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Forest Rights Act

PM Modi reviews progress of key infrastructure projects

Assessing the progress of handling and resolution of grievances related to patents and trademarks, Modi asked officials to further expedite the processing of such applications.

Aug 30, 2017, 23:00 PM IST

National Tribal Advisory Council set up

Government to focus on  tribal development through various programmes and effective community participation. 

Oct 29, 2015, 16:18 PM IST

Nine states asked to 'immediately' implement Forest Act

 Taking a serious view of some states not implementing the Forest Rights Act, the Centre has directed Bihar, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttarakhand, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand to expeditiously implement it.

Jun 21, 2015, 15:17 PM IST

Gujjars demand extension of Forest Rights Act to J&K

Gujjars of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday demanded extension of the Forest Rights Act, 2006 to the state so that they too can enjoy rights on forest land as are available to the people belonging to Scheduled Tribe communities across the country.

Feb 08, 2015, 16:38 PM IST

Over 1.45 lakh claims rejected under FRA in Odisha

The Odisha government has rejected over 1.45 lakh individual and community claims under the Forest Rights Act, 2006, till Dec 2014.

Jan 17, 2015, 20:32 PM IST

Nothing to fear on forest rights issue: Prakash Javadekar

 Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said there should not be any fear among tribals of losing their forest rights and indicated that there might not be any dilution of the Forest Rights Act.

Jan 10, 2015, 18:17 PM IST

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.

Jun 07, 2013, 15:49 PM IST

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.

Jan 24, 2013, 22:37 PM IST

Centre to clear stand on Vedanta mine Monday

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).

Jan 21, 2013, 09:36 AM IST

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.

Sep 07, 2012, 23:41 PM IST

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.

Jul 26, 2012, 22:50 PM IST

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.

Jul 26, 2012, 22:47 PM IST

New norms to improve forest rights act

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

Jul 13, 2012, 08:50 AM IST

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.

Jun 28, 2011, 14:37 PM IST

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.

Apr 19, 2010, 17:43 PM IST

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.

Feb 11, 2010, 18:44 PM IST

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".

Nov 30, 2009, 20:29 PM IST

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.

Oct 29, 2009, 16:27 PM IST