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INTRODUCTION:

Siddipet District encompasses an area of 384233 Ha. There are (24)Mandals in the District, out of which forest area is spread over in (19)Mandals.  The total Forest area is 23,456.6 Ha which constitutes 6.1 % of the Geographical area of the District.

Total Geographical area 384233 Ha.

Total Forest Area:

23,456.6 Ha/ 57632.67 Acres

Percentage

6.1 %

Total

No. of Forest

Blocks : 61 Nos

CA Blocks : 14 Nos

Total No. of

Compartments:

143 Nos

 

Total No. of Ranges

4

Total No. of Sections

15

Total No. of Beats    

46

Total No. of Forest Blocks(including 14 CA areas)

75

Total No. of Compartments

129

Total No. of Revenue Divisions

3

Total No. of Constituencies in the District

6

Total No. of Mandals           

24

Total No. of Villages

499

Range wise Forest Area:

Sl No.

Name of the Range

Area in Ha.

Area in Acres

1.

Gajwel

7386.97

18253.20

2.

Siddipet

5161.12

12753.13

3.

Dubbak

6663.048

16464.39

4.

Husnabad

4245.47

10490.4

 

TOTAL

23456.6

57632.67

 Constituency wise Forest Area:

Sl No.

Name of the Constituency

Area in Ha.

Area in Acres

1.

Gajwel

11345.6

28035.0023

2.

Dubbak

6322.68

15623.3423

3.

Siddipet

1543.78

3814.68038

4.

Jangoan

967.24

2390.05004

5

Husnabad

3219.36

7955.099

6

Mankondur

57.93

143.14503

 

TOTAL

23456.6

57632.67

Vegetation Classification Details:

Canopy density

Area  in Ha

% to forest area

Very Dense

0

0

Moderately Dense

1504.202

6.339

Open

11308.39

48.803

Scrub

9077.16

38.254

Water body & Natural Blanks

1566.85

6.604

Total

23456.6

 

Compensatory Afforestation (CA) Lands:

An area of 416.3521 Ha of Revenue land has been mutated to the Forest Department for compensation to the forest land submerged in Kaleshwaram Project in 9 locations and Keshavapur Reservoir Project in Medchal District in 5 locations by the Revenue authorities details as mentioned below.

Sl

No.

Mandal

Village

Survey

No.

Total Area (in Ha.) mutated to the Forest Department

1

Akkannapet

Gandipally

97

22.7794

2

Husnabad

Mirzapur

171

9.377

3

Husnabad

Keshavapur

154

21.08

4

Koheda

Shanigaram

1348

31.59

5

Koheda

Shanigaram Bit-II

1348

20.978

6

Koheda

Gundareddypally

72

61.0401

7

Bejjenki

Regulapally

403

57.9251

8

Cheriyala

Kadavergu

403

47.8675

9

Kondapaka

Giraipally

836

31.6079

10

Husnabad

Mirzapur Ext – I

145

11.8211

11

Husnabad

Ramavaram

225/2

24.8199

12

Husnabad

Ummapur

265/1/2

50.2428

13

Husnabad

Regonda

533/2

23.1526

14

Husnabad

Mirzapur Ext – II

145/1/2

2.0720

 

 

TOTAL

 

416.352

Total Forest Area: : 23456.6  Ha/57962.67 Acres

 Un workable Area:

Leased to TSFDC

1403.00 Ha

Area with Forest Research center

198.00 Ha.

Under encroachments

841.29 Ha.

Rocky out crops

1120.78 Ha.

ROFR 

18.40 Ha.

Total

3581.47a.

a.Area Diverted          

KLIP

1407.439

Mission Bhagiratha

12.223 Ha.

SKLTU

4.91 Ha.

Mission Bhagiratha Moulana Azad

Sujala Sravanti Project

8.41 Ha.

Total Area

1432.98Ha.

 

Area under existing old plantations

3462.00 Ha.

Area treated with ANR

5059.00 Ha.

Area proposed for planting in                    

NFM    during 2021-22

19.50 Ha.

Area having good forest and fit for only

 Protection

12301.63 Ha.

Total Area

18442.132Ha.

 STAFF PATTERN:

Sl.
No.

