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Andhra Pradesh is a South Indian State with rich biodiversity and vibrant economy. Forests extend over 36,915 Sq Km out of state’s geographical area of 160,200 Sq Km. These forests spread over the Eastern Ghats in the Godavari, Krishna and Penna River basins in the Nallamala, Veligonda hills and Sheshachalam plateau. The state is rich in biodiversity with a number of unique and endemic species like Red Sanders (Pterocarpus santalinus), Shorea thumbergii, Shorea talure, Cycas bedomii, Jerdon’s Courser, Golden Gecko etc.,

The state boasts of a rich cultural heritage and is an important destination for the followers of Hinduism and Buddhism. The famous Chinese traveller Xuan Zang spent considerable time in documenting the rich heritage of the state. The long coastline of 974 Km the state, the upcoming capital city of Amaravati, and a number of emerging Industrial hubs provide rich opportunities for collaborations in trade and investments.

Red Sanders (Pterocarpus santalinus) is endemic to the forests of Seshachalam, Veligonda, Lankamala and Palakonda hill ranges of Andhra Pradesh, India.  Red Sanders is distributed in the districts of Kadapa, Chittoor, Nellore, Prakasham and Kurnool. Red Sanders wood is one of the highly priced woods in the world.  It is comparatively heavy with specific gravity of 1.28 and is sold by weight.  It has pleasing colour, beautiful grains and high lustre, due to which it is used for ornamental carvings. Its timber is used in preparation of musical instruments in Japan viz., “Shamosin”.

Red sanders was included in Appendix – II of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in the year 1995. It is also included in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (I.U.C.N.) list of endangered species in the year 1997. Export of Red Sanders wood is regulated in view of CITES regulations and EXIM Policy of Government of India. 

The objective of the present mission is to explore possibilities of collaborating with the Government of China and Chinese entrepreneurs in trade and investments for value addition and marketing of Red Sanders. 

The Revised Special Terms and Conditions (STC) for Global e-Tender cum e-Auction of Red Sanders (Pterocarpus santalinus) Wood and FAQs for Prospective Bidders are enclosed below.


                                Revised Special Terms                             FAQ- For Prospective Bidders