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FDC, Maharashtra


Forest Development Board was established by the Government of Maharashtra in 1969 for converting large blocks of low value mixed forests into valuable stands. Considering its experience and the recommendations of the National Commission on Agriculture regarding raising of man-made forests, “Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra Limited ” was incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 on 16th February 1974 as a wholly owned Government Company of State of Maharashatra.

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Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) is one of India’s biggest cooperative society which is wholly owned by Indian Cooperatives. Founded in 1967 with just 57 cooperatives, we are today an amalgamation of over 36,000 Indian Cooperatives with diversified business interests ranging from General Insurance to Rural Telecom apart from our core business of manufacturing and selling fertilisers.

• Augment the incremental incomes of farmers by increasing their crop productivity
• Maintain environmental health
• Make cooperative societies economically and democratically strong
• Ensure an empowered rural India through professionalised service to the farming community

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Uttarakhand Forest Development Corporation


Uttarakhand Forest Development Corporation (UAFDC) is a statutory body constituted by the State Government. The Corporation was formed for the better preservation, supervision and development of forest also for better exploitation of forest produce within the State and for matters connected there with.
The Corporation has been progressing forward not only in its financial aspect but also has taken a big leap in the direction of diversification of its activities.

The Corporation has added the collection and disposal of minor minerals from the rivers situated inside reserved forest areas, collection and marketing of medicinal plants and Eco tourism in its works apart from the removal of dead, dying and uprooted trees as allotted by the Forest department.

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Trade and International Affairs Division Canadian Forest Service, Govt of Canada

The Canadian Forest Service is the national and international voice for Canada’s forest sector. We are part of Natural Resources Canada, a federal government department, and have an office in Ottawa and 6 research centres across the country. We collaborate closely with Canada’s provinces and territories to ensure our forests are sustainable and healthy for our country and the world to enjoy.

The Canadian Forest Service provides science and policy expertise and advice on national forest sector issues. We promote:

  • environmental leadership in Canada’s forest sector
  • a visionary approach to sustainable forest management planning and policies
  • a science and research-based understanding of the forests


Punjab State Forest Development Corporation

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The Punjab State Forest Development Corporation Limited came into existence on 23.5.2023 under the Companies Act, 1956 in pursuance of the recommendations made by the National Commission on Agriculture, Government of India which inter alia included that the system of contracting away forest areas to private contractors be done away with for better conservation of forest areas and development of forest resources in the national interest. Observing that the forestry sector in the country was handicapped due to paucity of funds, the commission emphasised the need to switch over to production of forestry as a business by helping the sector come out of rut of low investment in the face of mounting demands of various forest products.

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Uttarakhand CAMPA

Uttarakhand CAMPA was notified in July, 2009 in pursuance of Honourable Supreme court order dated 10th July, 2009 in WP(C) No. 202/1995 & instructions contained in Ministry of Environment & Forest GOI Letter No. 1-58/09-Mos(I/C)- E and F dated 15th July,

Aims, Objectives and Functions:

The aims and objectives for which the CAMPA authority is established shall be to promote:


  • Conservation, protection, regeneration and management of existing natural forests.
  • Conservation, protection and management of wildlife and its habitat within and outside protected areas including the consolidation of the protected areas;
  • Compensatory afforestation.

Environmental services, which include:-

  • Provision of goods such as wood, non-timber forest products, fuel, fodder and water, and provision of services such as grazing, tourism, wildlife protection and life support.
  • Regulating services such as climate regulation, disease control, flood moderation, detoxification, carbon sequestration and health of soils, air and water regimes.
  • Non-material benefits obtained from ecosystems, spiritual, recreational, aesthetic, inspirational, educational and symbolic.
  • Supporting such other services necessary for the production of ecosystem services, biodiversity, nutrient cycling and primary production.
  • Science, Research, Training and Capacity Building.
  • Environment Protection and Sustainable Forest Management.

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Himachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board

The H.P. State Pollution Control Board is a nodal agency in the administrative structure of the State Government, for the planning, promotion, co-ordination and overseeing the implementation of environmental programs.

