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What is National Transit Pass System (NTPS)?

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What is National Transit Pass System (NTPS)?

It is an online transit pass generation system for timber, bamboo and other forest produce.

  • It was launched recently by the Union Environment Ministry.
  • The pilot project will be functional in Madhya Pradesh and Telangana for now.

How it works?

An applicant has to register in the system, thereafter the applicant can apply for a transit pass.

Application will move to concerned range forest office. After following state specific procedure of verification, transit pass will be issued.

The applicant will receive message of issuance and transit pass can be downloaded and viewed.

Significance:

It expedites issuance of transit pass system. A transit pass issued will be valid across India. This will enhance seamless movement of forest produce.

Sources: pib.