All Forest Rights Cases to be settled during this tenure: CM

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Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said that the State government will settle all the eligible cases of Tribal community under Forest Rights Act before the end of its current tenure.

Addressing a gathering on the occasion of Anniversary of Bhagwan Birsa Munda, Sawant said that the state government has fast-tracked the cases related to the Forest Rights Act in the state.

“The cases under Forest Rights Act are being settled since last three years. We have given sanads (land related rights) in 750 cases while there are 10,000 claims in all that needs to be settled,” he said.

Sawant said that before the end of this tenure all the cases of Forest Rights Act would be settled.

The tenure of current government expires in the year 2027.

The chief minister said that the State government is “sensitive” towards the issues of tribals. He said that tribal population should be aware about the schemes that are launched for their welfare by the governments – state and central government.

Sawant stated that the tribal leaders should take up the initiative of creating awareness about these schemes amongst the people.

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