Tree Felling And Transit Permissions

   

   

Non-Exempted

  • GO Ms No.61 dated 24-10-2016 - Simplified process to accord tree felling permission under WALTA 2002 Tree Felling Permissions
  • G.O.MS.No.19, Dated:13.05.2016 - Simplified process to accord tree felling permission under WALTA 2002 Tree Felling Permissions
  • G.O.MS.No.30, Dated: 28.05.2016, Amendment to G.O.MS.No.19 Tree Felling Permissions Inspection
  • WALTA ACT 2002 Tree Felling Permissions Inspection
  • WALTA Rules 2004 Tree Felling Permissions Inspection
  • WALTA Rules 2004 Amedment, Dated : 23.02.2016 Tree Felling Permissions Inspection
  • Procedure and Checklist for obtaining Tree Felling Permission Tree Felling Permissions Inspection
  • Form 13 for Non-Exempted tree species to be filled by Applicant Tree Felling Permissions Inspection
  • Tree Definition Tree Felling Permissions Inspection
  • Certificate of Ownership of Forest Produce Issued by Tahsildar Tree Felling Permissions Inspection
  • Ennumeration List filled by Applicant Tree Felling Permissions Inspection
  • Inspection Report by FRO Tree Felling Permissions Inspection
  • Form 14 - Permission for Felling of trees Tree Felling Permissions Inspection
  • Form 14 - Deemed Permission for Felling of trees Tree Felling Permissions Inspection
  • TimeLine Tree Felling Permissions Inspection
  • Replanting Requirements for Plots Tree Felling Permissions Inspection
  • Tree Enumeration in Industrial Parks/Plots Tree Felling Permissions Inspection

Note : NOC for felling trees from Tree Authority/ Appropriate Authority (prior to commencement of construction activities)



Detailed guidelines have already been issued for regulating the felling and transport permission for non-exempted tree species found or grown by their farmers in the lands. The salient features of the procedure is as follows:

  • In case of Patta lands other than scheduled areas, there is definite procedure formulated for issuing of certificate by concerned Mandal Revenue Officers as regards the nature of the land and the trees grown on the lands. Upon receipt of certificate, DFO issues felling permission to Pattadars and authorize FRO to issue Transit Permits.

  • As regards trees grown on the private lands of Scheduled Tribes, sufficient safeguards are provided under Section 29 (A to G) – preservation of Private Forest of Andhra Pradesh Forest Act, 1967 and The Andhra Pradesh Preservation of Private Forest Rules, 1978. District Collector issues felling permission and the after receipt of permission, felling, transportation will be done by the forest department, timber will be sold in open auction and the amount realized by sale is deposited into account of the Pattadar. This procedure is working well in the Telangana State.


  • In case of non-specified trees other than teak, rosewood, sandalwood, red sanders etc, felling permission will be given in accordance with WALTA Act, 2002. Even in the case of other then the patta lands like road side plantations etc., permission will be issued like Patta lands.
  • For the no of trees felled other than the Patta lands the Applicant has to raise plantation 2-5 times the no of trees felled. The applicant has to deposit the money with concerned DFO or raise himself the plantation as per the scheme prepared by concerned DFO
  • Further, most of the tree species grown by the farmers in their private land are already exempted from Forest Transit Permits.