Failing to deliver
Issues pertaining to science and the environment took a backseat during the recently-concluded special session of the Indian Parliament
A few authorities more
The disaster management bill has nothing new to offer besides
Mine owners, loosen purse strings
New mining bill proposes sharing 26 per cent profits with affected people
Managing a crisis
People of the Arwari basin in Alwar, take proactive measures to battle drought
Access to justice curbed
Power to the people
Heads of panchayats arrived in the Capital to demand the power to effectively run the traditional self-government
Nuclear secrecy is a matter of concern
Landless poor march to Delhi. Then what?
For India, with fizz
JPC report sets serious reform agenda on food safety, water security and public health
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
The promise of Dayamani
Adivasi activists, however successful in mobilising grassroots struggles, have seldom been able to make a dent in Parliament. Will Dayamani Barla …
Have India's tribal leaders failed their people?
India has the largest tribal population in the world. But they are also the most marginalised section of society. What is it in India's political …