Hyderabad: 45 Trainee ACF’s from Forest Academy Coimbatore visit Telangana for field trip
About 45 forest officials, who are undergoing training at the Coimbatore Forest Academy, arrived in Telangana as part of their field trip. They have been selected as Assistant Conservators of Forests (ACF) in the respective states and are undergoing training in Coimbatore.
The 45-member team includes trained officers from Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and Mizoram as well as Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The meeting was held at Aranya Bhavan with the participation of PCCF and Telangana Forest Department officials.
Ms. R. Shobha, PCCF (HoFF) said that while being a part of the development of the country, every forest officer has a responsibility to protect the forests and the environment.
The officials explained the Harithaharam being implemented by the Telangana Forest Department, forest restoration, development of urban forest parks, various projects undertaken by the government, forest clearances for schemes and alternative afforestation methods. Officials said the forest department programs were going on successfully with the priority and encouragement of the government.
The PCCFR on the occasion urged the trainees to take up new responsibilities as officers in the forest department to act as environmental bridges for future generations and to effectively carry out the duties of conserving forests while being a part of the development of the country.
The two-day visit to Telangana was fruitful and they learned about the use of technology in forest management, Campa and the implementation of various schemes, officials said.
PCCF (Campa) Lokesh Jaiswal, PCCF (Admin) Swargam Srinivas, Additional PCCF A.K. Sinha, Hyderabad Chief Conservator Akbar, DFO Joji, OSD Sankaran, Coimbatore Academy Officer Dr Vidyasagar were present.