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In the News : 2008 Disclaimer TNT does not necessarily share the views expressed, or vouch for the accuracy of facts represented, in these news reports and articles. Another ‘hurdle’ in way of Forest Rights Act | Nov 18, 2008 In what could create more hurdles in the implementation of the Forest Rights Act, the Supreme Court has referred the long pending issue of final notification of sanctuaries and national parks to the National Board of Wildlife and asked for a report within eight weeks… Read more Tribals, forest interdependence, and integration | Oct 19, 2008 Defining a clear land-use policy, integrating indigenous people along with their skills, encouraging mutual exchange between tribals and the outside world can help make the process of change easier for the indigenous folk… Read more ‘Forest right Act ensures social rights of tribal people’ | Sept 30, 2008  A convention of tribal people of Attappady held at Agali, noted that the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Right) Act, 2006, was meant not only to confer on them rights on the forests in which they lived, but also ensure their social rights… Read more Early gains from Forest Rights Act | Aug 19, 2008 The new law's provisions are infusing into the proceedings of the Gram Sabhas a democratic character that they have lacked so far. From a conservation standpoint too, the law is proving to be positive… Read more We also resist steel plants | April 2, 2008 As I walked along with the villagers of Dhinkia, Patna and Nuagaon, I felt the energy, determination and apprehension. There was a smile on their faces, clarity in their hearts, resolve in their minds with just a little anxiety of what will happen next.  With their goal defined… Read more On the Fringes | Feb 16, 2008 The recognition of forest rights is an acknowledgement that forests and forest-dwelling people are inseparable. One may wonder why the country took so long to enact the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act. The answer has to be found… Read more Forest Rights Act explained | Jan 3, 2008 As a New Year gift, the UPA Government notified the long-stalled Forest Rights Act, which gives tribals legal rights over forest land. The notification of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, (popularly Forest Rights Act) is expected to benefit 10 million forest dwellers across 17 states… Read more Forest Act notified, tribals unhappy | Jan 2, 2008 The UPA government's new year gift of finally operationalising the long pending Forest Rights Act has, ironically, left tribal groups dejected and the wildlife lobby grinning… Read more Home | Reports | Related Articles | Resources | Gallery | Feedback | Contact | About