Forest Amendment Bill tabled in Assam Assembly
The Assam Forest Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2018 was tabled in the Assembly on Tuesday for amending the Assam Forest Regulation Act,1891.
The Bill seeks to amend the sub-section (II) of section 3 of the existing Act and omit the word ‘Bamboos’ from the definition of ‘tree’ in order to exempt bamboos grown on non-forest areas from the requirement of permit for feeling or transit under the existing Act.
Speaking at the event, State Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma said that the move would encourage bamboo plantation by farmers resulting in enhancement of their income.
File photo of Assam Legislative Assembly