Forest

Katghora Forest Division

Forests play an important role in the social and cultural structure of Korba. This district is rich in forest wealth. Korba district has two forest divisions Korba and Katghora.

1. Korba Forest Division

Balco Range Forest Area (Korba)

Forest Type Area(in Sq. Km.)
Protected Forest 1285.211
Unclassified Forest 851.259
Total Forest Area 2136.470
Sub Divisions Forest Ranges
Korba North
  1. Korba Range
  2. Balco Range
  3. Lemru Range
Korba South
  1. Kartala Range
  2. Kudmura Range
The main forest products of this area are The main tree species are
  • Mahua
  • Bija
  • Sagon
  • Sahaj
  • Tendu leaves
  • Kahua
  • Kalmih
  • Murhi
  • Mango
  • Jamun
  • Khamhar
  • Kari
  • Dhaman
  • Chaar Sarai
  • Tendu
Native Name Scientific Name
Sal Shorea Robusta
Dhaora Anogeisses Latifolia
Kardhai Anogeisses Pendula
Saliha Boswellia Serrata
Char Buchnania Lanzan
Dhobin Dalbergia Paniculata
Tendu Diospyros Melanozylon
Amla Embllica Officinalis
Lendia Lagerstroemia Parviflora
Gunja Lannea Grandis
Mahua Madhuca Indica
Bija Pterocarpus Marsupium
Kusum Schleichera Oleosa
Bhelwa Semecarpus Anacardium
Jamun Syzygium Cumini
Harra Terminalia Chebula
Bahera Terminalia Bellerica
Saja Terminalia Tomentosa
Other Statstical Information
Length of forest road 453 Km.
Total No. of Munnara 11704
Length of Forest Boundary 1994 Km
No. of Forest Barriers 9
Total production
1. Timber 3000 cu. m.
2. Fuel Stacks 6500
Lemru Range (Korba)
Joint Forest Management Samitis
Gram Van Samiti 68
Van Suraksha Samiti 50

Korba Forest division has a unit of Orange Area which is a good forest and has not been notified earlier

Chornai River - Lemru Range(Korba)

The working of Forest Div. is based on a 10 year working plan (2001 - 2010). According the working plan the main working circles of Korba forest division are :

  1. Section cum Improvement
  2. Improvement
  3. Protection
  4. Rehabilitation of degraded forests
  5. Biodiversity Conservation
  6. Rehabilitation of degraded Bamboo forests