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Organizational Structure of Department of of Government Sindh

AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK & FISHERIES DEPARTMENT

The main purpose of this Department is to increase agricultural production and ensure well being of the farmers, specially the small farmers. The Department is rendering a variety of services at the door-step of the farmers through various organizations attached to it:

The following Departments are attached to it:
-
Agriculture Extension Wing.
- Agriculture Marketing.
- Agriculture Research.
- Agriculture Engineering and Water Management.
- Sindh Agriculture Supplies Organization.
- Sindh Seed Corporation.
- Cane Commissioner Organization
- Bureau of Supply & Prices.

The main function of Livestock and Fisheries Department is to improve availability of Animal protein in human diet so as to achieve the required quantity of 27.5 grams daily.

The other functions of the Department include:
Providing extension and technical services upto village level regarding disease control of Livestock, Poultry and Fish Development.

Providing training to rural farmer regarding modern technologies for imparting knowledge regarding establishment of Dairy, Fish and Poultry Farms in the province.

Providing modern technologies regarding increasing production of milk, beef, white and red meat, fish and poultry meat and eggs etc.

Development measures to increase the efficiency of Agriculture sub-sector.

Livestock Department comprises Two Wings.
Animal Husbandry.
Poultry Wing.

Fisheries Department
The functions of Fisheries Department include:
- Conservation of Fisheries Resources.
- Management and development of resources on Scientific lines.
- Training of Fisheries and Fish farmers and in-service training.
- Extension Services of Private Sector.
- Revenue earning through auctioning / licensing of water resources.
- Supplies of quality fish-seed to private fish farmers on subsidized rates.

Note : For further information please contact :
Phone : 9211468 & 9211462
Fax : 9211469

FOOD AND COOPERATION DEPARTMENT

Food Department:
The objective of the department is to run Wheat State Trading Scheme in a manner that the wheat is protected and Food Security is provided to common man. The Department procures wheat from the growers at the Support Price fixed by the Federal Government, in order to boost-up the production and guarantee the minimum Support Price to all growers. Wheat stocks procured from growers, are safely stored at the Government godowns, and the wheat so purchased is released to flour mills and atta chakkies at fixed price to maintain stability in the prices and availability of wheat and its by-products in the market.

Cooperation Department:
The objection of this department is to facilitate cooperative movement by organizing Cooperative Societies in Agriculture, Housing and other multipurpose sectors. In order to ensure smooth running of the affairs of the Societies, the department undertakes enquiries, audit and arbitration, in addition to provision of credits for their development initiatives. There are around 3500 societies in the province, mostly in Agriculture and housing sectors.

The department collaborates with Sindh Provincial Bank of Cooperatives to provide cheap credit in Agriculture Sector to member societies.

The Societies function on democratic lines with elected management while General Body Cooperative Department acts as facilitator.

Note : For further information please contact :
Phone: 9212943
Secretary Office Phone : 9211515, 9211148
Fax : 9211519, 9211891

FOREST, WILDLIFE & ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT

Sindh Forest Department is a well organized and a multi-disciplinary governmental organization entrusted with responsibilities for protection and management of 2.782 Million acres of state forestry and rangelands resources in Sindh province of Pakistan and promotion of tree planting on private lands for sustainable wood production and protection/ preservation of ecosystem/ environment. The Department has been regularly undertaking various development activities and implementing local and donor assisted projects in the fields of Forestry & Rangeland management, promotion of
Social Forestry, Amenity/Urban Planting, Landscaping & Beautification, Avenue Plantation, Promotion of Sericulture and Apiculture, Forestry Education , Research and improvement of important Ecosystems

FOREST AREA UNDER CONTROL


TYPE OF FOREST

AREA IN ACRES

AREA IN HA.

% AGE

a) Productive Forests

i Riverine Forests
596000
241198
1.72 %
ii Irrigated Plantations
203306
82277
0.58%


b) Protective Forests

i Coastal Mangrove
852112
344845
2.45%

ii Rangelands
1130596
457546
3.25%
Total
2782014
1125866
8.0%

FUNCTIONS AND OBJECTIVES OF SINDH FOREST DEPARTMENT

1. To increase vegetative cover over state forest lands
2. To meet the fuelwood and timber requirements of the province on sustained basis.
3. To promote environmental stability, preserve biodiversity and natural heritage.
4. To disseminate technology of nursery raising, field planting, marketing etc. to public
    particularly farmers through trainings, workshops, seminars and field visits.
5. To promote afforestation on farmlands through farmers participation

FUNCTIONAL WINGS OF THE FOREST DEPARTMENT

1. Afforestation and reforestation/ management of state forests.
2. Development of Social Forestry/ Farm Forestry.
3. Research-Monitoring-Evaluation
4. Rangeland Management/ Pasture Management
5. Sericulture and Apiculture Development

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name    : Chief Conservator of Forests,
Address : Block 'A', Shahbaz Building Hyderabad.

Tele Nos: 92-221-781965, 28067 & 28059
Fax Nos: 92-221-780504, 780198

Email: sfdccf@hyd.paknet.com.pk

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