National Transit Pass System Launched

  • By Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Labour and Employment Mr Bhupender Yadav.
  • To facilitate the seamless transit of timber, bamboo, and other forest produce across the country.
  • Currently, permits are issued based on state-specific transit rules.
  • The NTPS is envisioned as a “One Nation-One Pass” regime.
  • By providing a unified, online mode for tree growers and farmers involved in agroforestry in India.
  • The QR-coded transit permits generated under NTPS will allow check gates across various states to verify the validity of the permits.
  • Transit permits will be issued for tree species which are regulated.
  • Users can self-generate No Objection Certificates for exempted species.
  • 25 States and Union Territories have embraced the unified permit system.
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