Thursday, 12 November 2015

Government not to include Red Sanders in Schedule-VI of WPA

Supreme Court had earlier directed the government to examine the proposal of placing Red sanders in schedule VI of Wildlife Protection Act, the task was entrusted to the Plants Committee, which recommended no need for this as the placement would disincentivise cultivation of red sanders by the people because for schedule VI species, a license would be required to cultivate.

The State Government of Andhra Pradesh vide their letter no. 4499/For.III/2009-3 dated 05.09.2012 requested the Government of India that Red Sanders need not be included in the Schedule VI of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972, as about 10,000 ha. of land has Red Sander trees. Besides, the farmers were also growing the Red Sanders trees for their livelihood and inclusion in Schedule-VI would discourage the farmers thereby reducing the cultivation of more trees.

Considering the matter, Standing Committee of National Board for Wildlife took note of the matter and concurred with the findings.

1 comment:

  1. A right move. It need not to be an endangered species, grows in dry degraded lands easily. Simplified laws and procedure only will encourage farmers to cultivate, which will in turn save exploitation from forest