Javascript Required Research - UP Forest and Wildlife Department

Forest and Wildlife Department,

Government of Uttar Pradesh, India

Research

Forests research related programmes and activities are conducted under the administrative control and guidance of chief forest conservator, training and research, Uttar Pradesh. The head quarter of chief forest conservator, research circle is located in Kanpur and He is also ex-officio director of forest research institute, Uttar Pradesh. There are three divisions under the research circle Saal Region (HQ-Bareilly), Southern Region (HQ-Kanpur) and Vindhya Region (HQ-Ramnagar Varanasi) which have been constituted keeping in view the various agro-climatic regions and priorities of forest research. Presently, forest conservator level officers have been deployed as officers' in-charge of these divisions. Under the three research divisions there are 15 research centers and 14 nursery's through which the research works are being implemented.

The main aim of forest research is to develop tree plantation techniques for problematic regions and to improve the forest productivity along with development of genetic improvement of trees so that high quality plantation materials (seeds and seedlings of forestry species) can be made available to forest divisions. At present the tree improvement programme under research activities is top most priority. The financing for research activities is mainly obtained from "forest related research work and expansion" through the state planning.

During financial year 2013-14 a budget of Rs. 48.50 lakhs has been sanctioned under forest related research scheme which has been used in establishment of SPA, established CSO and SSO conservation selection of CPT trees, raising high quality plantation through clonal technique , conservation of rare and endangered species and establishment of ASO.

During financial year 2013-14, under the implementation of recommendation of 13th finance commission a sum of Rs. 27.24 lakhs has been allocated. This allocated sum has been used in consolidation of research centre and conservation of offices and residential houses etc. During 2013-14 a sum of Rs. 21.87 lakhs has been allocated for this scheme.

To raise high quality seedlings of 8 to 12 feet height a sum of Rs. 21.24 lakhs only has been made available to the forest conservator, forest promoter, southern region, Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur by approving the project of Uttar Pradesh forest corporation. This sum has been used in raising 120000 plants of various species. Under this scheme a sum of Rs. 37.42 lakhs only has been released for the financial year 2013-14.

Under the centrally sponsored "National Bamboo Mission Scheme" a sum of Rs. 5.00 lakhs only has been made available as a first tranche by approving a Rs. 10.00 lakhs project for raising 10000 seedlings through tissue culture by Uttar Pradesh Bamboo Coordination Committee for the financial year 2012-13. This sum has been used in raising seedlings in lab through tissue culture method.

Various forest divisions of the state has been made available about 214.42 quintal high quality seeds during financial year 2013-14 against their demand on selected/established seeds source which mainly includes Rosewood, Teak, Catechu, Acacia, Cherry acacia, Kanji, Arjuna, Cork and Eucalyptus.

With the help of Indian Forestry Research and Education Council, Centre for Social Forestry and Ecological Rehabilitation (CSFER) Allahabad has established Forest Science Centre at Forest Research Institute Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur. Through this centre information and training to implement the task was provided to departmental officers/employees regarding forestry activities by CSFER Allahabad.