Department of Environment & Forests
 Government of Assam
   
    
Department of Environment & Forests(Government of Assam)

 

Industry

 

Forests provide numerous natural resources for the industry but they are not seen as the source of revenue but rather the source of livelihood of the common populace. The idea is to harness the forest produce in a sustainable manner and find alternatives wherever possible.

 

Plywood, veneer, pulp and paper, safety match box making etc are the main forest based industries in the state of Assam. In fact, Plywood industry is one of the major industries after tea and petroleum. The State forest is the source of raw materials for the above industries. Timber, bamboo, cane etc are the main useful products from the forests of Assam. For instance, Cane furniture of Assam was world famous but due to serious over exploitation it has become almost extinct. Assam has become a net importer of cane from an erstwhile exporter. Thus the main emphasis today is to meet the needs of people from alternative resources and revive forest based industries on sustainable models. This requires mass participation. Agar-wood, for example can provide rich dividends, if people can grow it as a crop.

 

 

Licensed Wood based Industries under Territorial Divisions during 2006-07

Name of Circle

Sl. No.

Name of Division

Plywood Mills

Veneer Mills

Saw Mills

Departmental

Saw Mills

Timber Treatment & Seasoning Plant

C.F., C.A.C., Guwahati

1

Kamrup West Division

0

0

3

0

0

 

2

Kamrup East Division

0

0

21

0

0

 

3

N.K. Division, Rangia

0

0

6

0

0

 

4

Goalpara Division

0

0

2

0

0

C.F., N.A.C., Tezpur

5

Sonitpur East Division

0

0

9

0

0

 

6

Sonitpur West Division

0

0

6

1

0

 

7

Nagaon South Division

0

1

7

0

0

 

9

Lakhimpur Division

0

0

2

0

0

 

10

Dhemaji Division

0

0

2

0

0

 

11

Nagaon Division

0

0

19

0

0

 

 

Makum Timber & S.Plant

 

 

 

 

1

C.F., L.A.S.F.C., Bongaigaon

12

Aie-Valley Division

0

0

0

0

0

 

13

Dhubri Division

0

0

4

0

0

C.F., E.A.C., Jorhat

14

Golaghat Division

0

0

7

0

0

 

15

Dibrugarh Division

4

1

9

0

0

 

16

Doom Dooma Division

2

0

2

0

0

 

17

Jorhat Division

1

0

4

0

0

 

18

Sibasagar Division

0

0

1

0

0

 

19

Digboi Division

7

0

3

0

0

C.F., S.A.C., Silchar

20

Hailakandi Division

0

0

0

0

0

 

21

Karimganj Division

0

0

12

0

0

 

22

Cachar Division, Silchar

0

0

12

0

0

Total (CCF - T  Areas)

14

2

131

1

1

  

Licensed Wood based Industries under BTAD Divisions during 2006-07

BTAD

 

Name of Division

Plywood Mills

Veneer Mills

Saw Mills

Departmental Saw Mills

Timber Treatment & Seasoning Plant

CF, W.A.C., Kokrajhar

23

Dhansiri Division

0

0

6

0

0

 

24

Haltugaon Division

0

0

1

0

0

 

25

Kachugon Division

0

0

1

0

0

 

26

Parbatjhora Division

0

0

0

0

0

 

27

Chirang Division

0

0

1

0

0

Total (BTAD)

0

0

9

0

0

 

Licensed Wood based Industries under KAAC Divisions during 2006-07

KAAC

Sl. No.

Name of Division

Plywood Mills

Veneer Mills

Saw Mills

Departmental Saw Mills

Timber Treatment & Seasoning Plant

C.F., Karbi-Anglong, Diphu

28

Karbi-Anglong East Division

0

0

3

0

0

 

29

Karbi-Anglong West Division

 

 

1

0

 

 

33

Hamren Division

0

0

0

0

0

Total (KAAC)

0

0

4

0

0

 

Licensed Wood based Industries under NCHAC Divisions during 2006-07

NCHAC

 

Name of Division

Plywood Mills

Veneer Mills

Saw Mills

Departmental Saw Mills

Timber Treatment & Seasoning Plant

C.F., Hills, Haflong

34

N.C.Hills Divn.

0

0

16

0

0

Total (NCHAC)

0

0

16

0

0

 

F.D.   GRAND TOTAL   =

 

14

2

160

1

1

 

 

 Outturn of Forest Products

Name of F. P. & Unit

Year 2005-06

Timber (Logs) in Cu. Mt.

11,973

Fuel Wood in Cu. Mt.

510

Bamboo in 000 Nos.

5,467

Stone in Cu. Mt.

4.03.661

Sand in Cu. Mt.

99,273

Thatch in Bundles

18,88,000

Others in 000 Cu. Mt.

1,592

 

 

 

 
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