has submitted a plan for utilization of the degraded forest land or
waste-land for raising captive plantations.
However, a firm arrangement is under process with the Govt. of Assam and Hill District
Autonomous Councils for allotment of required forest raw-materials.
For making available quality planting material for bamboo and other pulpwood species, a tissue culture lab is being established at NPM with a production capacity of 20 lakh nos. per annum in co-operation with National Mission of Bamboo Applications (NMBA).
With the assistance of NMBA, a project of Bamboo Gassification has also been taken which shall utilize the solid waste, viz. bamboo dust for producing producer gas, which will conserve furnace oil of equivalent heat value. This would help in solid waste management and would also be an energy saver.
Hindustan Newsprint Limited (HNL), has been engaged in Captive Plantation in an area of about 5600 ha. of land since 1993-94.