Question raised in Lok Sabha on Development of Forest Villages, 21/11/2016. The Ministry has issued guidelines, in compliance of Section 3 (1) (h) of “The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, on conversion of forest villages, old habitations, unsurveyed villages in forests, whether recorded, notified or not into revenue villages vide letter No.23011/33/2010-FRA dated 08.11.2013. Status of conversion of Forest Villages to Revenue Villages based on the information received from the State Governments is at Annexure-1.

JAIPUR: Forest dwellers, social activists and district officials gathered in Banswara on Wednesday to hear out grievances of those who had attempted to submit claims for titles to land under the Fo

Indigenous Peoples' right to give or withhold consent to development projects that affect their natural resources and ways of life has become stronger thanks to a new manual that guides development actors in designing and implementing such projects.

This analysis of the draft wildlife action plan says that it takes note of the injustices historically carried out upon the local communities and addresses such injustice to be able to create local support for conservation. It also examines the extent to which the draft has explored complementarities between national laws and international obligations.

The 2016 Rural Development Report focuses on inclusive rural transformation as a central element of the global efforts to eliminate poverty and hunger, and build inclusive and sustainable societies for all.

Runs contrary to party and Rahul Gandhi's pro-tribal pitch

Seven years after the Centre’s approval, the forest lands in Himachal Pradesh can now be used for developmental works like building schools or community centre on fulfilling certain conditions.

The tribals, who are residing inside the forest for generations and are protecting the forest for years, are yet to get a permanent place to dwell.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Forest Right Titles, 08/08/2016. As per the information received from various State Governments upto 31st May, 2016, a total of 17,46,338 titles have been distributed. Details of implementation status of Forest Rights Act, 2006 are at Annexure-1.

After the Supreme Court, in February 2016, vacated the interim order of the Madras high court that no 'certificate of titles' are to be given under Forest Rights Act, the Nilgiris district administ