A commemorative postage stamp on the Centenary of the Scientific Forestry :
Issued on Nov 21, 1961
Issued for : The Post & Telegraphs Department is glad to join in commemorating an event that focuses attention on a vital aspect of India’s development.
Picture : The stamp depicts a forest scene with the Himalayas in the background
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Watermark : Yes (Ashokan)
Colour : Green & Brown
Denomination : 15 Naya Paise
Size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13½
Stamps Printed : 2.5 Million in sheets of 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printers : India Security Press
- The centenary of scientific forestry in India was celebrated on November 21, 1961. Steps had no doubt being taken even in the 40s and 50s of the 19th century in some provinces to take action towards a scientific forest policy, but it was only in the seventh decade of that century that forest policy, legislation, demarcation and conservancy made big strides. That was why the first year of that decade (1861) has been chosen as the starting point of scientism forestry in India. The growing economy of India and the requirements of fast developing wood-based industries today highlight as never before the need for the further growth and development of scientific forestry in the country.