A state green panel has given first-stage clearance to Orissa Integrated Power Ltd (OIPL) for diverting 17.02 hectares of revenue forest land to set up a 4,000-MW UMPP in Sundargarh district in Odi

The Bill is critical to the disbursement of Rs. 42,000 crore to the States for afforestation

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Forest Right Act, 18/07/2016.

The Indian arm of the Amnesty International, a global NGO on human rights, on Wednesday released a comprehensive report on flip side of coal mining operations in Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Jharkhand,

Coal is an important part of India’s economic growth story. However coal mining in India also has a different cost, borne by the communities affected by these mines, who are rarely meaningfully informed or consulted when their land is acquired, their forests decimated, and their livelihoods jeopardised.

Guwahati: The Co-ordination Committee of Tribal Organizations of Assam (CCTOA) has urged the Centre to protect the land rights of scheduled tribal forest dwellers in its proposed National Forest Po

Integrates climate change concerns and promotes private investment and role in forestry

The publication, produced by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and UNDP, is a compilation of various court rulings, including the Supreme Court of India and High Courts of several states, that have strengthened the Forest Rights Act. The compendium aims to be a guide for authorities that protect the rights of such vulnerable communities.

Odisha has the unique distinction of being one of the few Indian states where thousands of local communities are actively protecting and conserving their forests.

Bilaspur: Union tribal ministry has sought clarification from state government over cancellation of community forest rights of a village in Surguja north Chhattisgarh.

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