WHY IN THE NEWS?
The Minister of Tribal Affairs has inaugurated a ‘Three-day National level Virtual Training of Trainers Programme on Forest Rights Act, 2006,’ as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav/Parv.
About National level Virtual Training of Trainers Programme
This Programme on Forest Rights Act will help in enhancing the knowledge base of the Forest Rights Act and ensuring the development of the tribal community.
The themes designed in the program will help in understanding Community Rights, Community Forest Resources, empowering the right holders for forest governance.
- About Forest Rights Act, 2006:
- The Forest Rights Act is also known as Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006.
- The act recognizes the rights of the Forest Dwelling Scheduled Tribes (FDST) and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (OTFD), on the forest resources.
Objectives of the Act:
- To undo the historical injustice that occurred to the forest-dwelling communities
- To ensure land tenure, livelihood, and food security of the forest-dwelling Scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest dwellers
- To strengthen the conservation regime of the forests by including the responsibilities and authority of Forest Rights holders for sustainable use, conservation of biodiversity, and maintenance of ecological balance.