6K hectares soon to get 'Reserved Forests' tag

Village gets community rights over forest submerged by dam in Maharashtra

Posco not to cut trees till Odisha gives Forest Clearance

Chhatisgarh State Govt declares 83 Forest Villages as Revenue villages

Tribal Ministry's move may damage sanctuaries

Manipur Power Project cleared without recognising the forest rights

Stop destroying Forests in North Bengal 

Implementation of Forest Rights Act slow and tardy

National Green Tribunal stays wall construction in Rajaji National Park

Forest Workers Eye their share of pie in poll season and he plight of U'Khand's Forest Tribes

rest Rights Act lands will be treated as revenue lands

FRA in Manifesto

In Gujarat, tribal people get a raw deal (on FRA)

Tribal Ministry terms forest land diversion for ESSEL Mining 'invalid 

Maharashtra Govt. to end bamboo monopoly

Government plans socio-economic survey in forest villages

PMO wrote to Ministry about Mangar forest

Ministry of environment and forests cold shoulders families who gave up land for green cause

The lie of a grassland

Court upholds Soliga tribe’s community forest rights

Collectors told to hold Gram Sabhas on Niyamagiri mining


CSD Alleges Open Violation of Forest Rights Act in utmost sphere by Odisha Government

Move to hold gram sabha only in 12 villages flayed

Odisha issues notification for Gram Sabha in Niyamgiri area

FRA violations rally in state capital on June 5

Upholding cultural rights

Tribals in Niyamgiri demonstrate against Bauxite mining

Maharashtra chief secretary sells first bag of tendu leaves



Govt. is playing with the fate of Kendu leaf pluckers  - CSD

Biodiversity’s brain centre is here

Gram sabha's role in LARR Bill is diluted

Scrap Posco plant on the basis of gram sabha resolution

SC order Vedanta sees hope

SC stalls Vedanta's BMP, Gram Sabhas to decide forest rights

Kendu leaf trade de-regulated

Deo takes U-turn, backs dilution of tribals’ rights

Implementation of Forest Rights Act Deo writes to states

CMs urged to implement Forest Rights Act sincerely

FRA implementation tardy in state

Tension over influx of Jharkhand tribals

Mining prod to governors

Satellite-based study of FRA implementation ‘faulty’

Forest Rights Act extended to non tribal areas

Another village, this time in Odisha, gets official permit to sell bamboo

GPS study finds forest land ‘wrongfully’ given to tribals

Diversion of Himachal forest land Activists, tribals see red


Cabinet Committee on Investment faces clearance hurdles

Chhattisgarh activists write to Centre, seek clarity on Fifth Schedule

APMDC should hold gram sabha, says Human Rights Forum

Govt's confusing signals confound tribals

Villagers in Vadodara on fast to protest plantation by forest dept

Stop Polavaram work CM

CCI push for projects worth Rs 74,000 crore

Tribal affairs ministry against MoEF move to dilute forest rights Act

India- Don’t allow Govt to ram through land acquisition bill

Second thoughts on eco-sensitive zone around Chandaka

Land acquisition bill to re-enter with 157 changes

Will there be an end to this conflict

Rs 6936 lakhs allocated for Manipur for socio-economic development of schedule tribes during 2012-13

Union Budget 2013-14 Full Text of President Pranab Mukherjee's Address to Parliament

SC reserves judgment on Niyamgiri

India Undercuts Tribal Rights

Implement FRA in true spirit

Mines multiply as farmland shrinks

Faith, beliefs cannot stall green clearance to projects, SC told

100-year poverty poser on Vedanta

Gram Sabha clearance not must for building roads through forest land

Tribals too need modern-day benefits, facilities Supreme Court

Has government weakened its case against Vedanta

Odisha Convention on Forest Rights Act organised by Bana Adhikar Sangram Parishad, Bolangir

Centre 'completely against' mining in Niyamgiri

NGO demands ST status for Uttarakhand Van Gujjars

Vedanta’s wait for Bauxite to get longer as environment ministry denies forest clearance

State's 238-crore plan for Sunabeda under study, says Jairam

orissa mining corporation(civil no,180 of2011) (2)

