The Divisional Forest Office (DFO), Middle Andaman is located at Rangat,
around 170 km away from Port Blair.A Saw Mill at Betapur, Automobile Workshop at Rangat Bay,
Boat Repair & Maintenance Yard at Long Island, Divisional Store Godown at Rangat, five
territorial Ranges viz. Betapur, Rangat, Bakultala, Bajalungta and Long Island and a
functional Range viz. AFEVS created exclusively for dealing with the encroachment & forest
protection matters, constitutes the division.
Middle Andaman Forest Division is one of the biggest territorial Forest Division of the Department of Environment & Forests, Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Geographical area & Density of forest in Middle Andaman Division
(i) Total Geographical Area - 96500 Ha.(100%)
(ii) Total Non-Forest Area - 10788 Ha.(11.18%)
(iii) Total Forest Area - 85712 Ha.(88.82%)
(iv) Reserved Forest Status Area (inclusive of mangrove area)
(a) Reserved Forest - 52428.5 Ha.
(b) Tribal Reserve - 31726.5 Ha.
(c) Wildlife Sanctuary - 1466 Ha. (land area)
(+936 Ha. overlapping on tribal reserve)
(d) National Parks - 91 Ha. (land area)
(v) Mangrove Forest Area - 13533 Ha.