Issue Date: Jun 30, 2012
Mita Krusika, a tribal resident of Karlakana village in Rayagada district of Odisha, is disillusioned with the Forest Rights Act (FRA) of 2006. The flagship scheme of the UPA government, enacted in 2007 to recognise the rights of the forest dwellers on forest resources, has done more bad than good to her. After the death of her husband she filed an application for the title over her 0.8 hectare land their family had traditionally occupied. Bur the title was denied to her.
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