This study makes a preliminary assessment of the potential forest area over which rights can be recognised in Odisha under the FRA. The estimate offers a baseline for informing implementation, planning, and setting targets for rights recognition under the FRA.

This is a report of the national level public hearing on community forest rights. The Public Hearing was organised by CFR-LA and AJAM along with other people’s networks and forums on the 14th of December 2013 at the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi.