Seshachalam Biosphere Reserve


Chittoor and YSR Kadapa Districts,
Andhra Pradesh, India

Administrative Units

The area of the reserve extends over four forest divisions - Chittoor (East) Wild life division, Wildlife Management Division (Tirupati), Wildlife division (Rajampet), and Wildlife division (Kadapa). These four divisions are organized into two wildlife management circles with their administrative headquarters at Kurnool and Tirupati managed by two Conservator/Chief Conservator rank officers. The forest divisions are headed by a Divisional Forest Officer, assisted by an assistant conservator of forests. The forest area is divided into 12 ranges, 91 forest beats and 640 forest compartments for administrative and management purposes.

State Level Steering Committee

At the state level, a committee under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary of the state with representatives from various line Departments of the state government steers through the coordination for the reserve. The committee also includes eminent scientists, representatives of lead institutes and the Govt. of India. The committee oversees the programme implementation.


Spl. Chief Secretary, EFS & T Dept. Chair Person
Spl. Secretary (Forests), EFS&T Dept. Member
Nominee of MoEF, Govt. of India Member
Prl. Secretary, PR & RD Dept. Member
Prl. Secretary, Agricultural Dept. Member
Prl. Secretary, AHDD & F Dept. Member
Prl. Secretary, Industries Dept. Member
Prl. Secretary, Minor Irrigation Dept. Member
Prl. Secretary, Tribal Welfare Dept. Member
Spl. Chief Secretary, Tourism Dept. Member
Spl. Secretary (Forests), Endowments Dept. Member
Director General of Police or nominee Member
Director General, EPTRI or nominee Member
Prl. Chief Conservator of Forests, A.P., Hyderaabd Member Secretary
Prl. Chief Conservator of Forests (WL) & Chief Wildlife Warden A.P., Hyd Member Secretary
Ms. Farida Tampal, Member Secretary, WWF - India, Hyd Special Invitee
Ms. Surya Kumari, Centre for People's Forestry, Hyd Special Invitee

Field Level Coordination Committee

At field level, a co-ordination committee under the chairmanship of the Chief Conservator/ Conservator of Forests having jurisdiction over the area is constituted. The Committee co-ordinates the activities of various departments and stakeholders.


Conservator of Forests, WLM Circle, Tirupati Chair Person
Joint Collector, Chittoor District Member
Joint Collector, Kadapa District Member
Conservator of Forests, Kurnool Circle Member
Divisional Forest Officer, Rajampet Member
Divisional Forest Officer, Kadapa Member
Joint Executive Officer, TTD, Tirupati Member
Project Director, D.W.M.A., Chittoor Member
Project Director, D.W.M.A., Kadapa Member
Project Director, I.T.D.A, Chittoor Member
Project Director, I.T.D.A, Kadapa Member
Dist. Manager, Industries Dept., Chittoor Member
Dist. Manager, Industries Dept., Kadapa Member
Joint Director, Agril. Dept., Chittoor Member
Joint Director, Agril. Dept., Kadapa Member
Joint Director, Animal Husbandry Dept., Chittoor Member
Joint Director, Animal Husbandry Dept., Kadapa Member
Superintending Engineer, Minor Irrigation, Chittoor Member
Superintending Engineer, Minor Irrigation, Kadapa Member
Divisional Forest Officer, WLM Division, Tirupati Member Secretary
Sri Munirathnam Naidu, RASS, Tirupati Special Invitee

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