Over 19k tribal applications pending FRA approval

Nashik: As many as 19,810 applications from tribals, both individual and groups, are still pending approval of the district Forest Rights Act (FRA) committee.
The panel is headed by the officer at the level of additional district collector. Many of these applications are struck at various levels before they are forwarded to the FRA panel for approval.

Other than this, there are 765 other cases where although the nod has been given by the panel, they are awaiting signatures of the competent authority before it could be presented to the applicants.

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Courtesy: The Times of India