Forest Rights of Indigenous People in India

16 Pages Posted: 26 May 2012

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Dr. Yuvraj Dilip Patil

Symbiosis International University ; Ajeenkya DY Patil University School of Law Pune

Date Written: May 25, 2012

Abstract

In India, the indigenous peoples are predominantly composed of the large and diverse tribal populations scattered across several States. In Indian languages, there is no exact equivalent for the “tribe”, but close synonymous are vanavasis (Forest dwellers) or adivasi (Original inhabitants).

Indigenous forest people use their land in many different ways – for fishing, hunting, shifting agriculture, the gathering of wild forest products and other activities. For them, the forest is the very basis of survival and its resources have to be harvested in a sustainable manner. But when traditional life styles change and, for example, industrial logging or mining takes place, over use of resources can lead to conflict. Objective 1. To critically analyze the Laws relating to protection of rights of forest dwellers. 2. To study the role of Indian Judiciary relating to forest rights. 3. To analyse the hardship faced by the indigenous people. 4. To make the recommendation for the management of forest Land & rights of forest dwellers over the forest Land.

Keywords: Forest, Rights, indigenous people, India

Suggested Citation

Patil, Yuvraj Dilip, Forest Rights of Indigenous People in India (May 25, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2066295 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2066295

Yuvraj Dilip Patil (Contact Author)

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