Mahua flower comes under minimum support price scheme
Tribal ministry adds 17 new minor forest produce to the government’s minimum support price scheme, increases MSP of some already under the …
Tribal affairs ministry gives in to pressure, ‘okays’ Village Forest Rules
These rules, if implemented, will lead to dilution of the Forest Rights Act
A decade on, only 40% of FRA claims approved
The latest status report of the FRA says most claims were rejected by either gram sabhas or district committees
Odisha on FRA claims: No time to collect evidence, no hearing, just rejection
The state has rejected 10,000 claims
FRA comes to the rescue of people displaced by Salwa Judum
The Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs decides to conduct a survey of the displaced people who had fled to Andhra Pradesh and Telengana, in order …
What’s worrying about the SC order on FRA?
The Supreme Court’s summary directions in the ongoing writ petition may have been issued without appropriate guidance from govt counsel
Government files petition seeking stay of SC order on FRA; hearing tomorrow
On February 13, SC had asked state authorities to submit affidavits explaining why evictions, wherever ordered, have not taken place
MoTA’s job is FRA, not land diversion: DG Forest
Director General of Forest and Special Secretary at environment ministry says will take up matter with MoTA
Does the Supreme Court order mean eviction of forest dwellers right away?
Some reasons why the rejection of FRA does not amount to a claimant being an encroacher
Tribal affairs ministry’s report on FRA riddled with discrepancies
Area of forest land recognised reduced, more titles distributed than approved
Ahead of SC hearing on FRA, MoEF asks states to share “encroachment” data
Forest Survey of India requests for geo-referenced locations of encroachments, but many states ill-equipped to do so
MoTA raises objections to environment ministry’s FRA compliance circular
In the circular, the ministry had clarified that FRA compliance certificates would not be required in Stage I of the forest diversion process
Nine new items added to MSP for minor forest produce scheme
Despite additions, quality parameters unavailable to state agencies
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 FRA
Forest Rights Act: Are state govts the real land mafias?
State governments want to divert forest land for industrial expansion. That's why they reject claims of forest dwellers
Environment ministry makes forest rights Act irrelevant in initial stage of forest clearance
Letter from MOEFCC regarding Western Coalfields projects in Maharashtra also shun tribal ministry’s concerns
Who's right for the forest anyway?
Reflections on Supreme Court order to evict ‘illegitimate’ tribals from the forests
States are making their own rules to reclaim the authority over forests from tribes, derailing community forest rights
One in five voters in Odisha are tribals. But do they get their due?
Odisha's record in addressing forest rights is poorer than the national average, despite the Union Tribal Minister hailing from the state
Environment ministry reiterates its stance on FRA compliance in forest land diversion
MoEFCC letter sent two days before SC stayed its order on rejected FRA claims
'Grant of community forest rights to JFMCs in Andhra illegal'
Tribal affairs ministry says state has violated Forest Rights Act by giving titles to joint forest management committees
Forest dwellers plan palli sabhas in all affected villages in Niyamgiri
Odisha government sticks to its list of 12 villages despite reservations from rights groups and Union ministry of tribal affairs