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Uttar Pradesh Government to Conserve Trees that Are More than 100 Years Old

After their identification, a display board will be put up near each tree giving details about its age, species and how it is beneficial

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The Principal Chief Conservator of forests (PCCF) Pawan Kumar recently directed the state's Forest Department to collaborate with gram sabhas to identify such trees in their respective village areas and ensure their conservation. Pixabay

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to conserve trees that are more than 100 years old and give them the status of ‘heritage’.

The Principal Chief Conservator of forests (PCCF) Pawan Kumar recently directed the state’s Forest Department to collaborate with gram sabhas to identify such trees in their respective village areas and ensure their conservation.

After their identification, a display board will be put up near each tree giving details about its age, species and how it is beneficial to both man and animal.

The PCCF said: “I have submitted guidelines on this project to the government and the approval will come in a week’s time. Thereafter, all the DFO’s will be officially informed to start working on this project.

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The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to conserve trees that are more than 100 years old and give them the status of ‘heritage’. Pixabay

“Approximately 60,000 trees will be identified in phase one of this project, which will be led by the a biodiversity management committee. Directions will be sent to railways, cantonment boards and government residential colonies to share information about heritage trees in the area under their jurisdiction and allow the committee to start efforts for their conservation.”

Ramesh Pandey, Chief Conservator of Forest and Secretary, Uttar Pradesh Biodiversity Board, said: “The government’s move to identify and protect old trees is deep-rooted in our tradition of worshipping certain trees and groves.”

He said that the common trees which are older than 100 years old are mostly from the Ficus family such as banyan and peepal and are also called sacred fig.

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“They are deciduous evergreens and many have aerial roots. Also the jamun, tamarind and sal trees are among the oldest trees in this region. We have identified a few century-old trees in the city area and the staff has been directed to speak with the gram pradhan concerned to send a photograph of such old trees to us,” Pandey added. (IANS)

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Yogi Adityanath Government in Uttar Pradesh Offering Cows for Adoption

The state government will pay a sum of Rs 30 per day to the person who adopts a cow for maintenance

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This is being done to check the growing problem of stray cows. Pixabay

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is now offering cows for adoption. This is being done to check the growing problem of stray cows.

The state government will pay a sum of Rs 30 per day to the person who adopts a cow for maintenance. People living in semi-urban and rural areas can adopt up to four stray cows, bulls and calves.

The scheme called the ‘Nirashrit/Besahara Govansh Sahbhagita Yojana’ was introduced on August 8 for management of stray cattle, but the execution order was issued on September 9.

The response has been overwhelming with the Lucknow administration having received 1,500 applications by Wednesday evening.

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The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is now offering cows for adoption. Pixabay

Chief veterinary officer Tej Singh Yadav said, “We have received 1,500 adoption applications, mostly from farmers and landless daily wage earners. The scheme will add to their income and will help control stray cattle, responsible for damaging crops in villages and causing accidents in city.”

Of the 24,940 animals caught so far in Lucknow district, 9,079 have been ear-tagged and are available for adoption.

Over 4,400 are available with Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC), followed by 895 in Mohanlalganj, 833 in Maal and 789 in Malihabad blocks in the state.

According to LMC director (animal welfare) Arvind Rao, “The process of verification is underway and we will hand over the animals to deserving applicants in 15 days.”

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The state veterinary department will also conduct regular inspection of foster homes. “If an animal is sick, the owner will have to inform the department, which will arrange for free treatment. However, in case of death, a postmortem will be done to ascertain the cause and action will be taken if there is a foul play,” he explained.

Officials denied that Rs 30 per day was insufficient to feed a cow and said that non-crop fields on the outskirts of the city would allow foster homes to easily feed the adopted animal. The money can be saved. It will be an additional source of income for the poor families, they said.

The animals are being ear-tagged for easy identification if abandoned after adoption. “(IANS)