex-gratia for crop damage.

vii)

Eviction of Encroachments.

viii)

Awareness by involving local NGOs.

Long-term strategies

i)

Habitat improvement.

ii)

Restoration of Elephant Corridors.

iii)

Infrastructure enhancement.

iv)

Study on habitat use and carrying capacity.

v)

Monitoring of population at regular intervals.

vi)

Capacity building and improvement of human resources.

 

   

Anti-depredation Power Fence

 

Names of Protected Area Network in Asom with Area, as in 2005

Total area under National Parks & W.L Sanctuaries in 2005  : 3,925 Sq. Km.

 

 National Parks

SL No.

Name of P. A

Location (District)

Area in Sq.Km.

Date of Notification

1.

Kaziranga NP

 

Golaghat, Nagoan & Sonitpur

430.00

11-02-74

1st addition-

43.78

28-05-97

2nd - (Proposed)

6.47

10-07-85

3rd - (Proposed)

0.69

31-05-85

4th -

0.89

03-08-88

5th - (Proposed)

1.15

13-06-85

6th-

376.00

07-08-99

858.98

2.

Manas NP

Chirang & Baksa

500.00

07-09-90

3.

Dibru- Saikhowa NP

Dibrugarh&Tinsukia

340.00

05-03-95

4.

Nameri NP

Sonitpur

200.00

13-08-98

5.

Orang Rajiv Gandhi NP

Udalguri & Sonitpur

78.81

08-04-99

 

 

Wildlife Sanctuaries

1.

Garampani WLS

Karbi Anglong

06.05

10-07-52

2.

Laokhowa WLS

Nagoan

70.13

06-09-79

3.

Bornadi WLS

Udalguri

26.22

22-08-80

4.

Chakrasila WLS

Kokraihar

45.56

14-07-94

5.

Burachapori WLS

Sonitpur

44.06

11-07-95

6.

Panidihina Birds Sanctuarv

Sibsaoar

33.93

18-12-95

7.

Hollongapar Gibbon WLS

Jorhat

20.98

30-07-97

8.

Pobitora WLS

Morigoan

38.81

17-03-98

9.

Sonai-Rupai WLS

Sonitpur

220.00

04-09-98

10.

Bherjan-Borajan-Padumoni WLS

Tinsukia

07.22

13-10-99

11.

East Karbi Anqlona WLS

Karbi Anglong

221.81

27-07-00

12.

Nambor WLS

Karbi Anglong

37.00

27-07-00

13.

Moral Lonari WLS

Karbi Analonq

451.00

17-04-03

14.

Nambor-Doiquruna WLS

Golaqhat

97.15

31-08-03

15.

Amchana WLS

Kamruo (Metro)

78.64

19-06-04

16.

Dihing-Patkai WLS

Dibrugarh &Tinsukia

111.19

19-06-04

17.

Borail WLS

Cachar Karimgang

326.25

19-06-04

 

 Proposed WLS/ Bird Sanctuary

1.

Deepar Beel WLS

Kamrup (Metro)

4.14

12-01-89

2.

Bordoibum-Beelmukh BS

Lakhimpur, Dhemaji

11.25

03-07-96

3.

North Karbi Anglong WLS

Karbi Anglong

96.00

27-07-00

 

Others -

 

Tiger Reserves

 1.     Manas TR

Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa, Udalguri

2837.12

1973

 2.     Nameri TR

Sonitpur

344.00

01-03-2000

 3.     Kaziranga TR   Nagaon, Golaghat, Sonitpur

858.98

2006

 

Elephant Reserves

 1.    Chirang-Ripu ER

Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa, Udalguri

2600.00

06-03-03

 2.    Sonitpur ER

Sonitpur

1420.00

07-03-03

 3.    Dining Patkai ER

Dibrugarh & Tinsukia

937.00

07-04-03

 4.    Kaziranga-Karbi Anglong ER

Sonitpur, Nagoan, Golaghat, & Karbi Anglong

3270.00

17-04-03

 5.    Dhansiri-Lungding ER

Karbi Anglong, Nagoan & N.C.Hills

2740.00

19-04-03

 

