Thursday, June 2, 2016
MEET ON FOREST RIGHTS HELD IN B’NGIR Friday, 08 April 2016 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswa
A workshop on Community Forest Rights under the Forest Right Act (FRA) was jointly organised by the Balangir district administration and the District Forestry Forum on Wednesday.
Addressing the event, Collector M Muthukumar said people should try to protect the forests given to them under the FRA. A total of 133 community forest claims have been received while 11 community forest right claims given and 75 claims pending for further examination.
As many as 113 community resource rights have been received and only one claim has been given while 99 pending, informed District Welfare Officer Babu Maharana. Resource person of the FRA BB Panda spoke on different aspects of the FRA.