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Govt sets up panel to revamp forest law

The committee is likely to submit a report in three or four months though neither a deadline nor specific terms of reference has been set for it

Nitin Sethi  |  New Delhi 

The Union environment, forests and climate change ministry has constituted an 11-member committee to revamp the Indian Forest Act, 1927. The panel has not been given a detailed mandate, but the first meeting of the panel suggests it has considered revamping the forest governance regime in the country.

The government is yet to announce the formation of the committee in public. News of the government planning to review the law was leaked earlier and the minister, Anil Madhav Dave, had said the idea was to make forests more productive under new laws. The panel was constituted on September 23 ...

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First Published: Tue, October 11 2016. 23:55 IST
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