11th July 2022 News

Now, Rs 500 fine instead of 6 months imprisonment for cutting trees in forest

According to the new proposed amendment to India Forest Act (IFA), 1927 by the union environment ministry ,a fine of Rs 500 will replace 6 months imprisonment for illegal cutting of trees in the forest, trespassing, and taking timber.Read more

Environment Ministry’s New Forest Diversion Rules Are Bad News for Forest Rights

The 2022 Forest Conservation Rules are to be placed for approval before the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha for 30 working days in one or more sessions. In the new 2022 Forest Conservation Rules, rule 6(b)(ii) states unequivocally that compliance with the Forest Rights Act is not at all required for the final approval for forest diversion, given by the environment ministry.Read more

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