Plantations in forest areas are undertaken by State/Union Territory (UT) Forest Departments as per approved Working Plans, excluding the areas where individual forest rights titles are issued under the Forest Rights Act, 2006. Wherever Community Forest Rights (CFR) have been recognized, plantations and other activities are taken up in consultation with local communities as per the approved Working Plans and Micro Plans prepared by CFR management committee constituted under rule 4 (e) of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Rules, 2007.
There are no reports from States/UTsto show that the rights of adivasis and forest dwellers vested under FRA, 2006 and PESA, 1996 are being undermined due to Climate Change mitigation action such as plantations.
This information was given by Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change in Lok Sabha today.
(Release ID: 1796220)
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