Odisha Tribals, Forest Dwellers of Nuapada District continue their protest demanding Recognition of Community Forest Rights

Jairam faults State on poor development in Naxal-hit area

In U-turn, Centre dilutes obligation of gram sabha consent

God poser for Vedanta

Forest-dwellers can't be evicted from Niyamgiri Centre to SC

Centre set to dilute tribal rights over forest land

Anti-Saranda mining chorus grows

Anna Hazare fails to draw out Hyderabadis

Villagers detain two forest officials

Tiger Reserves in Odisha not under single command and control CAG

41,891 ha forest land diverted in Odisha

Tribals must have equity in mining

Concern about forest rights Vs wildlife protection

Study Report on Effect of FRA, 2006

Mining costs Keonjhar hills green cover

Govt takes away people's power

State tops in settlement of forest rights, land pattas

Odisha sitting over 431 forest diversion proposals

UPA’s next folly right to housing, without a land bank

CAG rap for mining corp

Naxalism hits tiger breeding project in Chhattisgarh

21 years on, JFM set for a relaunch

HC stays land acquisition for Kovvada nuclear plant

Article - From transparency to accountability

Tribals up in arms over tiger reserve declaration

After a century, Odisha villagers get back bamboo rights

India opens the floodgates for extinguishment of Indigenous Rights

Tribals protest, demand title deeds

In Chhattisgarh, a primitive tribe in trouble

ST panel concerned with rising tribal migration

Rights panel moved on tribal’s plight

Social activists want Posco project shelved

Urgent need to bolster investor sentiment in roads sector CII

Cabinet Secy-led team to take stock in State today

Nothing straight about this line

NHAI withdraws clearance petition from apex court

NHAI initiates process to withdraw case against MoEF

Gram sabha nod no longer needed in road projects

FRA issue of village Ranjapur district Kalahandi .

No gram sabha consent needed for road, rail & power lines

Green norms go easy on projects

Odisha government has resorted to hasty, coercive action to evict thousands of villagers: EAS Sarma

Linear Projects clear roadblock

Pipeline projects now need not take tribal nod

Tribals, fishermen, citizens write to PM against move to bypass Forest Rights Act for mega projects

Govt. to ease environment norms for road projects

Forest, Law departments against transferring ownership of kumki land

CFR Title in Rayagada District of Odisha

Centre fails to submit affidavit to apex court on Forest Rights Act over Niyamgiri bauxite mine

Union tribal affairs minister V Kishore Chandra Deo firm over tribal’s rights over forestlands

Diversion of forest land for industrial use may delay as environment ministry seeks time for consultations

Bamboo rising

PMO wants tribals’ consent in giving forests for projects diluted

UPA to empower tribals via rules and guidelines, not amendment

NAC recommendation on PESA, 1996

Community rights of forest dwellers stressed

Green clearance norms for mining ops may be relaxed

Public hearing for Bijahan coal block mining residents oppose forest land diversion

NGO urges guv to stall forest bill

Tribals to defy ban on collecting minor forest produces

Kol’s Struggle For Their Identity In Uttar-Pradesh

Bonda population on the decline

Focus on CFR by State Govt

Government for community rights over VSS-managed forests

MoTA letter to MoEF on Diversion of Forest Land

FRA Amendment- A welcome move

State Govt killing the spirit of FRA

Gujjars for national model to rehabilitate nomads in J&K

A new ‘freedom’ awaits tribal groups

News related to CAMPA

Infra Project Should not fall foul of FRA

Tribal affairs minister Kishore Deo to apprise governors of right to cancel mines

Tourism rules in tiger reserves violate Wildlife & Forest Act: National Tiger Conservation Authority members

Two ministries spar over new bamboo rule
Circular related to upcoming Gram Sabha Sasaktikaran Karyakram
Better coordination sought for Forest Rights Act implementation
Let OFDC, not panchayats, handle Kendu leaf trade: State Government
FRA: State initiative comes in for praise
FRA Rule_2012_complied version
FRA Amendment Rule, 6th Sept, 2012
Govt. may soon allot forest land in non - scheduled area
Not a single claim for forestland in Balangir 
States violating wildlife law in rush to notify buffer zones
Government for community rights over VSS-managed forests

