FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - SANDALWOOD TREES
Q.Anybody can cultivate sandal in their field?
Q.What to do after planting sandal in their field?
A.They can register the sandal tree in notebook of VAO that can yearly renew in register basali.
Q.Whom to contact for cutting?
A.Forest range officer
Q.What are host plants planted with sandal?
A.Tree crop like neem, etti, vagai
Q.Where to sale the sandal tree?
A.The tree to be sent to sandal tree depot and that place auction taken place.
Q.How many percentages of sale amounts of sandal by forest department?
Q. How sandalwood can be purchased and transported?
A. Sandalwood occurs extensively mostly in the Eastern Ghats ranging from Vellore district in the North east of Tamil Nadu to the Nilgiris in the west in the dry deciduous forests of the region. In Tamilnadu only dead and drying sandal trees are brought to depots for rough cleaning and final cleaning. The final cleaned sandalwood is sold in public auction in three sandalwood depots at Tiruppattur, Salem and Sathyamangalam at regular intervals. To participate in the sale, firm or individual must register their name with the respective District Forest Officers.
The retail sale of sandalwood shall be ordered by the following officers to meet the bonafide local demands.
The sale rates are fixed by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and communicated to all officers once in a year. Based on the rate the sandalwood is sold in retail sale
According to Tamil Nadu Sandalwood Transit Rules 1967, no person shall import sandalwood into or export sandalwood from or move sandalwood from one place to another place in the State unless such sandalwood is accompanied either Form I/II permit referred to in Rule 4 or by a Form III way permit referred to in rule 6. The sandalwood must bear the mark of the Government Origin as provided in rule 7 of the property mark in respect of such sandalwood.
The Forest Department issues the permits mentioned above after collection of necessary fees.
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