IFR Review: States do dubious paperwork, cite baseless reasons for refusing forest rights to tribals

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation   Source: DTE  Context: Individual Forest Rights (IFR), without which forest dwellers stand to be evicted from their native habitations, have been awarded to very few applicants across the country.   Background: The …