* Second SLC Meeting Proceedings (29.12.2017) * Timber Depot - Sale dates (24.02.2018 onwards) * Karnataka Forest Department is running a program named HASIRU HONNU from 1st January onwards upto 31st March 2018. Click here for details. * Regarding fixing of dates for e-Auction of Forest Produce in Government Timber Depots of the State during the calendar year 2017-18. * Revision Of Compensatory Afforestration Charges For The year 2017-18(Effect From 1-07-2017). * Gazette Notification Regarding Amendment Of Karnataka Forest Act 1963 Dated 27.07.2016.
Hon'ble Chief Minister's Message
Hon'ble Chief Minister
Sri.Siddaramaiah
Hon'ble Forest Minister
Sri.B.Ramanatha Rai
PCCF (HOFF)
Sri.Ashok Kumar Garg, I.F.S.
About Karnataka Forest

Karnataka is a state in the south western region of India. It was formed on 01st November 1956. Karnataka is endowed with some of the most magnificent forests in the country. From the majestic evergreen forests of the Western Ghats to the scrub jungles of the plains, a wide variety of habitats exist with very typical flora and fauna, some of them endemic to the region. The Western Ghats, which covers about 60% of forest area of Karnataka, is recognized as one of the 18-mega bio-diversity hotspots. It has a recorded forest area of 38720 km2 which constitutes 20.19% of the total geographical area of the state. These forests support 25% of the elephant population and 20% of the tiger population of India.