Forest Rights Act 2006 recognizes and vests forest rights to the scheduled tribes and other traditional forest dwellers who have been residing in forests in generations but whose rights could not be recorded.

A national consultation on community forest rights (CFR) under the Forest Rights Act (FRA) was organized by Vasundhara and Kalpavriksh, in collaboration with the CFR Learning and Advocacy Group, and Oxfam India in the Indian Social Institute, from 16-17 March, 2013 in Delhi.

This report is a compilation of the Forest Rights Act, Rules and guidelines issued by the government on implementation of Forest Rights Act.

This study aims at consolidating information on Community Forest Right (CFR) status and issues in different states in India collected from groups and organizations working in the states including the lessons from the March 2012 consultation, in order to understand the ground level situation regarding their implementation and to provide an assess

This note is an outcome of contributions of information through the CFR‐LA (Learning and Advocacy) process from multiple Civil Society Organisations and individuals working in implementation of CFRs, observations from CFR case studies undertaken with support from Oxfam and inputs of participants in the National Consultation on CFRs.

Biodiversity is declining seriously on a global scale, underscoring the importance of conservation planning.
Except protected areas and reserve forests, scientific studies on biodiversity of special habitats in India are meager like the other areas of the world. Furthermore, extensive surveys of biodiversity have not been conducted for a majority of taxonomic groups and ecosystem types.

Ecological status of a particular region is determined by assessing its biodiversity, prevailing conditions of the environment and their interactions with the species. Such an assessment is carried out by estimating the no.

In the mineral map of India, Orissa occupied an important position both in terms of deposit and production. The mineral deposit of the state is not only vast but also equally diverse. It is one of the largest minerals bearing states in India, having 16.92% of the total reserves of the country.

This study will explore development within the context of social justice and human rights