Bark and bite
A whopping 25,000 people formed a human chain in Kerala's Jeerakappara forest to rally against the wanton destruction wrought by encroachers
Official doublespeak stumps Udaipur villagers
An Udaipur NGO has been summoned to court because a community hall it helped the residents of Vasu village set up allegedly encroaches on …
Crisis in Krishna
Forest tracts in Andhra Pradesh are being aggressively encroached upon under the
umbrella of political debauchery and official nepotism
A road set free
Latur gains from anti-encroachment drive on farm roads. State takes its cue
Kolam tribals in Maharashtra struggling to get their land back
Our forests are burning
People's relationship to the forest
Orissa tribals struggle to regain cashew rights
A plantation economy, land grabbing and migrations from neighbouring states have forced Gudalur's tribals into destitution
The great wetland grab
Guwahati allows construction on wetlands, but will not spare poor settlers on hills. A photo narrative by Sayantan Bera
Petty squabbles signify ill for the forest rights question
ARVIND NETAM was, till the mid-1990s, one of the most promising tribal politicians of India. He was deputy minister of education in 1973. He …
JUAL ORAM, Union minister of tribal affairs, is in the Lok Sabha from the Sundargarh constituency in Orissa
JAYANTA RONGPI is a doctor and a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist). He represents Karbi-Anglong in Assam, a seat reserved …
MANSUKHBHAI VASAVA is the only independent Scheduled Tribe member of parliament in Lok Sabha. He represents the Bharuch parliamentary constituency,…
Niral Enem Horo
A Jharkhand Party veteran, NIRAL ENEM HORO didn't quit when Jaipal Singh, Jharkhand's most eminent leader, left to join the Congress party. He …
SHIBU 'GURUJI' SOREN of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha has been a prominent figure in the struggle for Jharkhand and is equally well-known for the …
YAMUNA SINGH, Jharkhand's minister of environment and forest since the state's creation, is from the Kharwar tribe. Down To Earth spoke to him …
JOBA MAJHI, wife of the leader of Singhbhum's Jungle Andolan, Devendra Majhi, is in her second term as member of the legislative assembly from a …
"Police firing will keep happening"
BABULAL MARANDI was the Union minister of state for environment when he took over as the chief minister of Jharkhand in 2000. In March 2003, he …
"I will get the Koel-Karo project reviewed"
ARJUN MUNDA, the newly sworn in chief minister of Jharkhand, spoke to Down To Earth the day he announced his cabinet
"Tribal leaders are mere pawns in politics"
Tribal activist C K Janu speaks on adivasi issues and the Muthanga controversy
"Non-tribals need to be educated about tribals"
Veteran anthropologist B K ROY BURMAN in conversation with SOPAN JOSHI
Everybody loves waterbody
Amid murder of an activist, 4,000 missing ponds and 195 FIRs on encroachments in East Kolkata Wetlands, West Bengal mulls a wetland policy
Who messed it up?
Guwahati indicts poor settlers for flash floods, ignores damage on wetlands by construction work
Unregulated tourism around the Corbett Tiger Reserve has restricted animal movement