The vegetation on the slopes and hilltops has been cleared earlier by the tribes for cultivation of lemon grass and food crops. The abandoned cultivated areas are devoid of shrubs and trees for a considerable area and the vegetation of that area is dominated with grasses. The lemon grass cultivation is a common practice among tribes and considerable portion of the agriculture land is utilized for this purpose. Teak and eucalyptus plantations in small patches have been raised in the past at Vanchikulam and Ollavayal. The agricultural lands comprise nearly 7% of the area of the Sanctuary.
- Forest & Wildlife Department- Implementation of Contract System instead of Convenor System in Forest Department for the execution of forestry works – Sanction accorded-Orders issued.GO(Ms)No.26-2017
- The Grizzled Giant Squirrel (Ratufa Macroura) survey was carried out in the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
- Republic day 2017
- Inauguration of Grocery shop at Chalapettykudi
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