More than 33 lakh acres of forest area approved for tribal under Forest Right Act

Mumbai, August 22, 2019 :- The scheduled tribes and other traditional forest dwellers have been approved more than 33 lakh, 28 thousand and 90 acres of forest area under the Forest Right Act (FRA). This information was given by tribal development Minister Dr Ashok Uike.

 

According to the forest Act, the scheduled tribes and other traditional forest dwellers have been given the right for individual and community Forest right. As per this law, one lakh 90 thousand 737 individual and community forest right litigations have been accepted under the law till the end of 2019. Special ‘VanMitra campaign’ was implemented for the settlements of long pending forest right litigations and appeals. Due to this, the process of acquiring the rights of land became easy. Conservation and management plans of 356 villages out of seven thousand 756 villages is being prepared under the community forest rights by voluntary organizations. For prepairing the blueprints of the rest of the villages, the tribal Research and Training Institute, Pune, the Mumbai School of Economics and public policy and Mumbai University are jointly running the community forest right management diploma course.