Panaji, May 4th, 2018 … Forest Department has constituted new Private Forests Review Committee to review Private Forest areas identified by North and South Goa Forest Division Committee which were constituted in November 27, 2012 for identification of Private forest and earlier Sawant and Karapurkar committee.
It is informed that in view of the grievances received from citizens and NGOs regarding inclusion and non inclusion of certain areas as private forest and in order to ensure an uniform approach towards the issue the new Private Forests Review Committee has been constituted by the Forest Department.
The new Private Forests Review Committee comprises of Dy. Conservator of Forest, Working Plan Division, Ponda as Chairperson and Director, Settlement and Land records, Panaji , Additional Collector of Revenue Department dealing with land records of North Goa District, Panaji, Additional Collector of Revenue Department dealing with land records of South Goa District, Margao, Asst. Conservator of Forest, Head Quarters of North Goa Division, Ponda, Asst. Conservator of Forest, Head Quarters of South Goa Division, Margao, Shri Sandeep Azrenkar, Environmentalist, Margao, Shri Shirang Jhamble, Savoi-Verem are members of the committee, also the Chief Forest Surveyor of Forest Department as Member Secretary.