From the DFO’s Desk

Bankura (North) Division

Sri Bhaskar J V,IFS

03242 – 250758


We the people of India…

In the interest of public service the Department of Forests, Govt. of West Bengal had taken many initiatives for transparent, efficient, effective, timely, cost free and complaint free citizen friendly services. Opening of Bankura Forest website is one such initiative to reach the public for speedy delivery of services and create access to information on administration and keep them informed.

As such we are living in the era of e-governance where time, distance, paper work etc are got minimized even upto the extend of elimination.

Our customers (citizen) are most important and centre of our administration, it is for them and by them. This website is hereby given access to our fellow citizen, they could utilize all available services and the undersigned would invite you for any Constructive input(s) to strive hard to take the level of service at further higher.

Place : Bankura

Sri Bhaskar J V,IFS
Divisional Forest Officer
Bankura (North) Division
Machantala, Bankura
Pin :722101, W.B

From the DFO’s Desk

Bankura (South) Division

Sri Debasis Mohima Prasad Pradhan, IFS

03242 – 250307


Bankura (South) Division is created in the year 1979 out of erstwhile Bankura Division. This Division is spread mainly in Khatra Sub-Division (except Taldangra Block) through it includes part of Onda Block of Bishnupur Sub-Division & Bankura-I Block of Sadar Sub-Division. Forest area of this Division is 56,300 ha with vast greenery of Ranibandh, Jhilimili, Fulkusma, Pirargari, Sarenga and Simlapal Ranges. This Division is situated in the drier part of Bankura District having annual rainfall of 800-1200 mm. The area is dominated by tribal population and diverse geographically.

This Division has 614 forest protection committees (FPCs) where 57934 families are associated in protection, improvement and management of forest. They are getting 25% share of the net sale proceeds of the harvested produces and this amount varies from 2-3 crores annually.

For our inquisitive citizens, our website seeks to paint a comprehensive picture of both regulatory and development activities undertaken by all departments and sections in a holistic manner.

Place : Bankura

Sri Debasis Mohima Prasad Pradhan,IFS
Divisional Forest Officer
Bankura (South) Division
Machantala, Bankura
Pin :722101, W.B

From the DFO’s Desk

Panchet Division, Bishnupur

Sri Nilratan Panda, WBFS

03244-252189


The “Constitution of India” vide Article 48A of the Directive principles of the State Policy lays down the protection and improvement of environment and safeguarding the forests and wildlife as the principle of administration by the state. It states that “the state shall endeavour to protect and improve the environment and to safeguard the forests and wildlife of the country”. Forest department takes up responsibility of safeguarding the forests and wildlife wherever found by implementing various Acts and Rules legislated to achieve this goal. Panchet Division has been pursuing this goal within its defined jurisdiction since its inception.

Whereas the Constitution of India vide Article 51 A(g) of the Fundamental duties lays down as “ It shall be the duty of every citizen of India to protect and Improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wildlife and to have compassion for living creatures”, this Division requests all citizens help it achieve the Goal set by our Constitution keeping in mind their fundamental duties and to be partners in creating an ecologically sustainable environment which is free from pollution.

Place : Bankura

Sri Nilratan Panda,WBFS
Divisional Forest Officer
Panchet Division
Bishnupur, Bankura,
Pin :722122, W.B