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Lok Sabha Passes Indian Forest Amendment Bill

Published on December 21, 2017
Lok Sabha has passed Indian Forest Amendment Bill 2017 tabled by Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan.

Amendment in Section 2

The amendments will put an end to seek permission for transporting bamboo. Also section 2 of the Act would be amended to exclude the word "bamboos" from the definition of tree in. Since bamboo is defined as a tree under the Act, its inter-state movement requires permit when in transit in other states. Consequent to the amendment, felling or transportation of bamboos growing in non-forest areas will not require any permits.
Thus farmers will be encouraged for bamboo plantation to increase their income from agricultural field.

Expected Questions

According to the Indian Forest Amendment Bill which of the following is excluded from the status of tree?
a. Beech
b. Bamboo
c. Garjan
d. Spruce

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