Recent Comments

    Social menu is not set. You need to create menu and assign it to Social Menu on Menu Settings.


    1 min read

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted BJP president JP Nadda on his 60th birthday on Wednesday, and said the saffron party has been reaching new heights...

    1 min read

    India on Tuesday reacted sharply to the “ill-informed” comments by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on farmers’ protests in India and said the remarks are...

    1 min read

    The gross Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue collected in the month of November 2020 stood at Rs 1,04,963 crore, informed the Ministry of Finance...

    1 min read

    India has successfully tested the anti-ship version of the powerful BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on Tuesday, increasing its military capability. According to sources, this test was...

    1 min read

    On November 30, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported that CPI MP Binoy Viswam from Kerala has written to Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar, alleging...

    December 2, 2020

    Chhattisgarh tribals to get community forest rights. Activists welcome plan but with caution

    1 min read

    Text to Speech

    Chhattisgarh is set to become the second Indian state to allow its tribal population to manage and exploit forest produce at a community level under the Forest Rights Act, 2006.

    According to a statement by the government, tribals in the state will be given rights of forest land ownership and exploitation of resources under the Community Forest Resources Rights (CFRR) provisions of the Act.

    The forest rights activists in Chhattisgarh have welcomed the state government’s decision offering CFRR to forest dwellers, but with caution, saying it has to be seen if the government has the will to implement its decision.

    So far, the management and exploitation of these resources was done by the state forest department.

    The new rights will be granted at the gram sabha level and not at an individual level.

    The state tribal affairs department will serve as nodal agency for the CFRR provision, and the forest department will function as facilitator, said a senior state forest department official.

    Forest officials in the state have called the extension of these rights to the tribals a “historic” move.

    The tribal make up close to 32 per cent of Chhattisgarh’s 3.2 crore population.

    Forest Minister Mohammed Akbar said the state forest department will soon begin infrastructure creation to help in implementing the decision.

    Maharashtra was the first state to allow community forest rights under the 2006 Act.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *