(i) Sustainable conservation of forests, water and soil.
(ii) Protection & Conservation of Wildlife Habitat
(iii) Livelihood support to the poor people living in and around forests.
(iv) Augmentation of forest products and letting it be shared by the forest dependant communities for alleviation of their poverty.
(v) Resource generation for all stakeholders.
(vi) Conserving the rich floral and faunal bio-diversity of the state
(vii) Improving the productivity, health and then management of forests
(viii) Sustaining a vibrant forest based rural economy
(ix) To afforest barren areas and to treat degraded forests for improvement in the green cover using quality-planting material by promoting high-tech nurseries and modern planting techniques
(x) To enhance the ability of the forest department to protect the forest as well as to take up participatory management (JFM)
(xi) To enhance the capacity of the community to effectively participate in forest protection and management
(xii) To promote livelihood options for the communities in agro-forestry/farm forestry, eco-tourism, NTFP value addition and enterprise development