Forest Rights Act 2006


Forest Rights Act, 2006: Introduction and Important literature

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is the nodal agency for implementing the provisions of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 popularly known as FRA, 2006. The Act seeks to recognize and vest rights for habitation and occupation in forest land for forest dwelling Scheduled Tribes (STs)as well as Other traditional forest dwellers (OTFDs) who have been residing in such forests for generations but whose rights could not be recorded. The Act is an enabling legislation with a motive to undo the historical injustice done to these communities. The Act was notified for operation with effect from 31.12.2007.  


Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006

Forest Rights Act Rules (Including Amendments made in 2012)

FRA, 2006 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Forest Rights Act Guidelines (12.07.2012)

National Meeting on FRA – Amendments in the Rules and way forward

Brief synthesis of Regional consultations on implementation of FRA

Compendium of Court Judgements on FRA

FRA Training Manual

Land and Governance under Fifth Schedule: An overview of Law

Review-cumConsultationMeeting onImplementation of Forest RightsAct (FRA), 2006- dated 02.07.2015

Proceedings of Consultation with North-Eastern states on implementation of FRA, 28-29 October 2013

Proceedings of Regional Consultationon FRA Implementationin LWE Affected Areas, 30-31 July 2013


Forest Rights Rules 2008

Monthly Progress Report

December 2016, November 2016, October 2016,August 2016, July2016June 2016, May 2016, April 2016, March 2016January 2016September 2015, August 2015, July 2015, May 2015, January 2015


Monthly Progress Report (MPR) for the Month of January 2017

FRA Implementation status in LWE affected areas

Reporting format

Directions and Clarification


Success Stories


News & Events


State Websites


Forest Rights Act Monitoring System



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