The Work of the Forest Department in India

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Superintendent Government Printing, India, 1917 - Forests and forestry - 65 pages
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Page 42 - SUteg, but these are probably below the actuals, as much forest labour is not whole-time labour, devoting seven or eight months In the year to forest work and the rest to agriculture. With the opening up of the forests, the extension of systematic working, the wider use of known...
Page 3 - State property, may be broadly classed under the following headings:— (a) Forests the preservation of which is essential on climatic or physical grounds. (b) Forests which afford a supply of valuable timbers for commercial purposes. (c) Minor forests. (d) Pasture lands.
Page 7 - Ranges in charge of junior members of the Provincial Service or of Forest Rangers or Deputy Rangers ; heavy Divisions are also sometimes divided into Subdivisions. The Ranges are further subdivided into a number of beats or protective charges held by Forest Guards or in some cases by Foresters. Non-territorial charges. — Apart from territorial charges there are various important posts of a non-territorial nature connected with Forest Research and Education, the preparation of Forest Working Plans...
Page 11 - For the flret fifty years of the existence of the Forest Department In India no attempt was made to organize the conduct of forest research, and thus to co-ordinate and elaborate the scientific knowledge so necessary to successful economic working. A commencement In organized forest research was at last made in 1906 by the establishment, at the instance of Sir Salnthlll Eardlcy-Wllmot, then Inspector-General of Foreste, of a Forest Research Institute at Dehra Dun.
Page 4 - Minor forests, containing somewhat inferior kinds of timber, and managed for the production of wood, fodder, grazing and other produce for local consumption; these forests are of great importance in agricultural districts.
Page 64 - Sylviculture leachea us how to effect this concentration and Is therefore the bed-rock on which future results, financial and otherwise, must rest ; It Is of little avail to seek and develop new markets for timbers and other products If these cannot be produced In regular and sufficient quantities and extracted at a reasonable cost, Forest Products : Exploitation.
Page 4 - ... (b) Forests which afford a supply of valuable timbers for commercial purposes, such, for example, as the teak forests of...
Page 52 - Prospeots of the Match Industry in the Indian Empire, with Particulars of proposed Match Factory Sites and Woods suitable for Match Manufacture" (Indian Forest Memoirs, Volume II, Part I).

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