SFC targets Rs 105 cr revenue

Corporation’s foremost duty to meet local timber demand: Altaf


Jammu, Jan 1: Jammu and Kashmir State Forest Corporation (SFC) is poised to achieve the target of extracting 30 lakh cubic feet timber during this financial year, which is expected to fetch the corporation Rs 105 crore. 
 The information was given at a review meeting of the corporation with the Minister for Forests and Environment, Mian Altaf Ahmed in chair.  
 The meeting, an official statement said, was informed that the SFC has set a target of extracting about 30 lakh cft timber and its transportation up to sale depot, which shall be achieved in full.
 The corporation has set a target to generate revenue of around Rs 105 crore up to March 2012-13, the meeting said.
 Addressing the meeting, the Minister underscored the need to ensure timely distribution of timber among the people and asked the forest department to allot requisite quantity of timber to SFC in April every year so that its extraction was completed as early as possible.
 Altaf said that the first and foremost duty of the SFC was to meet the timber demand of the local consumers, adding that it must be ensured that only genuine people are given timber as per the set norms and procedures.
 He asked the senior officers of the Corporation to gear up to make it more profitable.
 He appreciated the management of the corporation for showing better performance during current year.
 Earlier, the Managing Director of the corporation, Abay Kumar informed that the Corporation has supplied 3.06 lakh cft timber in Kashmir region during the current fiscal so far, which is more than 100 per cent of the assigned target, whereas 0.548 lakh cft timber was supplied to various sale depots in Jammu region.

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