Timber sale goes online in JK

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Online system is to be adopted for sale of timber in the state, so that people get the requisite sanctioned within the shortest possible time.

This was disclosed by the Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology, Bali Bhagat while replying to a question by Sofi Yousuf in Legislative Council Monday.

The Minister said that the Forest department supplies timber to the concessionists falls in A, B and C zone including Municipal Council and Municipal Committee areas.

He said in far-flung areas timber is supplied to needy people directly through Notices of Forest department. Besides, Jammu and Kashmir State Forest Corporation also supplies timber to sale depots falling in “C” zone areas.

Bhagat said that only dry standing or naturally fallen trees can be extracted from Forests as per order of hon’ble Supreme Court, which are sanction in favour of the needy persons.

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