The implementation of Community Forest (CF) rights and Community Forest Resource (CFR) rights under the Forest Rights Act 2006 (FRA) can transform forest governance and rural livelihoods in India.

The government has given approval for diversion of 35,867 hectares of forest land in a total of 783 cases in 2014, Parliament was informed Tuesday.

Says consent of tribal & forest-dwellers isn't needed before deciding on diversion of forest land for projects

Days after the environment ministry relaxed rules to help create strategic defence infrastructure, the tribal affairs ministry refused to exempt these projects in the border states of north and nor

Forest attracts rainfall but the Khaer trees in Paton block of rain-shadow Palamau district attracted smugglers, turning the costly Khaer forest that produced delicious katha for paan (beetle) love

Tribals opposed to the formation of Rourkela into a municipal corporation have got a shot in the arm as the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs informed the the Odisha Government of the requirement of

As part of its effort to improve the ease of doing business and ensure predictable and expeditious forest clearances, the environment ministry will discuss changes to the Forest Rights Act with sta

NAGPUR: Even as tree felling between Mansar and Khawasa on NH-7 has started, debate over four-laning of the road fails to end.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on acquisition of tribal land , 11/03/2015.

Environment ministry readies draft, which allows industry to fell trees in traditional forest areas without consent of gram sabhas