Forest

Domestic Legal Framework:

ACT

Rules

Guidelines

Guidelines dated 05.11.2013: Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act 1980—Simplified procedure for grant of approval in certain cases of renewal of mining leases

Guidelines dated 17.05.2013: General approval under section-2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for creation of critical public utility infrastructure by Government Departments involving not more than 5.00 hectares of forest land in each case in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts-reg

Guidelines dated 05.02.2013: Diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 – ensuring compliance of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006.

Guidelines dtd. 01.02.13: Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act 1980- Submission of proposals to obtain approval for diversion of entire forest land located within the mining lease and grant of environment clearance to mining projects

Guidelines dtd. 01.02.13: General approval under section-2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for creation of critical public utility infrastructure by Government Departments involving not more than 5.00 hectares of forest land in each case in 60 Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts-reg

Report of the Committee constituted under Chairmanship of the Secretary, Environment and Forests to formulate objective parameters for identification of inviolate forest areas. – reg

Guidelines dtd. 09.11.12: Guidelines issued under the forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 – Realization of amount required for implementation of CAT Plan in more than one installment for small hydel project having installed capacity less than 25 MW

Guidelines dtd. 12.07.12: Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980

Guidelines dtd. 13.02.12: Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 – Non-availabality of forest land for creation of compensatory afforestation

Guidelines dtd. 08.07.11: Submission of Geo-referenced digital data for applications under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980

Guidelines dtd. 03.11.10: General Approval under section-2 of Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 to LWE affected districts for diversion of forest land for certain activities to be carried out by the Government Department involving not more than 2.00 ha offorest land-reg

Guidelines dtd. 19.08.10: Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 – clarification regarding forest areas outside National ‘Park / sanctuary but within 10 km radius from the boundary – reg

Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 – General approval Under Section 2 of Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, thereof

General approval under Section-2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for creation of critical public utility infrastructure by Government Departments involving not more than 5.00 hectares of forest land in each case in 60 Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts-reg

Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 -Modification in para 4.4 and 2.2 (iii) thereof.

Guidelines for re-diversion of forest land under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.

General approval under Section-2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for creation of critical public utility infrastructure by Government Departments involving not more than 5.00 ha of forest land in each case in 60 Left Wing Extremism affected districts – reg

General approval under Section-2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for creation of critical public utility infrastructure by Government Departments involving not more than 5.00 ha of forest land in each case in 60 Left Wing Extremism affected districts – reg.

Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 – for stipulating the norms for Survey and Investigation (Prospecting of ores) on forest land

Guidelines dated 11.09.2009 – Guidelines for diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 – General Approval under Section 2 of Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, thereof.

Diversion of forest land for non-forest purposes under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 – ensuring compliance of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act 2006.

Guidelines for diversion of forestland for non-forestry purposes under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 – for stipluating the norms for Survey and Investigation (Prospecting of ores) on forestland

Submission of Geo-referenced digital data for applications under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980

Submission of Geo-referenced digital data for applications under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980

General approval under Section-2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land for creation of critical public utility infrastructure by Government Departments involving not more than 5.00 ha of forest land in each case in 60 Left Wing Extremism affected districts -reg

Revision of para 4.4 of the guidelines on Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980. (Withdrawal note)

Revision of para 4.4 of the guidelines on Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.

No.5-5/86-FC, [25/11/1994] – Guidelines for diversion of forest lands for non-forest purpose under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980

No. 2-1/2003-FC. Revision of Para 4.4 of the Guidelines on Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 regarding projects involving Forest as well as Non-forest Lands.
The ST and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006

OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR INTEGRATED FOREST PROTECTION SCHEME (IFPS)

THE FOREST (CONSERVATION) ACT, 1980

THE STATE/UT MINOR FOREST PRODUCE (OWNERSHIP RIGHTS OF  FOREST DEPENDENT COMMUNITY) ACT, 2005

Forest (Conservation) Rules, 1981 (as amended up to May 1992)

Notification G.S.R.23(E), the 10th January, 2003

International Legal Framework:

United Nations Forum on Forests 10 th session Report

Regional Legal Framework:

European Union Strategy on Forest, 2020

Supreme Court Cases

High Court Cases