The Central Academy for State Forest Service (CASFoS), Dehradun, began a six-day training for in-service SFS officers and senior officers on the topic of legal issues in forestry on Monday. The course is aimed at orienting the forest officers to the legal issues in forestry.
Thirty five forest officers from Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand are participating in this course.
Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA) additional director SK Awasthi inaugurated the course and welcomed all the participants.
The CASFoS principal Kunal Satyarthi also addressed the participants stating that that they have to implementation forest laws in the forest fields to save the forest.
Course director Abhilash Damodaran gave an outline of the course. The six days training programme will focus on the Biological Diversity Act 2002, National Green Tribunal, FCA and its implementation along with field trips to Dudhai biodiversity management and wildlife forensics lab at Wildlife Institute of India.