Good sandalwood costs around Rs 16,000 per kg. Similarly, tree bark fetches around Rs 250 per kg. The price of second class category wood is 14,000 kg. But if the sandalwood tree is on the land allotted in the forest area, the owner of the sandalwood tree will not get the price of the tree. Similarly, even if the land is owned by the government, it will not get the price even if there are liabilities. Even if the tree is prone to falling or leaning, the forest department can be informed.
An officer of Tehsildar or above should certify that the land is not owned by the Government. Payment is made to the landlord based on this certificate. Before disbursing the money to the owner, the District Forest Officer (DFO) and the landowner will sign an agreement after ensuring that all the documents are correct. The money will be transferred based on this. A certain amount of the value of the tree will be paid to the landowner. At present there are no legal barriers to growing sandalwood at home. Since sandalwood is semi-semi-tropical plant, a tree should be planted along with it when planting sandalwood.