Environment & Forests

State Forest Policy 2018(Sectoral)

The State Forest Policy aims to protect natural forests and wildlife, conserve ecosystems and their genetic diversity, stabilize the environment, improve forest productivity, increase the amount of water derived from the forests, increase tree cover, and mitigate the effects of climate change. The following are the primary avenues for attaining the stated goals of the Tamil Nadu Forest Policy: 


  1. Preservation of Wildlife, Biodiversity, and Their Genetic Resources.
  2. Restoring and revitalizing degraded forests.
  3.  Preserving and managing coastal ecosystems.
  4. Improving tree cover both inside and outside of forests to mitigate and adapt to climate change 
  5. Water augmentation through integrated watershed management and forest conservation.
  6. Including the local populace in wildlife management, conservation, and preservation, particularly the tribal communities.
  7. Research and development, along with technology assistance, for scientific forest management.
  8. Ecotourism as a means of subsistence for the local populace, particularly the indigenous communities.
  9. Development of Human Resources in Forest Management.

Year: 2018

Department:  Environment & Forests

Sustainable Forest Management Biodiversity Conservation Community Participation in Forestry Wildlife Protection Eco-Tourism Initiatives Afforestation Programs Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Forest Governance Natural Resource Management Environmental Conservation Strategies Livelihood Improvement Forest Rights and Tribal Welfare Water Resource Management Non-Timber Forest Products Ecological Restoration Forest Monitoring and Surveillance Habitat Protection and Restoration Green Cover Enhancement Policy Evaluation and Impact Assessment