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Acquisition of Tribal Land



    Tribal affairs ministry against diluting forest rights law

Land has been acquired for mining, industrialization and non-agricultural purposes as per the requirement of project concerned, including land in Tribal Areas. State-wise details are not maintained at Central level. Studies show that tribal people who account for 8.6% of population (Census 2011) experience much higher displacement burden. .


The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 requires prior consent of Gram Sabha for acquiring land in Scheduled Areas where such acquisition is the last resort. Sections 43 to 50 of this Act contain provisions for Resettlement & Rehabilitation as part of the statute and specific safeguards to STs in respect of Scheduled areas under Section 41 and 42. Section 4(5) of The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 provides that no member of a forest dwelling Scheduled Tribe or other traditional forest dweller shall be evicted or removed from land under his occupation till the recognition and verification procedure for settlement of forest rights is complete. .


This information was given by Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Shri Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today. .



First Published: Wed, March 11 2015. 00:21 IST