510 more tribal families to get forest land soon in Kerala | Thiruvananthapuram News

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The land for tribal community members as per Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, will be distributed to 510 beneficiaries at the earliest, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said.
He said ever since the LDF government assumed the office, 3,588.52 acres has been distributed among 4,361 tribal families. He said 1,804.75 acres of vested forest, which has been taken into the possession by the government on the basis of a Supreme Court order, has been distributed to 2,568 families. As much as 174.77 acres have been distributed to 478 families through the state land bank.
In addition, record of rights (ROR) for 1,609 acres has been issued to 1,315 families. The ROR will be immediately distributed to 5,111 families of the remaining 10, 944 families. This will be completed within two months. Also, land is ready for distribution for 310 families through the state land bank which will be distributed in a month, the chief minister said.
The remaining of inhabitable land among the vested forest that has been taken over on the basis of the Supreme Court verdict will be distributed soon. The forest department has been asked to find alternate land for the 8,145 acres that is non-inhabitable in the vested forest.
The land is distributed to the tribes people after a joint verification of the forest and revenue department officials. The government had also decided to purchase the additional land for distributing among tribal communities, after distributing the land which has been taken possession of on the basis of the Supreme Court order.

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