New steps towards a full implementation of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act – Government of India

Government of India, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, New Delhi, 20th July, 2012

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is the nodal agency for implementing the provisions of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, which seeks to recognize and vest the forest rights and occupation in forest land in forest dwelling Scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest dwellers who have been residing in such forests for generations but whose rights could not be recorded. […]

The Ministry has observed that even after lapse of more than 4 years of the implementation of the Act, the flow of intended benefits of this welfare legislation to the eligible forest dwellers has remained constrained and several problems were impeding the implementation of the Act in its letter and spirit.  The Ministry had accordingly undertaken an exercise to arrive at certain provisions/ steps for facilitating a robust implementation of the Act.  […] Read the full draft >>

Source: Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Address : http://www.tribal.nic.in/index2.asp?sublinkid=1169&langid=1
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