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JAGDALPUR BECOMES COUNTRY'S FIRST MUNICIPAL CORPORATION TO PROVIDE FORESTLAND RIGHT CERTIFICATES

JAGDALPUR BECOMES COUNTRY'S FIRST MUNICIPAL CORPORATION TO PROVIDE FORESTLAND RIGHT CERTIFICATES

Context

Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalpur provides forestland right certificates to people of the urban area.

Details

  • It is India’s first municipal corporation to provide forestland right certificates.
  • Forest Rights Act has the provision of allotting forestland lease to the eligible forest dwellers in forestland of urban areas.
  • It was announced on World Tribal Day.

About the Forest Rights Act

  • It recognizes and vests the forest rights and occupation in forest land in forest-dwelling Scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest dwellers who have been residing in such forests for generations but whose rights could not be recorded.
  • It aims to provide a framework for recording the forest rights so vested and the nature of evidence required for such recognition and vesting in respect of forest land.

Tribal Communities of Chhattisgarh:

  • Baiga, Korba, Abhuj Maria, BisonHorn Maria, Muria, Halbaa, Bhatra and Dhurvaa major tribes of Chhattisgarh.

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