Thursday, September 25, 2014


In the past five years, almost 40m cubic feet (cft) of timber, equivalent to about 80,000 truckloads, have been used in the country for various construction works.  Current estimates show a total of 3.8 mcft of standing timber available annually for sustainable harvest but  annual timber demand could be as high as 10mcft annually, including 6mcft for rural needs. Champ (Champtanystropheus), sal (Shorea robusta) and teak() trees are limited, but demand is high. Forest officials warned that If the current timber harvesting continues as in the last five years, the country would go barren.
Sept 18

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