Training programme for IFS officials concludes

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Feb 2018 10:16:58


Staff Reporter,


The week-long training programme on ‘New Initiatives in Forestry Opportunities and Challenge’ organised by State Forest Research and Training Institute came to conclusion
on Friday. The programme recorded participation of Indian Forest Service (IFS) officers from Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Assam and Lakshadweep.

Beside the academic sessions, the IFS officers also went on 3-day field tour to observe the innovations taken in forestry. The IFS officers toured the site for the rehabilitation of the wild buffaloes at Barnawapara sanctuary and villages relocated from the protected forest on the first day of field trip.
Their next excursion was at Buka Island, where the officers also watched the presentation given by Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) S Jagdishan.

On the last day they watched the rehabilitation of degraded forest plantation site and Donganullah herbal processing centre. And thereafter, the officers took stock of the plantation area at village Amsena, Bilaspur and lastly they visited the Jungle Safari, Raipur.

Attending the training programme, IFS Prabhakaran S gave presentation on his successful Mount Everest expedition. SFRTI Director and PCCF AA Boaz honoured Prabhakaran with a memento for his achievement.

In his speech at the valedictory function, AA Boaz emphasized on adding new aspects in the forestry and to develop it as a system rather than a personal effort. He also laid stress on documentation of the innovations undertaken in other states. He also presented trainee officers citation.
In the end, Additional Director AB Minj proposed the vote of thanks to participating officers.