Current Affairs 1 Feb, 2019

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Rejected Forest Rights Applications to be Reviewed

  • Under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 Individual rights for agriculture and resident; and Community Rights over common property resources of the communities are granted.
  • This may play crucial role in strengthening local self governance, securing livelihood and conservation of natural resources.
  • Govt has decided to review FRA rights- individual and community which were rejected.
  • Govt is planning to apply the FRA Act in letter and spirit in Scheduled Area in granting forest rights, especially in connection with the livelihood of the forest dwellers.  

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