The primary activities of the Environment and Forests Department includes:-

  1. Biodiversity and Genetic Resource Conservation.
  2. Wildlife Management and Conservation
  3. Conservation of Costal and Marine Eco Systems
  4. Increasing Tree cover outside forest
  5. Protection of Forest Resources and Consolidation.
  6. Ecotourism.
  7. Infrastructure development.
  8. Research Education and Extension.
  9. Rising of Teak, Sandal and other Plantations.

Acts and Rules

  1. National Forest Policy 1988,
  2. Revised GoTN forest policy 2018,
  3. Environment Protection Act 1986
  4. UN Sustainable Development Goals 2015
  5. Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972,
  6. Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980,
  7. National Wildlife Action Plan
  8. Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers Recognition of Forest Rights Act, 2006,
  9. Tamil Nadu Captive Elephants (Management & Maintenance) Rules 2011
  10. Right of Passage (Study on Elephant Corridor by Wildlife Trust of India 2017)
  11. Tamil Nadu State Action Plan for Climate Change Policy October 2013

Constitutional Provisions

Section 13, 14, 19(2), 19(3) of the CAG’s DPC Act 1971.

Audit product and their tabling

Audit Product & their Tabling Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on Economic Sector for the year ended March 2017 (Report No.7 of the year 2017) – Performance Audit on Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Conservation and Greening Project implemented by Tamil Nadu Forests Department. Placed before the State Legislature on 9th July 2018.


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