The Tendu leaf has typical importance as secondary forests produce. Tendu is a naturally
occurring plant. The leaves are used in making Biris. Tendu in India are mainly
found in Madhya Pradesh and its bordering states of Bihar, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh,
West Bengal, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.In Uttar Pradesh it is found in
Sonbhadra, Mirjapur, Varanasi, Allahabad, Chitrakoot, Karvi, Banda, Hamirpur, Mahoba,
Jhansi and Lalitpur districts.Tendu leaf come out in the month of March, which are
suitable for making biris. Collection work of these leaves is done during the first
week of May and last week of June. This work is done by members of the weaker sections
of the society.Out of 90 percent people belong to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes
and tribal families.
Allocation of Tendu leaves collection task to the UP Forest Corporation
The task of collection and marketing Tendu in all areas of the state has been assigned
to UP Forest Corporation since 1983.The Forest Corporation has prepared a Tendu
Directory to perform Tendu collection tasks smoothly. As per the provisions given
in the directory methodology of Tendu collection will be as follows:-
Tendu Action Plan
- Before starting the Tendu task respective Regional Manager shall prepare an organizational
structure and develop a project and submit it for approval to the Managing Director
for the exploitation/processing of Tendu in their area each year before the month
of Jan / Feb. UP Forest Corporation Managing Director will issue the directory of
- Regional Manager will take the following actions on the basis of
the approved project.
- Prepare details of the personnel necessary for operational management and submit
additional demand of personnel to the Director.
- To calculate requirement of
various disposable materials and writing instruments and act to ensure the supplies.
(the proceedings for the supply of Hasian bags will be done by the headquarters).
Deployment of personnel.
- Regional Manager will take the following actions on
the basis of the approved project.
- Hold a meeting with the former divisional
logging managers before starting the task of Tendu and issue instructions for operation.
- To select areas for Tendu culture, get administrative and financial
approval from headquarters and execute the operational task and culture work before
45 days of Tendu collection.