Forest and Tribal Rights
• Only six states i.e., Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Telangana have framed rules for implementation of provisions of PESA Act.
Note: * Jharkhand Government adopted a resolution on 8th February, 2007 conferring ownership right over Minor Forest Produce (MFP) to Gram Panchayats; 'Y' means Yes and 'N' means No
• Chhattisgarh has not made its Panchayati Raj Act compliant with sections 4(m)(ii) and 4(m)(v) of the PESA Act.
b. Reduce alienation in tribal areas as they will have control over the utilization of public resources in the village through Gram Sabha;
Table 3: Compliance of State Panchayati Raj Acts with Section 4 of PESA Act
Source: Answer by the Minister of State for Panchayati Raj Shri Parshottam Rupala to the Unstarred Question no. 1463 of Lok Sabha, (to be answered on 9 March, 2017), please click here to access (accessed on 6th June, 2018)
Note: 'Y' denotes the provision has been made PESA compliant and 'N' denotes action is yet to be completed