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Context: The Central Government has proposed an amendment to the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 in order to liberalise the forest laws.
Proposed Amendments in the FCA, 1980
The projects include- national security projects, border infrastructure projects, land owned by the Railways or the Road Transport Ministry, acquired before 1980.
Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980
Godavarman Thirumulpad versus Union of India case, 1996
Significance of the judgement: (1996 amendment)
The constituents of “forest” were widely expanded following the judgment. Now, the “forest” also included
This judgment paved the way for
Need for the move
Remove restrictions in the use of land
Reduce litigations & re-define ‘forest land’
By: Shubham Tiwari ProfileResourcesReport error
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