Parliament passes bill amending Forest Act


Parliament passes bill amending Forest Act

The Parliament passed on Wednesdayabill to exclude bamboo from the definition of tree under the Indian Forest Act, claiming it would improve the earnings of tribals and dwellers living around forests.The Indian Forest (Amendment) Bill, which was adopted by the Lok Sabha on December 20, was passed byavoice vote in the Rajya Sabha, amidawalkout by member of the Congress, Biju Janta Dal and the Samajwadi Party.

The Business Standard, New Delhi, 28th December 2017

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