Srinagar, March 29 -- Jammu and Kashmir administration has recovered around 80,000 cubic feet of timber from the smugglers.

Trade in forest products has significantly increased over the years especially timber which offers a wide variety of uses in construction and industrial raw material. This has led to the rampant felling of trees thereby affecting the green gold of the region.

According to the latest annual forest report accessed by The Kashmir Monitor, the department has seized around 80007.72 cubic feet of illegally cut timber in Jammu & Kashmir in the year 2020-2021. 53283.27 cubic feet was retrieved from Jammu while 26724.45 cubic feet of timber was confiscated from Kashmir.

Figures reveal that the department registered around ...