Community forest rights under Forest Rights Act: citizens' report 2013

The objective of the study was to understand both the ground level situation of CFR implementation and major policy level developments that may be obstructing or strengthening the provision of CFRs, and to provide an assessment based on the collected information about the same. The present report is an attempt to build upon the studies conducted for the first National Report published in 2012, by: providing information on the more recent policy-level developments for CFRs; consolidating information on CFR implementation status obtained from different states in India (updating information for studies conducted in 2012, as well as undertaking new studies); and reporting the main findings on issues and recommendations discussed during the national CFR-LA consultations of 2012 and 2013.