Forest Department

District forest division offices is situated at Jashpur District H.Q. Its Administrative structure is as follows:

Jashpur Forest Division

Division Subdivision No. of Ranges No. of R.A. circle No. of Beats
Jashpur

Forest

Division

Uperghat 3 8 46
Lowerghat 3 7 45
Patthalgaon 3 6 34
Badarkhol Wild Life Sacntuary 1 2 13
Total 4 10 23 138

To ensure participation of local people in the protection and management of forest ‘Village forest committees have been constituted in the village falling within 5 Km of the outer periphery of forest. Till date 264 VFC & 103 FPC have been constituted in 377 villages ,More than 70% of the present forest area has been allotted to these committees for the protection.

Badarkhol Wild life Sanctuary : It is an only sanctuary of this district. And is spread in an area of 10445.43 hectars ie 104.45 Sq. Km .It is situated in Jashpur and Bagicha revenue tehsils. It starts 50 Km from Jashpur with a road path. Ib and Dundki river flows through this sanctuary which a blessing for the wild life for drinking water facility in summer.It was the hunting site of the jashpur king.

This is a thick forest with hilly area.Thick and high sale trees are standing all over this forest. In addition saaja, haldu, harra , Aonla also found here. And in the wild life , Tenduwa panthor, Bear ,Wild pig, Dear are the main wild animals of this sanctuary.