Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Topic: Forest rights act

Rajya Sabha passes contentious Jan Vishwas, forest amendment & Mining Bills

Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed three contentious Bills — Jan Vishwas (Amendment of Provisions) Bill, Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill, Mines and Minerals (Development and...

Lok Sabha passes controversial Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill

The controversial Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill was passed on Wednesday by the Lok Sabha amidst objections from the opposition and experts. The bill proposes...

Kerala govt should withdraw its order to convert forest land titles to revenue titles: Adivasi rights activists

According to M. Geethanandan of the Dalit-Adivasi-Women-Civil Rights Collective, Kerala, and coordinator of Adivasi Gothra Mahasabha, there is an attempt to build a political narrative that RoRs under the FRA is not beneficial for Adivasis.

Supreme Court of India orders forced eviction of 1 million Adivasis

The court’s orders came in a case filed by wildlife groups questioning the validity of the Forest Rights Act. The petitioners had also demanded that all those whose claims over traditional forestlands are rejected under the law should be evicted by state governments as a consequence.