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 Scientific Forestry in India
November 21, 1961

Scientific Forestry in India

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

Himalayan Forest ViewIssued by India

Issued on Nov 21, 1961

Issued for : The Posts and Telegraphs Department is glad to join in commemorating an event that focuses attention on a vital aspect of India‘s development.

Design : The 15 nP stamp which the Department will issue on November 21, 1961, depicts a forest scene with the Himalayas in the background.

Designed by : Staff Artists of the Indian Security Press

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Frame – Dark Brown, Inset – Olive Green

Denomination : 15 nP.

Size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Perforation : 13

Watermark : All over multiple “Lion Capital of Asoka

No. of stamps printed : 2.5 million

Set : 35 stamps per issue sheet

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printed at : India Security Press, Nasik Road

About : 

  • The centenary of scientific forestry in India is being celebrated on November 21, 1961. Steps had no doubt been taken even in the forties and fifties 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 is why the first year of that decade (1861) has been chosen as the starting point of scientific 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 further growth and development of scientific forestry in the country.
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