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The Forest Law (1992)

Section 3: This Law shall be implemented in accordance with the following basic
(a) to implement the forestry policy of the Government;
(b) to implement the environmental conservation policy of the
(c) to promote the sector of public co-operation in implementing the
forestry policy and the environmental conservation policy of the
(d) to develop the economy of the State, to contribute towards the food,
clothing and shelter needs of the public and for perpetual enjoyment
of benefits by conservation and protection of forests;
(e) to carry out in accordance with international agreements relating to
conservation of forests and conservation of environment;
(f) to prevent the dangers of destruction of forest and bio-diversity,
outbreak of fires, infestation of insects and occurrence of plant
(g) to carry out simultaneously conservation of natural forests and
establishment of forest plantations;
(h) to contribute towards the fuel requirement of the country.