Four reasons why the Forest Rights Act fails to empower forest-dwelling communities, Oxfam India's CEO Amitabh Behar explains

1.    Implementation of the Forest Rights Act has been slow, and the rights of forest dwellers are still being violated. What have been the main barriers to implementing the Act? The Forest Rights Act is one of the most discussed issue since over a year now and the reasons for...

Promise and Performance : 10 years of Forests Rights Act in India

This report seeks to highlight the potential of FRA, assess its achievements, identify the bottlenecks, and find the ways forward. 

Why the CAF bill conflicts with the Forest Rights Act?

Land is an asset, a source of income, a sense of security and a symbol of dignity. No wonder wars have been fought over land between nations and within families. For any society it becomes important to put rules and regulation for resolution of conflicts. A framework of justice guides formulation...

Strengthening Communities to Claim Community Forest Rights in Chhattisgarh

Oxfam India has been working in Chhattisgarh with KHOJ and Gram Mitra Samaj Sevi Sansthan to secure access and entitlements to the forest dwellers, especially women and Adivasi, through the implementation of the Forest Rights Act.   

Convention marks 10th anniversary of landmark Forest Rights Act

The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 is a landmark legislation in the history of independent India. The law seeks to secure the rights of forest dwelling communities over forest land and community forest...

Implementing the Forest Rights Act: Lack of Political Will?

Historically, usage and access of forest resources by India’s Adivasi community and other forest dwellers have been considered as encroachment and their efforts of forest land acquisition have been used as evidence of their anti-development attitude. Government policy has continued to deny them...

“I will not leave my forest. I will keep my jungle”

Sharelines “I will not leave my forest. I will keep my jungle.” Know the importance of CFR. http://bit.ly/1IZuW9P Half of India’s forests fall within the purview of the CFR. Read more about it here. http://bit.ly/1IZuW9P “Moro jongola chadi binaai” “Moro jongola munh rokhibi”(I will not leave my...