Subscribe Now Subscribe Now
Home > News > India News > Article > Jharkhand New forest rules will snatch away tribals rights says CM Hemant Soren

Jharkhand: New forest rules will snatch away tribals’ rights, says CM Hemant Soren

Updated on: 03 December,2022 09:05 AM IST  |  Ranchi
Agencies |

The rules have eliminated the earlier mandatory requirements of obtaining the prior consent of the Gram Sabha before utilising forestland for non-forestry purposes, read the letter dated December 1

Jharkhand: New forest rules will snatch away tribals’ rights, says CM Hemant Soren

An estimated 200 million people across India depend on forests for their primary livelihood. Representation pic


Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday said he has expressed his reservations about the Centre’s Forest Conservation Rules 2022 to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as they “brazenly dilute” powers of local gram sabha and “uproot” the rights of forest-dwelling communities.


The rules have eliminated the earlier mandatory requirements of obtaining the prior consent of the Gram Sabha before utilising forestland for non-forestry purposes, read the letter dated December 1.


Soren said that as the CM of a state where 32 indigenous communities reside, he felt it is his duty to bring to the PM’s knowledge about the violation of the Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006 in the change effected by the Forest Conservation Rules 2022.


An estimated 200 million people across India depend on forests for their primary livelihood, and around 100 million people live on land classified as forests, it pointed out.

Also Read: Karnataka deleting minority names from vote list? CM says not true

“These new rules will end up uprooting the rights of these people who have called the forests their home for generations but whose rights could not be recorded,” he said in the letter. “I implore that you step in and ensure that this fait accompli that has been created is done away with and the voice of the tribals is not silenced under the guise of progress.”

The Centre will introduce Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill, 2022 in the Lok Sabha. 

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

Will AAP give a tough fight to BJP in Gujarat elections?

Register for FREE
to continue reading !

This is not a paywall.
However, your registration helps us understand your preferences better and enables us to provide insightful and credible journalism for all our readers.

Mid-Day Web Stories

Mid-Day Web Stories

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK