CONSERVATORS OF Forests (CF) and Divisional Forest Officers (DFO) from across the State would attend the two-day Conservators’ Conference that would begin at the Academy of Administration and Management, Bhopal, on Monday.
Several important issues are likely to come up during discussions at the conference that had been postponed once earlier. Matters concerning wildlife management and protection, budget allocations, activities under Hariyali Mahotsava, Jalabhishek Abhiyan, matters pertaining to departmental inquiries, pension problems, issues regarding confidential reports (CR), cases pending under the Forest Conservation Act and many other issues would be discussed during the conference.
However, some forest officials have expressed disappointment over various other crucial matters being left out of the conference’s agenda. Particularly the Naxalite menace in Balaghat, problems faced due to lack of facilities like housing and transportation in field postings, political pressure and interference in wildlife conservation and protection activities, and better coordination among forest, police and public representatives are some of the issues forest officers wanted to be included in the conference.
The conference’s agenda, nonetheless, has been kept the same as that of the previous one.