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FOREST LEGISLATION

1.THE NAGALAND JHUMLAND ACT 1970 (NAGALAND ACT NO3 OF 1974)

The act is in the force and amendments to the act have been submitted to the Government, from time to time, for updating the act.

2.FOREST CONSERVATION ACT - 1980’ (NO 69 OF 1980)

  The State Government has extended the application of ‘Forest Conservation Act - 1980’ (no 69 of 1980) partially to the state of Nagaland, vide Government notification No. FOR-58/82 dated 3.7.1986. The Act can be enforced only in the Reserved Forest, Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park areas

3.Joint Forest Management (JFM)

 The Department aims at afforesting the jhum areas / other degraded forest areas with the objectives of converting such areas in to productive forests with the active participation of the land owners on usufruct sharing basis as laid down in the JFM Notification. For the success of this program the Department shall bear the financial burden of creating the plantation and technical management and the landowner (participating community) shall be responsible for the protection of the plantation so created, through Community Forest Committee (CFC).

4.Water Prevention and Control of Pollution Act   

Water forms an important part of the Environment and plays a vital role on the quality of life. The maintenance of quality of water has become a subject of great concern in view of the water sources being polluted by industrial refuses. The State Government has timely taken up the matter by adopting ‘Water Prevention and Control of Pollution Act’ during March 1997, and the Government vide order No FOR/GEN/100/96. Dated 25.11.97 constituted the State Pollution Control Board.