Progress Report on Forest Administration in the Punjab

Progress Report on Forest Administration in the Punjab

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...in scantling. This loss is not by any means all due to theft or accident, as a considerable shrinkage in volume takes place during transport of timber by water. Observations taken in Chamba by measurements of identi6ed logs go to show that between the forests and the sale depots a loss of volume by shrinkage of 13 per cent, takes place. The Divisional Officer, Bashahr, has mad some interesting enquiries on this point, which tend to show that for every 100 c. ft. cut in the forest and exported in the log, not more than 72 c. ft. are received in depdto, some 19 per cent, of the loss being attributed to shrinkage. Whilst for every 100 c. ft. cut and exported in scantling it is calculated that 485 c. ft. reach the sale depots. Ravi River, Chamba, Upper Ravi Forests.--Including the balances from last year the year's outturn amounted to 96,829 scantlings and ballis which were disposed of as follows. Launched 69,033, used departmentally 5, and sold locally 3,685, balance at close of year 24,106. In the Lower Ravi sale depfits 2,7l4 logs and 72,413 scantlings were received. Enumerations made in December 1901 showed 10,525 deodar and 5,117 other logs in transit in the river. The increase in the number of logs as compared with last year is largely due to errors of enumeration. There was hardly any spring-water in the Ravi owing to the failnre of the winter snows, whereby, notwithstanding all possible assistance by the Canal Department, more than the usual difficulty was experienced in getting scantlings through the dam at Madhopur. Eventually, however, all the scantlings were landed at Shahdera before the rains. Bean River, Kdngra and Kulu Divisions.--43,266 deodar, 5,204 pine sleepers and scantlings and 12 miscellaneous scantlings were launched from the...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236519868
  • 9781236519863