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FECOFUN demands revocation of tax on community forests

29 December 2019  

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POKHARA: The Federation of Community Forest Users Nepal (FECOFUN) has voiced concern over the triple taxation imposed on the community forests urging the government to repeal it.

FECOFUN has termed the tax system as ‘unscientific’.

Bharati Pathak, FECOFUN central Chairperson Bharati Pathak said around 90 percent of the tax imposed on community forests’ income by the federal government was unscientific.

Saying that Nepal has made huge progress on conservation of community forests, she said that it has also helped improve the socio-economic condition of the deprived communities.

Pathak urged the government to collect tax through a one-door policy.

According to the Ministry of Forests and Environment statistics, a total of 1,813,478 hectares of the national forest has been handed over to community forests so far. This has benefitted about 2,461,549 households in the country.

Publish Date : 29 December 2019 18:43 PM

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