Forest Restoration

Celebration of Vana Mahosthav.

Forest Restoration

School student's hand on plantation.

Forest Restoration

Tribal women carring seedling for plantation.


A joint approch to improve livelihood.

Income Generating Activities

Providing an alternative livelihood.

The Society

Constituted as an autonomous organization under Forest & Environment Department, Govt. of Odisha (registration no 022321/49/2006-07) for implementing forestry projects through the field establishement of forest department in the state.


Improving environment through forest restoration and minimizing the poverty level by improving the income level of local villagers through promotion of sustainable forest management and varrious community development practices.


Sustainable forest management to improve the forest cover and improvement of the livelihood,and empowerment of the local communities through capacity building to promote incursive Joint Forest Management.

OFSDS looking forward with its Project Director

Mr Lalit Kumar Tewari, IFS joined as the Project Director of Odisha Forestry Sector Development Society, at its office at Ghatikia, Bhubaneswar. He took over the charges from Mr.Susanta Nanda, IFS on 5th September'2017 vide order 1F(A)81/2017/17936/F&E/Dated:28th August2017. The staff members of OFSDP and AJY welcomed Mr.Tewari, who called on a meeting with the staff member in his chamber immediately after taking over as the Project Director, OFSDS. He has a vast experience in the Forest and Environment Department and held many other important position including the Regional Chief Conservator of Forests, Sambalpur as his last position. He has travelled many foreign countries and proved his mettle as a senior bureaucrat in the national and international arena.


The Government of Odisha in the Forest and Environment Department is mandated to conserve the existing forests, to restore the degraded forests and to arrest the land degradation and also to enhance the capacity of the local people for higher income generation, thereby improving the livelihood for forest dwellers and other forest dependent communities. Simultaneously, it is necessary and appropriate to adopt an integrated scientific approach for improving the forest conservation and productivity. The need for sustainable forest management was felt consistent with the development policy of the State, particularly in the forestry sector and in accordance with the National Forest Policy. Also there is an urgent need for improving the living condition of the people, mostly tribals residing in and around forest by providing them livelihood support consistent with conservation of forest and its sustainable management. Considering all these priorities, the project namely, Odisha Forestry Sector Development Project (OFSDP) was formulated in the year 2005-06. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), formerly known as Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC) came up in supporting the Government of Odisha in Odisha Forestry Sector Development Project (OFSDP) with a view to enabling the Odisha Forest Department to achieve the project outputs of the restoration of degraded forests and improving the income level of the villagers by promoting sustainable forest management through Joint Forest Management, plantation and community/ tribal development, thereby improving ecology and alleviating poverty

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News & Events

11th and 13th of April, 2018

10th Annual JICA National Workshop

21st March, 2018

Celebration of State level World Forestry Day 2018

15th March, 2018

Training of DMU Accountants organised at OFSDS to sensitise on Audit Procedures

08, March, 2018

25th GB Meeting of OFSDP held in conference hall of WCD & MS Deptt. Odisha

26 February, 2018

Shri Biswajit Sahoo has joined as the State Programme Manager of Knowledge Management, Publicity and Publication in the OFSDP-II on 26th February, 2018.

3rd February, 2018

OFSDP-II commissioned Training Need Assessment and development of comprehensive Capacity Building Plan of the project to XIM, Bhubaneswar

04-06, January, 2018

Capacity Building Training Programme for Project Accountants

30 October, 2017

Vigilance Awareness Week observed at OFSDP

20 September, 2017

Review meeting on progress of AJY

14 September, 2017

Brain Storming meeting on formulation of Capacity Building statergy fior OFSDP-II

05 September, 2017

Sri Lalit Kumar Tewari, IFS joined as Project Director

04 September, 2017

Dr Mamata Mishra joined as State Program Manager(Livelihood NRM & intersectoral Convergence)

23 August, 2017

Sri Jyoti Prakash Mohaptra joined as State Program Manager(Knowledge Management & Publicity and Publication)

12 August, 2017

Sri Subrata Kumar Kar joined as State Program Manager(Capacity & Institutonal Development)

15 August, 2017

celebration of Independence Day at the OFSDS premises

27 April, 2017

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched the Odisha Forestry Sector Development Project (OFSDP) �Banayana�.

18-22nd January, 2017

Capacity building training for officers of odisha forest department on estimation of forest carbon stock under REDD+ held by JICAs

11th & 12th January 2017

9th JICA annual national workshop on sustainable forest management with people's participation & modernisation of management at kolkata and sundarban

8-19th December, 2016

Fact Finding Mission-2 of JICA for Odisha Forestry Sector Development Project (OFSDP) Phase-II

6th December, 2016

Overseas Training program on "Promotion of SATOYAMA Initiative" in Japan -sponsored by JICA from 02.10.2016 to 05.11.2016

7-18th November, 2016

Visit of Fact Finding Mission of JICA to OFSDS

21st October, 2016

Half Yearly Review of Ama Jangala Yojana

7th October, 2016

Video conference to expedite Information collection

1st October, 2016

Capacity Building Training Programs under AJY

29th September, 2016

Initiative to make the IGA activities sustainable

29th September, 2016


29th September, 2016

workshop on �Exploring Innovative Partnership- Ecosystems Around OFSDP (Phase-I) Forest Divisions�

24th September, 2016

A sensitisation workshop on REDD+

11th July, 2016

Sustainability of Income Generating Activities undertaken in OFSDP, Phase‐I

20th July, 2016

Progress of Ama Jangala YojanaPart 3 Divisions Reviewed

22nd - 23rd July, 2016

Capacity Building Training Program for Ama Jungala Yojana is origised in IMAGE

27th July, 2016

Preliminary Survey team for REDD+ study visited OFSDS and held discussion with PMU officials and visited the project village in keonjhar DMU


Contractual Engagement

Divisional Forest Officer cum DMU Chief, Ghumsur North Division invites application from suitable candidates for filling up of 1(one) postion at Field Management Unit (Forest Range Office) under the Division for working in the Odisha forestry Sector Development Project, Phase-II

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