70% of ministry’s budget released, claims tribal affairs minister

Union tribal affairs minister Jual Oram has said that 70 per cent of his ministry’s budget for 2016-17 has been released. In a press conference, he also claimed that the ministry has paid special attention to implement the Forest Rights Act—about 16.78 lakh individual titles have been granted over an area of 55.43 lakh acres of forest land. Oram added that 48,192 community titles have been distributed over an area of about 47 lakh acres of forest land.

— source downtoearth.org.in

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