Telangana Forest Department
Telangana Atavi Sakha
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Agency overview
Formed2 June 2014
(7 years ago)
HeadquartersHyderabad, Telangana
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Smt.R.Sobha, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests
Parent agencyGovernment of Telangana
Vegetation cover of Telangana as of 2012
Vegetation cover of Telangana as of 2012

The Ministry of State for Forest and Environment, is an government ministry of Telangana. It is headed by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests. The primary function of this department is protection, conservation and management of forests in Telangana State.


The Forest Department is organised in an administrative hierarchy ranging from Principal Chief Conservator of Forests to Forest Watchers, Mahouts and others.

Principal Chief Conservator of Forests

The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests is in charge of Forest Department, who must personally review, approve, and sign all significant orders, permissions, declarations and authorisations.

Protected areas

Telangana has a network of eleven sanctuaries and three national parks in the state.

Wildlife sanctuaries

Forest at Eturnagaram,Telangana
Forest at Eturnagaram,Telangana
Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary
Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary
Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary
Manjeera Wildlife Sanctuary
Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve
Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary
Shivaram Wildlife Sanctuary
Paakhal Wildlife Sanctuary
Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary

National parks

Peacocks at KBR Park
Peacocks at KBR Park

The state has three national parks.

Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park
Mrugavani National Park
Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park

Zoological park

Nehru Zoological Park

Kakatiya Zoological Park, Hunter Road, Warangal