Workshop on forest laws held

ITANAGAR, Jan 22: A workshop on forest laws was organised by the Environment & Forests department on 18 January in the conference hall of the PCCF & Principal Secretary (E&F) office here.
About 100 officials, including DFOs, ACFs and RFOs from the western and central Arunachal circles, along with officers stationed in the Capital Complex participated in the workshop, which was aimed at refreshing the participants’ knowledge and apprising them of the most recent provisions under various forest acts and laws.
The workshop also discussed the problems faced by the field officers while performing their duties, and ways to resolve them.
The PCCFs, CCFs, CFs and DCFs also attended the workshop and gave presentations on the Assam Forest Regulation, 1891; the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980; the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, and various environmental laws.
The Itanagar chief estate officer also made a presentation on land encroachment and actions required to be taken against such activities.
The department proposes to organise similar workshops for the remaining officers of the department.