To ensure environmental stability and maintenance of ecological balance including atmospheric equilibrium which are vital for sustenance of all lifeforms, human, animal and plant.

  1. Maintaining   a minimum of one-third of the total land area in plains regions and two –third of the land area in hills and mountain regions under Forest cover and Tree Cover in order to prevent erosion and land degradation; to mitigate impact of global warming and to ensure the stability of the fragile eco-system.
  2. Policy making, enactment of laws and enforcement for the purpose of protection of forest, wildlife and biodiversity.
  3. Implementation of orders of Honb’le Supreme Court, High Courts and National Green Tribunal with regard to protection of Forest resources.
  4. Conservation of Natural resources for present and future generations in a manner consistent with the aspirations of the country in general and State in particular for growth and development.
  5. Protection and expansion of wildlife habitat for protection and conservation of rare and endangered species of flora and fauna.
  6. To sensitize local communities on conservation issues through awareness programmes and gainfully involve them in conservation efforts  through formation of Community Reserves.
  7. Increasing forest and tree cover and improving quality of forest cover though massive afforestation and social forestry programmes on community and private lands involving people, especially on all denuded, degraded and unproductive lands.
  8. Protection and improvement of catchment areas to preserve water sources and augment yield of water from such sources.
  9. Sustainable utilization of forest resources for meeting the requirements of timber, fuelwood, fodder, minor forest produce and improving the livelihood of the forest dependent communities.
  10. To check poaching and killing of Wild animals and Birds both inside and outside the protected areas and minimizing man animal conflict.
  11. To assist in extending scientific management to forest areas under the control of the Autonomous District Councils through approved Working schemes.
  12. Conservation of biological diversity, sustainable use of its components and fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the use of biological resources, knowledge.
  13. Extending the application of provisions under the Forests Conservation Act, 1980 to all the forests irrespective of ownership and classification
  14. Development of recreational centres, tourist spots and promoting nature based eco-tourism in the State.
  15. Protect and conserve migratory birds and their habitats.