JAMMU, Sept 15: To review the revision of sale rates of timber, the State Government has accorded sanction for constitution of a committee, headed by Administrative Secretary Finance.
The committee shall review the proposal to do away with the present mode of sale of timber in subsidized concessional zones of A, B and C and to provide subsidized timber on the basis of income criteria.
The committee shall review the proposal to price the timber very close to market price and subsidize individuals who deserve to be subsidized besides exploring whether it will be workable in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
Making only BPL population eligible for such subsidy, the committee shall work out that in such cases, persons entitled to the subsidy may deposit the full amount at the sale depot and the Government will pass on cash subsidy through DBT mode.
Administrative Secretaries of Planning, Development & Monitoring Department and Forest, Environment & Ecology Department besides Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, J&K and Secretary (Technical), Forest, Environment & Ecology Department will be Members of the Committee while Managing Director, J&K State Forest Corporation shall be the Member Secretary.