A.P. Forest Development Corporation Ltd

Eucalyptus.

Eucalyptus Plantations

APFDC has raised Eucalyptus Plantations of seed origin initially in the Districts of East & West Godavari of A.P. from 1975 onwards.

Initially, the plantations were raised by raising the seedlings in polybags. These seed origin plantations were not effective in terms of growth and yields due to unknown origin of seed and their susceptibility to diseases. In order to achieve much higher productivity APFDC has been raising Eucalyptus clonal plantations from 1994 onwards by selecting the proven high yielding clones and raised the clonal plants. The average survival percentage of these clonal plantations is about 90 by end of 6th year and the yield per ha. is 70-80 MTs in high rainfall areas and 40-50 MTs in low rainfall areas.

The following are the extents of Eucalyptus Clonal Plantations raised by APFDC Ltd., as on 31/03/2019.

Region

Division

Area in ha.

Rajahmundry

Eluru

5703.59

Rajahmundry

4109.53

 

Total

9813.12

Nellore

Kavali (S)

3569.85

Kavali (N)

2997.97

Nellore

6151.67

Naidupet

5551.39

Satyavedu

4610.49

 

Total

22942.27

Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam/Narsipatnam

681.66

 

Total:

33437.05

 

 

About 2,00,000 Metric Tonnes of Pulpwood is extracted annually from these plantations and sold to Wood Based Industries. These plantations fetch on an average, a gross revenue of Rs.5800 lakhs per annum.

The following are the details of Eucalyptus Pulpwood yields and the revenues realized on their sale during the past five years.

Year

Pulpwood

Yield
(in MTs)

Revenue
(Rs. in lakhs)

2011-12

104197.331

3091.53

2012-13

120739.8

4250

2013-14

168970.651

10471.11

2014-15

No sales

Nil

2015-16

1300.00

7322.50

2016-17

240855 1053.30

2017-18

52119 10306.52

2018-19

172868 5237.30
 

 

 

Sri YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

Hon'ble Chief Minister

Government Of Andhra Pradesh

Sri Balineni Srinivas Reddy

Hon'ble Minister for Environment, Forest, Science & Technology

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