Indian Forest

A commemorative postage stamp on the Centenary of the Scientific Forestry :

361 Forest and Himalayas [India Stamp 1961]Issued by India

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

About : 

  • 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.

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