State inaction

The traditional forest dweller has had very few entitlements down centuries. Guardian of the forest, he has been regarded as encroacher by the State. All that is changing now as the Forest Rights Act of 2006 is being implemented across the country since January this year. Down To Earth tracks the progress of the new law
Savvy Soumya Misra

Walking in a single file, through wooded paths, they all headed towards the panchayat office in Premnagar block of Chhattisgarh