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In the News : 2006 Disclaimer TNT does not necessarily share the views expressed, or vouch for the accuracy of facts represented, in these news reports and articles. Rajya Sabha passes forest bill by voice vote | Dec 19, 2006 Parliament on Monday gave its nod for the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Bill, 2006, seeking to empower traditional forest-dwelling communities by giving them security of tenure, access to minor forest produce… Read more Forest Rights Act passed in Lok Sabha | Dec 16, 2006 The Lok Sabha on Friday passed by voice vote the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Bill, 2005, seeking to recognise and vest the forest rights and occupation in forest land of forest-dwelling Scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest- dwellers... Read more It needn’t be tigers vs tribals | Sep 11, 2006 Belying the hopes of a number of groups and forest dwelling communities across the country, the monsoon session of Parliament did not see the tabling of the Scheduled Tribes and other Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Bill 2006… Read more Tribal Bill not ready, so conservation must wait | Aug 14, 2006 Since August 2, a Bill figured every day as the last item on the Rajya Sabha list and waited for its turn until it finally dropped off on August 11: the Wildlife (Protection) Act Amendment Bill, drafted by the Ministry of Forest and Environment (MoEF) on the recommendations... Read more Bill in making, battle for land begins in UP tiger reserve | July 31, 2006 While a group of ministers (GoM) is giving final shape to the bill on land rights inside forests, a violent conflict is brewing inside the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve’s Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary… Read more It’s a jungle out there | Jun 19 2006 This week the Cabinet will probably consider the tribal bill. A joint parliamentary committee (JPC) has worked on it. Just how hard we know from Brinda Karat. In a two-part article in People’s Democracy, the CPI(M) Rajya Sabha MP and a member of the JPC on the tribal bill, she says… Read more The tangle over the tiger and his lair | May 25, 2006 It’s not as big a controversy as others facing the Prime Minister but it has set off a storm in conservationist circles. The Wildlife (Protection) Act Amendment Bill and the Tribal Bill are at obvious loggerheads but both are symbols of the government’s commitment … Read more Home | Reports | Related Articles | Resources | Gallery | Feedback | Contact | About