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Forest Conservation Act


Forest Conservation Act, 1980 was enacted with a view to check further degradation of forests which ultimately results in ecological imbalance. All violation cases of the Act are to be reported by the State Govt to GOI for taking suitable action. As per provision of this Act, use of forest land for any non-forestry purposes requires prior approval of GOI for which proposal as per GOI guidelines has to be submitted . Non forestry activity include; construction of roads, buildings, hydro-electric projects, mining etc. Under Forest Conservation Act, 1980, 1288 cases cleared with green signal to 155 cases.

Guidelines, Check-List & Related Information


Sl. No. Documents View/Download
1  Process for diversion of Forest Land Under FCA
2  Shortcomings commonly found in FCA proposals/Compliance
3  Muck Management Plan
4  Norm/ Rate of Compensatory Afforestation
5  NPV Rates
6  REVISED CHECK-LIST OF DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR PROPOSAL FOR DIVERSION OF FOREST LAND FOR NON FORESTRY USE UNDERFOREST (CONSERVATION) ACT, 1980
7 Guidleines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980