A new policy by the Himachal Pradesh Government to allot trees, instead of timber or wood, at subsidised rates for constructing or repairing houses has streamlined the process in the State, an offi

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The draft document to amend the timber distribution policy proposes to allot standing trees instead of converted timber to right holders.

The draft amendments in the Himachal Pradesh Forest (Timber Distribution to the Right Holders) Rules approved by the Cabinet today provides for grant of 7 cubic metre of standing volume of trees to right holders for construction of house once in 15 years. In the existing rules, a right holder is entitled to 3 cubic metre of converted timber once in 30 years.