THE FOREST ACT, 1927

(ACT NO. XVI OF 1927).
  [21st September, 1927]
 
 
     
   
 
CHAPTER II
OF RESERVED FORESTS
 
  Proclamation by Forest Settlement officer  
6. When a notification has been issued under section 4, the Forest Settlement-officer shall publish in 1[ Bengali] in every town and village in the neighbourhood of the land comprised therein, a proclamation-

(a) Specifying, as nearly as possible, the situation and limits of the proposed forest;

(b) explaining the consequences which, as hereinafter provided, will ensue on the reservation of such forest; and

(c) fixing a period of not less than three months 2[ and not more than four months] from the date of such proclamation, and requiring every person claiming any right mentioned in section 4 or section 5 within such period either to present to the Forest Settlement-officer a written notice specifying or to appear before him and state, the nature of such right and the amount particulars of the compensation (if any) claimed in respect thereof.
 
 
 
1 The word `Bengali` was substituted, for the words `the local vernacular` by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973)

2 The words `and not more than four months` were inserted by section 3 of the Forest (Amendment) Act, 1990 (Act No. VIII of 1990)

 
 

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