Issue Date: Jul 31, 2007
will the new forest rights rules empower forest communities? There are mixed responses to the recently released
draft of the Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Rules, 2007. Announced on June 19, the rules are
meant to operationalise the parent act. The Union ministry of tribal affairs has sought comments.
Activists say the rules are not in harmony with the act. The focus of the act is to empower the forest rights holders, but, they say, the rules just
Recent Supreme Court order in Vedanta case holds hope for tribal community life
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