Natural Resources Development Cooperation Limited (NRDCL) is a state-owned enterprise, mandated to manage and sustainably supply of timber, stone and sand at affordable prices to the public. It was first established in 1979 and presently it has 6 regional offices with 21 unit offices. The timber is mainly extracted from the operational forest management units. Forest Management Unit (FMU) is State Reserved Forest (SRF) land brought under scientific forest management regime based on the principle of sustainable management of resource utilization and conservation pertaining to timbers, non-wood forest products (NWFP), ecosystem services and wildlife conservation etc. Apart from the extraction of timber and lopsandtops they are also mandated to replant the felled areas. Similarly, sand and stone are extracted from the Wangdue, Gelephu, Mongar and Phuentsholing accordingly as allotted to NRDCL for a fixed period of years.
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