Category Archives: Timber Distribution Rights

This category will discuss issues related to Timber Distribution Rights granted to local farmers in Himachal Pradesh

What is Silviculture?

Silviculture has been widely accepted as the art and science of forest farming. The threebasic operations contained are regeneration, tending, and harvesting of the forest. A series of treatment along the tree life is regarded as silvicultural system. A silvicultural … Continue reading

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Suggestions to Make the New Timber Policy More People Friendly

The need of the hour is to make the laws rational so that neither the ecology is affected nor the mafia or rich and influential are able to exploit it. It needs to be ensured that the poor people get … Continue reading

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Objections to the New Timber Distribution Policy

Broader Objections Critics say that the proposed changes are misdirected and anti-people, and betray proper understanding of the ground realities. Hence they can’t solve the real problems faced, particularly by the poor. The policy of timber rights only once every … Continue reading

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Important Features of the New Timber Distribution Policy

H.P. Forest (Timber Distribution to Right Holders) Rules, 2010 After the court order, the new policy drafted by the state government has the following features: 1. No Timber Distribution shall be granted in the urban area. Timber Distribution will be … Continue reading

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Misuse of TD Rights and the Court Order

Yes, there is no doubt that the distribution of timber was being misused. There was and still persists a strong nexus that operates in a mafia form between the timber merchants, government officials, bureaucrats and the politicians. But on this … Continue reading

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Forest Statistics of Himachal Pradesh

Forests are the storehouse of the rich biodiversity. They constitute the essential life support system besides being a source of timber, fuel, fodder and medicines etc. They ought to be recognized as water reservoirs, natural source of soil nutrition, soil … Continue reading

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Importance of Timber in Himachal Pradesh

Timber is a necessity for the people of Himachal where two-third (67%) of the total area comes under the forests. The people have just 10% of the land for carrying out agricultural operations. Hence, the forestland is part and parcel … Continue reading

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