Himachal Pradesh is endowed with the rarest variety of tree plants and possibilities were being explored for marketing the best species of timber through global e-tendering process. While presiding over the meeting of Committee on Diversification of Crop Management in Shimla yesterday, Vice- Chairman of State Forest Corporation, Kewal Singh Pathania said that a website of the Corporation would also be launched soon, containing relevant information about forest wealth and marketing tactics for the sale of best timber.
Other possibilities are also explored to manufacture bamboo goods and furniture so that it could be sold at profitable rates to increase the income of the corporation, he said, adding that the modalities pertaining to the furniture requirements of all the departments were being worked upon wherein the same would be met through the corporation, which will receive quality furniture made through its units situated at Shamshi, Hamirpur and Baijnath.
Effective steps would be undertaken for increasing the sale of corporation by selling timber through its depots at Manthuwala in Nahan, Nurpur, Baddi, Dhanotu, Bhaderwa, Chamba etc depending upon the different variety of woods available in such depots.
It was decided in the meeting that marketing executives would be stationed at different furniture factories of the corporation and efforts would be made to adopt sound marketing strategies for increasing the sale of the furniture, besides giving it adequate publicity, said Pathania. It was also discussed as how to market the best species available in the state.
A number of important persons were present in this important meeting.