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Items of Work Handled

Brochure on Items of Work Handled in Various Divisions and Sections of Ministry of Environment and Forests June 2003

IX 23 Forests Conservation Division(FC)

  • Processing of all proposals received under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes in respect of all States/UTs.
  • Issue of final orders under Section 2 of Forest (Conservation)Act,1980.
  • Petitions received from voluntary Orgainsations and miscellaneous organizations pertaining to Forest Conservation Act.
  • Meetings/co-ordination with other Divisions/Ministries/Departments regarding Forest Conservation Act.
  • Policy matters relating to Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.
  • Constitution of Advisory Committee and holding of Advisory Committee meetings.
  • Complaints from general public and individuals pertaining to Forest Conservation Act.
  • Delegation of powers to the Regional Chief Conservator of Forests to decide proposals involving forest and upto 5 hectares and processing of proposals involving forest land between 5 20 hectares by Regional Offices.
  • Guidelines for diversion of forest land under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for various non-forest purposes.
  • Court cases pertaining to implementation of Forest (Conservation)Act, 1980