To achieve the State’s forestry vision, the mission of the Department of Forests and Wildlife Preservation will be:
- To increase the area under forests and tree cover to 7.5% of the State’s geographical area by 2030.
- To protect, conserve and improve the State’s forests and other natural resources for improving the quality of soil, air, and water.
- To practice sustainable forestry based on sound principles of sustainable forest management through the use of modern technologies and scientific knowledge.
- To protect, conserve and enhance the wildlife and remnant biodiversity resources of the State by developing a suitable Protected Area Network.
- To promote non-timber uses of forests such as eco-tourism, Non-Timber Forest Produce, medicinal plants, and biodiversity.
- To practice socially-inclusive forestry and solicit cooperation and participation of the rural and forest-dependent communities and other stakeholders in greening the State.
- To provide technical assistance, financial incentives, and extension services to the people for promoting social forestry, agroforestry, and tree farming for land-use diversification.
- To implement Government policies and programs by adopting innovative approaches for optimizing social, economic, and environmental benefits from the forestry sector to the state and its people.