New Delhi, Nov 27 (PTI) The commerce ministry today permitted export of about 186 tonnes red sanders wood confiscated by the Karnataka police and forest department. Also Read - 8 Dead in Dynamite Blast At Quarry in Karnataka's Shivamogga, CM Yediyurappa Orders High-level Probe

Relaxing prohibition on overseas shipments of the wood, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has permitted Karnataka government to export 186.588 tonnes of red sanders wood, in log for, either by itself or through entity/entities authorised by it. Also Read - Thanks to Karnataka Police, Woman Reunited With Her 9-Month-Old Son After He Was Left Abandoned

“The condition stipulated… shall be relaxed to allow export of 186.588 MT of red sanders wood in the form of lon, obtained out of confiscated/ seized stock by the police and forest departments, State Government of Karnataka,” said a notification of the DGFT. Also Read - Wait Over! Tesla Finally Enters India as it Registers Office in Bengaluru; Karnataka CM Tweets Welcome to Elon Musk

It further said Karnataka should finalise the modalities including allocation of quantities to various entities for export of the respective quantities within six months.

The whole process of export should be completed within a year, it added.

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