Forest Act

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Before backing tribals in SC, govt diluted their gram sabha powers in Forest Act

According to the Forest (Conservation) Amendment Rules 2016, the district collector needs to complete the process of vesting of forest rights under the FRA and obtain written consent of the affected gram sabhas before any project proposal reaches the forest department for consideration.

Forest rights, wrongs

SC does well to stay its order evicting forest-dwellers. States must ensure due process is followed in implementing FRA.