Non-tribals misuse Act

Publicity given for the Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act 2006 to educate the STs on their rights on forest land became a nuisance for the Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA). ITDA organised street plays with the help of Jana Vignana Vedika cultural troops to highlight the Act in the areas close to forest. Many people including vested interests are making a beeline to the ITDA office everyday to stake a claim on forest land though they are no way concerned and not eligible under the Act.

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