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J&K government to implement Forest Rights Act

The Act, which grants and safeguard the rights of forest dwellers,was not applicable in the UT for the last 14 years

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Updated on Nov 19, 2020 12:49 AM IST
Hindustan Times/Jammu | ByPress Trust of India, Jammu

An alternative jobs and skill strategy for India

India needs to think of an alternative economic paradigm to prevent the distress we have seen this year

Migrant workers walking back to their villages, Delhi, March 27, 2020(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 05:53 AM IST
ByMadhav Gadgil

‘Bastar cashew’: New source of income for forest dwellers in Maoist-hit region

Successful plantation of cashew is available in Bastar on nearly 15,000 hectares of land with the production capacity of 10,000 quintals.

The forest department claimed nearly 6,000 forest dwelling families have collected cashew this year and each family has earned the average income of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10,000 in Bastar.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 01:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Raipur | By

India has adopted a coloniser’s approach to tribal populations

The proper implementation of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights Act) of 2006 is an opportunity for India to demonstrate a model of conservation where historic missteps are addressed while being strategic about our commitment to climate and biodiversity action.

The Supreme Court of India’s ruling in February ordering the eviction of forest dwellers and tribes from India’s forests was based on petitions that deem these communities “encroachers”. They blame the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights Act) of 2006 for the denudation of forests.(ARBINDA MOHAPATRA/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 12:40 PM IST
BySmitha Rao

After Odisha, Chhattisgarh recognises forest rights claims

So far, 400,000 individual and 24,000 community forest rights certificates have been distributed in the state while according recognition to 342,000 hectares of land in individual claims and 950,000 hectares of land in community claims, the statement released on Tuesday said.

Chhattisgarh has become the second state in the country after Odisha to give recognition to forest lands acquired by scheduled tribes and other traditional forest dwellers, according to a government statement(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 02:10 AM IST
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