New Delhi, Aug 8 Tribals and other forest dwellers are being provided facilities like school, dispensary, fair price shops and electricity, Lok Sabha was informed today.
Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram said the Section 3(2) of Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Right) Act 2006 provides for diversion of forest land and other facilities.
The facilities include school, dispensary or hospital, anganwadis, fair price shops, electric and telecommunication lines, tanks and other minor water bodies, drinking water supply and water pipelines, water or rain harvesting structure, vocational training centres, roads and community centre, he said.
"Clearance of such development projects are recommended by the Gram Sabha, Central government also issues directions under Section 12 of Forest Right Act and clarifications and guidelines for proper implementation of the Act," the Minister said.
Oram said the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Right) Act 2006 (FRA in short) was enacted with the objective of correcting the historical injustice done to the forest dwelling STs and other traditional forest dwellers.