Forest (Conservation) Act, 80

(with amendments made in 1988)

I. Forest (Conservation) Take action, 1980 with Amendments Produced in 1988 A great Act to supply for the conservation of forests and then for matters linked therewith or ancillary or perhaps incidental thereto. Be it enacted by Legislative house in the Thirty-first Year of the Republic of India the following: 1 . Short title, level and beginning. (1) (2) (3) installment payments on your This Take action may be called the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980. This extends to the entire of India except your Jammu and Kashmir. It shall be regarded to have come into force within the 25th day of March, 1980.

Restriction on the dereservation of woodlands or use of forest area for non-forest purpose.

Notwithstanding anything a part of any other regulation for the time being in effect in a Point out, no State Government or other authority shall make, besides with the previous approval in the Central Government, any order directing(i) that any arranged forest (within the meaning from the expression " reserved forest" in any regulation for the time being in effect in that State) or any section thereof, shall cease being reserved; that any forest land or any type of portion thereof may be used for any non-forest goal; that any forest land or any portion thereof can be assigned using lease or otherwise to any personal person as well as to any power, corporation, agency or any different organisation certainly not owned, maintained or managed by Authorities; that any kind of forest land or any part thereof may be cleared of trees that have grown naturally in that terrain or part, for the purpose of utilizing it for reafforestation.

(ii) (iii)


Explanation - To get the porpose of this section, " non-forest purpose" means the breaking up or cleaning of any kind of forest property or portion thereof for(a) the farming of tea, coffee, spices, rubber, palms, oil-bearing plants, horticultural crops or therapeutic plants;


any goal other than reafforestation;

but is not packed with any operate relating or ancillary to conservation, creation and managing of jungles and creatures, namely, the establishment of checkposts, fire lines, wireless communications and construction of fencing, connections and culverts, dams, waterholes, trench signifies, boundary signifies, pipelines or perhaps other like purposes. 3. Constitution of Advisory Panel.

The Central Government may constitute a Committee including such number of persons since h might deem in shape to recommend that Government with regard to(i) (ii) 3A. the offer of acceptance. under Section 2; and any other matter connected with the conservation of forests that could be referred to h by the Central Government.

Charges for contravention of the procedures of the Take action. Whoever contravenes or abets the faute of one of the provisions of Section a couple of, shall be punishable with simple imprisonment for the period which may extend to fifteen times.


Accidents by the Specialists and Gov departments. (1) In which any offence under this kind of Act have been committed (a) by any kind of department of presidency, the head with the department; or perhaps (b) by simply any expert, every person who have, at the time the offence was committed, was directly in charge of, and was responsible to, the power for the conduct in the business with the authority in addition to the authority; will probably be deemed to get guilty of the offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished consequently: Provided that absolutely nothing contained in this kind of sub-section shall render your head of the section or any person referred to in clause (b), liable to virtually any punishment if perhaps he demonstrates that the offence was dedicated without his knowledge or perhaps that he exercised almost all due diligence in order to avoid the commission payment of such offence. (2) Notwithstanding nearly anything contained in sub-section (1), exactly where an offence punishable under the Act has become committed with a department of presidency or any specialist referred to in clause (b) of sub-section (1) in fact it is proved the offence continues to be committed together with the consent or perhaps connivance of; or is...