Forest Restoration

Celebration of Vana Mahosthav.

Forest Restoration

School student's hand on plantation.

Forest Restoration

Tribal women carring seedling for plantation.


A joint approch to improve livelihood.

Income Generating Activities

Providing an alternative livelihood.

The Society

Constituted as an autonomous organization under Forest & Environment Department, Govt. of Odisha (registration no 022321/49/2006-07) for implementing forestry projects through the field establishement of forest department in the state.


Improving environment through forest restoration and minimizing the poverty level by improving the income level of local villagers through promotion of sustainable forest management and varrious community development practices.


Sustainable forest management to improve the forest cover and improvement of the livelihood,and empowerment of the local communities through capacity building to promote incursive Joint Forest Management.

OFSDS looking forward with its Project Director

Shri Lalit Kumar Tewari, IFS(RR-1986), Project Director OFSDP is promoted to the grade of Principal Chief conservator of Forests and posted in situ as Project Director, OFSDP as per the Government of Odisha G.A. & P.G Department Notification No 825/AIS dated 9th January 2019. He has joined as PCCF(Projects)-cum-PD, OFSDP on 9th January 2019. He took over the charges from Mr.Susanta Nanda, IFS on 5th September'2017 vide order 1F(A)81/2017/17936/F&E/Dated:28th August2017. The staff members of OFSDP and AJY welcomed Mr.Tewari, who called on a meeting with the staff member in his chamber immediately after taking over as the Project Director, OFSDS. He has a vast experience in the Forest and Environment Department and held many other important position including the Regional Chief Conservator of Forests, Sambalpur as his last position. He has travelled many foreign countries and proved his mettle as a senior bureaucrat in the national and international arena.


The Government of Odisha in the Forest and Environment Department is mandated to conserve the existing forests, to restore the degraded forests and to arrest the land degradation and also to enhance the capacity of the local people for higher income generation, thereby improving the livelihood for forest dwellers and other forest dependent communities. Simultaneously, it is necessary and appropriate to adopt an integrated scientific approach for improving the forest conservation and productivity. The need for sustainable forest management was felt consistent with the development policy of the State, particularly in the forestry sector and in accordance with the National Forest Policy. Also there is an urgent need for improving the living condition of the people, mostly tribals residing in and around forest by providing them livelihood support consistent with conservation of forest and its sustainable management. Considering all these priorities, the project namely, Odisha Forestry Sector Development Project (OFSDP) was formulated in the year 2005-06. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), formerly known as Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC) came up in supporting the Government of Odisha in Odisha Forestry Sector Development Project (OFSDP) with a view to enabling the Odisha Forest Department to achieve the project outputs of the restoration of degraded forests and improving the income level of the villagers by promoting sustainable forest management through Joint Forest Management, plantation and community/ tribal development, thereby improving ecology and alleviating poverty

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News & Events

09 December, 2019


01 November, 2019


31 October, 2019

NCSCM Work on long-term monitoring plan for Ecosystem-based conservation management for Bhitarkanika Conservation Area reviwed by PMU, OFSDP-II

28th October - 2nd November, 2019

Vigilance Awareness Week Celebrated in OFSDS

20 September, 2019

JICA organised 10th Project Director’s Conference. PD, OFSDP deliberated at the meeting of JICA-Assisted Forestry & Natural Resource Management Projects

28 July, 2019

OFSDP-II organised consultative workshop on environmental and social management system framework (esmsf) and schedule tribe and forest dependant planning framework (STFDPF) of OFSDP-II

01 July, 2019


14 March, 2019

Annual Review Conference of OFSDS Sameekshya 2018- 2019 organised by the PMU at Swosti Premium Hotel, Bhubaneswar

01 March, 2019


28 February, 2019

PMU, OFSDP-II organised one day training program on IMS APPLICATION OF OFSDP-II

26th January - 9th February, 2019

Self help groups under operationalisation of AJY, OFSDP-I and OFSDP-II had participated in the state level annual ADIVASI MELA - 2019

6th February - 7th February, 2019

Stakeholder workshop on eco-system health report card for BHITARKANIKA CONSERVATION AREA (BCA) was organised by OFSDP-II in collaboration with NCSCM

15th January - 16th January, 2019

Workshop on gender mainstreaming strategy in consultation with project stakeholders for OFSDP-II

14th January, 2019

OFSDP organised one day workshop on OPERATIONALISING SHGs and IDENTIFICATION OF IGA activities under OFSDSP-II

9th January, 2019

PD joined as PCCF (Projects) in OFSDP upon promotion

18th December, 2018

Preparatory workshop on CMRV and REDD+ Forest Management approaches to mitigate climate change under OFSDP-II

27th November, 2018

Additional Project Director of OFSDP joined as Additional PCCF in OFSDP upon promotion

30th October - 3rd November, 2018

Vigilance Awareness Week Celebrated in OFSDP

25th October, 2018

Innovations made on Biodiversity Survey including Inventory of NTFPs in Odisha presented in OFSDS PMU

3rd October, 2018

PMU reviewed the progress of Partner NGOs engaged for implementation support of OFSDP-II

28th September, 2018

Gender Mainstreaming Strategy Cell formed by OFSDP-II

19 September, 2018

PD, OFSDP deliberated on 9thProject Directors Meeting of JICA-Assisted Forestry & Natural Resource Management Projects

11 September, 2018

APD, OFSDP deliberated on Gender Mainstreaming in a Workshop organised by Women & Child Development Department with Different Schemes

07 September, 2018

PD, OFSDP joined the Seminar on Procurement and Disbursement under Jaapnese ODA loans at New Delhi

20th August to 07 September, 2018

Two Day Training Programme for Field Level Officials on Preparation of Micro Plan organised at PMU, OFSDP-II

17th August, 2018

Review of 1st Quarterly Report on Long Term Monitoring Plan for Ecosystem based Conservation Management of Bhitarkanika Conservation Area of OFSDP-II

16th August, 2018

Meeting on Implementation of Satoyama Initiatives in Bamra (WL) Division under OFSDP-II held at PMU

25th June, 2018

First Review Meeting of DMU Chiefs on Progress of implementation of OFSDP-II held at PMU

7th to 11th May 2018

Project Managers of OFSDP-II trained as ToTon Micro Planning at IIFM, Bhopal

7th to 8th May 2018

Project Director deliberated on National Seminar on Crop Diversification

28th of April, 2018

Review meeting on Partnership Ecosystem Initiatives

27th of April, 2018

Engagement of Project Management Consultants of OFSDP-II.

20th of April, 2018

Fortnightly Meeting of PMU

11th and 13th of April, 2018

10th Annual JICA National Workshop

12th of April, 2018

NCSCM work on bio-diversity component reviewed on 12th April, 2018:

21st March, 2018

Celebration of State level World Forestry Day 2018

15th March, 2018

Training of DMU Accountants organised at OFSDS to sensitise on Audit Procedures

08, March, 2018

25th GB Meeting of OFSDP held in conference hall of WCD & MS Deptt. Odisha

26 February, 2018

Shri Biswajit Sahoo has joined as the State Programme Manager of Knowledge Management, Publicity and Publication in the OFSDP-II on 26th February, 2018.

3rd February, 2018

OFSDP-II commissioned Training Need Assessment and development of comprehensive Capacity Building Plan of the project to XIM, Bhubaneswar


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