Bhubaneswar: Expressing concern over huge fly ash generation, utilisation and disposal, chairman of the Department related Standing Committee MLA Prafulla Mallick today directed the Odisha State Po

TFT’s new guide to working with smallholder agroforest managers is aimed at empowering communities to successfully launch sustainable forest businesses. Since 2003, TFT has been working in partnership with community-led forestry initiatives in Southeast Asia.

The Ministry is proposing to make some amendments in the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Rules, 2008 to: lay down a procedure for identification or hamlets or settlements and process of consolidation of their lists; increase the mandatory tribal membership of Forest Rights Committees from the

Over a period of last four years of implementation of the Act, some problems impeding the implementation of the Act in its letter and spirit have come to the notice of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, such as, convening of Gram Sabha meetings at the Panchayat level resulting in exclusion of smaller habitations not formally part of any village; no

Bhopal: Forest land patta holders will be made members of Primary Agriculture Credit Societies (PACS) for making crop loans available to them. Commissioner Cooperatives Shri P.C.

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 new report focuses on impacts of implementation of the development model espoused by governments, international financial institutions and corporations in relation to the exercise of indigenous peoples’ collective rights.

Balancing forest harvesting and restoration is critical for forest ecosystem management. In this study, we used LANDIS, a spatially explicit forest landscape model, to evaluate the effects of 21 alternative forest management initiatives which were drafted for forests in the upstream region of the Hun River in northeastern China.

The State of the World's Forests 2012 (SOFO 2012), published by the FAO, argues that forests should be placed at the heart of a green economy.

Concerned that the Forests Rights Act was yet to bring benefits to the majority of the forest dwellers in the country, the Centre has told the state governments to expedite the implementation of th