Forest dwellers term proposed tiger reserve as illegal

Circular of MoEF to State Govts. on Diversion of Forest land (7.12.12)

26th Meeting of NAC dtd on 21st Dec, 2012

CFR under JFM in Gadchirolli  district

6th State Level Committee Report of Odisha State

Memorandum to CM UP and PM on occassion of Forest rights rally in Lucknow, UP - 15dec 2012

Tribal affairs minister Deo against dilution of Forest Rights Act rules


Demonstration on CFR by OJM and other Civil Society groups

New votaries of Forest Rights Act

Bamboo Trade may open up for Tribals
Memorandum by AP communities and CBOs- CPF state level consulation Andhra Pradesh
At the core of debate
Government against commercial use of degraded forests
Green alarm over bid to allow business in forest
NGO files plea over buffer notification
Rights for Forest Dwellers
Tribals Rally for land rights in Ganjam
Tribals go hi-tech to claim forest land
SC move on buffers leading to illegalities_ToI
Review of Rejected Claims
Ramesh urges Maharashtra model in Odisha to curb Maoist influence_ India Today
Forest babus block plan to give tribals bamboo rights
Supreme Court’s Order on Tiger Reserve Buffers Encourages Illegalities
Will seek review of tiger order
Tiger tourism_Lobbies fight tooth and nail
Govt to move SC to protect rights of tribals
Claims on forest lands to be disposed by September in Madhya Pradesh
Complaint on continuous threat faced by Greenpeace team in Madhya Pradesh
Uniform process for recognition of community forest rights sought
Guideline by MoTA on Implementation of FRA
National workshop on Management of Community Forest Resources under Forest Rights Act 26th and 27th March, 2011
Guidelines to notify critical wildlife habitat
Guideline for Conversion of Forestland for Implementation of Govt. Developmental Programs and Schemes
Diversion of Forest Land for Non-Forestry Purposes in Compliance with Forest Rights Act
Bio Diversity Act, 2002
Field Guide on Formation of FRC
Role and Responsibilities of FRC and Process of Verification
Guideline on Process of Claim Verification at Gram Sabha Level
 Note on Process of Joint Verification (ONLY FOR ODISHA)
Update on Forest Rights Act
Updates from MoTA & MoEF (under which Joint committee of MoEF and MoTA  of Previous version) should be uploaded
The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Draft Rules, 2012
The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Draft Rules, 2012
Strengthen Forest Rights Act, says National Advisory Council
New house new land new future
Lure of land pattas strips forest
SC order a shot in arms for farmers
Jairam moots changes in forest act
Litmus test for govt as NAC gets specific on forest rights
Panel finds lacunae in implementation of FRA
Govt to amend law to curtail forest dept powers
Thumbs down to Saxena report from members
States using law meant for tribals to gift forest land to the landless
Govt to amend Forest Act to end harassment of tribals
Encroachers' Park
NAC wants action on Forest Rights
I'm against the FRA if it is seen as a panacea: Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom
Climate Change should be addressed at Grassroots level
Go or no-go is not the question
Need for according local community a stake in forest control: Jairam Ramesh
Villagers form human chain to save forest
Government School coming up on claimed land under FRA
Jairam calls for paradigm shift in forest management
Campaign condemned the report of Joint Committee on FRA
Tribals, forest Dwellers Protested Against Non-recognition of Community Forest Rights
Generous resettlement package for people in wildlife habitats sought
Is the environment ministry over-reacting
Good news for tigers?
REDD alert for India's forest-dwellers
Green Worriers: Conserving the Local Biodiversity
The Forest Rights Act: Redefining Biodiversity Conservation in India
52 Andhra villages give Polavarm a red signal
Panel clears 7 more proposals to begin CWH process

Current development paradigm have caused Adivasi protests against land acquisition and displacement: Vice President

