Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Clearance of forest land under the Forest Conservation Act, 1980, 20/03/2017

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Clearance of forest land under the Forest Conservation Act, 1980, 20/03/2017. During the year 2014-15 and 2015-16, 17217.75 Ha and 13946.05 Ha of forest land respectively, has been diverted for non forest purposes under the provisions of the Forest (Conservation) Act. These constitute 0.815% and 0.6601% of the Recorded Forest Area respectively.

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