violet forest rights act and self governance in scheduled areas.
gram sabha no longer plays key role in control of the fund and how to spend it. Funds in the hands of forest bureaucracy.
Gram sabha not defined at all.
Don't have provision for consent of gram sabha. Gram sabha has been equated with joint forest management committee which is bureaucracy controlled.
implementation of compensatory afforestation will only consider titled land where as many cases are pending. This means plantations will be taken in in tribal marginalized areas.
200 million estimated to be affected.
Rules talk about taking over IEA degraded forests but tribals depend on them.
Rules provide activities like artificial regeneration. Disease control. Forest fire prevention. Relocation of villages from protected areas. Wildlife management. 20% will be used for infrastructure and capacity building.
Activities will be taken of in consultation with gram sabha or village forest management committee in consonance with forest rights act 2006.