Forest Conservation Efforts – NFP, Western Ghats, etc.

[pib] National Transit Pass System (NTPS)


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : NTPS

Mains level : Regulation of forest produce in India

Environment Minister has launched piloting of the National Transit Pass System for seamless movement of forest produce.

Try this MCQ:

Q.The National Transit Pass System (NTPS) recently seen in news is related to:

(a) Transport of Forest Produces

(b) Transport through National Waterways

(c) Inter-state transport during restrictions

(d) None of these

About National Transit Pass System

  • The NTPS is an online system for issuing transit permits for timber, bamboo and other forest produce.
  • This system helps in monitoring and keeping records of transit permits for inter-state and intra-state transportation of timber and bamboo from private lands/government/private depot and other minor forest produce.
  • E-pass will be issued for transit through the desktop-based web portal as well as a mobile application.
  • It will bring ease of business and expedite the issuance of transit permits for timber, bamboo and other minor forest produce without physically going to forest offices.
  • It will be functional in Madhya Pradesh and Telangana for now on a pilot basis.
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