Plywood prices increased, Navnit Gajjar President of Kandla Timber Association, has reported that after a meeting of Kandla based plywood and veneer industries a decision was made to increase prices for plywood, blockboards and panel doors. The reasons for the increases were the rising cost of imported raw materials due to the high freight rates and the problem of finding adequate workers to maintain production.
States cut forest department budgets The times of India has reported 16 states have cut budgetary for conservation efforts but also for increasing the green cover in the country. West Bengal reported the highest percentage, a 52% decline in its budgetary allocation for the forest department followed by Uttar Pradesh (44%), Andhra Pradesh (40%), Tamil Nadu (38%) and Bihar (30%). While most of the States receive a contribution from the Central Government Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) for afforestation State allocations are the main source for ‘greening’.
For more information contact Mr. Navnit Gaijar, President:
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