Forest Rights Act
Opinion  /  Published 12.08.19

Climate change: Disastrous implications for children

As problems affecting the future of the planet become more complex, their solutions need to be vigorously reimagined. The requirement for innovative solutions is particularly acute right now in Brazi...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 29.07.19

Forestland breather push

Twenty-five states with tribal populations have sought more time from the Supreme Court to review their earlier rejections of more than 17 lakh claims from forest dwellers for records of rights or pat...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 16.03.20

Another blow to environment

Time is of the essence — especially when it comes to closely gauging the impact that the actions of governments and large corporations might have on the natural environment and the lives of ordinary...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 04.04.19

For the voices on the forest fringe

Immediately after the schedule of the seventeenth Lok Sabha election was declared, a news item appeared that said dwellers of the mangrove forests of the Sunderbans have demanded immediate implementat...
By Anamitra Anurag Danda in

India  /  Published 06.03.19

Delhi: Scan each forest rejection

The Centre has asked all states to re-examine each claim to land rights rejected under the Forest Rights Act amid a looming threat of eviction that has cast a shadow on the survival of millions of tri...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.02.19

Stay on forest eviction with rap on government

The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed its February 13 order directing the eviction of an estimated 10 lakh forest dwellers who had illegally encroached on forest land, but pulled up the Centre for waki...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 23.02.19

Forest dwellers panic after SC order of eviction

Villagers living on the fringe areas of forests in Assam are in a state of panic following the Supreme Court (SC) order to evict forest dwellers whose claims over traditional forestlands have been rej...
By Sanjoy Hazarika in Bokakhat

Opinion  /  Published 27.01.20

The unsurprising R-Day guest

By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 25.02.19

Chhattisgarh to fight SC order on tribals

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has declared full support for the tribal communities and decided to present the state’s view on the eviction row in the Supreme Court. Responding to Congr...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 26.02.19

A law that undermines forest dwellers' rights

The flaws in the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, and its even more flawed implementation are not really secrets. Envisaged as a way to ...
By The Editorial Board in


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