Environment, Forest and Climate Change Department,

Government of Uttar Pradesh, India

Shri. Yogi Adityanath

Hon'ble Chief Minister,Uttar Pradesh

Shri. Dara Singh Chauhan

Hon'ble Minister,Forest Department

Frequently Asked Questions

As per the Tree Protection Act 1976, all tree species on arable holdings or intractable except 16 (of which only 10 tree species are found naturally in the state) in 46 districts (excluding the three tehsils) are exempted for cutting IE. There is no need of permission for filling them. In 24 districts and in three tehsils of the state trees located on personal aerable or intractable holdings there is no need to permission for 27 tree species for felling.

For felling of trees or for removal of fallen trees the applicant should submit his land ownership (where the tree is located) an application to the competent authority with evidence.

After an application has been submitted to the competent authority by the elligible person for tree felling or removal of fallen tree and the competent authority doesn't give any information within 35 days it will be assumed that the tree felling/ removal has been permitted. After this period, the applicant can cut/remove the tree.

Keeping in view the issue of environmental protection, Uttar Pradesh government has not banned the felling of trees but has controlled the tree felling through Tree Protection Act 1976.To enable the farmers in the state to Plant more and more trees and to make them economically strong, Tree Protection Act 1976 has been simplified from time to time and more and more species has been exempted from the purview of this Act.As is evident from the answer 1 and 2.

Selection of tree species in Agro Forestry should be made keeping in mind the suitability of the soil and the environment. For benefits in short term species like Popplar, Eucalyptus, Acacia, Bamboo, and Kadamb and for benefits in long term species like Teak, Rosewood should be planted.

Different species of plants are available for sale in the state Forest and Wildlife Department nursery. The rates are different for traditional nursery, and nursery from clonal and high end technology produced plants. Information can be obtained from the nearest nursery or by contacting nearest divisional forest officer regarding the purchase of seedlings.

To promote plantation departmental high quality seedlings in nursery are provided at reasonable prices by the UP Forest and Wildlife Department. Additionally UP Forest Corporation also makes purchases through 'Tree Purchase Scheme on farmer's lands" at fixed minimum support price. To promote plantation UP Forest and Wildlife Department in addition to providing free literature "technical advice" also gives advice regarding the appropriate species according to tests of soil and seeds.

Vide decree No. 6222 /14-2-98-500(55)1995 dates 31-03-99 for the forest dweller tribes living in the state/innocuously reserve forest has been given the facility to freely collect the small forest produce, myrrh, honey, gum, and wax etc. free of cost. The above facility will be provided only to those residents of villages who have been notified to facilitate settlement and rights by the forest authority. The above free facility will be provided to collect the produce only by the villagers, not by any outsider.

The seedling from high-tech nursery are of high quality and after planting they grow faster.Irrigation of plants in the nursery, is done by using Mister creating Haze (Upej) which causes the water drops to close the 'stomata' in leaves by reaching in the 'stomata' consequently plant stems growth is slowed down and root growth becomes faster. Due to substantial growth in high-tech roots planted in the nursery plants grow at a faster rate relative to traditionally produced plants.