- 11 Feb 2023
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‘Missing Millions’: Persons With Disabilities Yet Again Get a Raw Deal in Budget
Coupled with poor funds, the untimely release of funds for the community is reflective of the 'peripheral consideration' of the community in our society.
This opinion was published in The Wire on February 11, 2023.
About the Authors
Shashank is a Research Fellow at Vidhi. He works with the Climate and Ecosystem team wherein he focuses on legal and policy issues related to current government measures around climate and environment. Prior to joining Vidhi, Shashank worked as a LAMP (Legislative Assistant to Member of Parliament) Fellow with a Lok Sabha MP wherein he worked on environment, disability and tech related matters. He also drafted two Private Members' Bill for the MP which were introduced in Lok Sabha. Shashank was also a Javed Abidi Fellow at NCPEDP wherein he worked on issues related to inclusivity and accessibility. His work as a Javed Abidi fellow primarily focused on the exclusion of disabled people from the political landscape. He likes to write on multiple policy related issues and his articles have regularly featured across platforms. Shashank graduated from Dr Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University with BA LLB (IP hons) in 2021
Understanding the Implications of the Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill, 2023 on ‘Unclassed Forests’ in Northeast India and Beyond
The proposed Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill of 2023 although regulates recorded forests, it is important to identify the extent of the unclassed forests as reported by Forest Survey of India which are not recognized as ‘forests’ by village councils and State Departments.
A Brief Commentary on The Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill 2023
The amendment bill proposes to include only those lands within the ambit of the FCA which are recorded as the forest on or after 25th October 1980, thus restricting the applicability of the T.N. Godavarman judgement.Privacy & Cookies Policy