Forest Rights Act Current Affairs, GK & News

Forest Rights Act  Current Affairs, GK & News

23 additional Minor Forest Produce included in Minimum Support Price List

On May 29, 2020, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs announced that 23 additional Minor Forest Produce of Minimum Support Price has been included. Highlights Also, the minimum support price for the existing forest produce was reduced for 50 items. The increase in Minor Forest Produce is from 16% to 66%. In certain cases such as ..

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Mankidia Tribe

The newly constituted Panda committee under the tribal affairs ministry is to look into the issue of forest rights of the Mankidia tribe in Simlipal Tiger Reserve. About the Tribe The Mankidia are a nomadic tribal group of people who live in Odisha. The term ‘Mankidia’ is derived from Odia word ‘Mankada’ meaning monkey. This ..

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Panda Committee

The newly constituted Hrusikesh Panda committee met for the first time and decided to visit 4 states and UT (J&K). Hrusikesh Panda Committee The Panda committee was constituted by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs to look into the forest rights of pastoral communities. It is headed by former secretary of the ministry, Hrusikesh Panda. It ..

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Kadar Tribe

The Kadar is a small tribe of southern India which lives in the hilly border region the cities of Cochin and Coimbatore in the states of Kerala and Tamil N?du, respectively. About the Kadar people The Kadar people live in the forests and have not been observed to practice any form of agriculture. They build ..

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Indian Forest Conservation Policies = Conservation minus the people

Across the world it has been recognised that Involving communities living in and around natural resource-rich areas in the management and use of these resources is an effective tool of conservation. This strategy was affirmed by the 1980 World Conservation Strategy of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the 1992 Earth Summit. Exclusionist ..

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