Question raised in Rajya Sabha on monitoring implementation of Forest Rights Act, 2006, 25/02/2015.

People of Asanagiri and other girijan villages are strongly opposing mining of laterite in their area since it will deny them their livelihood and wipe out the caves in the Gangalamma Konda.

Senior tribal leader, Jayram Gamit, has been "mysteriously picked up” by the cops from Tapi district under the Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Act (PASA Act) ahead of a major protest the orga

United under the banner of ‘Koraputia Jana Suakshya Sangh (KJSS)’, tribals held a demonstration at Semiliguda in Koraput district on Wednesday to protest against alleged infringement of their land

The State Government has rejected over as many as 1.45 lakh individual and community claims under the Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006 till December last year.

Since it came to power in May 2014, the NDA government has been working to do away with the need for such consent from tribal village councils

On 29th August 2014 the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change of the Government of India (hereinafter referred to as MoEF & CC) set up a High Level Committee headed by former Union Cabinet Secretary Mr. T. S. R. Subramanian, IAS (Retd.).

Calls for withdrawal of order issued by Environment Ministry

The collection and sale of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) forms a significant part of the livelihoods of forest fringe communities in India, with an estimated 10-27 crore people involved in it.

The Kerala Cabinet accepted the demands of tribes people on Wednesday, paving the way for the settlement of their ‘stand-up’ agitation in front of the Secretariat.

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