Forest and Tribal Rights
According to the Monthly Update on Status of Implementation of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dweller (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 (released on 10 August, 2016), Ministry of Tribal Affairs, please click here to access:
• At the national level (based on aggregation of data for 19 states) the number of title claims rejected as a proportion of the total number of claims that were disposed off has been 53.5 percent, as on 30 June, 2016.
• The total number of claims rejected as a proportion of the total number of claims disposed off varies greatly from one state to another. For example, in Bihar this proportion stands at 94.9 percent whereas for Chhattisgarh the same has been 59 percent, as on 30 June 2016.
• At the national-level (based on aggregation of data for 19 states) 40.72 lakh number of title claims by individuals and 1.1 lakh number of title claims by communities were filed as on 30 June, 2016.
• The number of individual claims for titles filed ranges from 182 in Uttarakhand to 8.6 lakh in Chhattisgarh, as on 30 June, 2016. Similarly, the number of community claims for titles ranges from zero in Bihar, Chhattisgarh & Uttarakhand to 41,235 in Madhya Pradesh, during the same period.
• The total number of claims disposed off as a proportion of total number of claims received ranges from 0.6 percent in Uttarakhand to 100 percent in Chhattisgarh, as on 30 June 2016.
• Out of the 1.02 crore acres of total forest land for which titles have been distributed in 17 major states altogether, nearly 56.6 lakh acres (i.e. 55.5 percent) was meant for individual title claims and 45.5 lakh (i.e. 44.5 percent) acres was meant for community title claims, as on 30 June, 2016.
• The number of titles distributed as a proportion of the number of claims received has been 40.2 percent as on 30 June 2016. The percentage of titles distributed over number of claims received varies from zero in Uttarakhand to 65.5 percent in Kerala.
• The total number of titles (individual + community) distributed upto 30 June, 2016 varies from zero in Uttarakhand to 3.8 lakh in Odisha.
• Among the 10 states affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE), the number of claims rejected as a proportion of the total number of claims disposed off has been the highest in Bihar (94.9 percent). The percentage of claims disposed off with respect to total number of claims received has been the highest in Chhattisgarh (100 percent) and lowest in Bihar (53.9 percent).