Bill Summary

  • The Indian Forest (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 was promulgated on November 23, 2017.It amends the Indian Forest Act, 1927.Under the Act, the definition of tree includes palms, bamboos, stumps, brush-wood and canes.
  • The Ordinance amends this definition to remove the word bamboos.Following this, bamboo growing in non-forest areas will be waived off the requirement of permission for its felling or transportation for economic use.


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