Forest Rights Act, 2006

Scheduled Tribes &  Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (RoFR) Act, 2006 was notified by the Govt. of India on 2nd January , 2007 but the Act was operational with effect from 31st December, 2007. Scheduled Tribes &  Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (RoFR) Rules, 2007 was notified in the Gazette of India on 1st January, 2008. As per provision of the Forest Rights Act ,  Tribal Welfare Department is the Nodal Department for implementation of the various provisions of the  Forest Rights Act. 2006.   

For smooth and effective implementation of the provisions of the SOTFD (RoFR) Act, 2006 and SOTFD (RoFR) Rules, 2007, the following committees had been constituted ;  

i.              Forest Rights Committees for all Gram Panchayat and Village Committees under Tripura Tribal Area Autonomous District Council .

ii.             State Level Committee ( SLC) on Forest Rights Act , 2006 and Chief Secretary is the Chairman of the committee.

iii.            District Level Committee ( DLC)  on Forest Rights Act, 2006 for all Districts .

iv.           Sub-Divisional Level Committee on Forest Rights Act, 2006 for all Sub-Divisions.  

The status of implementation of SOTFD (ROFR) Act., 2006 as on 31st March, 2017 are given below :- 

Claims received  from Sch. Tribes  ( in nos. )

1,64,464

Claims received from Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (in nos.)

33,774

Forest Rights so far vested  - Sch. Tribes (in nos.)

1,27,155

Forest Rights so far vested  - Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (in nos.)

02

Quantum of land involved (in Hectares)

1,76,332.56

Community claims approved (in nos.)

55

Quantum of land involved (in Hectares)

36.897

State Govt. has decided to provide economic benefits to the forest dwellers for gainful utilization of land given under Forest Rights Act by dovetailing schemes of line deptts and also MGNREGA. Accordingly, State Level Monitoring Committee at the State level to monitor economic benefits provided to the forest dwellers have been constituted. Chief Secretary, Tripura is the chairman of the committee and all Secretaries of the development Deptt. are Members of the said committee. Likewise, District Level Monitoring Committee for all Districts have been constituted and the concerned D.M & Collector is the Chairman of the Committee. 

5.Pillaring of land given under Forest Rights Act is in progress.  

6.The State Govt. has  written to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India for suitable  relaxation of the provisions  provided in Section- 2   of the SOTFD(RoFR) Act, 2006, so that Other Traditional Forest Dwellers  who have been residing in the forests may also be vested with  forest rights.