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1908 Excerpt: ... the logs being dragged by elephants or buffaloes
to the nearest creek and then floated down to the saw-mills by
means of bamboos or lighter logs. There are no, great difficulties
attending extraction, but the greatest drawback lies in the fact
that of 12 cubic feet extracted ll are waste wood and only fit for
fuel. Mr. Osmaston suggests dragging out the logs in short lengths
of say 6 feet, by bufialoes, or trying hand sawing in the forest to
reduce the bulk of the wood extracted. 0uttul'n.---Until the
forests of the Andamans and neighbouring islands have been further
explored it will be impossible even approximately to estimate the
future outturn. Mr. Osmaston estimates that under present
conditions of working some 500 cubic feet of heartwood per annum
will be available for export. Hitherto about 100 logs per annum
have been extracted, all of which have been used locally.
Delnaud.-So far the wood has not been regularly exported, but has
been supplied locally to the Government Workshops at Port Blair.
Samples have been sent to England and elsewhere from time to time
in the past, but there has been no regular trade in the wood. Some
sample planks were sent some years ago to Messrs. Halle's
pianoforte factory for piano cases, but no report regarding them
was ever received. Pl'ice.---The price at which the wood has been
supplied to the Government Vorkshops at Port Blair is Rs. 90 per
ton of 50 cubic feet, which is far too low, as it does not even pay
the cost of extraction. Mr. Osmaston considers that it would
probably cost the Forest Depart ment Rs. 4 per cubic foot of
heartwood f. 0. b. Port Blair, and that in order to be remnnerative
the price should be fixed at about Rs. 6 per cubic foot of
heartwood. A small trial consignment of 8'5 cwt. sent h...
|Country of origin:
India Forest Dept
||246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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