DFO sends out warning to illegal Saw Mill owners

/ Other News / Wednesday, 18 May 2022 17:04

IT News
Imphal, May 18:

Kangpokpi Forest Division conducted multiple raids across T. Waichong Range and seized timbers and sealed Sawmills. The Division has also confiscated the stray timbers lying along the IT road.
DFO quoted that only HPC Cleared Sawmills are to be operated in the District. And all the HPC cleared sawmills are to be housed within the Industrial Estate only. Stacking of illegal timbers in a Sawmill is an offence under section 41and 42 of the Indian Forest Act, 1927, and is also against the Wood Based Industries Regulation guidelines and orders of the Supreme Court.
He further stated that timber transit should be accompanied by a valid Transit Pass issued by the Government. All vehicles carrying timber without valid TP will be liable to be confiscated under the Indian Forest Act.
The Division has planned to raid more sawmills in other Ranges in the coming days.

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