The core functions of the directorate are:-
- To sustainably manage natural forests for social, economic and environmental benefits
- Increase productivity of industrial forest plantations and enhance efficiency in woo utilization.
- Create awareness of forest values and products
- Promote farm forestry, dry lands forestry and commercial tree farming
- Promote efficient utilization and marketing of forest products
- To protect forestry resources and KFS property
- To develop and maintain essential infrastructure for effective forest management and protection.