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                    Prior to 1983, forests of chandrapur districts was managed by chandrapur circle, after reorganisation of chandrapur district, new district i.e. Gadchiroli district was formed on dated 26 th August 1982. Chandrapur circle was bifurcated and two circles namely North Chandrapur & South Chandrapur was formed on dated 1st September 1983. Government of maharashtra decided to administrate & manage the entire forest area of the Gadchiroli district under one head. The re-organisation of North Chandrapur circle and South Chandrapur circle was done vide G.R. dated 03.03.2010. The newly formed Gadchiroli circle came in to existance from dated 7th may 2010.


                     The forests are of the “5A-Southern tropical dry deciduous forests” and “3B-South Indian moist deciduous forests” categories as per the revised classification of forest type of India by H.G. Champion and S.K. Seth. The forest of Gadchiroli endowed with mainly important species viz.Teak,Bija,Ain,Hirda,Haldu,Shivan,Moha,Salai,Movai,Dhawda,Khair Tendu etc. tree species found growing luxuriantly.

 


                  The Faunas are widely distributed in the area . The wild animals commonly found in the tract are Tiger, Panther, Bear,Wolf,wild dog, Wild cat are included in carnivorous animals. Sambar,Chital, Nilgai, Rabbit, Monkey, Wildboar etc. are included in herbivourous animals. Different types of snake and other reptiles animals are also found in this circle.


 
                   Gadchiroli circle lies in Gadchiroli district and within the civil territories of total 12 Tahsils. Total 1646 villages come under this circle. Mainly Gond & Madia are found in this circle. Major area of this circle is affected by naxal activities.
 
                   For the scientific management of forest administration this circle divided into five territorial divisions. Allapalli, Bhamragarh, Sironcha, Gadchiroli & Wadsa. Gadchiroli has total geographical area 16517.590 sq.km. out of which forest area is 12576.202 sq.km. and compared to geographical area percentage of forest area is 76.13%. Out of total forest area of 12576.202 sq.km ; area of  518.231sq.km. is handed over to F.D.C.M.
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selected images in jpeg format of vultures which have been captured from different areas in various situations of Gadchiroli forest circle













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 BHAMRAGAD DIVISION

 PUBLICALLY AVAILABLE SUMMARY OF THE WORKING PLAN FOR BHAMRAGAD
FOREST DIVISION VALID FOR THE PERIOD FROM 2007-08 TO 2016-17

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PUBLICALLY AVAILABLE SUMAARY FOR RESULTS OF MONITORING ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT IN BHAMRAGAD FOREST DIVISION IN 2013-14

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