Indian Forest Act 1927
Opinion  /  Published 14.10.21

Fading green: Forest Act amendment

The Centre has read the message wrong, once again. Environmental activists have been urging the government to ‘go green’ by protecting India’s forests. But it seems more interested i...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 20.11.19

JMM’s code-violation slur on BJP

The JMM on Wednesday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission, alleging that the Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar’s withdrawal last week of the controversial draft amendment to th...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 08.01.20

Lessons from the wilderness

The recorded forest area in India stands at 24.56 per cent; but the actual forest cover is only 21.67 per cent. Not all notified forests are ‘forests’. The first national forest policy in 1952 set...
By C.R. Bijoy

Opinion  /  Published 25.03.19

Our unscientific and hostile forest policy

Things are not always as they seem. This was evident, once again, in the draft proposal made by the Union government to ‘overhaul’ the Indian Forest Act, 1927, introduced in the colonial era by th...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 10.07.19

Brinda Karat aims ‘British’ gun at proposed forest law

CPM politburo member Brinda Karat on Wednesday demanded the withdrawal of the proposed amendments to the Indian Forest Act, 1927, billing the changes as repressive and way beyond what the British had ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.11.19

Poll-eve retreat on forest law

The Narendra Modi government has withdrawn controversial draft amendments to the Indian Forest Act ahead of the Jharkhand Assembly elections following sharp criticism that the changes would give exces...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 17.11.19

‘Controversial draft not my doing’

Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar, who was in the state capital on Sunday, said the now-scrapped controversial draft amendment to the Indian Forest Act 1927 had been mooted by his departmen...
By Vijay Deo Jha in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 07.08.19

The proprietorial mindset towards forest rights

While due process is important in any investigation or verification exercise, what is equally crucial is the rigour with which such an endeavour is conducted. It is this rigour that will eliminate, to...
By The Editorial Board


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