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Andhra Pradesh to amend Forest Act to clamp down on red sanders smuggling

Aiming to curb the smuggling of red sanders wood and other criminal activities related to forest resources, Andhra Pradesh government today decided to make the provisions of an existing act more stringent.

Arunchal to have own Forest Act

Arunachal Pradesh which follows the Assam Forest Regulation Act (AFRA), 1891, will enact its own Forest Act to protect virgin forests and flora and fauna in the state.

Naxals want Forest Act scrapped

Naxals have launched a campaign against the Mendha Lekha model which allows tribals to exercise rights to harvest bamboo.

Assam to get strict against forest exploiters

The Assam government has decided to go all out to protect the forest wealth of the state, a state minister said.

Govt to amend Forest Act to end tribals` harassment

The amendment is aimed at ending harassment of tribals by forest officials, Jairam Ramesh said.

UP gets its first revenue village under Forest Act

Rechristened as Gokulpur,
Dafedaar Gaudi village in Uttar Pradesh`s Behraich district
has became the first tribal village in the state to be
converted into a revenue village under the Forest Rights Act.