Question raised in Lok Sabha on changes in Forest Right Act, 26/11/2014.

Says `no-go' areas would be sacrosanct, except in exceptional circumstances

The tribal affairs ministry has objected to an order by its environment counterpart that allows diversion of forest land for linear projects without seeking consent from local village councils as l

* “Amend the new Land Acquisition Act to safeguard tribal land and disallow acquisition by a non-tribal, including private companies.”

Coal miners may have an easier time dealing with the environment ministry, which is trying to relax restrictions and reduce the forest area where mineral extraction is forbidden, but mining firms c

The ministry raises concerns that Forest Rights Act doesn't provide any exception to the need for tribal consent to divert their traditional forest lands for industrial projects

The Wild Orissa, an organisation working in the field of wildlife conservation, has submitted a memorandum to the High-Level Committee (HLC) formed by the Union Government to review certain environ

Forest Rights Act being reinterpreted to avoid amendment

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on forest farming in Gujarat, 14/08/2014.

South Zone-level Tribal Meet 2014 organised in Salem