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Forest Rights Act, 2006

The Forest Rights Act, 2006 (FRA 2006) recognises the rights of the tribal communities living in the forests. It also recognises the rights of other forest dwellers who are dependent on the forest for their livelihood and habitation. The act is known by other names such as Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition ..

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Van Gujjars Nomadic Tribe

Recently, Uttarakhand high court has criticized state government for neglecting and forcing families of Van Gujjars nomadic tribe to survive in conditions below animal’s existence. HC’s Order Court has ordered Uttarakhand government to provide them accommodation, food, water and medicines. It also ordered to get their Covid-19 testing done before they enter Govind Pashu Vihar ..

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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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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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