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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 the Marketing of mainly Timber Fuel
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(Authoritative English text of this department Notification No. FFE-B-A(4)3/2005 dated 31.3.2008 as required under clause  (3) of Article 348 of the  constitution of India).

 Government of Himachal Pradesh

Department of Forests

 No. FFE-B-A(4)3/2005_       Dated Shimla-2, the  31st   March, 2008 

 

NOTIFICATION                     

                        WHEREAS, the State Government constituted Advisory Committees vide Notification No. FFE-B-A(4)3/2005 dated 13.11.2007, to advise the State Government in the matter of fixation of fair and reasonable price of the forest produce for the financial year 2008-09, as required under  Section-6 of the Himachal Pradesh Forest  Produce (Regulation of Trade)  Act, 1982, (Act No. 5 of 1982).                        

                        AND WHEREAS, the Advisory Committees constituted for the Forest Divisions have tendered their advice to the Government as required under section 6 of the Act. 

                        NOW THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred by  Section 7 of the Act ibid, the Governor, Himachal Pradesh, is pleased to fix price at which HP State Forest Corporation shall purchase the forest produce from the owners, such forest produce which has been mentioned in the schedule appended to the Act ibid, for each of the following Forest Divisions of the State of the Himachal Pradesh for the financial year 2008-09 as under:-                                   

 

Price of standing trees per M3

Sl No

Forest Division of HP Forest Department

Deodar Rs. M3

Kail Rs.M3

Fir Spruce Rs.M3

Chil Rs.M3

Sal Rs. M3

Sain

Oak & other Broad leave species

1

Chamba

3851

2244

597

714

0

0

0

2

Bharmour

3089

2394

640

891

0

0

0

3

Churah

3851

2244

597

714

0

0

102

4

Dalhousie

3982

2656

706

773

0

896

102

5

Palampur

3392

2669

710

673

0

0

102

6

D/sala

3392

2669

710

627

0

896

102

7

Nurpur

0

0

0

616

730

896

102

8

Una

0

0

0

681

730

896

102

9

Seraj

3926

2574

938

891

0

0

0

10

Parvati

3926

2574

938

891

0

0

0

11

Kullu

3926

2574

938

891

0

0

0

12

J/Nagar

3912

3073

821

598

0

896

102

13

Mandi

3912

3073

821

598

0

0

102

14

Nachan

4994

3639

966

598

0

0

0

15

Karsog

3880

3047

817

598

0

0

102

16

Suket

4100

3222

861

598

0

0

102

17

Hamirpur

0

0

0

753

0

896

102

18

Dehra

0

0

0

627

0

896

102

19

Bilaspur

0

0

0

598

0

896

102

20

Chopal

4914

2840

756

584

0

0

102

21

Nahan

0

0

0

722

730

896

102

22

Rajgarh

4813

2795

743

914

730

0

102

23

Paonta

0

0

0

722

730

896

102

24

Renuka

4813

2795

743

914

730

896

102

25

Rampur

4110

2206

585

753

0

0

102

26

Kinnaur

4110

2206

585

0

0

0

0

27

Kotgarh

4110

2206

585

753

0

0

102

28

Anni

4110

2206

585

753

0

0

102

29

Rohroo

4767

2653

706

644

0

0

0

30

Theog

4569

2615

696

785

0

0

0

31

Shimla

4569

2615

696

785

0

0

102

32

Solan

4569

2615

696

914

0

0

102

33

Kunihar

0

0

0

697

730

896

102

34

Nalagarh

0

0

0

697

730

896

102

 Note:                              

I)                   The volume of “stunted/suppressed” trees of different species shall be taken as 5/8 (62.5%) for the purpose of payment.

II)                 No unfit and Vth class tree shall be marked and taken over by the HP State Forest Corporation. If marked or taken over, no payment of the same shall be made to the seller. 

1.1             The above price shall be further subject to the following conditions, namely:- 

(a)       Price payable for the volume of the tree in respect of IVth class trees (dbh below 30 cms.) shall be 50% of the price fixed above. 

(b)      In the case of dry and fallen tree(s), the price shall be 60% of the price fixed above. Further in case of dry and fallen tree(s) in respect of IVth class trees (dbh below 30 cms.) the price shall be 60% of the price specified in (a) above. 

