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Disclaimer TNT does not necessarily share the views expressed, or vouch for the accuracy of facts represented, in these news reports and articles. Home | Reports | Related Articles | Resources | Gallery | Feedback | Contact | About Ramesh cracks whip, warns foresters | April 28, 2011 Issuing a stern warning to the country’s forest bureaucracy, Union forest minister Jairam Ramesh said officials who fail to implement the Forest Rights Act, 2006, will be liable to face action. It is imperative to give people a stake to protect forests, he said… Read more Maharashtra tribals get right to harvest bamboo | April 28, 2011 For the first time in independent India, tribals got a licence to harvest and sell bamboo as a minor forest produce. A transit pass book for bamboo was given to Mendha villagers after minister Jairam Ramesh threatened action against forest officials… Read more Maharashtra forest officials defy Ramesh on bamboo | April 26, 2011 The forest bureaucracy has taken on forests minister Jairam Ramesh and Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan to defend its turf, saying it is illegal for tribals of Mendha village of Gadchiroli to sell bamboo on their own and will invite prosecution… Read more No Forest Rights Act cover for dwindling Totos | April 3, 2011 Even as a desperate Left Front hawks its “success” in securing land tenure to the poor, its own government’s status report shows the Totos, the smallest primitive tribal group in the state, were evicted from 400 acres given to them 100 years ago… Read more In the News : 2011