Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Themrie Tuithung Vs Union of India & Others dated 21/11/2016 regarding forest clearance granted by the State Government of Manipur in January, 2014 to the Thoubal Multipurpose Project proposed at the tri-junction of Ukhrul, Senapati and Thoubal districts of Manipur which would lead to diversion of 595 hectares of forest land.

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has lost round one in his fight against Jual Oram-led tribal affairs ministry on easing rules for projects in tribal areas.

The Centre has asked nine state governments to expeditiously implement the Forest Rights Act, which recognizes the rights of scheduled tribes living in the forests for generations.

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

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

The State Government has rejected over as many as 1.45 lakh individual and community claims under the Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006 till December last year.

Calls for withdrawal of order issued by Environment Ministry

The tribal affairs ministry has objected to an order by its environment counterpart that allows diversion of forest land for linear projects without seeking consent from local village councils as l

* “Amend the new Land Acquisition Act to safeguard tribal land and disallow acquisition by a non-tribal, including private companies.”

Worried over distress sale of minor forest produce (MFP), the Centre has decided to soon announce minimum support price (MSP) of at least 10 such produce, Union tribal affairs minister Jual Oram sa