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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Forest Rights Act, 2006, 13/12/2019. As per information received from Ministry of Tribal Affairs, a total number of 19,64,048 titles (18,87,894 individual and 76,154 community claims) have been distributed over an area involving forest lands to the extent of 12938762.14 acres.

Negative impacts of climate change on forests threaten the delivery of crucial wood and non-wood goods and environmental services on which an estimated 1.6 billion people fully or partly depend.

Forests provide vital ecosystem services crucial to human well-being and sustainable development, and have an important role to play in achieving the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

Conservation, restoration, and improved management of forests are cost-effective solutions for large-scale reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removal of carbon from the atmosphere and thus help to hold the global temperature increase to well below 2.0°C or 1.5°C above preindustrial levels.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Implementation of Forest Rights Act, 28/11/2019. As per Forest Rights Act,2006 and the rules made thereunder, the State Governments are responsible for implementation of the Act.

Mangroves cut across ecosystems, sectors, jurisdictions and governance regimes. While few countries have a specific mangrove law, many national and international regimes apply to or affect mangroves in some way.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pratap Singh Vs Himanchal Pradesh Public Works Department & Others dated 25/11/2019 regarding cutting of trees during construction of road from Chirpurche onwards to Fochitang- Ramni in District Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh. The applicant has alleged that forest clearance has been granted by dividing bigger portions into two parts and by changing the route of construction.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Relocation of Villages from Forest Areas, 22/11/2019.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rajesh Kumar Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 18/11/2019 regarding destruction of Khasra No. 494 which is a forest land in Mandi.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ram Avatar Yadav Vs Union of India & Others dated 14/11/2019 regarding non-forest activities on 260 acres of forest land comprising of Aravali plantation and Gair Mumkin Pahad in the village Mandawar, Gurugram District, Haryana without any forest clearance. The area is wildlife corridor. Felling of trees will be illegal and adversely impact air quality.

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