The tribal development department subsequently launched the Van Mitra programme to first train officials on the law and then to clear or reopen tens of thousands of pending or erroneously rejected

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Wildlife First Vs Ministry of Forest And Environment & Others dated 18/04/2018 regarding claims under Forest Rights Act 2006, India. Several states have failed to file their affidavits in this matter in spite of having 4 weeks time. Apex Court imposes a cost of Rs. 50,000 on the states of Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and directs all the states to take the matter seriously.

Shimla: Environmental activists from Himachal Pradesh are among those vociferously opposing the draft National Forest Policy 2018 as they say it would do away with some important principles that 19

NEW DELHI: Over 100 civil society organisations from 15 states have flagged several loopholes in the Centre’s draft National Forest Policy 2018 and questioned environment ministry over the rational

To be launched under a campaign titled ‘Van Mitra’ or ‘friends of the forest’, the training module designed by the Tribal Research and Training Institute (TRTI) in Pune will kick off in the first w

There were delays in approving the claims filed by the communities on the land where projects are proposed, the analysis shows

The BJP needs to think beyond farm loan waivers to address intensifying rural unrest. (Editorial)

India was a pioneer in recognising special protections for her tribal or indigenous peoples in the Constitution, recognising their distinctive cultural, social, and economic identity from that of the mainstream Indian society and that they needed some protection from exploitation by the mainstream.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Wildlife Trust of India & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 07/03/2018 regarding land claims under the provisions of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 hurting forest and wildlife interests.

Supreme Court directs all the State Governments to file an affidavit indicating :-

Through an investigation of the constitutional, legal and policy frameworks grounding the specialised protection of the STs, and the administrative and financial apparatuses that effectuate those protections, as well as compilations of data on the preponderance of dams and mines in the Scheduled Areas, the Report presents some insights on why th

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