Palakkad Division

Palakkad division

The present Palakkad Forest Division was formed by reorganizing Reserve Forests and Vested Forests of Palakkad Revenue District. Reserve Forest areas and Vested Forest areas in the district, excluding the protected areas, were reorganized for the formation of Mannarkkad, Palakkad and Nemmara Forest Divisions to achieve the even distribution of protection task and also for administrative convenience. The reorganization was effected as per Government Order G.O. (MS) 121/89 dated 28.12.1989. The order was brought into effect on 01.04.1990. The gross area of the Division is 247.84 Sq. Km, including 72.83 Sq.Km of Reserved Forests and 175.01 Sq.Km of Vested Forests. The whole of Palakkad Forest Division is situated in Ottappalam and Palakkad Taluks of Palakkad Revenue District.
Palakkad Forest Division is bounded by Mannarkkad Forest Division on the North, Nilambur South Forest Division on the North West and Coimbatore Revenue District of Tamil Nadu State on the North-East, Nemmara Forest Division on the South-East and South and Thrissur Forest Division on the South. The area lies between 10° 45’ and 10° 55’ North latitude and 76° 50’ and 76° 10’ East longitude

Northern boundary: Starting from the point where the boundary of Anakkara village meets the Thuthapuzha, the boundary commence and run to east through Thuthapuzha against its flow till it meets the village boundary of Attassery Desom, Karimpuzha village, then through the Desom boundary of Attassery Kulukiliad and Kottapuram, Pambra, Elumbulassery till it meets Karimpuzha. Thence along the said river against its flow till it merges with Umminazhi Desom boundary and thence along the said Desom boundary till it meets Palakkad Taluk boundary. The north boundary of the Division continues from the above said point which is the tri-junction of Ottappalam, Mannarkkad and Palakkad Taluk through the Taluk boundary along the north boundary of Kongad II village, thence through the northern boundary of Kanjikulam Desom till it meets the Western boundary of Chenat Nair Reserved Forest. Thence though the Reserve Forest boundary towards north and thence towards east through the Taluk boundary and thence along the northern boundary of Akamalavaram Vested Forests till it meets the tri-junction of Mannarkkad and Palakkad Taluk at the state boundary thence towards east till the Inter State boundary meets the Chittur Taluk boundary.

Eastern boundary: From the above said point the Eastern boundary of this Division runs through Walayar River. ie, through the common boundary between Palakkad and Chittur Taluk, i.e. through the eastern boundary of Pudussery East, Pudussery Central, Pudussery West, Elappully I and Elappully II village.

Southern boundary: From the above point, the boundary runs through the common boundary of Palakkad and Chittur Taluk ie, through the Southern boundary of Polpully, Peruvamba, till the common boundary between Alathur, Chittur Taluk meets the above boundary. Thence the boundary runs through the common boundary between Alathur and Palakkad Taluk, through a Southern and western boundary of Kannadi village till it meets Kannadi River. Thence through the said river towards west till the Desom boundary on of Odanur Desom Parali II Village meets the river and thence towards west through Bharathapuzha till the common boundary of Ottappalam and Alathur Taluk meets the said river. Southern boundary of this Division continues from the above point through Bharathapuzha (District boundary) towards west along its flow till the Tirumittacode Desom (Tirimittacode village) boundary meets the said river. Thence towards south through the eastern Desom boundary of Tirimittacode, Perinnikunnur Chazhiyattiri and thence towards west through the Southern Desom Boundary of Chazhiyattiri, Kothachira, Chalissery Karukkode till the common boundary of Thrissur and Malappuram Districts meets the above said Desom boundary.

Western boundary: From the above said point towards north through the Western Desom boundary of Pappur, Kumaranallur and Anakkara till it meets Thuthapuzha ie. Starting point

Organization Hierarchy

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Area

Total Extent (Sq Km)

Reserve Forest Extent (Sq Km)

Vested Forest Extent (Sq Km)

EFL Extent (Sq Km)

264.5616

73.41

161.777

29.4019

 

Name of Range

Total Extent (Sq Km)

Reserve Forest Extent (Sq Km)

Vested Forest Extent (Sq Km)

EFL Extent (Sq Km)

Olavakkode

81.5543

61.6927

18.4285

1.4611

Ottappalam

37.5683

-

33.4471

4.1208

Walayar

145.439

11.7173

109.9014

23.82 

Staff strength Palakkad Division

Designation

Sanctioned  strength

Remarks

Divisional Forest Officer

1

 

Assistant Deputy Conservator of Forest

1

 

Range Forest Officer

3

 

Deputy Range Forest Officer

1

(Working arrangement at Walayar Depot.

Section Forest Officer

18

 

Beat Forest Officer

59

 

Reserve Forest Watcher

9

 

Senior Superintendent

1

 

Junior Superintendent

1

 

Head Accountant

1

 

UD Clerk

10

 

LD Clerk

6

 

UD Typist

-

 

LD Typist

2

 

UD Compiler

1

 

Office Attendant

6

 

Driver

1

 

Night Watcher

1

 

PT Sweeper

5

 

Surveyor

1

 

Draughts man

1