The survival of mankind depends almost entirely on preservation of nature
Chief Conservator of Forests & Chief Wild Life Warden is the Head of the Department. There is one post of Conservator of Forests & two posts of Deputy Conservator of Forests viz. Deputy Conservator of Forests [Wildlife] & Deputy Conservator of Forests [Botanical Garden & Nature Reserve & Director, Minor Minerals]. Conservator of Forests is the Head of Office and Drawing & Disbursing Officer. There are two posts of Sub Divisional Soil Conservation Officers [gazetted], 2 Range Officers, 1 Deputy Ranger, 12 Foresters and 15 Forest Guards. The total strength of the department including Ministerial staff is 52.
Forest Conservation & Development
The main objective of this scheme is to reduce the silt inflow to Sukhna lake by carrying out various kinds of soil conservation works. The works like construction of silt retension dams, masonry check dams, spurs/revetments, desiltation of dams, construction of grade stabilizers, planting of live-hedge and opening of choe bed etc. are being undertaken under this scheme.
The main objective of this scheme is to provide a carpet of vegetation in open patches/hill tops to reduce soil erosion by planting/sowing of seeds. Plants raised in the newly acquired land as well as the southern Sectors are also being maintained. The works like plantation, patch-sowing & installation of chain link fencing etc. are being undertaken under this scheme.
Preservation of Wildlife
The main aim of this scheme is to protect, preserve and propagate the wildlife of the area by creating & improving natural habitats and promoting water facilities by constructing water holes, provision of salt licks etc. In addition to this, the department is maintaining two animal rescue centres in Nepli and Kansal area. Animals are treated here and being released in the sanctuary area. To increase mobility of the staff and for effective implementation of the provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act,1972, communication network is being developed. The works like raising of water holes, suppression of lantana/ pathenium etc. are being undertaken. Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary is free from the menace of lantana.
Establishment of Botanical Garden
Chandigarh Administration has established a Botanical Garden near village Sarangpur, Lahora and Dhanas. The total land acquired for the establishment of Botanical Garden is 176 acres. The works like raising & maintenance of nursery, raising of plantations (new), raising of shrubs, creation of lawns, land leveling, construction of check dams etc. has been undertaken.
V. P. Singh Badnore
Governor of Punjab and Administrator Union Territory, Chandigarh
Manoj Parida, IAS
Adviser to the Administrator Union Territory of Chandigarh U.T. Secretariat, Sector-9, Chandigarh - 160017
Arun Kumar Gupta, IAS
Principal Home Secretary-cum- Principal Secretary (Forests & Wildlife) Chandigarh Administration, Union Territory, Chandigarh
I am happy to note that the Chandigarh Administration has formulated the ‘Greening Action Plan 2019-20’ to further improve the greenery in the area and the citizens of Chandigarh, to actively, participate in our efforts to make this city greener & cleaner.
The survival of mankind depends almost entirely on preservation of nature. Trees are nature’s most beautiful renewable resource. Apart from giving shade, aesthetic beauty and life supporting oxygen, trees foster variety of birds and micro-organism and thus play a crucial role in conserving biodiversity and maintaining the eco-system.
Forest and trees play a vital role in the life and culture of the people. Forests are intimately linked with our culture and civilization and are useful to us in many ways. Trees provide a wide range of the environmental,social,economical and cultural benefits and services to mankind. It is our moral duty to contribute towards greenery by planting at least one sapling during every monsoon season.
Debendra Dalai, IFS
Chief Conservator of Forests & Chief Wildlife Warden, Chandigarh Administration, Union Territory, Chandigarh
T.C. Nautiyal, IFS
Conservator of Forests Chandigarh Administration, Union Territory, Chandigarh
Dr, Abdul Qayum, IFS
Deputy Conservator of Forests-cum-Member Secretary, Greening Chandigarh Task Group Chandigarh Administration, Union Territory, Chandigarh
Trees provide numerous aesthetic, environmental and economic benefits to the mankind. We feel serene, peaceful and tranquil in a grove of trees. The calming effect of nearby trees significantly reduces the workplace stress. They help in moderating the climate, improving air quality and harboring wildlife.
I am happy to note that ‘Greening Chandigarh Task Group’ have formulated the Greening Chandigarh Action Plan for the year 2019-20. I am sure that this year also the planned targets fixed in the Greening action plan will significantly contribute to the greenery of the city beautiful.
Trees play a significant role in our society as it provides innumerable tangible and intangible benefits. Urban forests and parks in the vicinity of city acts as lungs and are ideal avenue for recreation and nature based enjoyment, as well as it provides space for greenery to compensate the built up parts of the city.
Forest Area in hectares
Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary
Sukhna choe Reserve
Brick kiln Manimajra
Review Of Greening Chandigarh
Chandigarh and its environment
Chandigarh says good-bye Poly Bags
Department of Environment, UT, Chandigarh in collaboration of Yuvsatta-an NGO and with participation of Chandigarh Traders Association organized a ‘Chandigarh Says Good-bye Poly Bags’ campaign.
Department of Forests & Wildlife, Chandigarh Administration in collaboration with Yuvsatta – an NGO organized ‘Palash Day Celebrations’ on 24th July, 2018 at Forest Area behind Police Lines, Sector-26, Chandigarh.
Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation
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