Rights of forest dwellers: Recent SC verdict exacerbates injustice done

13 Mar 2019

The National Forest Policy (1988) embodies the social, economic and ecological elements of sustainable forest management. Playing a pivotal role in the policy, the social element of the policy was implemented via notifications in 1990. These notifications address regularisation of eligible encroachments, and the involvement of forest-dependent communities for management, conservation and protection of forest resources, through the institution of Joint Forest Management.

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Forest management
Forest policy
Forest communities
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