Away from the rat race
Villagers and rural communities, warts and all, can still be places where you can regain your lost spirituality and your moral equilibrium if you …
GST removed on sabai rope, sal and siali leaves
The GST rate on these products was brought down from 5% to nil by the GST Council in its 28th meeting held on July 21
Chhattisgarh, MP elections: Forest rights emerge as major issue
Activists send people’s manifesto to political parties asking them to empower the tribals by recognising their rights over land and forest …
Why has tendu leaf revenue not reached forest dwellers even after 50 years?
Tendu leaves, primarily used to wrap beedis, provide the largest seasonal income and employment to 7.5 million forest-dwelling people in 12 states
Report on India’s tribal population kept under wraps
High-level committee report was submitted to the Prime Minister’s Office in May 2014, and includes radical recommendations
One in five voters in Odisha are tribals. But do they get their due?
Odisha's record in addressing forest rights is poorer than the national average, despite the Union Tribal Minister hailing from the state
Why environmental racism needs to have its moment
Tribal groups comprise 40-50% of the displaced population in India, and face the brunt of environment racism
How central Indian tribes cope with climate change impacts
Faced with erratic rainfall and extreme weather, tribal farmers of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh turn to bewar and penda forms of cultivation, …