Hon’ble Lyonpo visits NRDCL work sites in the East

The Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests and his team of officials visited the NRDCL timber depot and forest nursery development sites located at Kurchilo Block of Khaling-Kharungla (KK) FMU on 22nd December 2014.

The entourage was welcomed by the Regional Manager of Samdrupjongkhar and staff of the Unit office at the depot.

His Excellency inspected 5800 cft of timber lots stocked at the depot consisting of mostly local species like Quercus and the forest nursery development site located at the side of the depot which consists of native species mainly Acer, Walnut, Persea, Exbucklandia, Champ species.

 A brief report of the FMU which started in 1996 and presently running into the 5th year of operations of the revised plan was presented to the Hon’ble Minister. He also inquired about the market situation for timber, demand from the government projects mainly the Pemagatshel Dzong construction project, timber auction and allotment procedures of NRDCL etc.

 The delegation was also briefed on the future plans of NRDCL in terms of exploring the market for timber and to protect the mixed hard wood timbers in various depots through measures like construction of temporary shelters, sawing in various marketable sizes etc.

 The Hon’ble Minister conveyed his appreciation for the good work done and maintenance of the FMU by the Forestry and NRDCL officials.

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The delegation in Wamrong depot with the site staff

SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF KHALING-KHARUNGLA FOREST MANAGEMENT UNIT,

TRASHIGANG: BHUTAN

 

Location                    :           Lumang & Khaling Gewog, Wamrong Dungkhag, Trashigang Dzongkhag

Jurisdiction               :           Trashigang Forest Division & Samdrupjongkhar Region, NRDCL

Area                          :           7265.40 Ha

No. of Blocks            :           6 Blocks (Kurchilo, Bephu, Brekha, Sherubtse, Khaling, Kharungla)

First Plan                                         :           1996 - 2005

Annual Allowable Cut (AAC)          :           7304 M3

Revised Plan                                   :           2009 - 2019

Annual Allowable Cut (AAC)           :           1697 m3

Timber & Firewood Production & Disposal report of the revised plan:

Year

Timber Production

(Cft.)

Timber Disposal (Cft.)

Firewood Production & Disposal (M3)

Remarks

2010

Nil

9,305.42

Nil

From past stock

2011

Nil

5,150.24

328

From past stock

2012

12,465.73

4,011.44

3,803

 

2013

19,450.88

22,821.67

3,167

 

2014

26,278.30

30,632.74

3,693

 

Total

 

 

 

 

2015 (Planned)

24,000

 

 

 

Timber Depot           :           Located under Kurchilo Block and about 4 kms from Wamrong town.

Plantation Creation :           Annually in the logged off /operated areas, plantations are created by NRDCL and the detail report is as follows:

Year wise plantation creation (2010 – 2014)

Year

Plantation creation area (Ha)

Blocks

Prior to 2010

 

 

2010

9.57

Kurchillo Block, Compartment III

2011

5.45

Kurchillo Block, Compartment I

2012

Nil

 

2013

8.06

Khaling Block, Compartment III, Sub-compartment I

2014

7.47

Khaling Block, Compartment III, Sub-compartment I

Total

 

 

2015 (Planned)

9.54

Khaling Block, Compartment III, Sub-compartment I

 Nursery:

For reforestation of the logged off/operated areas, NRDCL has established a Forest Nursery with the following details:

Year of creation                    :           2002

Area                                      :           0.12 Ha

Location                               :           Kurchillo Block, Compartment I (Near Timber Depot)

Sapling Species                   :           Acer, Champ, Exbucklandia, Nyssia, Juglans Regia (Walnut), Persea

No. of Saplings                    :           19,300 seedlings

***Timber Stock Balance as of November 2014          :           5,780.20 cft.

 

Management