‘FROs are backbone of Forest Department’ : Jha

Hyderabad, Nov 22 (UNI) Telangana Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Head of Forest Force) P K Jha on Thursda reiterated that ‘FROs (Forest Range Officers) are the backbone of the Forest Department’.

Addressing the inaugural function of the 6th Batch of Forest Range Officers’ Induction Training Programme held at Telangana State Forest Academy here, Mr Jha said that on one hand FROs have to show leadership to guide and mentor their subordinates and on the other, they have to keep the Senior Officers informed about field realities to them.

He opined that only FROs training is done on an All India Level compared to officers of same level in other departments. This exposure widens the horizon of FROs and helps them to grow beyond state boundaries, Mr Jha added.

Speaking on the occasion, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests P Rahuveer opined that training at the Forest Academy is very unique in the sense that seminar project is given to FROs to work on an issue of their state and present their opinion.

Telangana State Forest Academy Director Dr K Tirupataiah, informed that the 6th batch FRO strength is 80 so far and it is the highest given to any forest training institute in the country.

AP Chief Conservator of Forests (FCA) Ms R Sobha, FRO trainees from Uttarakhand, FSO, FBO trainees of TSFA, FCRI students faculty and others numbering over 300 participated in the function.


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