‘Forest Rights Act can give tribal communities their due’

By Prof Ashwini Chhatre Oct 06, 2018

The Forest Rights Act of 2006 could help ensure rights for tribal and other forest-dependent communities. As many as 600 claims have been filed by the ISB’s project for Upscaling Community Forest Resource Rights, Recognition and Governance in India.

The only way to move forward to secure land rights of these communities is to enter into dialogue. Speaking to The Hindu on the sidelines of the conference, Academic Director - Digital Identity and Bharti Institute of Public Policy, Prof. Ashwini Chhatre explained that physical resources, i.e. forests, are best managed collectively but should not be privatised.

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