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. Since implementation of the Forest Rights Act recognition of Community Forest Rights has remained a major challenge. As per the joint MoEF-MoTA committee report and also reports from civil society groups, the provisions for Community Forest Rights (CFRs) have remained largely unimplemented. There is a paucity of information on the CFR process, status and developments in the states and on the initiatives and experiments undertaken by the government and Non Government Organizations. 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. .

Titles

Name of the State District

Source

English Loc. language Hindi

Odisha

Nayagarh

Vasundhara

 

 

Kalahandi

 

 

 

Hadgarh

 

 

 

Mayurbhanj

 

 

 

Rayagada RCDC, Bhubaneswar    
Kandhamal Vasundhara    

Gajapati

 

 

 

Maharastra

Gadchiroli (Ghati gaon)

Vrikshamitra

 

 

VNCS

 

 

 

 

Karnataka

 

ATREE

 

 

 

Andhra Pradesh

 Khammam

Asha

 

 

 

Madhya Pradesh

 

NIWCYD, Balwant

 

 

 

Jharkhand

 

SATHEE

 

 

Gujurat

Narmada Arch Vahini  
Chhatisgarh Sarguja M. Sarin    
Kerala Anakkayam WWF