ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Madhu Ramnath

Surviving the Forest Rights Act: Between Scylla and Charybdis

This article presents the many arguments in favour of and against the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, and the obstacles in implementation. Some of the various problems that arise due to the peculiar circumstances pertaining to tribal India, and the administrative machinery in place to guide the special policies concerning forest conservation and tribal people are also elaborated upon. The article brings out a number of field-level issues that deal with traditional conservation in tribal India as well as the limitations and pitfalls in entrusting the execution of the act to the gram sabha.