Forest Rights

In the fear of eviction

Print edition : March 29, 2019

PEOPLE living in the periphery of the Jhikargadi forest in Dhenkanal district in Odisha staging a protest to save the sal trees and the forest from diversion for industrialisation. Photo: Biswaranjan Rout

The FRA allows forest dwellers the right to minor forest produce. Photo: handout

The Supreme Court’s February 13 eviction order, which has been kept in abeyance, hangs like a sword of Damocles over lakhs of forest dwellers.
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