The government is all set to amend the colonial Indian Forest Act, and make it more biased against forest dwellers
Proposed amendment to Indian Forest Act would deepen injustice
It will change the fundamentals of community-driven forest governance that has taken roots in the past decades. Read more about it
Extensive amendment to forest law will dehumanise forests
The proposed amendment comes at a time when forest dwellers’ rights are being threatened even when there is Forest Rights Act. Click here to read the full story
Reforms in India’s forest sector stuck in reverse gear
The proposed amendment to the IFA reveals the mindset of policymakers regarding the forest sector has not changed. Here’s more
'Village forests have been pitted against community rights'
The proposed amendment of IFA is an attempt to keep power in the hands of the forest bureaucracy by playing up village forests against community forest rights currently exercised by gram sabhas. Click here to find out more
Timeline of an unwarranted act: How India has legislated on forests
Does independent India's first amendment to the Indian Forest Act reflect the changes in forest policy? Find out here
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