District Name

Category Name

No.of Posts
sanctioned

No.of Persons
working

Vacant

Remarks

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

1

Siddipet

District Forest Officer

1

1

0

 

2

Forest Range Officer

4

4

0

 

3

Dy. Range Officer

6

6

0

 

4

Forest Section Officer

9

7

2

 

5

Forest Beat Officer & Assistant Beat Officer

56

29

27

 

6

Superintendent

1

1

0

 

8

Senior Assistants

3

3

0

 

9

Jr. Assistant

4

0

4

 

11

Bungalow Watcher

1

0

1

 

12

Driver LV

1

0

1

 

13

Office Subordinates

4

0

4

 

 

 

Total

90

51

39

 

 Block Plantations taken up

            There are 3 types of Block Plantations taken up

  1. LI (Labour Intensive Method of plantation)- Bush clearance, Pitting & Planting.
  2. SMM (Semi Mechanical Method of plantation)- Bush clearance, Uprootal of stumps, Ploughing, Pitting & Planting.
  3. Barren Hill Afforestation.

Species planted:

 Dalbergialatifolia (Rosewood), Holopteliaintegrefolia (Nemlinara), Mithragynaparviflora (Battaganapu), Ficusreligiosa (Raavi), Terminaliaarjuna (Tellamaddi), Tectonagrandis (Teak), Inga dulci (Seemachintha), Hardwikkiabianata (Naravepi), Pterocarpussantalinus (Redsanders), Syzygiumcumini (Jamun) Azadirachtaindica(Neem) , Hymenodictyonexcelsum (Rakhtakhanda), Terminaliabellarica (Taani), Pterocarpusmarsupium (Egisa), Albizialebbeck (Drishinam), Albiziaprocera (TellaChinduga), Gmelinaarborea (Gummadi Teak), Meliadubia (Malabar Neem), Ficusresimorsa (Medi), Annonasquamosa (Seethaphal), Aeglemarmelos(Maredu), Beauteafrundosa (Moduga), Dolichandronecryspa (Neeruddi), Chukresiatabularis (Kondavepa), Bombaxceiba (Booruga),Cassia fistula (Rela) etc.

Achievement so far(30-11-2021):

Sl.No

Year

Area in Ha

No. of  Seedlings planted

Survival %

SMM

LI

BHA

Total

SMM

LI

BHA

Total

1

2021-22

19.5

348.5

0

368

21664

239421

0

261085

98

2

2020-21

53.5

23.34

0

76.84

59439

26109

0

85548

98

3

2019-20

121

0

230

351

228617

0

10000

238617

100

4

2018-19

363

106

33

502

501498

96200

13200

610898

100

5

2017-18

452

67

0

519

585497

0

0

585497

90

6

2016-17

817

61

0

878

1151209

23331

0

1174540

88

7

2015-16

87

0

0

87

139392

0

0

139392

86

 

Total

1913

605.84

263

2781.84

2687316

385061

23200

3095577

 

 Rejuvenation of Natural Forest Works:-

The rejuvenation of Natural Forest (Assisted Natural Regeneration) works have been taken up 5239 Ha.  The work includes the following components

  1. Closing the area with deep peripheral trenches all around the cluster of Forest blocks. With dimensions of top width 2 Mtrs – Bottom width 1.50 Mtrs and a depth of 2 Mtrs.
  2. Creating fire lines to prevent and minimize the fire damage with 5mtr width.
  3. Removal of unwanted thorny jungle growth for assisting the healthy and optimum improvement of growing stock and also to facilitate the Regeneration.
  4. Soil and moisture conservation works like Rock filled Dams, Staggered contour trenches and Check dams etc, to harvest rain water and facilitate percolation

 Rejuvenation of Natural Forest works:

Achievement so far:

Sl.

No.

Year

CPT (Km)

Boundary

Lines

Fire Lines/

Sector lines

(5 Mts) in Km

Cultural operations

in Ha.

SMC Works

SCTs

(in Cmt)

Achievement

Achievement

Achievement

Achievement

1

2

3

4

5

6

1.      

2021-22

0

0

180

48950

2.      

2020-21

3.61

44

2400

25819

3.      

2019-20

9.15

76.30

50.00

52674

4.      

2018-19

15.48

31.40

0

11900

5.      

2017-18

24.94

202.14

220

0

6.      

2016-17

89.60

43.62

2389

0

7.      

2015-16

287.04

0.00

0

0

 

Total

429.82

397.46

5239

139343

 Trench stabilization:

To enhance the effectiveness and life span of the trench, the trench mound is being stabilized vegetatively as follows

  • Planting of two rows Gachakaya with 1×1 mtrespacement on outer slope of the mound.
  • Planting one row with Bomboo rhizome with 4x4m espacement inner slope of the mound.
  • Planting one row with Pongamia or any other fruit bearing tree species with 4x4m espacement on the top of the mound.

