|Mizoram rejects proposal to amend Forest Act|
AIZAWL, Oct 26 - The Mizoram Government has “rejected” the Centre’s proposal to amend the Indian Forest Act, 1927, as the proposed amendments are in “conflict” with the special provisions the State enjoys under Article 371G of the Constitution, an official said on Friday.
Mizoram Environment, Forest and Climate Change Department Secretary Ajai Saxena, in a letter to the Director General and Special Secretary in the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, said the State Government has “rejected” the proposed amendments to the Indian Forest Act, the official said.
The letter dated October 21 was written after a consultation meeting was held in Aizawl last week. The meeting was chaired by State Forest Minister TJ Lalnuntluanga and was attended by leaders of the civil societies, political parties, student bodies and churches. – PTI