4) Does proper implementation of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 act as an obstacle to economic growth? Critically comment.

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Topic: Conservation, Environmental pollution, Land reforms, Economic growth

4) Does proper implementation of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 act as an obstacle to economic growth? Critically comment. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Why this question?

It’s in news thanks to farmer/tribal rallies.  Important question for Mains- 2018. 

Key demand of the question:

Comment objectively about the impact of FRA on economic growth and development. Comment whether its true implementation would negatively affect economic growth or not. 

Directive Word:

Critically comment:  Present both sides of the story – but, major part should be on negating the given statement and supporting your arguments. 

Structure of Answer:

In the introduction write 2-3 lines about the linkages between agrarian distress, tribal unrest and  non-implementation of FRA in letter and spirit, also its dilution in some cases. Then take your stand with respect to demand of the question. 

In the body, divide answer into 5-6 categories( such as Reverse migration, conflicts, conservation etc) – each category should be devoted to prove a point that FRA indeed supports economic growth. Provide facts for all your arguments. (you have to think and generate points, you won’t get all in the given link)

In the conclusion, highlight that legislations such as FRA are progressive and must be implemented fully to ensure rights enshrined in the constitution are respected and upheld. (Or write your own very thoughtful conclusion for topics like these)

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