Sl No 1344
Circular Number No.11-33/87-FCDate 06/03/87
Section Land GrantsSubject Diversion of forest land to non-forest purposes with the prior concurrence of the Government of India, as required under the Forest (Conservation) Act 1980.
Body No.11-33/87-FCGovernment of IndiaMinistry of Environment and Forests(Dept. Of Environment Forests & Wildlife)B-Block, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,New Delhi, Dated. The 3rd June 1987.
To:The Revenue Secretary/Forest SecretariesOf all States/Uts.Sir,
Sub: Diversion of forest land to non-forest purposes with the prior concurrence of the Government of India, as required under the Forest (Conservation) Act 1980.*******Some instances have been noticed in which forest land (equally some
Equally some land close to villages and variously named Patra Jungle, Zudpi junge etc.,) has been and is being diverted to non forest use without the prior concurrence of the Government of India as required under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.2. It has been argued that the does not carry any forest and that the village Officials just recorded it as some sort of forest although the land was in every sense a revenue wasteland and that reclassification or re-naming of such lands with consequent correction of the land record was a matter entirely within the purview of the State Government. It has, therefore, been contended that the prior concurrence of the Government of India, it therefore, not essential.3. It is hereby clarified that since the land has been recorded as Forest (of whatever type), the diversion thereof to non-forest use without the prior concurrence of the Government of India is a breach of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980. It is requested that clear instruction may be issued to all the concerned officials so as to avoid difficulties at a later date.Yours faithfully,(Ranjit Sinha)Joint Secretary to the Government of India.
GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA
No. FFD 227 FGL 85.
Karnataka Government Secretariat,Multistoreyed Building,Bangalore, dated 29th June 1987.
FromSecretary to Government of Karnataka Animal Husbandary, Fisheries &Forest Department.
ToAll the Secretaries to Government.All the Divisional Commissioners.The prnicipal Chief Conservator of Forest, Bangalore.The Chief Conservator of Forests(GI), (Develt) Bangalore. All the Chief Secretaries of Zilla Parishath.The Director of Mines & Geology, Bangalore.All the Dy. Commissioners of Districts .
Sir,Sub: Diversion of forest land to non-forest purposes with thePrior concurrence of the government of India, as requiredUnder the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.Ref: Govt. Letter No. FFD 227 FGL 85 Dtd. 26-11-86.
---I am directed forward herewith a copy of the Government of India's letter No. 11-33/87-88 dated. 3-1-1987 from the Ministry of Environment and Forest, (Department of Environment Forests & Wildlife), New Delhi, on the above subject, for your information and further needful action.Yours faithfully,