20 November, 2019
Syllabus subtopic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
News: The Mizoram government has passed a resolution revoking the implementation of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 (FRA).
Prelims focus: Key features of Forest Rights Act 2006.
Mains focus: Challenges in implementation of the Act and Tribal concerns
Special powers Under Article 371 (G):
About Forest Rights Act (FRA):
Rights under the Act:
Eligibility to get rights under the Act 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.
How are Rights recognized?
Source: The Hindu
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