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. 

Ten years of the Forest Rights Act: Opportunity lost?

 Hari Bandhu Kanhar (45 years) is a Gond tribal of Jhankarmunda village, district Bolangir, Odisha whose family recently received legal title over his forest land under the Forest Rights Act, 2006. On being asked about the difference of being landless and having a land title, he shared that...

Fair Sharing of Mining Revenue for the Tribals

Indian states with large mineral deposits show low per capita income with high prevalence of poverty. A study conducted by Centre for Science and Environment (2008) had established the fact that of the 50 major mining districts, 60% figure among the 150 most backward districts of the country. Four...

"Land is our life"

In India, the 2006 Forest Rights Act was supposed to protect the rights of millions of communities like the Kutia Kand Adivasi in Odisha, in the east of the country.Kandana Jani, a 62-year-old father of five, followed the law and fought to have the rights of his family and 50 others in his...

Oxfam India hold conference to improve on toolkit that help tribals in Chhattisgarh understand their land rights

Sharelines @OxfamIndia organises a conference in #Chhattisgarh to discuss improvements in FPIC toolkit. Know more. http://bit.ly/1KBHlyf Oxfam India organised a round-table discussion on “Free prior and Informed consent” (FPIC) in, Raipur on September 16, 2015. Over 36 participants, including...