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  • The State Government has issued a Notification as “Tree Felling Regulation, 2017” which will facilitate felling/ selling of timber by villagers, from Private Plantations under supervision of the Forest Department through Transit Permits. This regulation covers felling of trees from non-forest areas including Tree Plantation in non-forest area.
  • Ban on export of round logs below 4 (four) feet in girth on the pretext of firewood or otherwise to any place outside the State continued.
  • Operation of Forest Produce other than timber, such as cane, agar, etc continued to be regulated by ‘Mahal’ system, on outright sale as per the provisions of Mahal settlement rules contained in the Nagaland Forest act, 1968. The system continued without any change.
  • Ban on issue of ‘FREE PERMITS’ on Timber continued in order to plug leakage of Government revenue.
  • e) On 12th December, 1996 the Hon’ble Supreme Court vide order No.597/95/PIL/WRIT in the matter of T.N. Godavarman Vs Union of India & Others dated 17.12.1996, New Delhi has passed order banning the felling of trees including transportation of logs, veneers/ plywood and timbers, and has ordered the closure of all mills (saw/ veneer/plywood) with immediate effect. As per the direction of this order, the State Government/ Department had followed the Hon’ble Supreme court Orders accordingly. Pursuant to the Supreme Court Orders dated 04.03.1997, the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India, New Delhi had constituted a High Power Committee (HPC). As per the instructions of the committee, inventories of timber and timber products in all forms lying in various parts of the State was prepared and taken into stock. The State Government vide No.FOR/GEN-1/97 dated 06.06.1997 has constituted a State Level Committee as well as the District Level Committee to verify and check the inventory of stocks of timber. Till now, the HPC had given the clearance for quite a number of mills in the state for operation and those mills cleared by the HPC have been given the final clearance by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Nagaland, Kohima. In compliance with supreme Court order dated 15.1.1998, the State Government has constituted Committees for :
    • Pricing
    • Preparation of Working Plans ; and
    • Notification of industrial estates.

    The High Powered Committee at the Centre is dissolved now.


Any industry which processes wood as its raw material (Saw Mills/ Plywood/ Veneer/ Pulp or any other form such as sandal, katha wood etc). It does not include furniture unit.

  • Saw mill- means plants and machinery in a fixed structure or enclosure, for conversion of round logs into Sawn sizes.
  • Veneer Mill or Plywood Mill – means plants and machinery and the premises in which or in any part thereof, conversion into required size, slicing, peeling, fashioning or seasoning of timber/ wood, including preservation and treatment thereof either by mechanical or chemical process with the aid of electrical or mechanical power or manually is carried out.
  • Furniture unit – mean plants and machinery and the premises including the precincts thereof in which or in any part thereof wood based finished products are manufactured using sawn timber, cane, bamboo, seed, plywood or any other wood based product, except a round log, outsourced from licensed wood based industrial units or other legitimate sources and operating without a bond Saw or re-saw or Circular saw of metre than 30 cm diameter
1DIMAPURDiphupar Industrial Estate3
Khuvanalla Industrial Estate20
Seithekie Industrial Estate6
Burma Camp Industrial Estate1
Dimapur Industrial Estate2
2MOKOKCHUNGMangkolemba Industrial Estate2
Milak Industrial Estate4
Tuli Industrial Estate6
Longtho Industrial Estate2
3WOKHAMerapani Industrial Estate2
Liphayan Industrial Estate1
4MONTizit Industrial Estate4
Naginimora Industrial Estate1
Namsa Minor Industrial EstateNil
Aboi Industrial EstateNil
Sl.NoScientific NameCommon NameRate
1Ailanthus grandisBorpatRs. 678/- per cubic meter 
or Rs.19/- per cubic meter
2Bombax malabaricumSimul
3Mangifera indicaAam
4Tetramelus nudifloraBhelu
Sl.NoScientific NameCommon NameRate
1Acrocarpus fraxinifoliusMandhaniRs.508.80 per cubic metre 
Rs.14.40 per cubic foot
2Artocarpus integrifoliaKothal Sam
3Adina cordifoliaHaldu
4Alnus nepalensisAlder
5Bischofia javanicaUrium
6Dellinea indicaOutenga
7Duabanga sonneroitoidesKhokon
8Cassia fistulaSonari
9Garuga pinnataThutmula
10Lagerstroemia flosreginaAjhar
11Lagerstroemia parvifloraSida
12Lannea grandisJiapoma
13Sterospermum chelenoidesParoli
14Terminalia belericaBehara


To augment the collection of Forest Royalty and in pursuance of the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s order dated 15.01.98 in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 202 of 1995 ( as per Clause 11), the State Government issued a Notification No. FOR/ GEN/2001 dated 21st November 2001 to increase the existing Forest Royalty rates by 20% on all Forest Products. The rates are as follows:

Sl. No.Scientific NameCommon NameRate
1Tectona grandisTeak

Rs.1486/- per cubic meter 
Rs. 42/- per cubic foot

Sl.No.Scientific NameCommon NameRate
1Michelia champacaTitasopa
2Morus lavaegataBhola
3Gmelina arboreaGamariRs. 678/- per cubic meter
4Phoebe goalparensisBonsum
5Mansonia dipikaeBadam
Rs. 49/- per cubic foot
6Dalbergia sissooSissoo
7Shorea robustaSal
8Terminalia myriocarpaHollock
Sl.NoScientific NameCommon NameRate
Anthocephalus kadamba
KodamRs.508.80 per cubic metre 
Rs.14.40 per cubic foot
2Alstonia scholarisSatiana
3Ficus spp.Rubber
4Pterospermum spp.Hatipoila
5Pterospermum lancifoliumBonboguri
6Podocarpus nerifoliaJinari
7Phoche cooperianaMekai
8Spondias mangiferaAmra

Class-C:All other species not mentioned above under Class ‘A’ and Class ‘B’ species Rs. 381.60 per cubic meter or Rs. 10.80 per cubic foot

Sl.No.Scientific NameRate
1Bally postRs. 0.60 paise per metre
2FirewoodRs. 12/- per stack of 1.5m× 1.5m × 1.0 m
3ThatchRs. 12/- per 100 bundles of 30 cm grith
4CaneRs. 3/- per 100 m
5ReedRs. 9.60 per 1 metric ton
6BambooRs. 12/- per 1 metric ton or Rs. 36/- per 100 clumps
7CharcoalRs. 10/- per 100 kg or Rs. 3.60 per gunny bag
8SandRs. 130/- per truck load (5 cu.m.)
9Boulder,Pebble,broken stoneRs. 100/- per truck load (5 cu.m.)
10Stone powderRs. 4/- per cu.m
11Clay and earthRs. 3/- per cu.m.
12Bee waxRs. 12/- per kg
13Any other non- timber Forest20%ad valorem as fixed by PCCF
produce not listed above
14CoalRs. 165/- per metric ton (Revised rate)
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