25 tigers in Sathyamangalam forest

The Sathyamangalam forest in the district has registered an increase in its tiger population with 25 tigers being enumerated by the forest department.

Tribal outfits appeal PM to intervene in land grab cases

Tribal outfits affiliated to Left parties condemned govt`s move to "bypass" Forest Rights Act for acquiring land for large infrastructure projects.

Changes in Forest Rights Act to help tribals

Aiming to enhance livelihood prospects for tribals, govt has notified a series of changes in the Forest Rights Act.

Naveen rejects Centre`s accusation over tribal rights

CM Naveen Patnaik rejected Centre`s accusation that Odisha was denying bamboo harvesting rights to tribals under provisions of Forest Rights Act.

Naveen rejects Centre`s accusation over tribal rig

CM Naveen Patnaik rejected Centre`s accusation that Odisha was denying bamboo harvesting rights to tribals under provisions of Forest Rights Act.

New norms to improve forest rights act

The tribal affairs ministry Thursday issued new guidelines to improve implementation of the forest rights act.

Maoists express solidarity with Posco movement

The Maoists on Tuesday alleged that the Orissa government and the Centre had violated norms of the Union Environment ministry for the Posco project and expressed solidarity with those agitating against it.

Forest Rights Act aims green-cover restoration: Ramesh

Conservationists fear that Forest
Rights Act (FRA) may become a doom for green-cover, but
Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh feels that it opens up an
opportunity to create a new fort for forestry restoration in
the country.

Committee to study implementation of Forest Rights Act

Aiming at better management of
forests, the Govt on Thursday set up a committee to study the
implementation of Forest Rights Act.

Govt says Forest Rights Act being implemented in `varying degrees`

Government on Monday said states
have progressed in "varying degrees" in the implementation of
the Forest Rights Act, rejecting claims that some of them have
failed to implement the law in an "effective manner".

Forest Rights Act extended to Mizoram

The Scheduled Tribe and Other
Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights)
Act, 2006 would be extended to Mizoram from December 31, 2009.