Polavaram dam project has opened floodgates of corruption: activists
Activists are calling for setting up of a multi-member judicial commission to do a comprehensive enquiry into the process of land acquisition, …
Supreme Court fines illegal miners in Odisha, directs fund to be used for tribal benefit in mining districts
Also directs Centre to revise National Mineral Policy to regulate mining effectively
A provision in need of serious review
The Fifth Schedule has remained mired in confusion and politicking
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
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झारखंड में आदिवासियों को जमीन से बेदखल करने के खिलाफ लोग सड़कों पर हैं। भविष्य में जमीन के लिए संघर्ष और तेज होगा।
Death in the devil’s paradise
British colonial history is tainted by its involvement in rubber collection from the Peruvian Amazon, writes Survivor International
Pathalgadi rebellion takes shape of a new crisis at election time
Scared of mistreatment, 30 villages in Khunti district of Jharkhand have decided to boycott elections
Niyamgiri: CRPF sets up camp in gram panchayat office
Prominent tribal rights leader held for protesting against the move
Roundtable on Minor Forest Produce: Introduction
Sunita Narain, Director of the Centre for Science and Environment, discusses the confusion surrounding the Forest Rights Act and forest management.
Who's right for the forest anyway?
Reflections on Supreme Court order to evict ‘illegitimate’ tribals from the forests
Uprooted for the sake of compensatory afforestation
To compensate for forest land diversion for Parsa coal block, Chhattisgarh government identifies 16 villages without approval from gram sabhas
Roundtable: Is Bamboo a Minor Forest Produce?
The MFP roundtable participants discuss what constitutes a minor forest produce and whether bamboo fits its definition.
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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
Panem agrees to honour promises made to tribal people
Supporters of former Jharkhand chief minister cut off firm's coal supplies to Punjab to force it to hold talks
Kerala tribals stand and protest for land
Demand the state government to fulfill its 2001 promise to give land to tribals
Tribals protest brutality, destruction of plantations by forest officials
Villager dies following brutal beating; police claims heart attack is the cause
SC dismisses petition demanding exclusion of Sundargarh from purview of municipal Act
Activists say judgement is a setback for tribal communities who are being denied special status and land rights granted by the Constitution
A march to highlight land struggles in India
Beginning October 2, activists will cover 75,000 km in a year
No mining by PSUs for trade in Scheduled Areas: tribal affairs minister
'Forest department is worst enemy of Forest Rights Act'
Rare takes on the year just passing by
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More forest diversions likely in Singrauli
Greenpeace report says pollution from coal-fired thermal plants not considered while allowing mining in coal belt