This Law regulates social relations concerning use of pastures. The principles of use of pastures shall be as follows: (a) efficient and complex management of pastures; (b) protection of pastures and environment; (c) correspondence of national and regional interests; (d) transparency related to the use of pastures; (e) accessibility of pastures to natural and legal persons; and (f) creation of favorable conditions for investments related to improvement of the efficiency of pastures management. All pastures in the Republic of Tajikistan shall be national property. Local government by agreement with local land-use planning public bodies shall be responsible for allotment of pastures. In order to ensure efficient use of pastures shall be performed the following arrangements: (a) state monitoring of pastures; (b) state registration of pastures; and (c) state expertise of pastures. Natural persons owning livestock shall have the right to constitute pasture users associations and apply to the respective public bodies for allotment of pastures on lease. The right of use of pastures shall be granted in the presence of land tenancy certificate or land lease contract.
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