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Tribals observe 13th anniversary of Kalinga Nagar firing

13 years on, tribals march in Odisha to mark anniversary of brutal killings in Ambagadia village

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Rewind 2018: The land debate

Land is finite and always a contested issue. We bring you the key developments in the sector that is in the middle of infrastructure …

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Rewind 2018: Urbanisation creates chaos in India

Challenges and possible solutions to the rising population in urban areas

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'State govts acquire land by subverting rights and bending the law’

The Centre for Science and Environment filed RTI queries to 28 states to understand how states are circumventing the land acquisition law. The …

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Jharkhand village continues its anti-NTPC stance

Residents of Jugra village have complained to district administration about forceful land acquisition for supply route to coal mine

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Why are Indian farmers protesting?

Farmers all over India are protesting against the government to get fair prices for their agricultural produce. Down To Earth

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Land acquired forcefully for Adani's Godda power plant

Recent visit by a fact-finding team shows that Adani's functionaries have resorted to forceful land acquisition, intimidation and even police …

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Going backward

As the Maratha community in Maharashtra finally gets 16 per cent reservation in government jobs and education, Down To Earth profiles …

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'Relations between non-profits & govt are waning since liberalisation'

In the wake of arrests of 5 human rights activists by Maharashtra police, Down To Earth speaks to activists about what is …

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Odisha govt lures industries via land banks, alienates people from commons

Down To Earth travels to some of the areas in Odisha worst hit by a government-sponsored land grab to lure industries and …

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‘Zero date’ for Amaravati begins through Singapore!

The allegations of collusion between the Andhra government and Singapore companies under the Swiss Challenge Method are not untrue

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Indigenous peoples are crucial for conservation – a quarter of all land is in their hands

Land owned or managed by indigenous people is valuable for conservation. About 65% of indigenous lands have not been intensively …

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