Promise and Performance: Ten Years of the Forest Rights Act in India. | Land Portal

Información del recurso

Date of publication: 
Diciembre 2016
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This report seeks to highlight the potential of FRA, assess its achievements, identify the bottlenecks, and find the ways forward. Its objectives are to:

Make a quantitative estimate of forest land that has the potential to be recognized as CFR area, and compare it to the actual forest area recognized asCFRs across the country;

Assess the qualitative potential of FRA for gender equal development, poverty alleviation, climate change and biodiversity conservation;

Compile the progress of recognition of other major rights under FRA, such as IFR, CR and habitat rights;

Identify the major institutional and procedural bottlenecks in FRA implementation; and

Identify the ways forward.


The report is structured in three sections. Section I discusses the methodologies used for the study. Section II provides a quantitative assessment of the potential CFR area and the qualitative potential of FRA for development, poverty alleviation,climate change, and biodiversity conservation. It discusses the performance of FRA and carries out a promise and performance analysis for CFR rights. Section III discusses the major bottlenecks in meeting the potential of FRA and provides the ways forward

Autores y editores

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Kundan Kumar, Madhu Sarin, Tushar Dash, Neema Pathak Broome, Neera Singh, Sanghamitra Dubey, Meenal Tatpati, Shruti Ajit, Sharachchandra Lele

Publisher(s): (

Forest Right Act. Org is a dedicated website for forest rights act information in India. The website is managed by Vasundhara organisation. 

Proveedor de datos

NRMC is a technical and managerial advisory firm in the development sector that provides evidence-based solutions for sustainable, equitable and inclusive development. 

Established in 2004, NRMC is engaged in creating impactful solutions that make a difference to the society. We achieve results at scale by catalyzing partnership with clients and communities. We believe in ethical business, nurturing talent to be courageous to push the limits of knowledge and discovering new ways of doing things.

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