Biosphere Reserves

 1.    Manas BR

Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa, Udalguri

2837.00

14-03-89

 2.    Dibru-Saikhowa BR

Dibrugarh & Tinsukia

765.00

28-07-97

 

World Natural Heritage Sites

 1.    Manas WHS

Chirang & Baksa

500.00

1985

 2.    Kaziranga WHS

Nagoan & Golaghat

430.00

1985

 

Estimation of Flagship Species in the Protected Areas

 

  Tiger

Name of PA

1993

1997

2000

Kaziranga NP

72

80

85

Manas NP

81

89

65

R.G Orang NP

15

16

19

Dibru Saikhowa NP

27

29

31

Nameri NP

25

29

26

Barmodi WLS

-

3

3

Laokhowa WLS

-

8

11

Burachapori WLS

-

-

6

H. Gibbon WLS

-

-

2

Sonai Rupai WLS

-

-

12

Chakrasila WLS

-

-

4

Total

220

254

264

 

Rhinoceros

Name of PA

1999

2006

Kaziranga NP

1552

1855

R.G. Orang NP

46

68

Pabitora WLS

74

81

Laokhowa WLS

-

1

Manas NP

-

1

Total

1672

2006

 

Elephant Population

Year

Number

1993

5524

1997

5312

2002

5246

2005

3780*

* in 5 Elephannt Reserves only

 

 Two 'World Heritage Sites'

 

Manas

Kaziranga

 

Faunal diversity of Assam

 

Groups Species
Mammals 164 (85 Genera)+
Birds 800+
Amphibian 60+
Reptiles 116 (Snake-58, Gharial-1, Turtle-18, Lizard-39)
Fish 70+

 

 

 

 

 

Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden (estd. in 1957), as on 31.03.2006

  

Area

175.0 Hact. 

Category

Large Zoo

Total Animal Species Housed/ Exhibited

91

Species Population

640 Nos

 

Exhibits

Species

Population

Mammals

44

        423

Birds

31

        179

Reptiles

16

        38

 

Housing of Endangered Species (Schedule I & II) in 2005-06

Fauna  :   47 Species - Population = 208 Nos.

 

Exotic Species in 2005-06

Fauna  :   8 Species - Population =   86 Nos.

 

Success of Captive Breeding in 2005-06

Indigenous  Species   :    12 Nos.

Hybrid  Species          :      1 No. - Populations = 10 Nos. (Lion)

 

Floral Fantasy -   The Botanical Garden

 

Indigenous Plants

 345 Spps.

Exotic Plants

 280 Spps.

Orchids

 44 Spps.

Bambusetum of 10 Mac. Area

 10 Spps.

The Herbarium collection

 About 2000 sheets of 550 Spps. of N.E. R Flora

The Museum Collection

 Trophies, Specimen, Mounted skin & M.F.P etc. of N.E.R.

 

Modern Veterinary Hospital established in 2005-06

Revenue collection

In 2004-05         : Rs. 45,08,036.00

In 2005-06         : Rs. 51,27,856.00

 

No. of Visitors

In 2004-05        : 3,92,552 (Indian) + 84 (Foreigner)

In 2005-06        : 6,14,998 (Indian) + 172 (Foreigner)

 

Visitor facilities:

Animal Tales, Riding the Jumbo, The Jogger's Trail, Into the Dark Woods, Towering Heights, Energy High, Elephant Procession etc.

 

Rich Bio-Diversity

Assam Forest School, Jalukbari, Guwahati

 

 

Forest Education

 

Name of Forest Ranger's College  

    State Forest Service College, Burnihat (under Gol, MoEF)

Name of Forester's School 

    Assam Forest School, Jalukbari, Guwahati.

