What is Gram Sabha and how is it relevant to PESA Act?

As per PESA, every village shall have a Gram Sabha consisting of persons whose names are included in the rolls for the Panchayat at the village level. PESA empowers Gram Sabha to prevent alienation of land in the Scheduled Areas and take appropriate action to restore unlawfully alienated land of a Scheduled Tribe. The Gram Sabha must ensure that no land belonging to Scheduled Tribes is transferred to non-ST persons.

Further Reading:

To read more about Scheduled and Tribal Areas, check the linked article. 

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