Forest Restoration

Celebration of Vana Mahosthav.

Forest Restoration

School student's hand on plantation.

Forest Restoration

Tribal women carring seedling for plantation.

Convergence

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.

Mission

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.

Vision

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.

Project Director's Desk

img1 The tradition of conserving forest through informal village level institutions and social pressures exists in many villages of the state. What have been missing are the management skills and capacity as well as financial resources at the community level for better management of the forest and to adopt alternate livelihood, which could reduce pressure on the forest. Orissa Forestry Sector Development Society (OFSDS) has been constituted by Government of Odisha, for implementation of various forestry projects in the state. OFSDS successfully implemented Phase-I JICA assisted Orissa Forestry Sector Development Project. The goal of the OFSDP-I was to address the issue of deforestation and degradation, but the focus was equally on improving the livelihood of forest dependent communities. Taking a cue from the OFSDP, Phase-I , AJY scheme is envisaged, to be implemented in 30 Forest Divisions by strengthening of the community based initiative for protection of the forest and creation of alternate livelihood opportunities to reduce pressure on forest. This flagship scheme is going to be implemented by OFSDS in 30 Forest Divisions , over a period of 7 years i.e. from 2016-17 to 2021-22 and 2,65,000 ha. degraded forest would be treated under the scheme in JFM mode.

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News & Events

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

SEMINAR ON PROCUREMENT AND DISBURSEMENT UNDER JAPANESE ODA LOANS 2016 AT NEW DELHI ON 29.09.2016

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

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Projects


  • Ama Jangala Yojana

    Ama Jangala Yojna

    A step towards forest regeneration through community participation by enhancing livelihood opportunities being implemented in 30 forest division through 7000 Vana Surakshya Samiti.

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  • Catchment Area Treatment Plan

    Catchment Area Treatment Plan

    Aims in conservation of soil moisture and its mineral conservation being implemented in upper kolab and indiravati catchment area of koraput and kalahandi district.

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  • Odisha Forestry Sector Development Project

    OFSDP Phase I

    The Project was implemented by Govt. of Odisha through the (OFSDS), with the financial assistance from JICA, focusing on forests restoration and improvement of income level of locals, Implemented on 14 Forest Divisions.

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  • Odisha Forestry Sector Development Project (Phase 2)

    OFSDP Phase II

    The Project (OFSDP- II) aims at improving forest ecosystem by promoting sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation through Joint Forest Management. It will be implemented on 18 Forest Divisions.

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