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Government Of India
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
(27-April, 2016 17:00 IST )

Implementation of Forest Rights Act


The Forest Rights Act is being implemented across the country. Forest Rights Act is an act to recognize and vest pre-existing rights to forest dwelling Scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest dwellers.

Till 29.02.206, out of 44.15 lakh claims that have been filed, 17.20 lakh titles have been distributed over 89.90 lakh acres of forest land.

The Government of India has framed comprehensive Rules and has issued detailed guidelines for effective implementation of the Act. It has also issued clarifications on points of doubt from time to time. The implementation is also being regularly monitored through Monthly progress report that is received from the States.

This information was given by Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Shri Jual Oram in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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