SectionsParticulars
1Short title, extent and commencement
(1) This Act may be called the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.(3) It shall be deem...
2Restriction on the de-reservation of forests or use of forest land for non-forest purpose
Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force in a State, no State Government or other authority shall make, except with the...
3Constitution of Advisory Committee
The Central Government may constitute a Committee consisting of such number of persons as it may deem fit to advise that Government with regard to -(i) the gr...
3APenalty for contravention of the provisions of the Act
(3)[ Whoever contravenes or abets the contravention of any of the provisions of section 2, shall be punishable with simple imprisonment for a period which may...
3BOffences by authorities and Government departments
(1) Where any offence under this Act has been committed -a) by any department of Government, the head of the department; or by any authority, every person who...
4Power to make rules
(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the provisions of this Act. Every rule made under this Ac...
5Repeal and saving
(1) The Forest (Conservation) Ordinance, 1980 is hereby repealed. Notwithstanding such repeal, anything done or any action taken under the provisions of the s...
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