Rights under the Act

  • Title rights – ownership to land that is being farmed by tribal or forest dwellers subject to a maximum of 4 hectares; ownership is only for land that is actually being cultivated by the concerned family, meaning that no new lands are granted.
  • Use rights – to minor forest produce (also including ownership), to grazing areas, to pastoralist routes, etc.
  • Relief and development rights to rehabilitate in case of illegal eviction or forced displacement; and to basic amenities subject to restrictions for forest protection. Forest management rights to protect forests and wildlife.