As per State Govt. policy timber extraction works were
transferred to the Corporation in a phased manner. The
Corporation took over the complete working of the Govt.
Forests w.e.f. 25.01.1983.
The Corporation in the present
is taking over only salvage lots comprising of dry,
diseased, uprooted and damaged trees, handed over to it, by
the HP Forest Department for working. On an average,
approximately 3.00 lakh m3 standing volume is being felled
and converted every year by the Corporation, which is sold
in auction through its sale depots (HIMKASHTH SALE DEPOTS)
and also supplied through its retail sale depots, to the
Govt. Departments, non-right-holders, small scale industries
The work of felling and
conversion of timber is done through professionally skilled
trained labour. Its carriage to roadside depots is
done either by manual labour or by ropeways and in some
cases, where possible, through waterways. All these works
are attended to through Labour Supply Mates under the direct
supervision of the Corporation staff.
The Corporation has 5 major
Himkashth Sale Depots at Nurpur, Mantaruwala/Paonta, Baddi,
Bhadroya and Dhanotu/Sundernagar from where Govt. timber and
timber from private lots is sold through auction. 3 other
minor Himkashth Sale Depots operate at Shamshi/Kullu,
Swarghat/Bilaspur and Udaypur/Chamba.
The Corporation is also
working khair trees from Govt. lots as well as selling other
miscellaneous forest produce like pulpwood and fuel wood.
NATIONALIZATION OF PRIVATE
The HP Govt. promulgated H.P. Forest produce (Regulation of
Trade) Act, 1982 whereby even forest produce standing on
private land has to be sold only through the Corporation. In
pursuance thereof annually, about 30000-40000 m3 timber
standing volume belonging to private owners is being handled
by the Forest Corporation.
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