LUCKNOW: The state government's move to provide relief to the tribals and forest dwellers by withdrawing cases lodged against them by the police and forest department for petty offences has been caught in a `legal tangle'.

While cases filed under forest laws are being summarily disposed of by the forest department by asking the tribals and dwellers to accept the charges, even if they have not c

LUCKNOW: In a bid to promote bamboo cultivation and its usage, the state forest department along with the national bamboo mission would hold a workshop here on January 10. Currently, in India, there are 1,275 varieties of bamboo.

The national bamboo mission is to be implemented in 20 districts of the state. UP had sanctioned Rs 4.10 crore under the mission in 2008.

LUCKNOW: Caste war in UP seems to be assuming different dimensions, proves recent spate of mid-day meal boycott in UP government schools.

Lucknow: The forest department has come up with plantation targets for the year 2010-11. The department will plant saplings covering over an area of 55,000 hectares in the coming year. The plantation exercise will begin this month with the advent of monsoon.

To ensure the long overdue development of the extremist-infested districts across eight states, the Planning Commission will shortly unfurl an Integrated Action Plan (IAP) to expedite development in these parts.

With an aim to recharge the ground water table in parched Sonebhadra region state government has decided to build 1500 check dams at the cost of Rs 450 crore in this district.

Lucknow: Over six decades of struggle of tribals and forest workers in UP yielded some result when the state government gave ownership rights on 3258.50 acre forest land to over 3100 tribals in Sonbhadra district under the Forest Rights Act 2006. The land was under cultivation by the tribals but now, with ownership titles, their claim is legal.

A village killed its forest then revived it with herbal therapy Simple herbal cures can bring trees back to life. Kamleshwar Nath believes. He has been healing trees in Sonebhadra district of Uttar Pradesh for 20 years now. The task before Baba, as the 55-year-old is called, is to save the forest in his village, Nagwa. Baba

Roma, 44, lobbied in favour of the Forest Rights Act against a State impervious to the possibility of a civil war

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