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.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Forest Rights Act, 2006, 13/12/2019. As per information received from Ministry of Tribal Affairs, a total number of 19,64,048 titles (18,87,894 individual and 76,154 community claims) have been distributed over an area involving forest lands to the extent of 12938762.14 acres.

A new report by Survival International has revealed that the mass eviction of tribal people in India whose lands are being turned into tiger reserves is illegal under both national and international law.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Implementation of Forest Rights Act, 28/11/2019. As per Forest Rights Act,2006 and the rules made thereunder, the State Governments are responsible for implementation of the Act.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Traditional Forest Dwellers, 22/07/2019.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Encroachment on Tribal Land, 04/07/2019. In so far as land related issues are concerned, the Ministry of Rural Development, Department of Land Resources (DoLR), is the nodal Ministry at the Centre, which plays a monitoring role in the field of land reforms.

This essay examines the role of India’s 2006 Forest Rights Act in the procedures that regulate transfer of forest land to large infrastructure projects. Specifically, it shows the gap between the legally mandated requirements and how these are implemented in project approval processes.

They have alleged destruction of eco-sensitive wetlands and mangroves in Navi Mumbai Special Economic Zone (NMSEZ) in Uran, Navi Mumbai.

Among the orders was also one which stated that no diversion of the forest lands allotted to a Protection Working Circle in any Working Plan under FRA and FCA must take place till the next date of

Protest in Bhubaneswar against alleged tinkering with Act

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