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Saw Mills

Saw Mills

Saw Mills and Saw Pits in the State were first brought under regulation of the State Government through the "Orissa Saw Pits and Saw Mills (Control) Rules 1980" framed under section 45 of the Orissa Forest Act. The rules prohibited establishment of Saw Mills in forest area or area within 80 kilometers from the boundary of such forest area without a valid license. The deficiencies in these rules were sought to be removed through a special Act "Orissa Saw Mills and Saw Pits (Control) Act 1991". This Act prohibited the establishment or operation of any saw mill on or after the day the Act came into force i.e. 13th of December 1991 within any forest area or within 10 kilometers of boundary of any forest area. The provisions of this special act were sought to be implemented through the "Orissa Saw Mills and Saw Pits (Control) Rules 1993" which came into force on 17.11.1993. The forest area was then understood to be either Reserve Forest or Protected Forest and accordingly distance from such forest was being considered while granting license to any saw mill or saw pit.

In the year 1996, the Hon'ble Supreme Court in TN Godavarman case gave a broad definition of Forest which includes Revenue Forest or any parcel of land recorded as Forest. This definition of Forest brought all the saw mills or saw pits within the distance of 10 kilometers as per definition given in section 4 of "Orissa Saw Mills and Saw Pits (Control) Act 1991". In the year 2002, Hon'ble Supreme Court gave further direction that no saw-mills, veneer, plywood industry will operate without a valid license. In the context of Odisha, implementation of above direction of Supreme Court resulted in closure of all Saw Mills and saw Pits. Subsequently on appeal from Saw Mill owners, the Hon'ble Supreme Court directed that the saw mills and saw pits can be rehabilitated in identified industrial estates, not more than two per district. The process of rehabilitation is going on and so far (31.05.2014) 68 saw mills have been rehabilitated in the State. Details of 25 numbers of running Saw Mills are given in the link file.

Current Position of Saw Mills

  • Seven number of Saw Mills owned by OFDC Ltd are functioning in the State.TheDistrict/Forest Division wise details are furnished below.

 

Sl.No.

Name of District

Name of Division

Name of Saw Mill

1

Cuttack

City Forest

OFDC Khapuria Saw Mill

2

Nawarangpur

Nawarangpur

OFDC Saw Mill at Nawarangapur

3

Koraput

Jaypore

OFDC Saw Millat Umri

4

Malkangiri

Malkangiri

OFDC Maithili Saw Mill

5

Sambalpur

Sambalpur

OFDC Remed Saw Mill

6

Ganjam

Berhampur

OFDC Saw Mill at Raghunathpur

7

Sundargarh

Rourkela

Orissa Saw Mill

 

  • In accordance with Forest & Environment Department Notification No.13891/F&E Dt.30.07.2011, a Committee has been constituted for establishment, relocation and functioning of saw mills in the identified Industrial Estates of the State as per the provisions contained in Odisha Saw Mills and Saw Pits (Control) Act, 1991 and the Odisha Saw Mills and Saw Pits (Control) Amendment Act, 2010.202 Saw Mills have been selected by the Committee for rehabilitation.

 

  • 37 Industrial Estates in 26 Revenue Districts have been notified by the Industries Department for rehabilitation of eligible Saw Mills

 

Current Status on Rehabilitation of De-licensed Saw Mills is detailed below.

                   The current status on rehabilitation of de-licensed Saw Mills is detailed below.

Detailed status on rehabilitation of delicensed Saw Mill

 

 

Sl. No.

Name of the
DFO with
Original
Licence

Name of the DFO with Rehabilitation accepted

Name of the District

Name of the notified
Industrial Estate

Original
License
e or the
Legal Heir

No. of
saw mills
establish
ed & running

Pending with

Pending with

Rehabilit
ation
proposal
closed

Remar
ks

Land
allotted

Land to be
allotted

Action
at DFO

Action at
PCCF

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

1

Bhadrak(WL)

Bhadrak (WL)

Bhadrak

Ampro (9)

 

0

8

0

1

0

0

 

2

Nayagarh

Berhampur

Ganjam

Auto Nagar-II Berhampur (5)
Babupalli (6)

