Government Withdraws The Draft Amendment To The Indian Forests Act 1927

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The Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Shri Prakash Javadekar categorically stated, “We are completely withdrawing the draft amendment to the Indian Forests Act to remove any misgivings, the tribal rights will be protected fully and they will continue to be the important stakeholder in forest development.”

The Environment Minister also highlighted the continued commitment by the Central Government to enrich the livelihood of tribal and forest dwellers, “We have supported not only with finances and more welfare schemes but have also ensured Minimum Support price for their forest produce and have also allotted various of hectares of land during this 5 years by giving them titles of ownership.”

By withdrawing the draft amendment of Forest Act 1927, the Government of India reiterated the commitment that water-forest-land and tribal are synonymous with each other, their interests will not be ignored.

This is a PIB News-Feed; edited by Clean-Future Team

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