The new votaries of Forest Rights Act
Is it the upcoming elections that are prompting states to focus on FRA and win hearts of the tribal people? wonders Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava
Niyamgiri gears up for India’s first environment referendum. Odisha limits number of villages that can have a say
Forest title claims of over 50% tribals, forest dwellers rejected: report
Where titles have been granted, average size of land holdings much smaller than what the Forest Rights Act provides for, says status report on …
Ministries battle over applicability of Forest Rights Act
As development projects continue to receive Centre’s push, officials within the government fear that rights of tribal communities are …
No mining by PSUs for trade in Scheduled Areas: tribal affairs minister
'Forest department is worst enemy of Forest Rights Act'
Odisha pays scant heed to tribal ministry's directions on mining for Vedanta
State invites forest rights claims from only a dozen villages on Niyamgiri hill slope
‘Tribals turn extremists because states are too busy making money from land’
The world’s largest democracy is facing a surge in tribal uprisings. The recent killings of Mahendra Karma and other Congress leaders in …
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
'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
Tribal affairs ministry gives in to pressure, ‘okays’ Village Forest Rules
These rules, if implemented, will lead to dilution of the Forest Rights Act
States are making their own rules to reclaim the authority over forests from tribes, derailing community forest rights
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
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
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 …
47% vacancies reserved for Scheduled Tribes remain unfilled
Minister informs Parliament on number of backlog vacancies, decline in funds for other economic support schemes for STs
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
Nine new items added to MSP for minor forest produce scheme
Despite additions, quality parameters unavailable to state agencies
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
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
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
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
Forest Rights Act could play decisive role in LS polls: Report
One-fourth of constituencies in mainland India have FRA implementation as a core issue and can influence winning margins, finds a study
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
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