Importance of Forests - Fuel Wood
The forests are renewable resources which provide us a wide variety of commodities. For man, forests have been a source of recreation and the development of his culture and civilisation.
Apart from the source of fuel wood, they are raw materials to various wood industries like pulp and paper, composite wood, rayon and other man-made fibres, matches, furniture, shuttles and sport goods. Forests also provide many other minor products such as essential oils medicinal plants, resins and turpentines, lac and shellac, katha and catechu, bidi wrappers, tasser silk, etc.