Maharashtra Village Forest Rules, 2014

Read text of Maharashtra Village Forest Rules 2014 released by the state government on March 5 2014 to to institutionalize an effective management regime for conservation and long-term sustainability of forests.They apply to part of such reserved forests (RF) or protected forests (PF) in the village as assigned under the Indian Forest Act (IFA) 1927. In bid to institutionalize an effective management regime for conservation and long-term sustainability of forests, the state government has now empowered village panchayats to manage reserve and protected forests and natural resources. This would be done with the help of micro plan or Gram Van Yojana to be implemented by Van Vyavasthapan Samiti (forest management committee). The government has come out Maharashtra Village Forest Rules 2014 on March 5. They apply to part of such reserved forests (RF) or protected forests (PF) in the village as assigned under the Indian Forest Act (IFA) 1927. These rules will not be applicable to forests acquired under community forest rights (CFRs) and Forests Rights Act 2006.