Anti-Posco villages in Odisha pin hope on tribal affairs minister Jual Oram
Oram is India's first tribal affairs minister and was elected in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in 1999
Batudi rejects settlement of community forest claims in Niyamgiri
Sixth rejection in a row for proposed bauxite mining; tribal affairs ministry team to visit Odisha to assess claims beyond 12 villages
Rejected forest rights to be reconsidered: tribal affairs minister
It may not be possible to reject land title claims filed under Forest Rights Act in future
Two Andhra villages get bamboo rights
The gram panchayat can earn up to Rs 1 crore a year, says Jairam Ramesh
House panel urges Andhra government to cancel bauxite mining plans
'Mining will harm state’s interests while immensely benefiting private companies'
Another village, this time in Odisha, gets official permit to sell bamboo
Though Jamguda was conferred community forest right two years ago, it was not allowed to cart bamboo out or sell it in the market
Deo slams MP government for denying forest rights to tribals in Mahan
Union tribal affairs minister says villagers’ consent to mining by Hindalco and Essar comprised more than 11,000 forged signatures
Cancel bauxite mining agreements in tribal area: Union tribal minister urges Andhra Pradesh governor
'Mining plans cause growth of extremism in the Scheduled tribal areas'
'Mainland tribal people also need autonomous councils'
Autonomous councils in the Northeast are the reason why people there did not lose access to land and forests, says Virginius Xaxa, head of …
Niyamgiri gears up for India’s first environment referendum. Odisha limits number of villages that can have a say