February 17, 2021 12:55 am
Thakur said the apex court, through order dated February 15, has cleared the way for implementing 138 projects for which approval has been given by the Centre under Forest Conservation Act (FCA) and also permitted to execute 465 projects under the Forest Rights Act (FRA).
August 14, 2020 9:38 am
Is the relocation of forest-dwellers always needed for conserving wildlife? Some hardline conservationists and foresters believe that wildlife needs absolutely “inviolate” areas — those devoid of humans and human activities.
June 04, 2020 12:41 am
The Indian Express had highlighted the Gadchiroli gram sabha issue recently. In Melghat region of Amravati district, a group of 45 gram sabhas had sought working capital for its tendu business from the tribal development department.
May 28, 2020 4:21 am
The modification incorporates a provision enabling rightful claimants of forest rights to appeal against the order of DLCs.
January 12, 2020 2:55 am
Acting on a recent Bombay High Court order, the state has issued directives asking officials to take up the settlement of such claims on a war footing.
September 16, 2019 12:00 pm
The psychology of tribals needs to be understood for effectively integrating them in the mainstream, says Arjun Munda.
September 13, 2019 8:08 pm
Ever since the February orders of the Supreme Court for eviction of lakhs of tribal families, a sense of deep insecurity and vulnerability haunts the tribal communities as the subsequent stay order is temporary and tenuous, Brinda Karat said in the letter.
July 31, 2019 2:27 am
In their reply affidavits, the states of Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh. Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand have stated that due procedure was not followed in many cases.
July 27, 2019 4:21 am
Sokalo Gond was among those campaigning for reclaiming adivasis’ rights to forest land even before the legislation in 2006.
July 25, 2019 3:51 am
Calling the writ petition “grossly misleading”, the application also asks for the apex court to recall its February 13 order on evicting forest-dwellers whose claims under the FRA were rejected.
June 22, 2020 6:10 pm
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.