The purpose of this Law is the determination, delimitation, allocation of areas such as ranges, pastures, wintersheds (winter range lands) or highlands to juridical entities like villages or municipalities and making use of them in a manner abiding by the rules, increasing or sustaining productivity through maintenance and improvement, controlling that use continuously, protecting them and changing their purpose of use when necessary. The determination, delimitation and allocation of ranges, highlands and wintersheds are undertaken by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. With this purpose, a Commission is established. Such Commission allocates the necessary amount of range, highland, wintershed and related irrigation and transit areas for the common utilisation of people as determined to meet the requirements in article 11 to the legal personality of a village or municipality and the allocation decision is submitted to the Governor's Office. In this decision, the quality, amount, borders, watering and transit sites for herds, purpose, grazing capacity of the allocation and the grazing right of the family establishments in neat cattle unit and the number of animals to be grazed are all mentioned. The area that is more than required could be leased to villages and municipalities around in need or to real and legal persons dealing with animal husbandry. However, the leasing issue is re-evaluated every five years in accordance with the number of animals belonging to the village or municipality.
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