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User: basavapatna Topic: Common Land
Category: common land
Last updated: Dec 13 2018 11:24 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Forest Rights Act to be implemented in Jammu and Kashmir 18.11.2020 Scroll.in
Under the Act, members of the Scheduled Tribes dwelling in forests along with other traditional residents will have the right over forest land.
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JAC TLRP urges State Government to resolve long pending land issues 15.11.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
JAC TLRP urges State Government to resolve long pending land issues
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In Kerala, a hydropower project has got both environmentalists and Adivasi communities worried 15.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
More than 1,800 rainforest trees will be axed in Thrissur district for the project near Athirapilly dam.
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Jailed activist Stan Swamy has spent half a century making Adivasi struggles his own 14.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The Jesuit priest has sought to interpret his vocation and training in Ignatius Loyola’s philosophy in the service of the most deprived, the most threatened.
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Over 13,000 families living in 26 ‘protected areas’ displaced between 1999 to 2019, shows study 5.10.2020 Scroll.in
The forceful displacement has led to violent clashes between local communities, forest department and the police.
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Laws meant to protect the environment are threatening forests and those dependent on them 26.9.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Plantations are replacing biodiverse forests under compensatory afforestation, an analysis of land diversion shows.
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Special report: Modi government’s highway project in Himalayas is built on lies and legal violations 11.9.2020 Scroll.in
The Supreme Court has intervened to reduce the damage wrought by the project. But it remains silent on the illegality at its heart.
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‘EIA notification should be in consonance with rights of tribals,’ Chhattisgarh CM tells Javadekar 14.8.2020 Scroll.in
Bhupesh Baghel said the draft notification has ignored the sensitivity required for ecological conservation.
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Case Filed Against Swami Chidananda Over Uttarakhand Forest Land: Report 23.7.2020 NDTV News - India-news
The Uttarakhand forest department has lodged a case against Swami Chidananda Saraswati for allegedly grabbing a piece of reserve forest land in Virpur Khurd area in Rishikesh and running a yoga and...
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NGT forms panel on plea challenging coal mining 22.7.2020 The Assam Tribune
NGT forms panel on plea challenging coal mining
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In Odisha’s Similipal park, recognition of community rights paved the way for sustainable growth 29.6.2020 Scroll.in
The 2015 move has enriched the sanctuary’s biodiversity and locals’ livelihoods.
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Forest officer denied work after he flagged environmental violations in Andaman and Nicobar 16.6.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Weeks after Tarun Coomar's complaint, he was left out in a reshuffle of administrational responsibilities.
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India might soon implement a plan to ensure that businesses consider their human rights impact 30.3.2020 Scroll.in
Experts have hailed the move, but also called for more attention to indigenous land rights and corporate accountability.
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Whose land is it anyway: Of India’s 703 ongoing conflicts, 25% are in tribal areas 8.3.2020 Scroll.in
Dalits remains the largest social group that are unable to own land.
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In an Odisha village, locals oppose a steel plant that threatens over 1,000 hectares of forest land 7.3.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Residents of Jagatsinghpur district had a similar brush with a South Korean company in 2017.
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Tribals to heighten protest over Ajodhya Hills hydel project 27.2.2020 Hindu: Home
Calcutta High Court Division Bench hearing the matter; July 2019 order ‘quashed’ permissions granted by the State govt.
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In India, almost 30% of land classified as ‘forest area’ has no green cover 27.1.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
What are the implications of tagging such land ‘recorded forest area without forest cover’?
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The national policy that governs India’s forests has not been updated since 1988 11.1.2020 Scroll.in
A new National Forest Policy is required to factor in climate change, pollution and forest dwellers’ land rights.
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Jharkhand elections: In 12 seats lost by the BJP, forest rights was a key issue 30.12.2019 Scroll.in
The Forest Rights Act is critical to the livelihoods of at least 3.8 million Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes voters in Jharkhand.
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An Adivasi community in Kerala has united to save the region’s dwindling hornbill population 30.12.2019 Scroll.in
A proposed hydroelectric dam, poaching and timber mafia threaten the bird population.
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