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Constitutional validity of FRA: Protest in states on July 22, rally likely in Delhi in Nov

On February 13, the SC had ordered the eviction of lakhs of tribals and other traditional forest dwellers whose claims under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, had been rejected following a three-tier process.

Modify circular that violates FRA, Tribal Affairs tells Environment Ministry

The Environment Ministry issued a circular on February 26, stating that compliance with FRA and obtaining consent of the gram sabha under the Act was no longer necessary to consider projects on forest land.

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They do not understand us, our forest, say tribals in shadow of eviction

On February 13, the Supreme Court directed the eviction of families whose claims had been rejected under the Forest Rights Act, an order impacting over 10 lakh tribals and other forest dwellers across the country.

Farmers, forests and the future

In the battle over jungle and tribal land, deep mistrust divides natural allies.

Forest rights and wrongs

Wrong implementation of Forest Rights Act has led to encroachment of forestland — it’s a lost opportunity for climate change mitigation.

A path through the forest

Forest Rights Act is not an obstacle to growth. Its non-implementation will be politically counter-productive.

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Welfare Project in Nandurbar: Crores meant for poor tribals siphoned off

The investigation suggests the irregularities began in 2013.

BJP states trying to sideline key forest Act clauses, MPs tell PM Narendra Modi

The Forest Rights Act seeks to give forest dwellers ownership of the land they have been living on or depend on for their livelihood.

Tribal Affairs Ministry’s Directive: Don’t rush forest rights, Centre tells states

On April 28, the then MoTA secretary wrote to the states expressing hope that the process would be “completed within the current year”.

Ministry refuses to relax norms for 35 border projects

The decision, conveyed to the defence ministry on February 24, affects at least 35 projects.

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What the thousands of farmers protesting in Maharashtra are demanding

Around 30,000 farmers and tribals are marching from Thane to Azad Maidan in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Here’s a list of their long-pending demands.

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