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Initiation of State Forests in British Uttarakhand (Kumaon-Garhwal)

Initiation of State Forests in British Uttarakhand (Kumaon-Garhwal)
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Exploitation of Forest Resources-3

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British Administration in Garhwal -104
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History of British Rule/Administration over Kumaun and Garhwal (1815-1947) -121
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History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -958
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By: Bhishma Kukreti (History Student)

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Ghee Kar in Old Garhwal

In 1826, Trail suggested that apart from Thapli (village forests nearby village), there were forests those could be used for fulfilling the requirement for state for furniture wood etc. He suggested reserving such forests. In 1826, British government banned cutting Sal trees from Thapli forests. Thapli were kept aside than state forests for contracts. That was the initiation of state forests in Uttarakhand.
British government sold forests on contract for four years in 1828. The forest income in Rs from contract was as follows (Atkinson) –
Year ———— Kumaon —————— Garhwal————-Total

1831-32 ————–2923——————–1405—————-4328
1832-33—————2952——————–1525—————-4457

The contract calculation was based on the outcome from forests. Government did not pay attention on developing forests after deforestation.

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Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti Mumbai, India, bckukreti@gmail.com 5/1/2017
History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -959
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*** History of British Rule/Administration over British Garhwal (Pauri, Rudraprayag, and Chamoli1815-1947) to be continued in next chapter
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(The History of Garhwal, Kumaon, Haridwar write up is aimed for general readers)
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References
1-Shiv Prasad Dabral ‘Charan’, Uttarakhand ka Itihas, Part -7 Garhwal par British -Shasan, part -1, page- 287-312
2- Atkinson, Himalayan Districts, Vol.-1 page 840-915

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History of British Rule, Administration , Policies, Revenue system, over Garhwal, Kumaon, Uttarakhand ; History of British Rule , Administration , Policies Revenue system over Pauri Garhwal, Udham Singh Nagar Kumaon, Uttarakhand; History of British Rule, Administration, Policies ,Revenue system over Chamoli Garhwal, Nainital Kumaon, Uttarakhand; History of British Rule, Administration, Policies ,Revenue system over Rudraprayag Garhwal, Almora Kumaon, Uttarakhand; History of British Rule, Administration, Policies ,Revenue system over Dehradun , Champawat Kumaon, Uttarakhand ; History of British Rule, Administration, Policies, ,Revenue system over Bageshwar Kumaon, Uttarakhand ;
History of British Rule, Administration, Policies, Revenue system over Haridwar, Pithoragarh Kumaon, Uttarakhand;

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