Last Updated: Dec 29, 2023
Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav today launched the National Transit Pass System (NTPS) pan-India to facilitate the seamless transit of timber, bamboo, and other forest produce across the country. Speaking during the launch in New Delhi, Mr. Yadav said that NTPS is envisioned as a ‘One Nation-One Pass’ regime that will contribute to the ease of doing business. He further added, NTPS will help strengthen the journey towards greater transparency, which is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s guarantee for India’s development. The Minister said that the system will also serve as a bridge between the rural and urban economy.
Minister of State for Environment Ashwini Kumar Choubey emphasized that the NTPS is a game-changer for agroforestry and trees outside the forest.
NTPS is designed for user convenience, featuring desktop and mobile applications for easy registration and permit applications. Presently, 25 States and Union Territories have adopted the unified permit system, streamlining interstate business operations for producers, farmers, and transporters.