Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Relocation of Trees Posted On: 21 MAR 2022 5:27PM by PIB Delhi The relocation/transplan
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Relocation of Trees
Posted On: 21 MAR 2022 5:27PM by PIB Delhi
The relocation/transplantation of trees is done by the State Government authorities keeping in view the prevalent climatic and edaphic factors as well as the physiological condition of the trees. However, the transplantation/relocation of trees is an evolving technique which is relatively new to the Country.
Permission for felling of trees is accorded by the concerned State/UT Government authorities as per the State Specific Acts,Rules,Guidelines and the orders of Hon’ble courts. However, the permission for diversion of forest land for non –forestry purpose is accorded with a condition that the minimum number of trees should be felled. The identification of trees fit for translocation is done by the field officers depending upon the ground situation and various climatic, edaphic and physiological conditions.
During last five years (2016-17 to 2020-21) forest land diversion proposals involving 1,20,33,775 trees were approved under the provisions of Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 and 20,81,04,094seedlings were planted under Compensatory Afforestation.
This information was given by Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change in Lok Sabha today.
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