Rejected forest rights applications will be reviewed: CS

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Rejected forest rights applications will be reviewed: CS

Saturday, 02 February 2019 | Staff Reporter | ATAL NAGAR

The State Government has decided to probe the issue of rejection of forest rights letters previously and consider having a review of applications submitted by persons residing in forest lands before 2005.

This was announced in a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Sunil Kujur at the State-level Vigilance Committee here on Friday.

The meeting also decided to pace up distribution of forest rights letters.

It was informed in the meeting that more than eight lakh applications for forest rights letters had been received out of which more than 4.23 applications were accepted and the letters were distributed.

The rejected applications will be examined and necessary action will be taken on applications of persons who were residing in forest land before December 13, 2005, the Chief Secretary said.

More than 11.66 lakh hectares of land had been distributed to holders of forest rights letters, it was informed in the meeting.

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