September 7, 2017
India plans to become more self-sufficient in timber
The Indian Prime Minister is pursuing an expansion of domestic industrial wood production with the aim of raising the income of farmers and of making the country less dependent on wood imports. To achieve this he plans to coordinate the efforts of all State Forest Departments and private sector organisations. The plan calls for the cultivation of industrial wood lots and plantations along farm boundaries as well as within the farm. In addition to expanded farm forests the Prime Minister wants to see large scale plantations on rural nonagricultural land for example ...
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