ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Scheduled Areas Need a Fresh Legal Perspective

The Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 and the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers Act of 2006 offer a great opportunity to provide equitable governance in tribal-dominated backward areas. But these laws are skeletons and need the flesh and sinews of operational rules and guidelines, removal of legal incongruencies to ensure a dignified tribal life and awareness campaigns on self-governance and community control over natural resources.



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