- Previous efforts of forest management were heavily centralized and overly bureaucratic.
- Unnecessary emphasis was placed on protection and conservation, while little attention was paid to managing forests.
- Master Plan for the forestry sector endorsed by government in 1989 represents a comprehensive strategy for forestry in Nepal.
- The approaches focus on establishing procedures to enable a handover of forests to user groups and the private sectors.
- The forest Act of 1961 made provisions for classifying existing natural forests into community, leasehold and natural forests.
- In 1978, only two types forests were classified such as community and leasehold forests, in 1983 the rule governing private forests came into:
a) The forest Act of 1993 encourages rapid handover of national forests to community management by user groups and other private enterprises.
b) The current government policy is to promote community forests in hills where, forests are the integral part of framing system and are often of high environmental value in terms of establishing soils and protecting watersheds.
c) Whereas in Terai, due to large commercial potential, forest will manage for production either leasehold arrangements or by ministry.
Join the conversation