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25 tigers in Sathyamangalam forest

Last Updated: Friday, June 07, 2013, 15:49

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

Last Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013, 22:37

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

Centre to clear stand on Vedanta mine Monday

Last Updated: Monday, January 21, 2013, 09:36

The verdict on the mining project in Odisha is crucial as it will undoubtedly play a key role in deciding the fate of several other projects that need forest lands under the Forest Rights Act (FRA).

Changes in Forest Rights Act to help tribals

Last Updated: Friday, September 07, 2012, 23:41

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

Last Updated: Thursday, July 26, 2012, 22:50

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

Last Updated: Thursday, July 26, 2012, 22:47

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

Last Updated: Friday, July 13, 2012, 08:50

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

Forest rights act incentivising encroachment: AP forest dept

Last Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 21:31

As many as 1,74,693 claims for 14,70,246 acres of land were approved as of September 30, 2011 in the state.

Maoists express solidarity with Posco movement

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 14:37

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

Last Updated: Monday, April 19, 2010, 17:43

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

Last Updated: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 18:44

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`

Last Updated: Monday, November 30, 2009, 20:29

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".