Forest and Wildlife Department,

Government of Uttar Pradesh, India

Externally Aided Project

Uttar Pradesh Participatory Forest Management and Poverty Alleviation Project

In view of the improvement of degraded forest and poverty elimination of depressed class population Uttar Pradesh Participatory Forest Management and Poverty Alleviation Project is being implemented through the funding of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) from Fiscal Year 2008-09.The main objective of the project is rejuvenation and management of the degraded forests and to improve the earning capacity of local communities through public participation. The project is being implemented in 20 forest divisions in Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh, Lakhimpur Khiri, Bahraich, Sravasti, Balrampur, Jhansi, Lalitpur, Hamirpur, Mahoba, Chitrakoot, Allahabad, Mirzapur, Sonbhadra and Chandauli districts. These districts have been selected in view of the degraded forests in the Bundelkhand, Terai and Vindhya region. Under this scheme the works like rehabilitation of degraded forests, enhancement of forest resources, conservation and better management of wild-life and improvement of income and living choices of the forest dependent people are carried out.