Ensuring Tenurial Security and Democratizing Forest Governance through Forest Right Act (FRA)
The organisation also focuses on building the capacities of community resource persons on sustainable farming and natural resources management. NIRMAN in collaboration with the community has facilitated vesting of Legal Rights (land title) to 600 tribal families over customarily used forest land covering 750 acres and Community Rights to 69 villages over Community Forest Resource area for livelihood using the empowering legislation of Forest Rights Act, 2006. Involvement of Gram Sabha in conservation, management and governance of these forest areas has emerged as an important participatory forest governance model. NIRMAN has developed ‘A Manual of Community Claims Filling under FRA’ which has been a resource material for NGOs, community and govt. officials working for rights of adivasi and forest dwellers. It has also facilitated community-based forest management plans as mandated under the FRA, using an innovative system of community-based socio-ecological assessment.
Our Vision is promoting equitable
Nirman focuses on restoring the ecosystems with rich biodiversity and has specific intervention in agriculture, natural resource management and governance. The organization is concerned with issues relating to the negative impact of climatic variations and current development paradigm that has endangered the natural resources and traditional knowledge base. Thus, it yearns to have sovereignty over the seed, the soil, the land, water, the indigenous knowledge system and strives to achieve sustainable use of natural resources and democratize its governance pattern.