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NOTIFICATIONS

1.Forest Royalty

                                                           NOTIFICATION

                                                                                                              Dated Kohima, the 21st November, 2001.

No.FOR/GEN-4/2001         :         In pursuance to the Hon’ble Supreme Court order dated 15.01.98 in writ petition (Civil) No.202 of 1995 as per clause 11, the Governor of Nagaland is pleased to revise the existing Forest Royalty by 20% with immediate effect as mentioned below

2.         The Governor of Nagaland is further pleased to order that :    

(i)                  An increase on Forest Royalty rates by 100% on all categories of timber and forest products extracted from Government owned land.

(ii)                Imposition of additional 10% of royalty in the form of “Exit Duty” on all categories of timber, finished and semi finished products and all other categories of forest products

REVISED RATES OF ROYALTY

Special Class

1.  Tectona grandis    TEAK      Rs.1483/- per cubic meter

                                                         or Rs.42/- per cubic foot    

Class A-I (Constructional and Decorative Timber)

 Rs. 678/- pecubic meter        or Rs.19/-per cubic foot

1. Michelia champaca                      TITA SOPA

2. Morus lavaegata                            BHOLA

3. Gmelina arborea                            GOMARI                                              

4. Phoebe goalparensis                   BONSUM              

5. Mansonia dipikac                          BADAM                     

6. Dalbergia sissoo                          SISSOO

7. Shorea robusta                             SAL

8. Terminalia myriocarpa                HOLLOCK

                Class A-I (Plywood Timber)

Rs. 678/- per cubic meter        or Rs.19/-per cubic foot

1. Dipterocarpus macrocarpus  HOLLONG

2. Juglans regia                         WALNUT            

3. Shorea assamica                  MAKAI              

4. Phoebe cooperiana              BONSUM

  Class A-II (Constructional and Decorative Timber)

Rs. 594/- pecubic meter        or Rs.16.8/-per cubic foot

1. Albezzia lebbec                                KALA SIRIS

2. Algezzia procera                              KOROI

3. Amoora wallichu                              AMARI

4. Arctocarpus chaplasha                  SAM

5. Altingia exelsa                                  JUTULI

6. Betula alnoides                                BETULA

7. Chikrasia tabularis                          BOGIPOMA

8. Cedrella toona                                  JATIPOMA                                         

9. Cinnamommum cecicodaphne    GONSOROI              

10. Canarium resiniforum                   DHUNA

11. Endospermum chenensis           PHULGAMARI

12. Euginia jambolana                         JAMUN

13. Magnolia rubra                               SOPA

14. Mesua ferrea                                  NAHOR

15. Schuma wallichi                             GOGRA

16. Pinu khasiva                                   PINE

17. Tenninalia   chebula                      HELIKA

18. Taluma phelocarpa                       GAHORISOPA

  Class A-II (Plywood Timber)

Rs.594/- per cubic meter or Rs.16.8/- per cubic foot.

1. Ailanthus grandis                               BORPAT

2. Bombax malabaricum                       SIMUL                       

3. Mangifera indica                                 AM                             

4. Tetramelus nudiflora                         PHELU

  Class B-I (Constructional Timber)

   Rs. 508.8/- per  cubic meter  or Rs.14.4/- per cubic foot.

1. Acrocarpus fraxinifolius                  MANDHANI

2. Arctocarpus integrifolia                    KOTHAL SAM

3. Adina cordifolia                                  HALDU

4. Alnus nepalensis                               ALDER

5. Bischofia javanica                             URIUM

6. Dellima indica                                      OUTENGA             

7. Duabanga sonneretoides                KHOKON       

8. Cassia fistuia                                       SONARI

9. Goruga pinnata                                   THUTMOLA

10. Lagerstroemia flosregine               AJHAR

11. Lagestroemia pargiflora                 SIDA

12. Lannea grandis                                JIAPOMA

13. Sterospermum chelenoides         PAROLI

14. Terminalia belerica                          BEHERA

  Class B-I (Plywood Timber)

   Rs. 508.8/- per  cubic meter  or Rs.14.4/- per cubic foot.

