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Red Sanders

The Red Sanders (Pterocarpus santalinus) species is endemic to Chittor,Kadapa,Kurnool and Nellore districts in AP. There is huge demand for its heart wood in the international market and hence there is lot of smuggling of wood by the anti social elements. The AP Forest Department protects the species and seizes the Red Sanders wood logs being smuggled by the smugglers. There are about 7000-8000 MTs of seized wood is available for disposal in the godowns of AP Forest Department.
The A.P. Forest Development Corporation Ltd., is appointed as agent to the State Government for disposal of the smuggled R.S. Wood.

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