Forest Department

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The Forest Department (FD) is the lead organization under the MoEF responsible for the conservation, management, protection and development of state forests. In order to address the primary drivers of deforestation and forest degradation and promote peoples' participation in the improved management of forest resources the GoB has adopted a social forestry approach as laid out in Forestry Master Plan, as well as revised the Forest Act of 2000 and created the Social Forestry Rules 2004, amended in 2010.