Forest Policy

Introduction

Upon directions of Honourable Lahore High Court, Urban Unit prepared Punjab’s first ever Urban and Peri-Urban Forest Policy (Draft), 2019. With an aim to improve the environmental condition in Punjab, it is expected that the policy shall act as a landmark through improvement in the quantity and quality of forests in Punjab. Consultative sessions with relevant stakeholders were also arranged in this regard. This Umbrella policy will provide different departments and autonomous bodies a legal instrument to synchronize their role, through necessary changes wherever required in their laws and rules, in order to achieve the goals and objectives of this policy.