Fellowship Media Briefing Workshop on The Forest Rights Act (FRA)

January 15, 2013

Bhubaneshwar, March 4-5,2011

This workshop was supported by Jamsetji Tata Trust

The Forest Rights Act, 2006 is the first act in the history of India which recognises the rights of the forest dwelling tribes. To understand the act’s intricacies, implications and status of implementation, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and Media Unity for Freedom of Press (MUFP), Odisha organised a two-day media briefing in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha on March 4-5, 2011. About 75 journalists regional as well as from all across the country participated to understand the stature, controversies and ground realities. The panelists who encouraged the journalists to raise questions about various aspects of the act included activists, lawyers, media editors, foresters and bureaucrats  closely working in the wide arena of the act.

The workshop had a captive audience of 30 journalists, comprising of the selected fellows for the media fellowship recently announced on the same topic and media personnels working aggressively in this field.

A field trip was also organised with Odisha Jungle Manch(OJM) and Regional Centre for Development Cooperation(RCDC), Bhubaneswar to Koska village in Nayagarh district, about 90 kms away from Bhubaneshwar. 

 

Letters

Documents in PDF
 
Media Clippings
 
 
 
 
The Hindu: Mar 05, 2011 Workshop on Forest Rights Act held
 
HT: New Delhi: March 10, 2011 Bamboo to be income source for tribals
 
Participants
 
 
 
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Forest Rights Rules- Notification 2007
 
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Forest Rights Rules- Notification 2007
 
Ministry of Law and Justice
The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) ACT, 2006
 
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Forest Rights Rules- Notification 2007
 
The Indian Forest ACT. 1927
 
NAC Draft Recommendations
 
Order Vedanta:
Government of India Ministry of Environment and Forests
Date: October 20. 2010
 
The Provisions of the Panchayats (Extension to The Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 No.40 of 1996 (24th December, 1996)
 
POSCO: Final Order and Other Relevant Documents
Presentations (pdf)
Assessment of MP PESA By Sanjay Upadhyay Advocate, Supreme Court February 2011
 
Rights Wronged State of rights in FRA
 
Recognition of Community Rights under FRA in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh by Samarthan Supported by UNDP
 
The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act. 2006 By Sanjay Upadhyay
 
Special Areas and FRA CTH & CWH By C R Bijoy
 
Reports
Report of the Committee Constituted to Investigate into the proposal submitted by POSCO India Pvt. Limited for establishment of an Integrated Steel Plant and Captive Port in Jagatsinghpur District, Orissa October 18, 2010
 
Report of The Four Member Committee for Investigation Into The Proposal Submitted by The Orissa Mining Company For Bauxite Mining in Niyamgiri August 16, 2010