Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Suresh Chugh, today 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.
The Chief Conservator of Forests, Kashmir Farooq Gillani informed that the yearly markings handed over to SFC have been to the tune of 35.00 Lac Cft. However, during the year 2017-18 volume of 46.33 Lac Cft was handed over as the SFC had to cater the timber requirement to Forest Sale Depots now handed over to SFC.
He further informed that till date about 20.00 Lac Cft of markings have been handed over to SFC since April 2018 and further about 11.00 Lac Cfts are 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 Lac Cft which shall be available to the SFC during the current year.