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Presentation on VRIKSH - Indian Timber legality assessment and verification scheme made by Mr. Rajesh Rawat, Joint Director- EPCH to the Indian Forest Service Officers at Forest Research Institute, Dehradun during "Training workshop on forest certification in Indian context" on 17th January 2020. The objective of the program is to sensitize forest officers about the certification process in the country
   
   
   
   
Mrs. Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon'ble Union Minister of Women & Child Development and Textiles, announced setting-up of "Vriksh Facilitation Desk" at CFC, Saharanpur during inauguration of Up-graded Wood Seasoning & Treatment Plant on 15th September 2019
   
   
   
   
7th Meeting of VRIKSH Governing Council & Technical Committee on 11th September 2019 at New Delhi
   
   
Mr. Manmohan Singh Negi, Additional Director General (Wild Life), MoEFCC, Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Director General-EPCH and Mr. Siddhanta Das, Director General of Forests, MoEFCC at a side event during CoP18 at Geneva on 18th August 2019
   
   
Representative of Nepal CITES Management Authority supporting India’s stand
   
   
Mr. Rajesh Rawat, Joint Director-EPCH making a presentation
   
   
Participants at the Side-event
   
   
Mr. Arun Kumar Yadav, Director, O/o Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles at the side event
   
   
Mr. Rakesh Kumar, DG-EPCH attending plant committee meeting
   
   
Mr. Sachin Raj Jain, Managing Director, GIPL moderating the Panel Discussion
   
   
Mr. John C Veremis, National CITES Coordinator, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) raising a query during the session
   
   
Full delegation (left to right) Mr Manmohan Singh Negi, Additional Director General (Wild Life), MoEFCC, Mr. Anil K Singh, Ex-PCCF, Mr. Sachin Raj Jain, MD, GIPL India, Mr. Florian Fackler, Director, Holz-Leute, Germany, Mr. Siddhanta Das, Director General of Forests, MoEFCC , Mr Rakesh Kumar, Director General, Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts, Mr Bashir Ahmed, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of India, Geneva, Ms. Prajna Panda, GM, Wildlife Trust of India, Mr. Arun Yadav, Director (O/o DCH) and Mr. Rajesh Rawat, Joint Director, EPCH
   
   
Mr. Siddhanta Das, Director General of Forests, MoEFCC addressing the gathering, also seen Mr Rakesh Kumar Director General-EPCH and Mr Manmohan Singh Negi Additional Director General (Wild Life), MoEFCC
   
   
Participants appreciating the display of Dalbergia sissoo wooden handicrafts on display at the event
   
   
Delegation meeting with Ms. Helene Perier, Representative of European Union
   
   
Delegation meeting with Representative of Bangladesh
   
   
From L to R - Mr Rakesh Kumar Director General-EPCH, H.E. Mr. Rajiv K. Chander, Ambassador, PMI, Geneva, Mr. Vivek Menon, Head, Wildlife Trust of India and Mr. Siddhanta Das, Director General of Forests, MoEFCC.
   
   
Delegation meeting with Representatives of South Africa
   
   
Mr. Rajesh Rawat, Joint Director-EPCH with Ms. Ivonne Higuero, Secretary General-CITES
   
   
Buyers enquired about Vriksh during IHGF Delhi Fair (Spring) 18-22 February, 2019
   
   
Presentation to senior IFoS officers on Indian Timber Legality Assessment and verification scheme- Vriksh by Shri Rajesh Rawat, Joint Director EPCH, at Forest Research Institute Dehradun on 17th January 2019
   
   
Dr A. M. Singh, IFS, PCCF & HoFF, Assam was awarded special commendation in recognition of his services to the Indian Handicrafts Sector for Standard development on timber legality system
   
   
Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director EPCH, informs HE Ambassador of India to Denmark, Mr. Ajit Gupte, about EPCH’s initiatives on sustainability with emphasis on VRIKSH Timber Legality Assessment and Verification Standard as well as eco-friendly products and design developments in the Indian handicrafts export sector
   
   
Buyers enquired about Vriksh during IHGF Delhi Fair (Autumn) 14-18 October, 2018 Mr A. M. Singh Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Planning/ CAMPA, Assam State visited the theme pavilion of VRIKSH during IHGF Delhi Fair (Autumn) 14-18 October, 2018
   
   
UN Study Appreciates Sustainability Efforts of India Wood
   
   
Shri Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director - EPCH speaking on Vriksh at the 3rd Annual General Meeting of the Network for Certification and Conversation of Forests (NCCF) on 22nd September 2018.
   
   
VRIKSH Governing Council & Technical Committee Members meeting held at EPCH House on 21 September, 2018
   
   
   
   
   
VRIKSH presentation at QCI event on “International Convention on Sustainable Trade & Standards” in New Delhi on 18st September 2018
   
   
   
Meeting at Shanghai China Shri Anil Kumar Rai, Consul General, Consul General of India, Shanghai, China on 11th September 2018
   
   
   
Buyer enquiring about Vriksh during International Furniture Fair Singapore (08-11 March 2018) Buyer enquiring during IndiaWood Show held on 08-12 March, 2018

 

   
   
   
Mr. Siddhanta Das, Director General of Forests, Government of India, seen at the VRIKSH information booth at IHGF Delhi Fair - Spring 2018, with Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director, EPCH. (23 - 27 February 2018). Buyer enquiring about Vriksh during IHGF Delhi Fair Spring 2018 held on 23-27 March, 2018

 

   
   
   

Presentation on VRIKSH at Forest Research Institute at Dehradun on 16th November 2017

   
   
   

Presentation on VRIKSH at Timber Regulation Enforcement Exchange conference at Valencia Spain on 24th October 2017

   
   
   

Presentation on VRIKSH at The craft Sector – A green perspective at New Delhi on 25th July 2017

   
   
   

Council’s Participation in International Furniture Fair Singapore held on 09-12 March, 2017

   
   
   
 

Council’s Participation in International Furniture Fair Malaysia held on 08-11 March, 2017

   
   
   

05 December 2016 - Meeting with Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Hon’ble Member of Parliament from Jodhpur and Shri Anil Madhav Dave, Hon’ble Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change

   
   
   
04 December 2016 - Meeting with Shri P P Chaudhary, The Hon`Ble Minister of State for Law and Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice 05 December 2016 - A High Level Delegation met with Dr. Sharad Singh Negi, Director General of Forest & Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change