The applicants, who had submitted their online applications to establish new Plywood, Veneers, MDF, Particle Boards and Saw mills units in Uttar Pradesh, the name for successful applicants is about to be declared in December 2018 itself. The Chief forest conservator, UP Government, Sri M.P Singh, reveals it in an exclusive interview with The Ply Reporter. Mr Singh said, “The delay in finalizing of the name of applicants through e-lottery or draw of lot occurred due to some proceedings and paper work along with some work left at technical end.” It is expected that the name of successful candidates will be announced by second week of December or before.
The new licensing process opened after two decades for wood related industry in the state. After completion the process of online application for license to set up wood related industry or units in the state, on behalf of UP government, Member Secretary State Level Committees and principal, chief forest conservator, released a notification on dated 6th August 2018 and stated that scrutiny is going on for the same and it can take little bit time to finalizing the name of successful applicants.
After three month of submission of online applications, the Ply Reporter reached out to UP forest department, apex body of government looking after whole licensing process. Mr. Singh said that the finalization of the name for the license of Plywood, veneer, saw mill and other categories’ will be totally completed through online system which may be done by November end and official announcement of the successful applicants to be made by the first or second week of December 2018.