Forest and Wildlife Department,

Government of Uttar Pradesh, India

Forest Training Institute, Kanpur

Concise Information with respect to Forestry Training Institution, Kanpur

Forestry Training Institute, Kanpur, was established in 1988 in the erstwhile undivided Uttar Pradesh in Kidwai Nagar, Kanpur.

Since, imparting training to Forest Rangers/Forest Area Officers, in the undivided Uttar Pradesh was done by Forestry Training Institute, Haldwani, and training for Forest keepers was being imparted in many 'Forest Keepers' Training Centres' centers across Uttar Pradesh, hence the role of Forestry Training Institute, Kanpur was limited to providing basic and review training to forest experts.

As a result of Division of Uttar Pradesh in the year 2001, Forestry Training Institute, Haldwani was transferred to Uttrakhand, hence new /important scope of training regarding management of forests was added in the role of Forestry Training Institute, Kanpur. It is relevant here to mention that there have been many basic changes in the perception of management of natural resources in the changing environment. The old system of policing nature, was being replaced by joint forest management and rural participation / cooperative perception.

Development in horticulture technique, Unprecedented development in Information and technology field, amendments done by Government of U.P to make laws of Indian forest act more effective, etc have made it very important that the regular training to different level of officers/ employees of Forest and Wildlife Department, members of village forest committee, people associated with different aspects of forests/natural resources, through this institute. Keeping in mind this objective, the U.P. Government established an institution for training and management of land, water and forest (C.M.F) in 2001 under the societies registration act.

Similarly, at present, two units functional in the institute (Forestry Training Institute, kanpur & C.M.F, Kanpur) are involved in the work of imparting training.

Objectives of the Training Institute
Briefly, the main objectives of the institution as follows:
  • Basic/Induction training organised for newly appointed field employees in the Department.
  • Organising Refresher Training of the Field Officers/Employees promoted from the Range level.
  • Land, Water and Forest management training / research with the help of C.M.F Institute, established under the direction of the Government. For better coordination in the development work, time to time organising workshop/ training programmes for officers/employees of Forest and Wildlife Department and officers/employees of other departments.
Facilities
Lecture Rooms- 05- Capacity - 200 Trainees
Auditorium - 01 - Capacity - 200 Student
Hostel (Staff/Trainees + Officers) - 90+20=110
Officers' Hostel - (10 Rooms) Airconditioned
Computer - 31 Set
Library - Around 6500 Books
Sport related facilities - outdoor and indoor sports

3 Buses are available in the institute for regional visits and tours.