Forest Rights Act, 2006: Distributing land deeds to tribal people in Tripura

Tripura holds the highest record of land deeds distributed under the Forest Rights Act in the country. Over 1.91 lakh claims were received from forest dwelling families and of these, over 1.24 lakh families have been benefitted with land ownership due to the successful implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006, in the state. The Tribal Welfare Department has now taken this to the next level, and converged a multitude of economic schemes with other departments for the benefit of all patta holders. This has been accompanied by impressive economic benefits with thousands of tribal families benefiting from fisheries, horticulture etc.

This case study is a part of Good Practices Resource Book 2015 and can be found on page 223.