Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Forests Villages, 02/05/2016

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Forests Villages, 02/05/2016. The number of Forest Villages, total population in the forest villages and ST population in the Forest Villages State/UT wise is placed at Annex I. This Ministry has issued guidelines on conversion of forest villages, old habitations, unsurveyed villages etc. into revenue villages vide letter No.23011/33/2010-FRA dated 08.11.2013. Status of conversion of Forest Villages to Revenue Villages based on the information received from the State Governments is placed at Annex II.