Mannarkkad Division

Mannarkkad Division

The forest area of the Palakkad Revenue District was comprised of Reserve Forests and Vested Forests Formerly, the Reserve Forests were managed under Palakkad and Nemmara Forest Division and all the Vested Forests were managed by Palakkad Special Division. The Management of Reserve Forests and Vested Forests under the erstwhile three Divisions were reorganized and new Division/Range / Station/ section/ Beat boundaries were reconstituted for effective protection and administrative convenience. The present Mannarkkad Forest Division came into being as per GO (MS) 121/89 dated 28. 12. 1989 with effect from 01. 04. 1990. The area under Mannarkkad Division comprises of Mannarkkad Range of Palakkad territorial Division, Agali Range and northern portion of Thenkara Range of former Palakkad Special Division. The reorganized Division contains three Ranges namely Mannarkkad, Attappady, Agali. The Division Head Quarters is at Mannarkkad. The total area of the Division was 539.08 Squ.Km. An area of 107.09 Squ. Km was handed over to the Buffer zone of Silent Valley National Park and a new Range is formed in Silent Valley called Bhavani Range. An area of 7.15 Squ. Km is vested in this Division as Ecologically Fragile Land. This Working Plan pertains to Mannarkkad Forest Division. The working plan for the period from 2001 -02 to 2010- 11 was prepared by Sri. A. Ramankutty, Assistant Conservator of Forests. Working Plan revision is being carried out by Sri. C. Sasikumar, Working Plan Officer, Palakkad.

Area

Organization Hierarchy

mannarkkad division

 

Legal Status Of Land Under Mannarkkad Division

Name of Range

Reserv Forest (Ha)

Vested Forest (Ha)

Leased From RF (Ha)

EFL

(Ha)

Mannarkkad

610.13

11788.67 513.03 394.08

Agali

6385.95

6515.07

-

245.88

Attappady

8077.14

8865.95

-

80.08

Total

15073.22

27169.69

513.03

720.04

 

 

  Mannarkkad Division Staff strength

Designation

Sanctioned  strength

Remarks

Divisional Forest Officer

1

 

Junior Superintendent

1

 

Senior Superintendent

1

 

Head Accountant

1

 

Range Forest Officer

3

 

Deputy Range forest officer

8

 

Section Forest Officer

20

 

Beat Forest Officer

103

 

Draughts man

1

1 (1Daily wages)

Clerks

17

 

Typists

2

 

Drivers

9

 

1st Grade Surveyor

1

 

Statistical Asst. Grade I 

1

 

Reserve Watchers

8

 

Office Attendent

7

 

PTS

5