 Achievement so far:

Sl. No.

Year

Achievement

In Kms

No. of Plants Planted

1

2

3

4

1

2021-22

4

11000

2

2020-21

2.00

5500

3

2019-20

23.4

43750

4

2018-19

57.05

56525

5

2017-18

141.00

218675

6

2016-17

258.00

1161000

 

Total

481.45

1496450

 Protection Structure Achievement:

Year

Chain link Fencing

(in Kms)

Protection Wall

(in Kms)

Boundary Pillars

(in Nos)

Remarks

2021-22

0

0

75

 

2020-21

12

.1

0

 

2019-20

23.16

0

433

 

2018-19

20.83

4.10

557

 

2017-18

0

0

0

 

Total

55.99

4.10

1065

 

 Construction of saucer pits:

Saucer pits are constructed to provide drinking water to wild animals in drought season to ensure the revival of fauna and to avoid man animal conflict.

Sl.No

Name of the Work

Achievement

1

Construction of Saucer Pits in Nos

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

25

31

18

 

 Nurseries:

Achievement so far:

Sl. No.

Year

No. of Nurseries

Achievement (in Lakhs)

Raising

Conversion

Mainte

nance

Total

1

2020-21

40

3.20

8.75

13.294

25.244

2

2019-20

66

12.00

14.00

21.00

47.00

3

2018-19

106

80.200

27.200

5.935

219.335

4

2017-18

106

62.00

29.133

23.875

221.008

5

2016-17

106

117.50

37.16

11.86

272.52

6

2015-16

100

56.00

0.00

0.00

156.00

 

Total

 

330.90

116.243

75.96

523.107

 Avenue Plantations Raised FROM 2015-16 TO 2021-22

To enhance the aesthecity and to control pollution along the roads, the avenue plantations are raised with suitable species on either side of road and also in central medians. 

Species Planted:

 Tabebuiaavellanedae (Pink trumphet), spathodeacampanulata (True Tulip), Tecomaargentia (Golden bell), Chukrasiatabularis (Kondavepa), mimusopselengi (Pogada), Bauchiniaracemosa (Are), Peltophorumferruginem (Pachasunkesula), millingtoniahortensis (Akasamalli), Ficusreligiosa (Ravi), Delonix regal (Turayi)

 YEAR WISE AVENUE PLANTATION

Sl.No.

Year

Length

in Kms

No. of  Seedlings planted

No.of Plants Survived

Survival

%

1.      

2021-22

116

81503

81503

MLAP

2.      

2020-21

0

0

0

0

3.      

2019-20

5.00

2000

2000

100.00

4.      

2018-19

76.00

46040

46040

100.00

5.      

2017-18

159.50

65603

61666

94.00

6.      

2016-17

212.00

83520

78508

94.00

7.      

2015-16

127.00

87868

83474

95.00

 

Total

695.5

366534

353191

 

Development of Urban Parks:

  • Two Urban Environmental Parks are being developed at Sangapur near Gajwel and Nagulabanda(Marpadaga RF) near Siddipet and three Urban Forest Conservation Clusters (15 blocks) within HMDA limits in Siddipet District.
  • One Urban Forest Park proposed at Chinthamadaka Forest Block with an area of 36.42 Ha. during 2019-20.the works are under progress.

The following works have been taken up.

  1. Urban Forest Parks:

Sl.

No.

Name of the Constituency

Name & Location

of the Park

Area in Ha.

Activities taken up

Activities under progress

1

Gajwel

Kalpakavanam at Sangapur

117.00

1.Open gym

2.Children play area 3.Rope way 4.Nakshathravanam 5.Rasivanam

6.Gazebos

7. Miyawaki Plantation

8. Ticket Counter

9. Cycle Parking

1.Tent camps

2. Dining Hall

3. Mountain bike cycles

4. Adventure sports

2

Gajwel

Tejovanam at Marpadaga

132.00

1.Open gym

2. Children play area

3.Rope way

4.Nakshathravanam 5.Rasivanam

6.Watach tower  7.Gazebos

8. Miyawaki Plantation

9. Ticket counter

1.Tent camps

2. Dining Hall

3. Cycle parking

4. Mountain bike cycles

5. Adventure sports

 

3

Siddipet

Chinthamaduka Urban Forest Park

36.42

1. Providing Chainlink Fencing.

 

1.    Providing Seethrough wall.

2.    Formation Earthen track.

1.Forest Conservation Blocks being Developed within HMDA Limits in Siddipet District:

Sl. No.