In the name of Tiger
Badrama: Home for Herbal Cure
Women Entitlement in Forest Rights Act, 2006 - A case study
National FRA Committee released the Short Report on Orissa
Council for Social Development released the Summary report on Forest Rights Act
Villagers against CWH status
The Realities of Traditional Knowledge And Patents
NAC close to finalising Food Security Bill
BJP demands amendment to Forest Dwellers Act
PM to Chair National council for Tribal Welfare
Dormant Tribal Affairs Ministry turns pro-active
11.02 lakh hects of forestland diverted since enactment of FCA 1980
Forest rights Panel on UP visit from Saturday
Manmohan looks for a middle path on climate
Naveen red flag over Andhra dam project
Settle the Rights in National Park and Sanctuaries: Kantila Bhuria
More than 9 lakh title deed distributed under Forest Rights Act
Despite PM push MoEF looks to block tribal rights in parks
Orissa performs well in implementing forest land right act
Government panel says no to Vedanta's Orissa project
Integrated Action Plan for 25 more Maoist-affected districts
Polavarm: Study contests State claims over forest rights
State neglected PTGs: CAG
PM addresses 55th National Development Council Meeting
Environment Ministry clears Andhra Project
Assault on farmer: Foresters say land claim documents yet to reach them
CM to start Van Adhikar Yatra from Sept 25
FRA committee holds meeting with Himachal Pradesh officers
More trouble for Vedantas' mining project in Orissa
Government widens scope of Saxena panel to scrutinise Orissa mining project
Lanjigarh tribals allege Vedanta violation of FRA
State Stands second in FRA Implementation
Won't Force Villagers out of Tiger Reserves
Jairam warns against villagers eviction from reserves
Green ministry panel takes forest rights to grassroots
Panel to place bauxite report next month

Give tribals rights to minor forest produce, plan panel to tell govt

Green goals
Tribals yet to benefit from forest dwellers act
Slipping on the Ground
New panel to study Vedanta mine impact on tribals
Guarding their God
Consultation on Wildlife Amendment Bill 2010 held at Bhubaneswar
More than 2 lakhs claims recognized under Forest Rights Act in Orissa
Foresters 'book' dead man for poaching
Rejig the power structure
MoEF Reconstituted Committee on Forest Rights Act
Rethink Counter Maoist Strategy: Digvijay Singh
Spread of Hunger
Denial of forestland titles could
Jairam's Plan to review impact of FRA runs into rough weather
Law on Forest Rights Fails to Deliver
Tribal youths to further FRA cause
Eminent persons oppose MoEF Committee on Forest Rights Act
ST & SC Development Department issued a new circular for expediting the process of Community Rights
Implement Forest Act to prevent sale of land to corporates_ Brinda
Stranger Than Paradise

