Forest Rights Act Being Implemented In J&K: Govt
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JAMMU, Nov. 18 -- The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today chaired a meeting to review the implementation of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, and Rules in Jammu and Kashmir which have been made applicable post enactment of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019.
Work on this had already begun by the departments of Tribal Affairs, and Forest, Ecology and Environment in October, 2020.
It may be pointed out that the Forest Rights Act of 2006 provides for granting of rights to forest dwellers across the country. This central Act was, however, not applicable or implemented in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 14 years. It became applicable to J&K only after 31stOcto...
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