Name of the Park

Area in Ha.

RF Block/ Cluster

Progress of Works

 
 

1

Conservation Block

2057.76

Narsampally, Bailampur, Thanedarpally & Zapthisingaipally / Narsampally Cluster

1700 Rmt. see through wall, 6.03Km. Chain link fencing works were completed

 

2

Conservation Block

992.18

Karakapatla, Damarakunta, Kotial  / Karkapatla Cluster

8 Km. Chainlink Fencing works completed

 

3

Conservation Block

55.84

Wargal

3.5 Km. Chainlink Fencing works under progress

 

4

Conservation Block

80.93

Dasarlapally

5 Km. Chainlink Fencing works under progress.

 

5

Conservation Block

1817.88

Meenajipet

75 No.s Boundary pillars constructed

 

6

Conservation Block

52.2

Achaipally-I

Under Encroachment

 

7

Conservation Block

31.56

Achaipally-II

Under Encroachment

 

8

Conservation Block

1410.35

Gajwel, Dharmareddypally, Mailaram / Gajwel Cluster

1.1 Kms See through wall  and  4.5 Kms Chainlink fencing completed

 

Financial targets & achievements from 2016-17 to 2021-22 upto 31.10.2021:

Year

CAMPA

 

Afforestation

Grand Total (Expenditure)

 

APO

Budget released

(in Lakhs)

Expenditure

(in Lakhs)

APO

Budget released

(in Lakhs)

Expenditure (in Lakhs)

2016-17

635.1853

419.697

419.6965

2481.16

1351.371

1324.229

1743.926

2017-18

500.228

315.13

303.697

2319.43

1550.505

1095.659

1399.356

2018-19

1329.208

938.949

938.862

2151.22

2307.541

2151.22

3090.082

2019-20

3701.564

1802.00

1399.624

1941.250

328.199

316.362

1715.986

2020-21

2140.033

1374.20

1292.088

1298.010

613.535

482.9689

1775.057

2021-22

1808.47

553.863

325.932

1856.56

21.147

11.77832

337.710

 

 

 

Rejuvenation Action Plan.

            A Rejuvenation Action plan has been prepared for each forest black by identifying the requirement / feasibility of each work for improvement of forest block and accordingly an action plan is prepared to saturate the respective block , there by facilitate rejuvenation enrich the forest block to optimum saturation level.

            The Rejuvenation works includes

  1. Boundary protection structures : Cattle Proof Trench(CPT) with a dimension of 2 meter top width and 1.5 meters bottom width , and 2 meter depth with intermittent septa is taken up all along the boundary of the existing forest from November to June    and the trench mound is planted with to rows of Gachchakaya plants in staggered manner  with an espacement of 1 meter within the lines and in 1 meter in between lines, and MFP tree species on the ridge of the mound and also bamboo and other wild fruit bearing plants on the inner side of slope of the trench mound. This trench mound planting works will be taken up during June  – July.

 

  1. Fire Lines: fire lines will be formed with a width of 5 meters, dividing the compartments and blocks into small sectors of about 20 Hectares, and all the leaf litter, dried plant material and all inflammable material in this lines will be pulled together to the center line of the sector line and burnt so that the strip of 5 meters line will be totally uninflammable and if any fire is occurred in 1 sector it will be confined to that particular sector only and there by the damage of fire accident will be minimized. This activity will be taken up from December to January, how ever periodical revisiting of fire lines will be done from January to March when ever it is required.
  2. Soil Moisture Conservation (SMC)Works : The SMC works like Staggered Contour Trench (SCT), percolation tanks(PTs), check dams(CDs), Rock fill dams(RFDs), check walls etc. will be taken up as per the site requirement from November to March.
  3. Weed Removal: Removal of  invasive weeds like Mahaveera, Epitorium, Parthenium,  Lantana etc. will be taken up during August and September, before the soil becomes hard there by uprootal becomes difficult.
  4. Cultural Operations : Operations like singling, copysing removal of unwanted growth will be taken up during October to December.
  5. Planting: Gap planting and trench mound planting and bamboo nala planting will be taken up during monsoon period that is from June to August.

A block wise Forest Rejuvenation Action Plan (FRAP) has been prepared for 61 blocks and accordingly annual Action Plan is prepared and submitted to Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, TS, Hyderabad. 

Annexure-I is each individual block plan, Annexure-II is activity wise abstract of district and Annexure-III is  the District’s Forest Rejuvenation Action Plan.