Forest Rights Act, 2006 to be implemented in J&K

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  • September 15, 2021
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Forest Rights Act, 2006 to be implemented in J&K

Part of: Prelims and GS III – Policies and interventions 

Context The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to implement the Forest Rights Act, 2006.

  • It will elevate the socio-economic status of tribals and nomadic communities, including Gujjar-Bakerwals and Gaddi-Sippis.
  • The decision will address the prolonged suffering of tribal people and also ensure forest conservation.

About Forest rights act, 2006 

  • The law deals with the rights of forest-dwelling communities to land and other resources, denied to them over decades as a result of the continuance of colonial forest laws in India.
  • Eligibility is confined to those who “primarily reside in forests” and who depend on forests and forest land for a livelihood.
  • Further, either the claimant must be a member of the Scheduled Tribes scheduled in that area or must have been residing in the forest for 75 years.

News source: TH 

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