1. Anthrocephalus cadamba                      DAM

2. Alstonia scholaris                                     CHETIANA

3. Ficus SPP                                                   ROBOR GAS

4. Pterospermum acerifoluim                     HATIPOILA               

5. Pterospermum lanciofoluim                   BONBOGURI            

6. Podacarpus nerifolia                                JINARI

7. Phoebe cooperiana                                  MEKAHI

8. Spondias mangifera                                 AMRA

 

Class C

1. All species not mentioned above                   -           Rs.381.6/- per cubic meter or Rs.10.8/- per cubic foot.

Class D (Non Timber Forest Produce)

1. Bally post                 -           Rs.0.60 paise per meter

2. Fire wood                -           Rs.12/- per stack of

                                                1.5m x 1.5m x 1.0m

3. Thatch                      -           Rs.12/- per 100 bundles 

                                                    of 30cm girth

4. Cane                        -           Rs.3/- per 100m

5. Reed                        -           Rs.9.60/- per 1 metric ton

6. Bamboo                   -           Rs.12/- per 1 metric ton or                                                      Rs.36/- per 100 clumps

7. Charcoal                  -           Rs.10/- per 100 kg or Rs.3.60                                                      per  gunny bag

8. Sand, boulder, pebble,

    broken stone            -           Rs.6/- per cubic meter

9. Stone powder           -          Rs.4/- per cubic meter

10. Clay and earth        -          Rs.3/- per cubic meter

11. Bee wax                   -          Rs.12/- per kg

12. Coal                          -           Rs.48/- per mt

13. Produce not listed

      above                     -           20% aduolorem as fixed by PCCF

 

Definitions

1.      Timber means any section of a tree of more than 0.5m girth at mid section of length not more than 1 meter.

2.      Bally post means timber less than 20cm in girth.

3.      Firewood means timber less than 1 meter long less than 50 cm girth and if more than 50cm girth it must be splitted.

4.      4. All timber measurements for finding the cubic contents shall be measured with the formula.

 

G2x11 (Girth is squared and multiplied by height and the product is divided by 16) where G is girth, H is the height of tree or length of the tree sections.

 

2.Nagaland  Tree  Felling  Regulation,  2002                    

                                                       NOTIFICATION

No.FOR/GEN-7/2000-II                                                                        Dated Kohima, the 27th February, 2002.

          Whereas, by interim order dated 12.5.2001  passed in WP (C) No.202 of 1995, the Hon’ble Supreme Court had directed, interalia, that guidelines/rules be framed regarding felling of trees from non-forest areas including in respect of plantations on non-forest areas;

           Therefore, in pursuance of the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court referred to in the above said order dated 12.5.2001 and in exercise of all the enabling powers vested in the State, the Government of Nagaland hereby makes the following regulations as follow :

1.        (i)     These  regulations  shall  be  called  the “Nagaland  Tree  Felling  Regulation,  2002”

(ii) These shall extend to the whole of Nagaland in respect of felling of trees from Non-Forest areas including tree plantations on Non-Forest areas.

(iii)  These shall come into effect from the date of notification.

2.      Registration of Tree plantations :

(i)                Tree plantations raised in private and community holdings but not covered by working schemes shall be registered with the local Divisional Forest Officer in the manner as may be prescribed in this behalf.

(ii)              Registration of such plantations shall be made on the basis of a certificate issued by the respective village council authority as to the ownership and rights.

(iii)            The Divisional Forest Officer shall prepare and make available a certificate of such registration to the registered owner with copies to the village council, Conservator of Forest and Principal Chief Conservator of Forest

3.              Procedure  for  permission  for  felling  of  trees   from   registered plantation:

(i)                Applications for permission for felling of trees shall be made to the Divisional Forest Officer

(ii)              Application shall contain the species, number and quantity of trees to be felled and the same be accompanied with a copy of registration certificate.

(iii)            The Divisional Forest Officer shall prepare and make available a certificate of such registration, which shall inter-alia include a location map/sketch of the plantations, to the registered owner with copies to the village level body, Conservator of Forests and Principal Chief Conservator of Forests.

(iv)           The registered owner shall be informed of the outcome of his application within a period of 60 days from the date of filing his application.

(v)             Permission shall be issued by the Divisional Forest Officer and copy of such permission shall be transmitted to the respective Village Council.

4.       Tree species not requiring felling permission:

All horticultural tree species will not require permission for felling, from Non Forests Area including plantation of such spp, excluding  the following species:

a)     Aam (Mangifera indica)

b)    Wild apple

1.          Restriction of Permission:

(i)                No permission for felling shall be allowed except in respect of registered plantations or in respect of felling of isolated Trees as provided in this Regulation.

