South Zone-level Tribal Meet 2014 organised in Salem

Draft guidelines for liberalizing felling and transit regime for tree species grown on non-forest private land.

The aim of this policy brief is to spread the word about forest and farm producer organizations and their increasing role in helping smallholders improve their economic and social well-being while managing their resources sustainably.

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

Seeking to bring out a comprehensive plan for forest management involving local communities across the country, the Centre will conduct a fresh socio-economic survey of forest dwellers and those li

Judgement of the Kolkata High Court in the matter of Aurangadabad Biri Merchants' Association & Ors.Vs. The State of West Bengal & Ors. dated 06/05/2014 regarding payment of market fee in relation to the transaction of Tobacco and Kendu Leaves in the notified market area for manufacturing Biri. The petitioners are claiming that they are engaged in manufacturing 'Biri'. They purchase raw materials i.e.

An Act for the law relating to consolidation, management, sustainable use and conservation of forests in Arunachal Pradesh. This Act may be called the Arunachal Pradesh Forest Act, 2014.

A joint statement issued by a number of movements, conservation NGOs and experts in conservation biology against the application filed in the Supreme Court against the Forest Rights Act.

Non timber forest products (NTFPs) play significant role in the protection of the livelihood safety net of the forest dwellers of North East India. The present study has the objectives of documenting the traditional knowledge pertaining to the processing of non-timber forest products in the Inner Line Reserve Forest (ILRF) of Cachar district, Assam, India. This forest harbours about 21 commercially important NTFPs, 8 of which are subjected to different traditional processing techniques before marketing to ensure their durability and enhanced resistance to fungal and insect attacks.

Read text of Maharashtra Village Forest Rules 2014 released by the state government on March 5 2014 to to institutionalize an effective management regime for conservation and long-term sustainability of forests.They apply to part of such reserved forests (RF) or protected forests (PF) in the village as assigned under the Indian Forest Act (IFA) 1927.