Dec 21, 2017
The Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha by Union Minister of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Harsh Vardhan on 18 December 2017. The Bills replaces the Indian Forest (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017. Under the Indian Forest Act, the definition of tree includes palms, bamboos, stumps, brush-wood, and canes. The Bill amends this definition of tree to remove the word bamboos.