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Assam Forest Regulation, 1891 (No. 7 of 1891).

Type of law
Date of original text

This Regulation establishes that the State Government may constitute any land at the disposal of the Government as reserved forest. For the purposes of such inquiry the Settlement Officer may exercise: a) power to enter, by himself or any Officer authorized by him for the purpose, upon any land, and to survey, demarcate and make a map of the same; and b) the powers of a Civil Court in the trial of suits. When the Forest Settlement Officer has admitted wholly or in part and recorded under the last foregoing section a claim to a right of pasture or to forest produce, he shall as far as possible, provide for the exercise of such right in specific ways. In addition, it establishes offences and penalties for any person who in a reserved forest performs the following activities: trespassing, damaging, pasturing cattle, permitting cattle to trespass, or cutting or dragging any timber.
Long title of text
A regulation to amend the law relating to Forest, Forest produce and the duty leviable on timber in Assam.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Last amendments up to the Assam Forest Regulation (Amendment) Act 2005 (Act No. 2 of 2008) of 28 February 2008.
Source language


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