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MAHARASIITRA ACT No. XXXIV OF 1964, 1

[ THE MAHARASHTRA FELLING OF TREES (REGULATION) ACT, 1964]

(Received the assent of the Governor on the 4th September 1964,' assent first published in the Maharashtra Government Gazette, Part-IV. on the 7th September 1964.)

Amended by Mah. 31 of 1967. Amended by Mah. 17 of 1987.
Amended by Mah. 19 of 1969. Amended by Mah. 26 of 1989.

An Act to make better provision for regulating the felling of certain trees in the State of Maharashtra, for the purpose of the preservation thereof.

WHEREAS, it is expedient to make better provision for regulating the felling of certain trees in the State of Maharashtra, for the purpose of the preservation thereof, and for the protection of the soil against erosion and to provide for matters connected therewith; It is hereby enacted in the Fifteenth Year of the Republic of India as follows, namely ;-

1. (1) This Act may be called the Maharashtra Felling of Trees (Regulation) Act; 1964.
Shorttitle andextent.

(2) It extends to the whole of the State of Maharashtra but excluding an urban area.

2. In this Act,. unless the context otherwise requires,-


Definitions, Mah. XLI of 1966.

2[(a) "Code" means the Maharashtra Land Revenue Code, 1966;]

2[(b)]"Collector" includes a Revenue Officer appointed by the State Government to exercise the powers and perform the functions of the Collector under this Act;

XVI of 1927.

2[(c)]"Forest-Officer" means a Forest Officer within the meaning of the Indian Forest Act, 1927;

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(d~ "Revenue Officer" means a Revenue Officer within the me~llljng of the "[Code];

(e) "to fell a tree" includes burning or cutting or lopping a tree, to cause substantial damage or destruction thereto; .

(f) "tree" mans any tree specified in the Schedule; and the State Government may, by notification in the O,fficialGazette, and to or mocHfythe Schedule, after considering tbe necessity for the protection of any variety of trees; and the provisions of sub-section (2) of section 15 in so far as they relate to laying before, and modific~tion by the State LegislatUl:e shall apply in relation to such notification as they apply in relation to any rule made under tll.at section;

5[(ff) "Tree Officer" means a 'Forest Office!' not below the rank of a Range Forest Officer;]

1 For Statement of Objects and Reasons. See Maharashtra Government Gazette, 1964. Part-Y, P.197,

BClauses (a) and (b) were re-Iettered as clauses (b) and (c) and before cJause( b) as so fe-lettered clause (a) was inserted by Mah, 17 of 1987.8. 2( a,),

3 Existing clause (c) was deleted, ibid, s. 2 ( b). . This word was substituted for the words "rei avant Code"ibid., s:2( c).

5 Clause (if) was inserted by Mah. 26 of 1989 ibid., s. 2.

 

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