Protection & Vigilance (P&V)

Forest wealth of the State in under threat due to  illicit felling of trees, raising of Ganja, Fire occurrence, encroachment of Forests lands, illicit transportation of sand, poaching of wild animals etc., To protect the sand and to protect the Sandal wood trees, Red Sander trees and scheduled timbers from destruction many preventive measures have been under taken.  In order to protect the Forest wealth the Protection and Vigilance Wing has been formed under the control of Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Protection and Vigilance and assisted by the Chief Conservator of Forests (Protection and Vigilance – Northern Group) and Chief Conservator of Forests (Protection and Vigilance - Southern Group).The Protection and Vigilance Wing comprising the following 13 Forest Protection Squads.

Northern Group

Southern Group

1

Chennai

1.

Villupuram

2

Vellore

2.

Trichy

3

Dharmapuri

3.

Dindigul

4

Salem

4.

Madurai

5

Erode

5.

Virudhunagar

6

Coimbatore

6.

Thirunelveli

7

Udhagai

 

 

Striking Force

  • Pitharkadu
  • Cherambadi
  • Gudalur
  • Udhagamandalam
  • Coonoor

Forest Stations

Sl. No. Division No. of Forest Stations
1 Chengalpattu 1
2 Tiruvallur 1
3 Vellore 1
4 Tirupattur 1
5 Tiruvannamalai 2
6 Dharmapuri 1
7 Villupuram 1
8 Harur 2
9 Salem 1
10 Attur 1
11 Erode 1
12 Pollachi 1
13 Theni 1
14 Kaniyakumari 1
15 Tirunelveli 1
  Total 17

Forest Check Posts

Sl. No. Place / Division No. of Forest Check Posts
1 Madurai 1
2 Theni 5
3 Trichy 2
4 Nagapattinam 1
5 Salem 6
6 Tirunelveli 14
7 Field Director, Tirunelveli 3
8 Erode 11
9 Vellore 9
10 Tiruvannamalai 1
11 Dharmapuri 3
12 Hosur 9
13 Pollachi 9
14 Mudumalai 4
15 Villupuram 4
16 Dindigul 7
17 Coimbatore 8
18 The Nilgiris 5
19 Gudalur 8
20 Virudhunagar 2
  Total 112

Roving Check Posts

1. Salem Mettur
2. Erode a) Pallipalayam
b) Kumarapalayam
c) Dharapuram
3. Vellore a) Tiruvannamalai
b) Chengam
4. Trichy Karur
5. Coimbatore a) Madathukulam
b) Coimbatore
6. Dharmapuri a) Harur
b) Hosur

Details of arms and ammunitions

Forest department has taken effective measures to prevent valuable forest wealth like sandal and other tree species, wildlife and wildlife articles like elephant tusk from smuggling and to protect forests by tackling the armed smugglers.  Details of arms available for forest protection as on 31.03.2015 are as follows:

S. No. Type of arms Nos. available
1 .410 149
2 .12 Bore DBBL 245
3 .315 Rifle 143
4 7.612 Bolt Action Rifle 500
5 Glock 17 Pistol 186
6 Revolver 24
7 .303 10
8 .32 22
9 9MM Glock Pistol 12
10 MCV 90 Banets 1
11 SBBL 20
12 Air Gun 1
  Total 1313

Purchase of 30 Nos. of 12 Bore Pump action Gun and 22 Nos. of 22 Revolver under 13th Finance Commission have been made for the year 2014-15 for imparting weapon training to the field staff in Tamil Nadu Forest Academy, Coimbatore & Tamil Nadu Forest Training College, Vaigai Dam for Forest & Wildlife protection.