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About Us

INTRODUCTION
The State of Andhra Pradesh which has a geographical area of 2,75,068 Sq. Kms is the 5th largest state in the country. Forests occupy 63,814 Sq. Kms with rich flora and fauna.Pursuant to the recommendations of National Commission on Agriculture (N.C.A.) the Andhra Pradesh Forest Development Corporation Limited (APFDC) was established on 16th June, 1975 for raising man-made forests so as to meet the domestic and industrial needs of forest produce and reclothe the degraded forest areas and bring them under productive use.
OBJECTIVES
  • To raise industrial plantations like Eucalyptus, Bamboo etc., to meet the raw material requirement of the wood based industries in the state.
  • Contributing in protection of the environment and increased forest land productivity.
  • Providing gainful employment to the local tribals and rural people..
  • To provide consultancy in raising plantations of various species.
The objectives have been re-defined :-
  • Improving the quality and productivity of the degraded forests and plantations.
  • Adoption of Watershed Approach.
  • Adoption of latest gains in Bio-technology for improved productivity.
  • To provide gainful employment to the local people.
  • Capacity building.
ACHIEVEMENTS UPTO 31.03.2014
APFDC has been raising plantations of various species from 1976 onwards. APFDC has the following extents of plantations.

 
Species
Area in ha.
1
Eucalyptus  - Seed Origin
11398.94
 
                       Clonal
46797.66
2
Bamboo
9970.59
3
Cashew
8351.63
4
Coffee
4010.00
5
Teak
1009.32
6
Medicinal Plants
524.80
7
Casuarina, Pines and other Misc. species
317.78
 
Total:
82380.72