Name of Forest Guard's School    

    Forest Guards' Training School, Makum

 

No. of Foresters being trained every year in Assam Forest School           

40

No. of Forest Guards being trained every year in Assam Forest Guards' School    

40

No. of Subordinate Forest Officers trained in Refresher's Course in 2005-06     

400

 

Departmental Organization (as in 2005-06)

 

SI. No. Wing No. of Circles No. Of Divisions No. of Ranges
1 Territorial 7 28 133
2 Wildlife 3 9 18
3 Social Forestry 3 16 53
4 R E & W.P 1 11 11
5 Functional -  - 6  -
  Total 14 70 215

 

 

Present Staff Position (as on 31.03.2006)

 

SI. No.

Designation

Strength.

Man in Position

Remark

 

2-Ex.Cadre posts of CCF

2-Ex.Cadre posts of C.F

9-Ex.Cadre posts of DCF

 

1

PCCF

1

1

2

CCF

4

6

3

CF

17

19

4

DFO

85

83

5

ACF

148

104

6

FR

378

343

7

Dy.R

227

180

8

Fr.l

1692

1537

9

Fr.ll

425

239

10

F.Gd.

3862

3430

11

Head G. Keeper

11

-

12

G. Keeper

5

-

13

G. Watcher

216

166

14

Ministrial Staff

1079

756

15

Grade IV & Others

1903

1690

 

Total

10,053

8,554

 

Number of Frontline Staff

Strength           - 6816 Nos.

Man in Position - 5895 Nos.

 

Information on G.I.S / M.I.S & Information Technology, Computer etc. usage in Asom Forest Department

  • G.I.S cell has been constituted at Assam Forest School, Jalukbari and hardware & software have been procured. Residual requirement is being met from 2005-06 year's provision onwards.

  • M.I.S exercise has been undertaken and computer linkage up to Divisional level is being taken up during 2005-06 onwards.

 

Important Informations on the Protected Areas of the State

 

    National Parks of Assam

Name Area in Sq. km Main attractions Nearest Town Contact Person Telephone : India Code+91
Kaziranga NP 858.98 Rhino, Tiger, Asian Elephant, Gibbon, Bengal Florican, Asiatic Wild Buffalo, Swamp Deer Bokakhat Director, Kaziranga National Park 03776-268095(0) 268086 (R)
Manas NP 500.00 Tiger, Asiatic Wild buffalo, Asian Elephant, Pigmy hog, Golden langur, Bengal florican, Hispid hare Barpeta Road National Park Director, Manas 260288 (R) 03666-261413(0)
Dibru-Saikhowa NP 340.00 Feral horses, White winged wood duck, Asiatic Wild buffalo and Salix swamp. Tinsukia DFO, Tinsukia Wildlife Division 0374-2331472(0), 2333082 (R)
Nameri NP 200.00 Tiger, White Winged wood duck, Four species of Hornbill, Golden Mahaseer. Tezpur DFO, Western Assam Wildlife Division 03712-268054(0) 268003 (R)
Rajiv Gandhi Orang NP 78.91 Rhino, Tiger, Bengal Florican. Mangaldoi DFO, Mangaldoi Wildlife Division 03713-230022(0)

 

