Natural Justice responded to the call for the public to give comments on the Forests (Community Participation in Sustainable Forest Management) Rules, 2009. Please click on this link to view all the comments.
These Rules –
(a) shall apply to the participation of the private sector and forest communities in the sustainable management of state forests;
(b) may, with the necessary modifications, be applied by a local authority, with the consent of the Minister responsible for local authorities, to the participation of the private sector and forest communities in the management of local authority forests; and
(c) shall apply to the authorisations issued by the Service in the management of provisional forests declared as such under section 26 of the Act.