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There is the desperate need for change in policies for forestry. In the past five years, government policies on this matter have been as good as nothing

Environmental activists have approached the National Green Tribunal (NGT) over severe damage to the Aravali forests, particularly along the Gurgaon-Faridabad and Gurgaon-Delhi roads.

The study entitled "Decentralised Forest Governance, Institutions and Livelihoods in Odisha: A Study of Evolution of Policy Process and Politics" aims to understand the dynamics of forest polices and politics of Odisha.

Both mainstream and fringe political outfits who contested in the recently held general and Assembly elections showed any seriousness in implementation of historic acts such as Forest Rights Act, 2

Activists lament dilution of tribal rights as Environment Ministry amends 2009 circular

Gram sabhas in forest areas have been stripped of their power to approve or reject proposals for the diversion of their forest lands for building roads, transmission lines, canals or other linear projects. In a move that activists have slammed as being a dilution of the rights of tribal people and other forest dwellers, the Environment Ministry on Tuesday amended its critical August 2009 circular dealing with the implementation of the Forest Rights Act.