Manipur: Drive against sawmills, plywood factories without licenses
One North East Wood Industry at Khongjom that was found to be running without required license was closed down from Wednesday.
Updated 12 May 2022, 3:51 am
Forest department on Wednesday launched a drive against saw mills, plywood factories which are running without licenses at areas under Thoubal Forest Division.
Divisional forest officer of Thoubal Forest Division Th Lokendro led the drive carried out by Thoubal RO S Samungou, beat officers and police personnel under the division.
In connection with the drive, Lokendro expressed that one North East Wood Industry at Khongjom that was found to be running without required license was closed down from Wednesday. The said wood industry did not possess any valid licenses, he said.
Notices were issued by the divisional forest officer to the said industry since 2020 but no required documents had been submitted, he said.
Since the wood industry was found to be running without any approval, all its timbers will be seized while the owner of the industry will be arrested as well, he added.
First published:12 May 2022, 3:51 am
THOUBAL district, Manipur