Bhubaneswar: Odisha, for the third consecutive year, topped in the implementation of Forest Right Act(FRA), 2006.

The chief secretary, AP Padhi, said that the state topped the list at the national level in distribution of land title rights and also in percentage of titles distributed over the number of claims.

The state has distributed about 4,96,745 individual family titles and 5,942 community rights covering about 6,09,553 acres and 3,27,171 acres respectively under FRA by the end of June, 2017.