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| Last Updated:: 24/11/2017

Bamboo Not a Tree Anymore As President Clears Ordinance Amending Forest Law












New Delhi:  President Ram Nath Kovind today cleared an ordinance amending the Indian Forest Act, omitting bamboo grown in non-forest areas from the definition of trees. This would help in exempting it trees that need permits for felling or transportation. 



Before the ordinance was issued, the definition of tree in the law included palm, bamboo, brushwood and cane. The brief ordinance, aimed at