The Scheduled Tribes (Recognition of Forest Rights) Bill 2005 has been prepared by the Ministry of Tribal Welfare, Government of India, "to recognize and vest the forest rights and occupation in forest land in forest dwelling Scheduled Tribes who have been residing in such forests for generations, but whose rights could not be recorded;' and "to provide for a framework for recording the forest rights so vested and the nature of evidence required for such recognition and vesting in respect of forest land.' The Bill was introduced in the Parliament during December 2005 and generated deb

Land rights won t benefit tribals, inviolate areas can t secure tigers

At Kerala s Periyar Tiger Reserve, deepa kozhisseri finds local tribal communities happily involved in forest protection and ecotourism

The reality of resettlement in Orissa

Attending a Tiger Task Force public meeting at Nagpur

Stay order: A division bench of the Gujarat High Court (HC), comprising chief justice Bhawani Singh and justice H K Rathod, recently passed an order that prevents the state's forest and revenue

Victim of politicking, forest rights bill not tabled in parliament

Tribal rights and democracy loose to conservation banter

Hydropower is northeast India s biggest resource. But the manner in which the Subansiri Lower Project SLP is being implemented forces nitin sethi to ask: how should this growth potential be tapped?

Forest Dwellers