KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Discussion has initiated at the Environment Conservation Committee of the Legislature-Parliament to make timely amendments to the Forest Act-2049.
In this connection, nine lawmakers including Prem Suwal, Anuradha Thapa Magar, Rajaram Syangtan had tabled 20-point amendment proposal.
In the meeting, parliamentarians participated in the clause-wise discussion on bill and aired their opinions.
On the occasion, Minister for Soil Conservation, Shanker Bahadari shared that the amendment was taken ahead to maximize benefits to the state and the people from forest resources.
The amendment was required to avert encroachment on forest resources and replace the import of timber from foreign countries and make best use of existing forest resources.
Committee Chairperson Janak Raj Chaudhary presided over the programme.RSS