Forest Rights Act 2006 – Features, Implementation, Challenges & Solutions

The Supreme Court has recently directed the state governments to evict around 10 lakh forest dwelling communities whose claims have been rejected under the Forest Rights Act. This order may affect some of the country’s most vulnerable communities and their fundamental rights, therefore it needs a relook.

[Premium] Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) – The Debate on Development vs. Conservation

The Union cabinet has recently approved the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification, 2018 with periodic amendments to some clauses. It sparked the debate on development vs. environmental safeguards.