Chief Conservator of Forests, Conservator of Forests, Divisional Forest
Officer, Forest Offence, Forest Officer, Forest Produce, Range Officer, River,

MENT OF FORESTS IN THE -STATE enacterl .by the Legislature of the State of
‘,Orissa in the-Twenty-third ,Year of,the Republic of
4.(4) This Act may be ~illed)the Orissa Forest Short title.
commence- extent and
::India,as:folIows :-
4 ct, 1972.
(2) It extends to the wh6le of the State ofment
(3) It shall come into force at once.

  1. Tn this Act, unless the context otherwise
    (a) ” cattle ” means cows, oxen, bulls, and
    calves and incIudes eIephants, csrnels,
    buffaloes, horses, mares, geldings, ponies,
    co!ts, fillies, mules, nsses, pigs, rams, en7es,
    sheep, -lamb?, goats, krds and such
    other kind df -animals as the State
    Government may;:by not%cation, specify;
    j(b) “,Gbief Conservator ,nF Forests ” means
    the Forest Officer in charge of all the
    forests in the Statc who supervises and
    col~trolsthe work of other Forest Oficers;
    .Conservator of Farests “means a Forest
    Officer in charge of a:Forest Circle;
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    (d) ” Divisional -Forest .Offcer ” means any
    Forest Officer in :cIl~rgeof any Polvest
  1. For St~IerncntofObjcctsand Reasnns, see Orisso Gazette Extraordinary
    -dated the 23rd Jtsiy 1971 ( NO.908 ) and for Report of Sclect Committee sec
    -jbrrl., daled tho Zrd Janvary, 1972 (No.5-A).
    [Or. Act
    (e) “forest offence “means an oRence punish-
    able under this Act or under the rules
    and includes the abetment of a forest
    If)” forest officer “means any person appoin-
    ted by the State Government or by any
    officer empowered by them in this behalf-
    (i) to be a Chief Conservator of Forests,
    Conservator of Forests, Deputy
    Conservator of Forests, Assistant
    Conservator of Forests, Forest Ranger,
    Deputy Ranger, Forester or Forest
    Guard ;and
    (ii) such other persons who are notified
    by the State Government to perform
    any function of a Forest OBcer
    under this Act or any rule or order
    made thereunder but does not include
    a Forest SettIernent Officer ;
    {g) ” forest produce “includes-
    (i) the following whether found in, or
    brought from a forest or not, that is
    to say-
    (cr) timber, charcoal, caoutchoucr
    catechu, wood-oiI, resin, natural
    varnish, bark, Tussar Cocoon, lac,
    gums, roots of Patal Garuda, mohua
    flowers, mohua seeds, myrabolans,
    kendu leaves, sandalwood, tamarind,
    hill-broom, siali leaves, sial fibres,
    sal seeds;
    (6)wild animals and wild birds,
    skins, tusks,horns, bones and all
    other parts or produce of wild life;
    (c) such other produce as may be
    notified by the State Government;
    (ii) the following when found in or
    brought from a forest, that is to say-
    (@)trees and leaves, flowers and fruits
    and all other parts or produce of
    trees not hereinbeforc mentioned;

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