Forest

INTRODUCTION :

Namakkal District is one of the Districts endowed with Moderate rainfall and fairly good forest area. The total forest area in this District is 512.5 Sq.Km which forms about 15% of the geographical area of the District.

HISTORY OF NAMAKKAL FOREST DIVISION :

Namakkal Forest Division was formed as Interface Forestry Division with effect from 22.04.1998, consequent to the formation of Namakkal Revenue District as per G.O.Ms.No.80 (3D) E & F Dt. 18.09.1997. The entire Reserve Forests and Reserve Land areas in Namakkal District over an extent of 51245.065 hectare under the control of District Forest Officer.

District Details and Forest cover details :

  • Total District Area : 3413 Sq.Km
  • Very Dense Forest Area : 48 Sq.Km
  • Moderately Dense Forest Area : 217 Sq.Km
  • Open Forest Area : 247 Sq.Km
  • Total Forest Cover : 512.5 Sq.Km

Namakkal Division Details :

Namakkal division consisted with 6 Ranges, (4 Territorial Ranges ,1 Forest Protection Squad and 1 Forestry Extension Centre ).

ORGANISATION CHART

Forest Organisation Chart

SCHEMES

  1. Tamil Nadu Bio-Diversity Conservation Greening Project: Tree Cultivation in Private Land(TCPL)
  2. Road Sector Project : Road Avenue Planting.
  3. Centrally Sponsored Scheme – IFM – Planting in Reserve Forest Area.
  4. Massive Tree Planting: Planting through MGNREGA Labourers

Important Officials Contact Details

  1. District Forest office,
    Namakkal Division,
    Collectorate campus,
    Trichengode road,
    Namakkal – 637003
    Phone:04286-281369
    Email Id: dmunmk[at]gmail[dot]com
  2. Namakkal Range office,
    Periyapatty (Po),
    Mohanur Main road,
    Namakkal-637001
    Phone: 04286- 229411.
  3. Rasipuram Range office,
    Attur Main road,
    Rasipuram (Po) & (Tk).
    Namakkal.(Dt)
    Phone:04287- 222870.
  4. Mullukurichi Range office,
    Madhuraiveeran temple near,
    Mettala main road,
    Mullukurichi,(Po)
    Namakkal.(Dt)
    Phone:9894709078
  5. Kollihills Range office,
    Semmedu,(Po)
    Kollihills,(Tk)
    Namakkal.(Dt)
    Phone: 9443517751
  6. Forestry Extension Centre,
    Athanur, (Po)
    Namakkal.(Dt)
    Phone: 9942853070

RTI Contacts:

  • First Information officer – Superintendent , O/o The District Forest officer, Namakkal Division, Namakkal.
  • First Appealent Authority – The District Forest officer, Namakkal Division, Namakkal.