Construction of Buildings

(1) Inspection Bungalow/ Forest Guest House

Six forest inspection bungalows are to be newly constructed in the entire state for monitoring and supervision of project activities.


(2) Construction of Circle Offices

Two circle offices are to be constructed in the project as the two are old. Plinth area of each building will be 340 m2. No land acquisition will be required for the extensions.


(3) Construction of District Offices

Eight new district offices are to be constructed as part of the Project. The existing Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) buildings concerned will be either extended or newly constructed to secure an average area of 240 m2 for each district. No land acquisition will be required for the extensions.


(4) Construction of Range Offices

New office buildings will be constructed for existing 58 Range Offices to secure 85 m2 for each range office (58 range offices are included in the Project area).


(5) Construction of Forest Extension Centres

Forest extension centres will engage in TCPL component of the project. Two numbers of forest extension centres at Tiruppur and Ariyalur districts are to be constructed as new centres in the districts. These two districts were not covered under TAP-I and TAP-II. The plinth area of each forest extension centre (newly constructed) is 234 m2.


(6) Construction of New Extension Offices

A total of 26 extension centres office buildings are to be constructed in the project areas. The plinth area of each extension centre will be 100 m2.


(7) Construction of Van (Parking) Sheds in Forest Extension Centres

Twelve van (parking) sheds in the forest extension centres are to be constructed as part of the Project. The plinth area of each shed will be 25 m2.


(8) Construction of Modern Interpretation Centre

A Modern Interpretation Centre is to be constructed in Nanmangalam of Kanchepuram District, as a venue for explaining to the farmers and visitors regarding different forest species tried in the area.


(9) Construction of Interpretation Hass in the existing extension centre area

There will be two interpretation halls to be built near the existing Extension Centres for the farmers and visitors in Tirunelveli and Namakkal.


(10) Construction of GIS cum Bio-diversity Laboratory at training college

There will be one GIS cum Bio-diversity Laboratory to be built at training college in Vaigaidam.


(11) Anti-poaching Camp Building

This activity will help create 29 permanent anti-poaching camp buildings in seven protected areas. Only the large protected areas with problems on poaching and illicit activities like ganja cultivation, timber felling, etc., especially in the Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats, have been identified for this activity.