Tribal affairs ministy attempts to give forest dwellers their due welfare benefits, through a compromise
Niyamgiri gears up for India’s first environment referendum. Odisha limits number of villages that can have a say
100 panchayat members resign in tribal Korchi tehsil
Protest against police violence; administration blames mining, Naxals
Andhra panchayat polls in end-July
The elections were delayed for two years due to legal battle over reservation issues
'Will fight POSCO till last breath'
Kin of anti-POSCO leader killed in bomb explosion in Gobindapur village resolves to fight on
Bomb kills 4 protesters at POSCO steel project site
Crude bomb was allegedly hurled by hired local goons at a group gathered in the backyard of a house to discuss land acquisition
Anti-POSCO leader loses in Odisha election
Does that mean people in the region are pro-industrialisation as claimed by victorious Biju Janata Dal candidate?
Karnataka civil society to protest against panchayati raj Bill
Opposition says provisions draconian; gives powers to bureaucrats powers to remove panchayat president and members
CRPF for garbage trucks?
Kerala High Court suggests CRPF protection for garbage trucks dumping Thiruvanthapuram's waste in village
India Biodiversity Awards 2012 go to six pioneers in biodiversity governance
These include three village panchayats, two tiger reserves and informal network of forest protection committees
Village at POSCO site seeks community forest rights
Reiterates demand against diversion of forestland for industry, under amended Forest Rights Act rules
NDA introduces changes in MGNREGA
Rural development ministry to make social audit compulsory; create more durable assets in blocks and districts, instead of villages
Mother of three wages lone battle against sand mining lobby
Jazeera along with her three children has been sitting in protest from June 14 in front of government offices, demanding protection of Kerala's …
Jazeera’s sit-in protest against coastal sand mining enters third month
Mother of three has been sitting outside Kerala’s state secretariat since August 2; her children attend school from protest site and sleep …
MPs funds to now be used to develop over 2,000 ‘model’ villages
Ministry of rural development will channelise MPs’ funds through different schemes for Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana
High court notice to Haryana on new criteria for panchayat elections
The court had earlier stayed the decision to make academic qualifications more stringent
This tribal district has become 'immune to drought' with people's participation
Jhabua continues to flourish and maintain its status as a model district while many others fail
Post independence, governments expanded squeezing village republics out of existence
Panchayat elections are set to become all the more important
These village-level governments have all the ingredients to make or break a political party’s fortune
8 years and Rs 228 crore later, Maharashtra fails to make even one village sustainable
The state’s scheme, aimed at creating environmentally sustainable villages, saw only up to 6% funds being used for green projects
Green fund rules notified: Some hits, major misses
The rules of the Compensatory (Afforestation) Fund Act 2016 are better than the draft but not impactful
MGNREGA is failing: 10 reasons why
The government is relying heavily on the MGNREGA MIS to show that all is well, while it should actually review its MIS system itself …
Chronic kidney disease cases rise in Cuttack district
A GASS survey highlights the plight of those suffering from chronic kidney disease in Narasingpur block of Odisha’s Cuttack and how …
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