The Urban Dwellers Rights to Forest Lands and Resources Bill 2005
To recognise and vest rights to forest lands, and lands/waters and resources of other ecosystems, in urban dwellers, in recognition of their essential needs to maintain and enhance their lifestyles.
For the purposes of this Act, the following definitions will apply:
"Urban dwellers' are those middle and upper class individuals (with an annual income of over Rs 1 lakh) or families (with an annual income of over Rs 2 lakh) living in cities and towns, including rich individuals/families that live in villages with an urban lifestyle.
Rights of urban dwellers
1 The right to land