 

2

0

1

0

0

2

 

3

Subarnapur

Subarnapur

Subarnapur

Babupalli (6)

 

1

0

0

1

2

2

 

4

Nayagarh

Nayagarh

Nayagarh

Badabhuin (2)

Original

1

0

0

0

0

1

 

5

Rajnagar (WL)

Cuttack

Kendrapara

Balabhadrapur (20)

 

15

0

3

1

1

0

 

6

Sambalpur (S)

Sambalpur

Sambalpur

Basantapur (6)

 

0

4

0

1

0

1

 

7

Bargarh

Bargarh

Bargarh

Behera (3)

 

1

0

1

0

0

1

 

8

Berhampur

Berhampur

Ganjam

Bhanjanagar (1)

 

1

0

0

0

0

0

 

9

Cuttack

Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal

Bhuban (3)

 

1

0

2

0

0

0

 

10

Keonjhar

Keonjhar

Keonjhar

Bileipada (1)

 

0

0

1

0

0

0

 

11

Rajnagar (WL)

Cuttack

Jagatsinghpur

Bodhei (13)

 

10

0

0

2

0

1

 

12

Bolangir

 Bolangir

Bolangir

Bolangir NID (9)

 

3

0

0

4

1

1

 

13

Kalahandi (S)

Kalahandi (S)

Kalahandi

Borda (1)

 

0

0

0

0

0

1

 

14

Baripada

Baripada

Mayurbhanj

Chhancha (2)

 

2

0

0

0

0

0

 

15

Cuttack

Cuttack

Jajpur

Ambassar (7)

 

0

0

6

1

0

0

 

16

Cuttack

Cuttack

Cuttack

Choudwar (22)

Original

16

0

0

2

1

3

 

17

Bolangir

Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal

Gundichapada (6)

 

4

0

0

0

1

1

 

18

Cuttack

Cuttack

Jaipur

Jaraka (10)

Original

10

0

0

0

0

0

 

19

City Forest
Division

Khordha

Khordha

Jemadei (13)

 

9

0

1

1

1

1

 

 

 

20

Bolangir

Jeypore

Koraput

Kaki, Sunabeda (4)

 

2

0

1

0

0

1

 

21

Rourkela

Rourkela

Rourkela

Kalunga (18)

 

3

1

0

4

5

5

 

22

Angul

Angul

Angul

Kangula (4)

 

4

0

0

0

0

0

 

23

Khariar

Khariar

Nuapada

Khariar (1)

 

0

0

1

0

0

0

 

24

Khariar

Khariar

Nuapod

Khoksa (2)

 

1

0

0

0

0

1

 

25

Cuttack

Puri (VVL)

Puri

Pallashree (9)

 

0

2

0

4

0

3

 

26

Balasore (WL)

Balasore (WL)

Balasore

Panpana (2)

 

2

0

0

0

0

0

 

27

Parlakhemundi

Parlakhemundi

Gajapati/

Parlakhemundi (1)

 

1

0

0

0

0

0

 

28

Bargarh

Bolangir

Bolangir

Patnagarh (1)

 

0

0

0

0

1

0

 

29

Rayagada

Rayagada

Rayagada

Pithamal,
Rayagada (1)

 

0

0

0

1

0

0

 

30

Rairangpur

Rairangpur

Mayurbhanj

Rairangpur (1)

 

0

1

0

0

0

0

 

31

Rourkela

Rourkela

Rourkela

Rajgangpur (2)

 

1

0

0

0

0

1

 

32

Keonjhar

Keonjhar (WL)

Keonjhar

Sainkul (6)

 

1

0

0

3

1

1

 

33

City Forest Division

Khordha

Khordha

Sarua (3)

 

1

 

0

0

0

2

 

34

Balasore (WL)

Balasore WL)

Balasore

Somanathpur (8)

 

5

1

0

1

1

0

 

35

Boudh

 

Boudh

Mananunda

 

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

36

Rayagada

Rayagada

Rayagada

Muniguda

 

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

37

Sambalpur

 

Jharsuguda

Jharsuguda Growth Centre
 

 

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

TOTAL

2021

 

97

17

17

27

15

29

0