RESIN EXTRACTION WORKS:
Resin extraction work
in governmental forests was transferred to the Corporation
by the HP Forest Department during the year 1975-76. The Corporation has introduced the system of extraction of resin by "Rill Method" in
a phased manner by replacing the traditional "Cup and Lip" method
found damaging to the trees. It is significant to note that
with the introduction of "Rill Method", the yield per section (1000 blazes) reached 41.80 quintals,
during 1995-96 as compared to 32.12 quintals in 1988-89 by the traditional method (Cup and Lip). In 1974-75, when the work was carried
out by the Forest Department, the yield per section was
merely 28.27 quintals.
[Emphasis is being laid on the quality of tapping. It is being ensured that the blazes are of standard size and no over tapping or illicit tapping is done. All the work is got done through Labor Supply Mates under the supervision of the Corporation staff. The work is done by professional trained labor].
ROSIN AND TURPENTINE FACTORIES:
The management of two Rosin and Turpentine
oil Factories, at Nahan and Bilaspur, was transferred to the Corporation, with effect from 01.04.1974. There has been marked increase in
qualitative resin processing, rosin and turpentine oil production and
products like phenyl, varnish, black japan, phenyl etc.
Sale proceeds during the past 7 years on account of concerted efforts by the Forest Corporation
has been significant with increased with pale grade rosin
[The total installed capacity of the R&T Factories is 1,11,000 quintals per annum i.e. Nahan 37,000 quintals & Bilaspur 74,000 quintals of raw resin.]
NATIONALIZATION OF RESIN EXTRACTION WORK:
With a view to check smuggling of resin, HP Resin and Rosin Products (Regulation of Trade) Act, 1981, has been enforced in the State.