‘46.33 lakh cft handed over to SFC for 2017-18’

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20 lakh cft of markings handed over to SFC since April 2018

SRINAGAR: Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Suresh Chugh on Tuesday took a detailed joint meeting of Territorial Forest and J&K State Forest Corporation regarding handing over of markings to SFC for the year 2018-19.
Chief Conservator of Forests, Kashmir Farooq Gillani informed that the yearly markings handed over to SFC have been to the tune of 35.00 lakh cft. However, during the year 2017-18 volume of 46.33 lakh cft was handed over as the SFC had to cater the timber requirement to forest sale depots now handed over to SFC, an official handout read.
He further informed that till date about 20.00 lakh cft of markings have been handed over to SFC since April 2018 and further about 11.00 lakh cfts were in different stages of technical clearance with Conservator of Forests, Working Plan and under process of according administrative approval. In addition to this the joint enumeration has been conducted by the DFOs with their counterparts from SFC for further volume to the extent of 8.00 lakh cft which shall be available to the SFC during the current year.
The PCCF emphasised for expediting the process of conducting of markings as the target set as per Q&Q norms for volume to be handed over to SFC is 80.00 lakh cft for both the regions. He further directed that since there was less marking available in Jammu region, “therefore, a target of 50.00 lakh cft was fixed to be achieved during the current year from Kashmir region.
The DFOs gave compartment-wise details of their respective divisions about availability of fallen and dry standing trees that could be handed over to SFC during the coming days, it added.