About Forest Rights Act   

The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 is a result of the protracted struggle by the marginal and tribal communities of our country to assert their rights over the forestland over which they were traditionally dependent. This Act is crucial to the rights of millions of tribals and other forest dwellers in different parts of our country as it provides for the restitution of deprived forest rights across India, including both individual rights to cultivated land in forestland and community rights over common property resources. The notification of Rules for the implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006 on 1st Jan 2008, has finally paved the way to undo the ‘historic injustice’ done to the tribals and other forest dwellers.   ...
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Community Forest Rights   

Community forest rights recognized under the Forest Rights Act are important for securing livelihoods of the forest communities and for strengthening local self governance of forests and natural resources.  The CFR link is a part of a collective initiative for collection and sharing of information on CFR from different states. The collection and sharing of information is coordinated by Vasundhara and Kalpavriksh with support from Oxfam.

Citizen Report Hindi: 2015-17
Citizen Report English: 2015-17
West Bengal : Promise and Performance of the FRA
Maharastra: Promise and Performance of the FRA
Status Report on the Implementation of FRA : In Tamilnadu 2017
Gujarat: Promise and Performance of the FRA
Telengana: Promise and Performance of the FRA
Indian Peoples tribunal : Forest Rights Act
Jharkhand: Promise and Performance of the FRA
Odish Report: Promise and Performance of the FRA
Promise and Performance Report: Ten Years of The Forest Rights Act in India
CFR At a Glance : Newsletter Issue-1, October 2016)
CFR At a Glance : Newsletter Issue-4, (Dec 2015- January 2016)

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