Social Forestry

Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Social Forestry

Duties and Functions of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Social Forestry.
  • Overall control over all Social Forestry wings, Planning, IHRD
  • Facilitate in carrying out Afforestation and increasing tree cover activities in non-forest areas.
  • Nodal Officer for all schemes implemented with people participation in non-forest areas than those are implemented under the guidance of CCF (E&TW), CCF (WL) in PAs.
  • Implementation of all Plan and Non-Plan Schemes (approved by the Govt.) in non-forest areas.
  • Monitoring and reviewing the progress of implementation of schemes in non-forest areas.
  • Submitting performance reports to the Govt. and PCCF and other agencies.
  • Taking timely action as required in correspondences and submission of compliance reports, those are necessary with respect to the implementation of the scheme as required under various Acts & Rules.
  • Matters relating to forestry extension, education and awareness programme, and field publicity.
  • Administration, control and management of District Forestry Extension and Information Centres.
  • Coordination with the Local-Self Governments on forestry and biodiversity matters.
  • Implementation of compensatory afforestation of Social Forestry wing.
  • Any other functions assigned to him by the Govt. / PCCF.
  • The PCCF (SF) will discharge the functions contemplated under the RTI Act with respect to his wing.


Address  Phone

Shri. E.Pradeep Kumar IFS 

Principal Chief Conservator of Forests 

Forest Headquarters,Vazhuthacaud,
Thiruvananthapuram -695014.

0471- 2325364, 2529350 Mob:9447979004


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