Timber worth crores decaying in SFC depot; authorities unmoved
Awantipore: Timber worth crores of rupees is decaying at the State Forest Corporation depot here with residents of the area demanding its distribution among the local populace and Masjids.
“I approached the concerned authorities several times and fulfilled all the formalities for its purchase, but the authorities didn’t sanction the timber in my favour for the reasons better known to them,” said Gulzar Ahmad Sheikh, a local.
Gulzar said “With no alternative left, I am using Russian timber for the construction of my house.”
According to the locals, the timber has been dumped in the store 10 years back. “Instead of going for auction, they are leaving the timber to decay,” Gulzar said adding that termite was eating up the wood very fast.
“Senior SFC officials are not making any effort to sell the timber as a result of which the department is suffering huge losses,” sources in the Corporation said.
They sought the intervention of Forest and Environment Minister, Mian Altaf in this regard.
Nayeem Showkat Khan/Aabid Sultan
Lastupdate on : Thu, 8 Dec 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 8 Dec 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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