Assam's Garbhanga Reserve Forest villages march towards development

Call for Inputs to Committee on Forest Rights Act
Implementation of Forest Rights Act is far from satisfactory _Brinda Karat
Forest Dwellers in Orissa returns pattas
Do not dislocate forest Dwellers: Madras High Court
A Fraud on Forest Dwellers
Chidambaram Calls for Better utilization of Funds
States Proposal to harvest bamboo from Sanctuary turned down
The ineffective Forest Rights Act
New forest rights panel fails to meet demand of activists
State gets its first revenue village under Forest Act
Naxals backing NREGA
Forest Rights Act not a threat to Forest Conservation_Jairam Ramesh
State Revenue Department re-defined the definition of forestland
None to protect tribal rights in panel on forest resources
Activists up in arms against panel to review working of Forest Rights Act
Various Groups Started Condemning the move of Forest and Environment Ministry
MoEF constituted 10 members high level committee to study impact of FRA
Supply Land sketch to Claimants
State ST and SC Development Department emphasized on settlement of claims in RFs, PFs and National Parks
Settlement of land in favor landless and homeless communities under OGLS and OPLE Act
Tardy progress of Forest Dwellers Act dismays Adivasis
Consultative Committee of MoTA reviewed FRA
Keonjhar Villagers take foresters hostage
Violation of Forest Rights Act would treated as Criminal Offence: Secretary, ST & SC Development Department
Green Scrutiny for infra projects
Jairam moots Fishermen Rights Act
State ST and SC Development Department projected a figure of 7 lakhs 35 thousand 298 tribal families to be benefited under Forest Rights Act
State ST and SC Development Department requested Revenue Dept to issue clarification over "Forestland"
Centre seeks report from PCCF
Conditional Clearance to POSCO
Letter to Govt of Odisha on POSCO Project
Villagers take over forest tract
Forest Communities' right to Livelihood
Let's Hug a Tree for Life
Hands tied govt settles land issues of tribals
State issued a new circular for implementation of FRA
Settle the lands in favour of forest dwellers: Naveen Pattnaik
First village got right over CFR
Painting the Village
Forest Officials pay no respect to Govt. Order
Baiga Tribals show the way to Forest Conservation
Gujurat Govt admitted poor implementation of FRA in the State
Finally, UP tribals get a reason to rejoice
Few forest land deeds given to tribal farmers
Civic group raised concern over implementation of Forest Rights Act
Rural women shouldered the protection of casuarina and mangrove forests
Funding to protect forest or ploy to grab tribal land
Progress Report for the month of Nov 2009 Released
Participants of National Level Consultation urged MoTA to clarify FRA deadline
Protecting forests through democratic institutions
Convergence of NREGS with Forest Rights Act
Tribals cannot be evicted: Hon'ble Minister, Tribal Welfare
Protest at Parliament Street by Adivasis
Orissa implementing Forest Rights Act in a mission mode: CM
Forest Dwellers hold demonstration for land patta
Forest Rights Act not being implemented in true spirit
State wide Protest against violation of Forest Rights Act
Campaign for Survival and Dignity accuses State for violation of Forest Rights Act
Violation of Forest Rights Act by Orissa Government
Land sop to wean traibals off Maoists
Charge sheet against Government of India for violation of Forest Rights Act
Petition against SDLC of Bhawanipatna by Karlapat Gram Sabha
Tribals must be main beneficiaries of development process_Prime Minister
Notice to Tribal Minister by CSD
Center sets Deadline for land titles
Lost in the wilderness
National Conference on Forest Rights Act Starts from Today
CMs Meet on Forest Rights Act
Tribal demand first right to forests
Centre seeks district wise report
Construction work in forest areas
Encroachments in forest areas
Disconnect power to illegal buildings_HC
Tribal status in state needs to be improved_ Cheranamei
The Green Necklace
Forestland for developmental schemes
Forest Act becomes challenge for Tripura JICA
Status on Implementation of Forest Rights Act

Govt says Forest Rights Act being implemented in 'varying degrees'

Community Support needed to conserve biodiversity_Jairam Ramesh
Legal hassles stymieing land distribution drive_CM
They call this progress?
Critical Wildlife Habitat Report soon
Stability card in tribal heartland
1300 villages common agenda
The Spilt Reality
Tribals and tigers can live in peace
NGO asks Himachal Government to Stop encroachment eviction drive
Demonstration on Displacement and Development from Nov 18 in capital
Unwilling to act
Should We Have Talked to the Chhattisgarhi Mother
CPI asks PM to spike Vedanta, Posco projects in Orissa
Forest land belongs to tribals
Patta gift for Bonda tribals
What has Driven the Tribals of Central India to Political Extremism
Tribals get an identity
Solution eludes land issue in Koraput
Participants put forth 19 demands before State
Orissa gives forestland rights to 28499 tribal families
Red fear factor in land claims
Himachal Women resist tree cutting
State Plans to counter Naxal threat with land
A pretext to impose brutal repression: Campaign for Survival and Dignity
Land Patta given to Bonda tribals
Bondla on course for enhanced protection
Half the claims to be settled by year end
Tribals Protest against Vedanta Project
Protecting the beautiful and endangered creatures
State to synergise functioning of forest committees
Centre rap on Forest Rights Delay
Tribal Minister urged CM to expedite implementation of FRA
156 years after 76 families got title over their ancestral land in Kalahandi
Implementation of Forest Rights Act causes bureaucratic confusion
Participants put forth 19 demands before State
Tripura party fights for tribal rights
Land distribution for tribals to start in November
State Level Consultation on Forest Rights Act held in Orissa
Special Steps to Extend Forest Rights Urged
No Hurdles to FRA: Shri Bijoy Singh Bariha, ST & SC Development Minister, Orissa

