Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, preamble and provisions. 3. Forest (Conservation) Rules, 1981 as amended upto May, 1992. 4. Procedure for obtaining approval for non-forestry use of the forest land under Forest Conservation Act. 5. Consolidated guidelines for diversion of forest land under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 (revised on Oct, 25, 1992). 6. Annexure: I. Regularisation of encroachment on forest land. II. Disputes regarding pattas/leases/grants involving forest lands-settlement thereof. III. Forest villages.