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November 3, 2018

Kalimpong Forest Division created

Kalimpong Forest Division created

To manage the forests of the district better, the State Forest Department has created a new forest division, Kalimpong Forest Division. The office has been set up in Kalimpong, and was inaugurated on November 1. It is being headed by a divisional forest officer (DFO).

Certain infrastructure of the Kalimpong Forest Development Corporation (KFDC) like the forest rest houses at Jaldhaka, Mongpong and Lava would be transferred to Kalimpong Forest Division.

A certain number of workers from the KDFC would also be transferred to Kalimpong Forest Division. Originally it had a sanctioned strength of 229. An additional 130 people have been employed. The district’s Soil Division, including its workers, has been absorbed by the newly-created forest division.

Source: Uttarbanga Sangbad