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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 marketing of timber, fuel wood, pulpwood, bamboo, khair and resin, From resin is produced rosin,   turpentine oil and  subsidiary products like phenyl, varnish, black japan etc.. read more

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].

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  subsidiary 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 production.

[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.]

With a view to check smuggling of resin, HP Resin and Rosin Products (Regulation of Trade) Act, 1981, has been enforced in the State.


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