Ref.No.22937/99-D2 Office of the Prl.Chief Conservator of Forests
Dt.24-5-1999. Andhra Pradesh, Aranya Bhavan, Hyderabad.
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests
Sub:- Timber supplies to Godavari Plywoods Limited as per G.O.Ms, No.66 dt.24.04.'96 - Inordinate delays that have crippled the chances of revival of GPL under BIFR package dt.05.01.'95.
Ref:- Lr.Dt.22.5.'99 of Chairman & Managing Director, M/s.GPL.
A copy of the representation cited of the Chairman & Managing Director, M/s. GPL is enclosed. M/s.GPL in their representation requested:-
1. for considering supply of timber from the patta lands in E.G.Dist.
2. for supply of teak from matured teak plantations of Rajahmundry, Visakhapatnam and Khammam Circles and silver oak from Visakhapatnam district.
3. for supply of timber from Kota and Pullngi Forest Blocks of Kakinada Division.
The above issues were discussed on 24.5.1999 by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forrests with the Conservator of Forests, Rajahmundry and Sri N.Venkaiah, Chairman & Managing Director, M/s.Godavari Plywoods Limited, Rampachodavaram. As per the discussions held, the concerned Conservator of Forests are requested to furnish
information as follows:
1. Availability of timber in patta lands in East Godavari District:
The Conservator of Forests Rajahmundry is requested to examine the legality of the patta lands furnished by M/s.Godavari Plywoods Limited. If the patta is legal, it is to be examined whether the Pattadar has right over the tree growth and if so, whether the trees can be disposed off or allotted to the Plywood Industry. The extent of such availability of Plywood timber with details of pattas and pattedars be furnished Mandal-wise. The operation of Andhra Pradesh Scheduled Area Act and Forest Conservation Act in such areas may also be examined.
2. Availability of teak timber in Rajahmundry, Visakhapatnam & Khammam circles:
M/s Godavari Plywoods Limited is requesting for allotment of 3,000 cmt per annum of teak timber from the teak plantations of the these Circles. The Conservators of Forest may work-out details of timber available per annum from the matured plantations from the year 1999-2000 on wards and submit a working scheme.
Regarding silver oak timber the Conservator of Forests, Rajahmundry and the Conservator of Forests, Visakhapatnam are requested to furnish year-wise details of the availability of such plantations and timber that can be obtained from such plantations from 1999-2000 onwards with a working scheme.
3. Allotment of timber from Kota & Pullangi forest blocks:
As the Chief Conservator of Forests (Central) after causing inspections has not agreed for extraction of plywood material from these blocks in the interest of conservation/ preservation of forests, no further action can be taken.
The Conservator of Forests, Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry and Khammam Circles are requested to furnish the above information of their areas by 15.6.1999. The Chairman & Managing Director, M/s Godavari Plywoods Limited has been requested to furnish copies of the specifications of plywood material to the concerned Conservator of Forests directly for facilitating in the estimation of the availability of the plywood material.
PRL.CHIEF CONSERVATOR OF FORESTS
The Conservators of Forests of Rajahmundry, Visakhapatnam & Khammam Circles.
Copy to the Chairman & Managing Director, M/s. Godavari Plywoods Limited, "NALAMOTHU HOUSE" 6.3.1186/1, Greenlands Road, Begumpet, Hyderabad 500 016. He is requested to furnish the copy of the recent specifications of Plywood material to the concerned Conservators of Forests. He is requested to approach Vice-Chairman & Managing Director, A.P.Forest Development Corporation regarding allotment of Silver Oak sale from A.P.Forest Development Corporation areas.