Legislation

Forest rights under siege

Print edition : June 24, 2016

Tribal people who will be affected by bauxite mining in the Jerrila reserve forest area in Visakhapatnam district stage a protest on November 11, 2015. Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam

Attempts to dilute the Forest Rights Act and steamroller the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015, through Parliament raise concerns about violations of land rights conferred on tribal people and other traditional forest dwellers.
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