Welcome To HP State Forest Development Corporation Ltd.
Towards Sustainable Forest Management
Himachal Pradesh State Forest Development Corporation Limited
an undertaking of the HP Govt. came into existence on 25th of March
1974. This corporation deals with the Marketing of mainly Timber Fuel
wood, pulpwood, bamboo, khair, rosin, turpentine oil, subsidary products
( viz. phenyl, varnish, black japan ). read more

As per the policy of the Govt., Timber extraction works were transferred to the corporation in a phased manner and the Corporation took over the complete working of the Govt. Forests w.e.f. 25.01.1983.

The Corporation has been working 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, app. 3.00 Lac m3 standing volume is being felled and converted every year by the Corporation, which is sold in auction through at the Sale Depots and also supplied to the Govt. Departments, non-right-holders, small scale industries etc.

The work of felling and conversion of timber is done by professionally trained labour and 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 done through Labour Supply Mates under the direct supervision of the Corporation staff.

The Corporation has 5 Sale Depots at Nurpur, Mantaruwala, Parwanoo, Bhadroya and Dhanotu from where Govt. timber and timber from private lots is sold by auction.

The Corporation  is also working the khair trees from Govt. Lots as well as selling other miscellaneous forest produce like pulpwood and Fuel Wood.

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 8000 m3 timber standing volume belonging to private owners is being handled by the Forest Corporation.

For getting the details of available products such as availability, prices, location of depots and relevant details of transportation available and their current rates, click here

The Corporation is running about 61 timber/fuelwood depots in non tribal area spread through out the state in various towns, townships and important villages for meeting the requirement of the timber, fuelwood and charcoal of non-right-holders. This has resulted in minimizing the malpractices and irregularities in the purchase of timber and fuelwood. The requirement of fuelwood in tribal area is met with by the Corporation by supplying fuelwood to the depots being maintained in tribal areas by the H.P. Forest Department.­

The timber requirement of Govt. Departments is also met with by this Corporation by supplying timber from Road Side Depots and from Sale Depots at rates fixed from time to time.


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