    Wildlife Sanctuaries of Assam

Name Area in Sq.Km. Species of Interest, Main Habitat type etc. Nearest Town Contact Person/Address Telephone-India Code (+91)
Garampani 6.05 Elephants, Hot water-Sulphur Springs Diphu DFO, Karbi Anglong East Division 03671-172237(0) 273303 (R)
Laokhowa 70.13 Elephant, Tiger, Bengal Florican, Asiatic Wild Buffalo Nagoan DFO, Nagaon Wildlife Division 03672-225632(0) 223122 (R)
Bamadi 26.22 Hispid Hare, Pygmy Hog, Elephants, Tiger Mangaldoi DFO, Mangoldoi Wildlife Division 03713-230022(0)
Chakrasila 45.50 Golden Langur, Gaur Kokrajhar DFO, Kokrajhar Wildlife Division 03661-270210(0)
Burachapori 44.06 Elephants, Aquatic Birds, Tiger, Bengal Florican Tezpur DFO, Western Assam Wildlife Division 03712-268054(0) 268003 (R)
Pani-Dihing 33.93 Migratory Birds, Elephants, Wetland Sibsagar DFO, Sibsagar Division 03772-220989(0) 223465 (R)
Hollongapar Gibbon 20.98 7 Primates (Hoolock Gibbon, Stump- tailed Macaque, Capped Langur, Pig-tailed Macaque, Assamese Macaque, Slow Loris and Rhesus Macaque. Mariani DFO, Jorhat Division 0376-2320008(0) 2320456 (R)
Pabitora 38.80 Rhino, Migratory Birds, Leopards, Barking Deer. Guwahati DFO, Guwahati Wildlife Division 0361 -2550207 (P) 94350-31789 (M)
Sonai -Rupai 220.00 White Winged wood duck, Elephant, Tiger, Gaur. Tezpur DFO, Sonitpur West Division 03712-220093(0) 220091 (R)
Bherjan-Borajan-Padumoni 7.22 Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langur, Pig-tailed, Macaque, Macaque, Slow Loris and Rhesus Macaque Tinsukia DFO, TinsukJaV^d^f, 4> ... Life Division. 0374-2331472(0)   2333082 (R)
EastKarbi Anglong 222 Gaur, Elephants, Tiger, Hoolock Gibbon, Diphu DFO, Karbi Anglong East Division 03671-272237(0)
Nambor 37.00 Gaur , Elephants, Hoolock Gibbon. Diphut DFO, Karbi Anglong East Division 03671-272237(0)
Marat Lonari 451.00 Tigers, Leopards, Gaur , Elephants, Hoolock Gibbon. Diphu DFO. Karbi Anglong West Division 03671-272247(0) 273303(R)
Nambor-Doiaurung 97.15 Gaur, Elephants, Hoolock Gibbon. Golaghat DFO, Golaghat Division 03774-284798(0) 284997 (R)
Amchang 78.64 Elephant, Gaur, Leopard. Guwahati DFO, Guwahati Wildlife Division 0361 -2550207 (P) 94350 -31789 (M)
Dining -Patkai 111.19 Hoolock Gibbon, Elephants, White Winqed wood duck, Tiqer & Rain Forest Digboi DFO, Digboi Division 03751 -264433(0) 2S4839IR)
Borail 326.25 Serow, Himalayan Black bear, Hoolock Gibbon. Silchar DFO, Cachar Division 03842-245648(0) 245fi47(R)

 

    Proposed Wildlife sancturies of Assam

Deepar Beel 4.14 Migratory Birds, Elephant Guwahati DFO, Guwahati Wildlife Division 0361-2550207 (P),
Bardoibam Beelmukh 11.25 Migratory Birds North Lakhimpur DFO, Dhemaji Div. DFO, Lakhimpur Div.

03753-225026 (0)

03752-230272

North Karbi Anglong 96.00 Elephant, Hoolock, Gibbon, Tiger, Capped Langur Diphu DFO, Karbi Anglong East Division 03671-272237(0) 273303 (R)

Best time for visit  -  November to April

 

MAP SHOWING RESERVED FORESTS & PROTECTED AREAS IN ASOM

 

Reserve forest in Assam

 

Conservation Kaleidoscope

 

Name Number  Remarks
 National Park 5  
Wildlife Sanctuaries 20 (Including 3 proposed)
Tiger Reserves 3 (Manas, Nameri, Kaziranga)
Biosphere Reserve 2 (Dibru Saikhowa, Manas)
World Heritage Site 2 (Kaziranga, Manas)
Ramsar Site 1  (Deepar Beel)
Important Bird Area (IBA) 46 
Elephant Reserves 5 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRIDE OF ASSAM FORESTS

 

State Tree

(Hollong Tree)

State Animal

(Rhino)

 

State Flower

(Kapou Phool - Orchid)

State Bird

(White-winged Wood Duck)

 

 

 

 

 

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