Friday, February 20, 2009

Ecologically fragile land Act to be amended

The government would amend the Kerala Forests (Vesting and Management of Ecologically Fragile Lands) Act in a bid to solve the problems being faced by small and marginal farmers, Forests Minister Benoy Viswom has said. Mr. Viswom said the State government would fix a ceiling for the land holdings of small and marginal farmers and exempt them from the Act. A special committee would be set up to look into the complaints about the proposed amendments.

The Hindu, 18th  February 2009

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