FOREST DEPARTMENT TAMENGLONG DISTRICT


Name and situation:-     Western Forest Division (WFD), Tamenglong, Manipur.

It is situated in the North-Western part of Manipur state within 93010’07” E to 93057’22”E longitude and 24029’32”N to 25027’41”N latitude. It is bounded on the North by sharing with Peren District of Nagaland, on the East by Senapati District of Manipur, on the west by the Barak River and on the South by Churachandpur District of Manipur.

Composition of Staff: -  Western Forest Division (WFD), Tamenglong is headed by 1 (one) Divisional Forest Officer and under him are 5 (five) Ranges Forest Officers naming Tamenglong, Noney, Nungba and Tamei Forest Ranges and 1(one) RFO HQtr.

Area: -  The total geographical area of Tamenglong District is 4391sq.km, very dense forest cover is 279sq.km,moderately dense forest cover is 1784sq.km, open forest area is 1839sq.km and the total forest cover of Tamenglong District is 3902sq.km. which is 88.86% of the District Area. The geographical area of the Western Forest Division is 3166.22sq.km. and the total forest cover is 3046.56sq.km. which accounts for 96.22% of the Geographical Area while the remaining 119.66sq.km. is non -forest area.

Reserved Forest: -Western Forest Division (WFD), Tamenglong has 2 (Two) Reserved  Forest

 viz-

1.       Irangmukh RF 9268 ha vide Govt. order No.FR-8/51/51 dt. 10th Sept. 1951

2.       Laimaton RF 259 ha vide order No. 3648/Hill dt. 10/03/41

 

Activities: - Some of the activities being taken up under Western Forest Division (WFD), Tamenglong are:

a)  National Afforestation programme (NAP): 30 (thirty) Joint Forest Management Committees (JFNC) are working under this programme in Tamenglong District namely.

 

Sl.No.

Name of JFMC

Name of Range

1.

Chairol Tupul

Noney

2.

Chaton Akungning

Tamei

3.

Duithanjang

Noney

4.

Gaidimjang Part-2

Noney

5.

Ijeirong

Noney

6.

Kawalong

Tamei

7.

Khongsang

Nungba

8.

Khumji

Noney

9.

Langmei Chiang

Tamei

10.

Longdi Pabram

Tamenglong

11.

Longjang

Noney

12.

Longpiram

Tamenglong

13.

Lower Takou

Tamei

14.

Lubanglong Khunou

Noney

15.

Luigungjam

Tamenglong

16.

Mukti khullen

Nungba

17.

Namkaolong

Noney

18.

Pungmon

Noney

19.

Ramreijang

Tamenglong

20.

Raengpang

Nungba

21.

Satudai

Noney

22.

Sibilong

Nungba

23.

Tajeikaiphun

Nungba

24.

Takou Tajiangning

Tamei

25.

Tamah

Tamei

26.

Tamei

Tamei

27.

Tamenglong

Tamenglong

28.

Taobam

Nungba

29.

Tharon

Tamenglong

30.

Makhom

Noney

 

This Afforestation programme last for 5 (five) years and the present programme came into effect from 2012-13 and will last till 2017-18.

b)  National Bamboo Mission (NBM):    This programme comes from Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India and is carried out every year provided the provision is made available by the Govt. of India. Under this programme bamboo plantations are done by the Joint Forest Management Committee of the villages. This work is undertaken in the Bamboo Working Circle provided by the working plan prescription.

c)  Thirteenth Finance Commission Award (TFC):To conserve forest fromman-made destruction and biotic interference of the forest cover, mass tree plantation works are carried out every year in Plantation Working Circle in the District at degraded/jhum left areas. Interested individual or group of the village may avail this opportunity to afforest their barren lands.

d)   Eco-Development Plantation in Reserved Forest: This programme of afforestation/Reforestation is done only in Reserved Forest and is availed by the people living near or adjacent villages of the reserved Forest.