Building bridges among stakeholders for holistic implementation

Paharias oppose land allotment to others in their areas
Two tribal villages get 2,349 hectares
No Deviations, Please
Land Pattas distributed to tribals
State Orders issue of land title to forest dwellers
Implement CWH & CFR for better conservation
223 tribal families to be shifted from Similipal Tiger Reserve core area
Green Signal to Forest Rights Act by Orissa High Court
Forest Dwellers can now get title-deed
HC nod to allow forest rights to tribals in Orissa
Forest Dwelling Communities would get right over forestland (Oriya newspaper)
HC paves way for ‘pattas’ to forest dwellers
Niyam Raja Sacrificed
Government Warns Vedanta against Illegal Mining in Orissa
Jhabua Tribals Denied Land Rights Under FRA
Is the Centre Missing Woods?
Agenda Notes for National Conference of Ministers of Environment and Forests
Implement Forest Rights Act: Tribals
Implement Forest Rights Act: Dwellers
Gram Sabha Nod must for Mining Proposals
Tens of Thousands Protest for Democracy in the Forests
Tribals take to roads to protect forest rights
Local administration to clear forest projects
Forest Rights and Implementation Issues
Distribution of title over forestland would start from 15th August
Villagers demanded for formation of Forest Rights Committee
Orissa High Court stay on forest act plea
Orissa Lalgarh in the making
Victimisation of forest workers by cops, forest dept
Land to Forest Dwellers
Memorandum Submitted to DLC for effective implementation of Forest Rights Act
State moves High Court for vacation of Stay Order on Forest Rights Act
Villagers of Simlipal Tiger Reserve Seek Maoist Help
Circular issued by MoTA for implementation of section 3(2) is violating section 4(7) of Forest Rights Act - says Odisha Protected Area Network
AP Govt. to distribute 4.42 lakh acres of forestland to tribals
AP government earmarked Rs. 20 crore for development of tribal land
Thousands of Tribal Communities Demonstrated before Collectorate office and Demanded Proper Implementation of Forest Rights Act
Govt to ensure forest rights Act implementation
Govt should step in to prevent another Narayanpatna
Coal or Forests?
Perform or face the music: Tribal Minister of MP warned the Govt. officials
AP CM asks officials to implement Forest Rights Act
UPA Challenge: rural governance reform
AP CM asks officials to implement Forest Rights Act
Delhi move to save tiger
Tribal will make or break
Lok Sangathan Releases Manifesto
Don't Impose Tiger Project on Tribals of Simlipal
Make Village Forests Rules transparent in Odisha
Call to strengthen the FRA
Encroachers close in on National Park
Rights and forests
Poverty hidden in numbers
New scheme for afforestation
Concern over forest policy
Extend the Claim submission date - KPR Sangha urged State Government
Wildlife Protection Law To Be Strengthened
House okays wildlife protection amendment Bill
Andhra Pradesh CM Started Distribution of land Pattas under Forest Rights Act
YSR distributes land pattas to tribals
Tribals to get rights over forest land from today
Reddy asks collectors to take up plantations in forest land
Action plan to solve tribal land disputes in Koraput
Tardy progress in resolving land issues in State:
Maoists strike at Sunabeda Sanctuary
Andhra Pradesh High Court has given green signal to State for distribution of title over forestland
Forest Dwellers collected Rs.12000 from Range Officer against destruction of Brinjal plants
Projects will need of Tribals, Forest Dwellers
Starving PA Oustees Arrested
Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Reviewed the Progress of Implementation of Forest Rights Act
Changes mooted in draft tribal policy
Steps on to restore peace in Narayanpatna
Millennium Goals Meet
GDP means Green Domestic Product
Adivasis's Atruggle against Displacement in Jharkhand
Tribal groups stage protest in Bhopal over land registration issue
Tribals attack Vedanta team
The Corporatised State - I
Orissa tribesmen re-distribute land seized from non-tribals
Stir to kick off in tribal belt
List of DLC
List of SDLC

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