Private Forests Act, 1951
Act 3 of 1951
- Commenced on 16 March 1951
- [This is the version of this document at 1 December 1998.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Private Forests Act, 1951.
3. Major offencesAny person who—
4. Minor offencesA person, who in or on a private forest, without the authority of the owner or person lawfully in control—
5. Responsibility for child’s conductAny person having the custody of a child who by his act, omission or neglect has conduced to the commission of an offence under this Act by that child shall be guilty of an offence, may be liable on conviction to the penalties prescribed under section 4, and may be charged jointly with such child.
6. Clearing of fire-belts on boundaries of private forests
7. Procedure in regard to extinguishing fire
8. Wrongful possession of forest produce
9. Special powers of forest officers
10. Officer shall produce letter of appointmentA forest officer, exercising or purporting to exercise the powers conferred upon him by this Act shall produce on demand to any person concerned his letter of appointment.
11. Special powers of civil nature by regional administrators in case of squatting, camping and cultivating on private forests
12. Restitution of, and damages in respect of forest produce
History of this document
16 March 1951