(c)       In case of the tree(s) which are found rotten after felling, the price shall be 30% of the price fixed in above table and sub para (a) and (b) in case the rot is found in the centre.  Similarly in case the rot is found from outside and is more than 25% of area at cross section of stump, the price shall be 30% as in the case of centre rot. To ascertain it, a joint team comprising of Assistant Manager concerned of HPSFC and Range Officer concerned of the Forest Division will inspect the trees in which the seller/owner shall also be associated. Further in the case of dry and fallen tree(s) in respect of IV class tree(s) (dbh below 30 cms) which are rotten, the price shall be 60% of the price specified in (b) above. 

1.2           The payment of price shall be made in the following manner: 

(a)        50% of price shall be paid after the forest produce, reaches at Road     Side.  

(b)         Balance price shall be payable immediately after final sale of the forest         produce. 

1.      SALE LINKED PRICE 

2.1          The Seller /Owners shall have an option to opt for price of forest produce linked with its actual sale realization. The process and method for determining the price of forest produce linked with sale, hereinafter known as "Sale Linked Price" shall be calculated by deducting actual direct expenses with interest and handling charges from the actual sale realization of the produce in the market, as under:- 

A) Final sale realization (including of forfeiture of securities and earnest money, Insurance claim, if any) of the forest produce.

B) Actual direct expenses on felling, conversion, carriage, transportation, loading, unloading, stacking, insurance, road tax etc.

C) Interest on investment i.e. on item No. (B) ibid. at the borrowing rate of interest, prevalent on 1st April of each year, plus (+)1% extra.

D) Handling Charges @ 18% on sale realization i.e. on item No. (A)

E) Price of the produce                                     =                                A - (B+C+D)

F) Advances paid to the seller/ owners

G) Interest on the advances, if any, taken by the seller/owner till its recovery at the borrowing rate of interest, prevalent on 1s April of each year, plus 1% extra.

H) Interest payable to the seller/ owner at the borrowing rate of interest, prevalent on 1st April of the year in which final sale made, if balance amount is delayed beyond two months after the final sale.

I) Balance payable                                              =                            (E+H)-(F+G)

 2.2          Advances to the seller/ owner of the forest produce under the "Sale Linked Price" shall be made on request as below, by taking into account the expected yield to be obtained, likely expenditure and expected sale to be applied as per parameters stated above on tentative basis: - 

(i)                  25% after handing over the possession of forest produce and execution of the Sale Deed; 

(ii)                25% on extraction of entire forest produce from forest and its carriage to Road Side; and 

(iii)     Balance after completion of sale and finalization of accounts, to be paid within two months of having recovered all dues including advances paid to the seller/owners. However, if final sale realization is delayed in that case till final sale realization, part payment of the sold produce may be considered by the HPSFC to the following extent:-                                 

If entire extracted timber has reached at Sale Depot and out of that 70% or more has been sold and sale proceeds realized, the seller shall be given one opportunity for getting advance payment to the extent of 80% of the sale proceeds realized of his timber after adjusting 2 instalmentsy and all deductions of the amount spent on his total timber by the Corporation, interest, handling charges etc. The sellers shall   not be entitled to this advance payment as a matter of right and applications shall be considered on merit to avoid hardship.

 

3. GENERAL CONDITIONS:- 

3.1              The owners/sellers shall have to exercise an option either to take payment as fixed for standing trees or payment based on "Sale Linked Price". The option so exercised shall be incorporated in the Agreement Deed to be executed between the seller and purchaser.  The option once exercised shall be final and irrevocable.   

3.2              The price shall be applicable for the trees taken over from 1.4.2008 to 31.3.2009, (financial year 2008-09), both days inclusive, by the HP State Forest Corporation from the sellers. 

3.3      The custody and the ownership of the forest produce shall pass on to the HP State         Forest   Corporation on the date when the forest produce is taken over and Agreement Deed executed. In case any extension/deviation is involved, the seller shall be    responsible to obtain the same from the competent authority.

3.4      The working period shall be two years in respect of Deodar, Kail, Fir/Spruce and    in respect of other scheduled species it shall be one year. Year shall mean        complete one    year (365 days or 366 days, as the case may be) from the date of     issue of felling order.

3.5      In case conversion percentage of timber of all kind excluding Pulp Wood, Fuel   Wood and  Fire Wood is more than 65% in respect of Deodar species and 55% in   case of other scheduled species the permission for export under the HP Forest Produce (Transit Land Route), Rules, 1978 shall have to be obtained from the   concerned Divisional     Forest Officer, which shall be given within one month.

By order,                                                                       

                                                                        Additional Chief Secretary (Forests)                                                                         to the Government of Himachal Pradesh.

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