(ii)              Permission shall not be granted where the Trees are less than 5 years old.

2.     Permission for felling of isolated Trees in Non-Forest Areas like Homestead/Farm Houses etc.

(i)                Permission for felling of isolated trees from Non-Forest Areas like homestead/farm houses etc, subject to the maximum of five trees per applicant, shall be granted by the Divisional Forest Officer.

(ii)              Application along with the certificate of ownership issued by the Village Council shall be made to the Divisional Forest Officer through the respective Range/Beat Officer, who shall make a verification report of the trees.

(iii)            The Divisional Forest Officer shall forward proposal to the Conservator of Forest of the respective circle, who shall in turn forward the same to PCCF for obtaining approval  of the State Government.

(iv)           Applicant shall be informed of the outcome of his application within 60 days of the date of filing such application.

(v)             Permission shall be issued by the Divisional Forest Officer and a copy of such permission shall be transmitted to the respective Village Council, Range/Beat Office.

7.          Removal of felled trees:         

(i)                No trees/timber shall be removed from the felling site without Transit Pass issued by the Officers of the Forest Department authorised under the relevant Nagaland Transit Rules.

(ii)              Transit Pass shall be issued in accordance with the permission and on realisation of dues and fees payable to the State Government.

8.          Consequence of violation of regulations:         

Any tree/timber felled, transported and converted in contravention of these  regulations or any order made thereunder, shall be liable to be seized and the same be released to the lawful claimant after payment of a fine determined at the rate of 30% of the value of the Royalty at the rate in force at the time of seizure.

Provided that wherein claim of ownership has been made in respect of the seized Timber in transit within a reasonable time, it shall open to the State Government to dispose of such seized timber and the proceeds thereof may be returned to the lawful claimant after deducting all the expenses

9.          Seizure of trees felled in violation of  rules/guidelines:                    

(i)                Timber obtained from trees felled in violation of these instructions shall be deemed to have been seized to the State Government. However, the Divisional Forest Officer shall be at liberty to release the timber obtained from such trees, to the legal title holder(s), after recovery to an amount equal to 200% of the royalty for the tree/timber.      

(ii)              The seizure of timber as per 9.1 above is without prejudice to any action or penalty leviable  under the relevant acts or rules.

10.          Revision:          

The State Government may at any time call for and examine the records relating to any order passed or proceeding taken under these regulations by another/other authorities for the purpose of satisfying itself as to the legality or correctness of such order or proceedings and may pass such order as it may deem fit.

11.  In pursuance of the Supreme Court order Dated 12th May 2001, concurrence of the Ministry of Environment & Forests was obtained vide Ministry’s letter No.8-180/NEC/2001/Pt.II  Dated 7th January 2002.

12.     This  supercedes Government Notification of even  number Dated 7th       July, 2000 issued earlier in this regard

                                                                             Sd/-

                                                             ( Dr. S.C.DEORANI )

                                        Commissioner & Secretary to the Government

 

No.FOR/GEN-7/2000-II                                                                          Dated Kohima, the 27th February, 2002.

Copy to:-

1.     The Special Secretary to the Governor, Raj Bhawan, Kohima.

2.     The Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Kohima.

3.     The Sr. P.S. to Minister (Forests & Environment), Kohima.

4.     The Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Paryavaran Bhavan,C.G.O. Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi.

5.     The Chief Secretary, Nagaland, Kohima.

6.     The Director General (Forests) & Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forests, C.G.O.Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi.

7.     The Principal Secretary/ Commissioner & Secretary/ Secretary/ Additional Secretary holding independent charge.

8.     Director General of Police/ Principal Chief Conservator of Forests/ Commissioner, Nagaland, Kohima.

9.     Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Assam   ArunachaPradesh/Manipur/Meghalaya/Mizoram/Tripura for information.

10. The Accountant General, Nagaland, Kohima.

11. The Regional Chief Conservator of Forests, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Upland Road, Laitumkhrah, Shillong.

12. The Chief Conservator of Forests/ Conservator of Forests/ DFOs/    Dy.CFs in Nagaland.

13. All Deputy Commissioners in Nagaland.

14. Publisher, Nagaland Gazette for publication in the next issue.

15. Guard file.

       ( Dr. S.C.DEORANI )

                                                             Commissioner & Secretary to the Government