Rare book on Indian forest management launched

Tuesday, 21 March 2023 | PNS | DEHRADUN

The principal chief conservator of forests and head of forest force, Vinod Kumar Singhal launched the book ‘The Indian Forest Code: General Regulations and Forest Policy’ on the occasion of International Day of Forests on Tuesday.

The book published by Natraj Publishers, Dehradun was first published in 1913 and presents the status of the Forest department at that time along with a working picture of the scientific management of forests more than a hundred years ago and a detailed description of account rules and forest fires. The complete seventh forest code is available in the book, which later formed the basis of the preparation of the national working plan code that successfully responded to the new challenges faced by the forestry sector, both at the national and the international level.

Singhal expressed the hope that the book will prove to be a good reference tool that will help in improving the techniques available for better forest management. He appreciated the effort of the publishers and appreciated that forestry classics that were hard to find, were being made available.

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