The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers Recognition of Forest Rights Act, 2006 was passed unanimously by the Parliament in December 2006, and could potentially recognise the rights of 200 million people residing in over 170,000 villages, over a minimum of 35 million hectares.
The Act recognizes the rights both Individual as well as Community rights to own, access and manage their forest resources, which have been consistently denied to them both before and after independence. (www.fra.org.in) The CFR-LA process was started in 2011 to facilitate exchange of information and experiences and reinforce national level efforts for evidence-based advocacy on Community Forest Rights (CFRs) under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, aka the Forest Rights Act, 2006.
If you want to join efforts at the recognition of rights of the 200 million of forest dwelling people in India, please write to us in firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com . You will receive updates on what is happening around the country and have the opportunity to interact with grassroot activists, organisation, journalists academicians and researchers who are part of this movement.
Local community members, their sangathanas, civil society groups at local, state and national level, researchers, academics and others interested are part of the process.
If you would like to be a part of this process and e-list serve kindly write to
firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org