It was about three decades now that the foundation of the current direction on Environment Protection was laid and a legislative base initially formed at the national level to protect the environment from the adverse impacts of rapidly expanding industrial society. The legislative & technological bases have substantially expanded in the subsequent period primarily necessitated by the agglomeration and magnification of the problems resultant to the development for outpacing the capabilities to resolve them.

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National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development

NABARD came into existence on 12 July 2023 by transferring the agricultural credit functions of RBI and refinance functions of the then Agricultural Refinance and Development Corporation (ARDC). It was dedicated to the service of the nation by the late Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi on 05 November 1982.

Our initiatives are aimed at building an empowered and financially inclusive rural India through specific goal oriented departments which can be categorized broadly into three heads: Financial, Developmental and Supervision. Through these initiatives we touch almost every aspect of rural economy. From providing refinance support to building rural infrastructure; from preparing district level credit plans to guiding and motivating the banking industry in achieving these targets; from supervising Cooperative Banks and Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) to helping them develop sound banking practices and onboarding them to the CBS platform; from designing new development schemes to the implementation of GoI’s development schemes; from training handicraft artisans to providing them a marketing platform for selling these articles.
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Punjab State Forest Department

In a state where Agriculture is the predominant land use, Punjab Forest & Wildlife Preservation Department is making efforts to increase the forest/tree cover in accordance with the National Forest Policy.  Simultaneously, measures are being taken to protect & conserve the existing tree species and fauna to arrest and reverse ecological degradation.

Besides plantation of quality tree species and conservation of forests and wildlife, the Department undertakes scientific management of forest areas that helps to increase forest productivity, check soil erosion in hilly areas and improve ground water recharge.

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Essar Oil

Committed to innovative growth, Essar speaks the new language of success. The company has judiciously invested in the commodity, annuity and services businesses.

Essar Oil is an India-based company engaged in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas, refining of crude oil, and marketing of petroleum products. It is a part of the Essar Group based in Mumbai. It operates a major refinery in Vadinar, Gujarat, India, which made it the second largest non-state refiner in India in 2009.



Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, doing business as Jio, is a LTE mobile network operator in India. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries headquartered in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra that provides wireless 4G LTE service network (without 2G/3G based services) and is the only ‘VoLTE-only’ (Voice over LTE) operator in the country which lacks legacy network support of 2G and 3G, with coverage across all 22 telecom circles in India.

The services were first beta-launched to Jio’s partners and employees on 27 December 2023 on the eve of 83rd birth anniversary of late Dhirubhai Ambani, founder of Reliance Industries, and later services were commercially launched on 5 September 2016.


Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations

Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO’s efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.
Our three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is an agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy.

FAO is also a source of knowledge and information, and helps developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices, ensuring good nutrition and food security for all. Its Latin motto, fiat panis, translates as “let there be bread”. As of 6 January 2017, FAO has 194 member states, along with the European Union (a “member organization”), and the Faroe Islands and Tokelau, which are associate members.

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Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world.

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National Medical Plants Board

NMPB_logoThe Medicinal Plants Board was set up under a Government Resolution (No. Z.18020/19/97-M.P.Cell) notified on 24th November 2000 under the Chairpersonship of Union Health & Family Welfare Minister. Presently, various activities and programmes related to diverse issues concerning medicinal plants are being pursued independently by numerous Ministries. Departments/organizations, but there is inadequate coordination and an absence of a focussed approach. An appropriate mechanism for coordination and implementation of policies relating to medicinal plants both at the Central and State levels is necessary to facilitate inter-Ministry, inter-state and institutional collaboration and to avoid duplication of efforts.

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Other Sponsors

Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt. Ltd.


Chhattisgarsh State ForestDevelopment Corporation


SJVN Ltd. Shimla


Ucost Dehradun, Uttarakhand


Chhattisgarh State Minor Forest Produce Cooperative federation Ltd.


Jungle Lodges & Resorts


Seshasayee Paper & Boards Ltd.


TAFCORN Tamilnadu


THDC India.


BTMC Gaya, Bihar




Century Plyboards Ltd.