Draft Indian Forest Act 2019: Dehumanising ForestsPREMIUM 

Reading Time: 5 mins The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has released the first draft of the comprehensive amendments to the Indian Forest Act, 1927 (IFA).  However, the amendments have been criticized as an attempt by the central government to grab natural resources owned by tribals for generations.

Draft National Forest Policy 2018: Is it Pro-Industry?

Reading Time: 5 mins The Parliamentary panel on environment and forests has raised serious concerns regarding the Draft National Forest Policy for its excessive focus on commercialisation of forest and serving industry interests. Once finalized, this document will replace the current National Forest Policy, 1988.