Guidelines for Felling and Transit Regulations for Tree Species Grown on Non-Forest/Private Lands.

November 18,2014

Ministry of Environment and Forests had earlier issued guidelines on ‘Felling and Transit Regulations for Tree Species Grown on Non-Forest Private Lands’ vide letter No.8-14/2004-FP, dated the 15th December, 2004. However, it was felt that these guidelines did not bring out the desired results and the apprehensions persist that people may face difficulties in disposing trees grown on their lands in view of the rigid felling and transit rules and norms. The Ministry, therefore, constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of Shri A.K. Bansal, former Additional Director General of Forests to study the current regulatory regime regarding felling and transit rules and norms for trees species grown on non-forest as well as private lands in June, 2011. The Committee’s Report was placed on the website of the Ministry for inviting comments. In addition, all the States/UTs were also requested separately to send their suggestions/comments to the Ministry.


Published on: Tuesday, November 18, 2014