Goa Forest Development Corporation

Goa Forest Development Corporation

Panjim Goa

About us

Goa Forest Development Corporation Limited (GFDC), was constituted from the erstwhile Cashew Division of the Forest Department, Govt. Of Goa and incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 on 11th April 1997.


GFDC has nearly twenty five of experience in raising cashew seedlings in their own nurseries and Cashew and Rubber plantations in lease areas. Also auctioning of Cashew estates for collection of nuts and apples every year.



The company now maintains a very diverse portfolio and decided to operate in several areas like eco-tourism and ex-situ conservation of rare and endangered flora .


One of the important garden in the State , the Botanical garden and Eco-recreation centre , Salaulim – Sanguem at downstream of Salaulim dam is the proud creation of GFDC.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

To develop and raise forest plantations, horticulture,  plantation crops of Cashew, Rubber, Teak, and such other suitable species in the State of Goa for the purpose of increasing production and development of industries based on their produce.

To plant grow, produce and raise plantation of all kinds of varieties of forest plants, trees and crops and natural products of every kind and other agricultural crops and to buy, sell, export, import process, distribute or otherwise deal in all kind of forest plants, tree crops, natural produce and agricultural crops.

AREA OF OPERATION

Government of Goa has leased out 9052 hectares to GFDC for its activities out of 1224 Sq. Kms of forest. 8990 Ha is presently under Cashew Plantation and 62 Ha. Under rubber plantation. It comes to about 0.7395 percent of the total forest area of the State.

Total 307 cashew estates are spread all over State of Goa. The Forest Area leased out to G. F.D.C. has been divided into 4 Ranges and Botanical garden Range is comprised part of land belongs to WRD where in surface right is handed over to GFDC and part is acquired from the Pvt. Party.

GFDC is the largest cashew estate organization and about 60 % of its area is on marginal degraded and sloppy land of Goa. The plantations
were taken over to increase their productivity by improved management techniques as well as by introducing HYV of grafts there by making the plantations profitable venture in the long run.

THE DETAILS OF RANGE WISE LEASED FOREST AREA WITH THE COMPANY ARE AS FOLLOWS:-

Most of the area under cashew and rubber plantations are either reserve forest or communidade lands therefore the ownership vets entirely with the forest Department as it is leased out to the Corporation for better managerment and productivity.

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