Best results in forest conservation and wildlife management through technology implementation: Hemant Kumar
Mr. Hemant Kumar, Deputy Director General (Regional Office, Chennai), Union Forest Department, said that it was an inviting development for those with higher and technical education to join the forest department. He said good results could be achieved by utilizing increasing technology for the protection of forest and wildlife.
He participated in the Telangana Forest Department Working Plan meetings held for two days at Aranya Bhavan on the agenda of forest protection and revival measures. The review meeting focused on the performance and implementation of various technical applications. The conference discussed the field-level implementation of applications such as DGPS (Differential Global Positioning System), Black Chain Technology, Geo-tagging, Geo-fencing, Lieder Survey, e-Green Watch, Green Path, Application of Biotechnology in Forestry. Range, Beat and Section officers explained their experiences on the applications being implemented in different districts through a presentation.
Geo-tagging of planted areas will facilitate their monitoring and prevent duplication, he said. Geo-fencing of forest areas will help prevent intrusions and detect the movements of wild animals, officials said. Chief Conservation Officer (PCCF) R Shobha said the e-green watch would be useful for utilizing the campa funds in a transparent and transparent manner.
The PCCF said that the recent addition of employees to the Telangana Forest Department would lead to better results as they pursue higher education and are technically proficient. Details of applications used by field level staff, integration with new technology, results analysis were discussed at the meeting. The reports were sent by Hemant Kumar to senior forest officials working at the national level. All of them also lauded the efforts of the Telangana Forest Department and wished the employees implementing higher education knowledge.
The meeting was attended by PCCFs RM Dobrial, Swargam Srinivas, Additional PCCF Pargain, Assistant Director of Forest Survey of India S. Sampath (via video conference from Bangalore), Institute of Forest Biodiversity Scientists, Rangareddy, Nizamabad, Medak CCF, Sunita M.Bhagawath, Saravanan, Forest Academy, District Forest Officers from different districts were present.