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Friday, September 9, 2011

Who was the first Inspector General of Forests

Shri Hari Singh were the first Inspector General of forests in 1966. He played a great role in finding of Indian Foreign Service (IFS) in 1966. Hari Singh studied forestry in Edinburg, and joined as forest officer in Bombay Presidency. He also served as the chief conservator of Gujarat and later headed the forest department in the centre. He is also credited with introduction of concept of “Social Forestry” in India. He is considered to be the architect of today’s Forest Administration in India.

Inspector General of Forests
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Recently a book dedicated to Shri Hari Singh – “Hari Singh: A Life Sketch” was released by DG Forest and Special Secretary to Government of India Dr. P. J. Dilip Kumar.

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