FOREST RIGHTS ACT – 2006: IMPLEMENTATION AND ITS IMPACT IN WARANGAL (RURAL) DISTRICT – A STUDY

Koram Gnaneshwari

Abstract


Forest is the natural wealth. No one can deny its need to be preserved. Destroying forest is easy; but growing it takes decades. Preserving forests is therefore of utmost importance. Environmental law covers preservation of forests as its important wing. Until 1976, the subject of forest belonged in the State List of the Constitution and state governments regulated forests in accordance with the Indian Forest Act of 1927. The Forty-Second Amendment Act of 1976 transferred forest to the concurrent list, thereby empowering the central government to play amore direct role in the management of forest and the regulation of activities in forest lands.

 

Nowadays the area covered by forest has reduced tremendously. To conserve forest areas, the government launched joint forest management and social forestry schemes, with some success. Judiciary had to deal with cases involving conflict between need to preserve forests and the need for developmental activities. In most of the cases, the Supreme Court and the High Court emphasized the need to preserve forests, as against the need of industry.

 


Keywords


Constitution of India, Department, Environmental, Forest, Ministry etc.

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References


Environmental policy-making in India – The process and its pressure, TERI report.

Indian Environmental Legislations, list from the MOEF web site.

“India’s Forest Conservation Legislation: Acts, Rules, Guide-lines”, from the Official website of: Government of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests.

Wildlife Legislations, including - “The Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act” from the Official website of: Government of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests.

“Legislations on Environment, Forests, and Wildlife” from the Official website of: Government of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests.

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