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Friday, June 9, 2017

Block Wise Forest Divisions in Garhwal

British Administration in Garhwal   -109
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History of British Rule/Administration over Kumaun and Garhwal (1815-1947) -126
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            History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -963
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                              By: Bhishma Kukreti (History Student)

 In 1868, Forest department of Indian Government took charge of administrating forests of Kumaun and Garhwal too. Officials divided forests from Ganga to Ramganga into following divisions –
Block 1-Patalidun – The area was 237.5 square miles and the area covered from west border of Kumaon till Palai srtotra at junction of Ramganga.
Block 2-Kotaridun- The area of Kotaridun block was 180square miles. In the east it was Patalidun forest border and in west was Khoha River at Kotdwara and  meeting border of Saneh forest block (bordering Laldhang).
Block 3 –Saneh Forests- The area was 17 aquare miles covering area between Khoha and malani Rivers.
Block 4 Ladhang- The area was from Malani River to Ravas River covering 3605 square miles.
Block 5 –Khara Van – The are covered 88 square miles and was between ganga and Ravas Rivers.
Block 6- Kartiya Van – The area was 800 acres at left of Mandal origin. There were mainly Sal trees in the block.
 Those blcoks were in plains of Garhwal.

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Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti Mumbai, India, bckukreti@gmail.com 9/6/2017
History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -964
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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- Webber T.W.  , 1902, Forest of upper India and their inhabitants  
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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;