Country:

India

Region:

Asia

Date:

Under contract for the period April 1 to September 30, 2019

Implementor:

Vasundhara and Collaborators

Funding Amount:

$49,633

Details:

Objective: to generate key information and inputs to defend the Forest Rights Act (FRA) and related tenure security of millions of forest-based communities from the February 2019 Supreme Court decision which dilutes the FRA and may provide justification for widespread evictions.  The hearing date for the temporary hold against evictions is in July 2019.

Evidence of Achievement:

RRI and collaborators carried out analysis of high Forest Rights Act potential parliamentary constituencies and widely shared the potential with political parties and activists. This led to a number of political parties including FRA in their agenda. RRI has also supported the legal and political fightback against the Supreme Court Order on FRA evicting nearly 10 million tribal and forest dwellers through the SRM.