ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Forest Legislation and Tribals-Comments on Forest Policy Resolution

The Draft Forest Policy Resolution which the government has circulated emphasises the needs of tribal and other communities living in the vicinity of forests. A number of provisions in the resolution are, however, contrary to the interests of tribal communities. Conservation and development of forests will benefit tribal communities only when the existing regulatory and prohibitive nature of forest legislation is changed.

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