Bhopal:Monday, April 14, :The rights given to tribal people under Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act-2006 and Rule-2008 are being publicised through street plays. As many as 13 drama troupes would present one thousand street plays in 15 tribal predominant development blocks in the state. These drama troupes are making tribal people aware of their rights apart from telling them as to how they can take advantage of the facilities given by the state government under Forest Rights Act.
These drama troupes are using different dialects in the street plays including Bhili, Gondi and Korku. The street plays are being played in 89 tribal predominant development blocks. The drama troupes would stage street plays in tribal predominant development blocks in Dhar, Mandla, Ratlam, Sheopur, Jhabua, Khargone, Badwani, Burhanpur, Hoshangabad, Seoni, Dindori, Balaghat, Shahdol, Umaria and Sidhi districts.The drama troupes would also distribute copies of Forest Rights Act and its translation in Korku dialect and claim forms among the rural people.