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


Resin extraction work was transferred to the Corporation during the year 1975-76. The Corporation has introduced the system of extraction of resin by "Rill Method" in phased manner by replacing the traditional "Cup and Lip" method, which was damaging to the trees. With the introduction of "Rill Method", the yield per section (1000 blazes) had reached to 41.00 quintals in 2004-05 as compared to 32.12 quintals in 1988-89 by the traditional method (Cup and Lip). In 1974-75, when the work was carried in the Forest Department, the yield per section was 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 Labour Supply Mates under the supervision of the Corporation staff. The work is done by professional trained labour.


The management of two Rosin and Turpentine Factories at Nahan and Bilaspur was transferred to the Corporation with effect from 01.04.1974. There has been marked increase in resin processing, rosin and turpentine oil production and sale proceeds during the past so many years on account of concerted efforts by the Forest Corporation.

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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