A.P. Forest Development Corporation Ltd

AP Forest Act.


( Act No.1 of 1967)

( came into force from 15.04.1967)


An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the protection and management of forests in the State of Andhra Pradesh. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Andhra Pradesh in the ----Eighteenth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-




1.       Short title, extent and commencement :-


(i) This Act may be called the Andhra Pradesh Forest Act, 1967.


(ii) It extends to the whole of the State of Andhra Pradesh


(iii) It shall come into force on such date as the State Government may, by notification in the Andhra Pradesh Gazette, appoint.

( Note: came into force from 15.04.1967 vide G.o.Ms.No.664 Food and Agriculture(Leg)

dated 06.04.1967)


2. Definitions :- In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-


(a) ‘cattle’ includes cows, oxen, elephants, camels, buffaloes, horses, mules, asses, pigs, sheep, goats and such other kind of animals as the Government may, by notification, specify;


(b) ‘Court’ means the principal Civil Court of original jurisdiction;


(c) ‘Divisional Forest Officer’ means the forest officer in independent charge of a forest division;


(d) ‘forest division’ means such area as may be declared, by notification, by the Government or by such authority as may be empowered by the Government in this behalf to be a forest division for the purposes of this Act;

(e) ‘forest offence’ means an offence punishable under this Act or any rule made thereunder;


(f) ‘forest officer’ means any person appointed by the Government or by any officer empowered by the Government in this behalf;


(i)to be the Chief Conservator, Deputy Chief Conservator, Conservator, Deputy Conservator, Assistant Conservator, Divisional Forest Officer, Ranger, Deputy Ranger, Forester, Forest Guard, Forest Watcher, Thanadar, Checking Officer or Plantation Watcher;


(ii)to perform any function of a Forest officer under this Act or any rule or order made thereunder; but does not include a Forest Settlement Officer appointed under clause(c) of sub-section(1) of Section 4;


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Sri Nara Chandrababu Naidu

Hon'ble Chief Minister

Government Of Andhra Pradesh

Global Tender cum eAuction of Red Sander Wood New

Coffee plantations: A boon to tribal people
Coffee plantations raised in 4,000-odd hectares by the Andhra Pradesh Forest Development Corporation (APFDC) in seven mandals in the Agency area is a great boon to tribal women and men.

High Level Eucalyptus Clonal Plantation
APFDC had been raising Industrial Plantations of Eucalyptus and Bamboo so far covering an area of 48,000 ha and 10,000 ha respectively. The plantations raised through seed in the past have given an average yield of only 10 MT/ha at the rotation age of 8/9 years as against projected yields of 40 MT/ha. The yield from subsequent rotations is only ⅓ rd to ¼th of first rotation.