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  1. Library Resource
    Legislation & Policies
    June, 2010
    India

    An Act to provide for the establishment of a National Green Tribunal for the effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources including enforcement of any legal right relating to environment and giving relief and compensation for damages to persons and property and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2010
    India

    The Ministry of Environment and Forests and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs constituted a Joint Committee in April 2010 to review the implementation of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 popularly known as Forests Rights Act (FRA) in the country with a specific TOR outlined for the purpose.

  3. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2010
    India

    The objectives of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes are to act as an independent agency that will investigate, monitor and record any violation of the Constitutional rights of the Scheduled Tribes, suggest measures for their development and in general act on their behalf. This report focuses on the extent to which the Commission performs its role and how effectively it does so. It does not touch upon the wider issues pertaining to the Scheduled Tribes, except insofar as they are addressed or not addressed by the Commission.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2010
    India

    The Orissa government’s agreement with Vedanta Alumina to allow mining of bauxite deposits in the Niyamgiri hills, the home of the Dongaria Kondha tribe, is an example of how corporate interests backed by state support are trampling on tribal livelihoods and threatening an ecologically rich and important region.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2010
    India

    The purpose of this report is to bring out certain key lacunae in the existing legislation and policy and suggest legal, moral and policy alternatives regarding displacement due to large projects in India. Central to the land-acquisition law reforms is the problem of a lack of political will which has prevented the 2007 Bill from being passed in both the houses of the Parliament. Towards the end, Author has attempted to highlight this political issue and the lacunae that exist even in the amended bill.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    July, 2010
    India

    The Hill Area Development Program (HADP) has been introduced by the Government of India to initiate socio economic development in the hill areas of India since the inception of the Fifth Five Year Plan. The main objective of this program is to ensure „sustainable‟ development of hill areas, keeping in view the basic needs of the hill people and generating ample livelihood options for the local community. With the progress of the Five Year plans, the focus has been shifting to preservation of biodiversity and rejuvenation of hill ecology.

  7. Library Resource

    In the Rain Shadow of Green Revolution

    Reports & Research
    December, 2010
    India

    The study is an attempt to bring to  the fore a Commons perspective of agriculture,livestock and rural   livelihoods  in  the  dryland and tribal areas of  India.  Would  agriculture,  livestock and  rural livelihoods sustain in  the absence  of the support  provided  by  Commons.

    In finding an answer to this,  This explores  the potential role of  the Commons (land and  water resources)  in strengthening the  viability  of the agro‐pastoral production  systems and the resilience of  household livelihoods.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2010
    India

    This report indicates that the Forest governance is identified as critical to the success of REDD+.

    Implementation of robust REDD+ strategy is possible through Community Based Forest Governance.

    Report talks on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) which is a global mechanism that aims at sustainable forest management (SFM) through protecting forests and enhancing carbon sequestration.

    Report briefly describes The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    November, 2010
    India

    The 'Annual Report to the People on Environment and Forests' by The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India tries to make the citizens of India aware of country's State of Environment and generate greater environmental consciousness amongst them.

  10. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    October, 2010
    India

    The article published in NeBIO-An International Journal of Environment and Biodiversity highlights the complicated classifications of land ownership in Khasi Hills viz., private land, group or clan land, community land and government land.

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