The primary objective of the Development is to look after the afforestation, reforestation and other developmental works in the State. This includes initiatives taken up by the Forest Department, along with other departments or private institutions/organizations. Key functions of this wing are as follows:- 1. Supervision and monitoring of State Sector Schemes, Viz., Development of Degraded Forests, Sirichandanavana, Raising of Seedlings for Public Distribution, Special Component Plan-Tribal Sub Plan, Maguvigondu Mara Shalegondu Vana, Road side Plantation, Krushi Aranya Protsaha Yojane, K-Ship etc.. 2. To timely allocate the funds to the implementing authorities for taking up planting and other developmental works. 3. To monitor effective and efficient use of the government funds for utilizing against the purpose provided for. Monitoring of timely expenditure and implementation of the sanctioned schemes by the implementing authorities. 4. To monitor implementation of Vanamahotsava – Mass tree planting program. 5. Address issues connected with developmental Programs, afforestation activities including other than forest areas. 6. Preparation of Uniform Model Estimates for various planting models. 7. Over-all monitoring of quality of plantations & nurseries pertaining to the scheme dealt in development wing. 8. To monitor progress as per MPIC (Monthly Programme Implementation Calendar) and KDP (Karnataka Development Program) target.