PMO corners Tribal Ministry to dilute FRA

Published: 14th April 2013 09:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th April 2013 09:42 AM   |  A+A-

Industry players may no longer require the explicit consent of the tribals to use forest area, as the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has finally been able to convince Tribal Affairs and Environment Ministries to dilute the Forest Rights Act (FRA) to this effect.

The PMO, through a committee headed by Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Pulok Chatterji, had suggested dilution of the FRA to the extent that a consent from tribal gram sabhas for use of forest land was no longer necessary. K C S Deo-led Tribal Affairs Ministry and Jayanti Natarajan-led Environment Ministry had earlier objected to PMO’s move to dilute the FRA.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp