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Timber traders’ union says current wagon system ‘corrupted’

By EMN Updated: Nov 26, 2013 11:43 pm

Dimapur, November 26

Timber traders have asked the state’s minister for Forest and the District Forest Officer of Dimapur district whether the Supreme Court of India had authorized selling wagons at the rate of Rs. 3, 10, 000 per wagon. Organizations representing timber traders in the state held a joint meeting recently where the consensus was that “the current system was “too much corrupted.” A press release from the timber traders’ organizations representing Dimapur, Kiphire, and Kohima and Peren districts was received here today. Asking the minister and the district forest officer to clarify on the state matter, the organizations also sought answers whether there were any provisions “to sell the unions and associations added.”
“The distribution system of wagons should be delivered justice at the earliest for the benefit and welfare of the genuine tree farmers; failing to meet our demands the unions and association will be compelled to take our course of action and the responsibilities will be held by Forest minister and DFO Dimapur,” the press release from the timber traders stated. The members also expressed support to the representation of the ‘NTTU’ to the government of Nagaland to set up wagons distribution committee. The current system is “too much corrupted,” the organizations aid. The timber traders have expressed hope that the government of Nagaland will would deliver justice to the “genuine Naga tree farmers.”

By EMN Updated: Nov 26, 2013 11:43:55 pm