Centre for People’s Forestry (CPF)

Project Theme

Natural Resource Management

Target Group

Tribals

Project Period

01 Apr 2014 - 31 Mar 2015

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Introduction

The project proposed for this year 2014-15 is a part of the continued intervention conducted by CPF in 2013-14. The broad objective of the project will be that tribal communities in Malkangiri district are strengthened towards managing their rights over the resources under Forest Rights Act.

Impact by partner

The FRA activities were initiated in Malkangiri district focusing on 10 habitation of Kalimela block. Ten claims under FRA were submitted, which got approved. As a result the FRA activity which has been stagnant in the district for quite a few years had gained momentum. Though about 100 titles got approved by the DLC, the titles documents are not handed over to community due to election notifications in recent times. Various other departments have also agreed to support the community driven livelihood programmes and schemes for FRA lands.