This compilation of case studies from the central eastern tribal states of Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Jharkhand is an attempt to bring together practices and experiences of forest dependent communities of managing and governing their resources.

Judgement of the High Court of Judicature at Bombay in the matter of Vanashakti & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/10/2019. Applications were filed for declaring the entire area of Aarey Colony ad measuring 1280 hectare as a ‘Reserved Forest’ or a ‘Protected Forest’ as the case may be, under the Indian Forest Act, 1927 and direct Forest Department Government of Maharashtra to issue a formal notification to that effect under the Indian Forest Act, 1927.

In the first-ever such consultation with the forest department of Maharashtra on Thursday, tribal and forest rights activists, including those belonging to RSS constituent Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, ha

Order of the National Green Tribunal Vs Union of India & Others dated 28/05/2019 regarding control of forest fires. Report filed by the MoEF&CC states that forest fire hotspots have been identified which are 74 in number based on Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectro-radiometer (MODIS) data. Satellite-based forest fire alerts are sent through sms/e-mails for effective measures.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Birendra Singh Vs Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change & Others dated 07/05/2019 regarding finalising a standard to determine a 'deemed forest" for Uttarakhand.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Birendra Singh Vs Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MOEF) & Others dated 24/04/2019 regarding the criteria and standard to determine what constitutes "deemed forest" for the purpose of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for Uttarakhand.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 15/04/2019 regarding silviculture felling of trees in the State of Himachal Pradesh.

There was a near complete closure of all businesses in Gudalur on Tuesday, with people staging protests against the proposed amendment to the Tamil Nadu Forest Act of 1882.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shobha Phadanvis Vs State of Maharashtra & Others dated 18/02/2019 regarding geo digitization of the forest areas in the State of Maharashtra which is off shoot of directions of the Supreme Court in Lafarge Umiam Mining (P) Ltd. vs. Union of India for proper implementation of National Forest Policy, 1988.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests has urged the environment ministry to take stringent steps to curb the illegal felling of trees. No action plans was prepared by the ministry to control illegal cutting of trees.

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