Tribal Affairs Minister inaugurates ‘Virtual Training of Trainers Programme on Forest Rights Act, 2006’

Source: PIB What is the News? The Minister of Tribal Affairs has inaugurated a ‘Three day National level Virtual Training of Trainers Programme on Forest Rights Act, 2006,’ as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav/Parv. About National level Virtual Training of Trainers Programme This Programme on Forest Rights Act will help in enhancing the knowledge… Continue reading Tribal Affairs Minister inaugurates ‘Virtual Training of Trainers Programme on Forest Rights Act, 2006’

Forest Rights Act Case: What is at stake?

Recently, there were protests in districts with sizeable tribal populations. The protests took place over two issues- a) proposed amendments to the Indian Forest Act (IFA), 1927 and b) a Forest Rights Act (FRA) case that will be heard in the Supreme Court. In February 2019, the Supreme court had ordered eviction of more than… Continue reading Forest Rights Act Case: What is at stake?

Coming,a law to empower forest staff

The Union Government has proposed the draft law called as Indian Forest Act,2019.The act is seen as an amendment to the Indian Forest Act,1927.The draft law proposes to restore higher management powers and a degree of veto power with the forest bureaucracy. The act says that (a)forest-officer not below the rank of a Ranger shall… Continue reading Coming,a law to empower forest staff

Odisha forest dwellers seek permanent relief under FRA

A large number of forest dwellers have held a protest after the Central government’s recent failure to defend the Forest Rights Act (FRA) in the Supreme Court. Protestors have demanded a permanent relief under the FRA. The Supreme court had ordered eviction of more than 10 lakh Scheduled Tribe and other forest-dwellers (OTFDs) households from… Continue reading Odisha forest dwellers seek permanent relief under FRA

Modify Feb. 13 eviction order of lakhs of forest dwellers: Centre urges SC

The Centre and the State of Gujarat has filed applications urging the Supreme Court to modify its February 13 order. The Supreme Court had directed the eviction of more than 10 lakh of Scheduled Tribes (STs) and other traditional forest dwellers whose claims for forest land rights have been rejected under the Forest Rights Act… Continue reading Modify Feb. 13 eviction order of lakhs of forest dwellers: Centre urges SC

Lakhs of forest dwellers face eviction

The Supreme Court has ordered eviction of more than 10 lakh Scheduled Tribe and other forest-dwellers (OTFDs) households from forestlands across 21 states. This comes after their claim as forest dwellers have been rejected under the Forest Rights Act of 2006. The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006… Continue reading Lakhs of forest dwellers face eviction