Environment ministry makes forest rights Act irrelevant in initial stage of forest clearance
Letter from MOEFCC regarding Western Coalfields projects in Maharashtra also shun tribal ministry’s concerns
SC dismisses petition challenging functioning of Tribal advisory council in Chhattisgarh
Governors are not exercising their powers as they want to avoid any confrontation with chief ministers who also head these councils, alleged petition
Malnutrition caused infant deaths in Attappady, Kerala minister tells Assembly
But, in report to Centre, state denies malnutrition as the reason behind infant mortality in tribal block
West Bengal polls: What’s in it for Adivasis and forest dwellers?
For political parties, tribal votes matter more than including tribal concerns in their political agenda.
Niyamgiri: CRPF sets up camp in gram panchayat office
Prominent tribal rights leader held for protesting against the move
Non-tribal people boycott polling in tribal district of Maharashtra
Low voter turnout in Gadchiroli was result of misinformation spread about Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas Act, say activist
Deforestation rampant in Malawi as residents chop forests to produce charcoal for fuel
Charcoal trade has emerged as a viable means of livelihood for the power-starved villagers
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.
'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
How can India overcome policy and institutional gaps in forest management
We need to recognise the Gram Sabha as empowered by the 73rd Constitutional Amendment
Gondi language: victim of government neglect
Without active government support, a unique language, connected with the aspirations of the largest forest-dwelling tribal group in India, is …
The new votaries of Forest Rights Act
Is it the upcoming elections that are prompting states to focus on FRA and win hearts of the tribal people? wonders Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava
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
A lame duck Schedule of the Constitution
The true potential of the Fifth Schedule was diluted right at its conception
Supreme Court takes note of abuse of tribals
Orders Madhya Pradesh to constitute grievance redressal authorities in tribal districts
Forest title claims of over 50% tribals, forest dwellers rejected: report
Where titles have been granted, average size of land holdings much smaller than what the Forest Rights Act provides for, says status report on …
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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State V Dongria Kondhs
Criminal neglect takes toll on Attappady tribes
30 infants die in five months as result of malnutrition; rural development minister announces Rs 125 crore package
Global Eco Watch: Ice Age woolly rhino unearthed in Siberia
Down To Earth brings you the top happenings in the world of global ecology
COVID-19: Kendu leaf procurement hits roadblock in Odisha
State forest officials deter Kalahandi district’s village to procure kendu leaves through gram sabha
States are making their own rules to reclaim the authority over forests from tribes, derailing community forest rights
Obama rolls out slew of climate change initiatives
Announcements come at a time when world is undergoing climate change at the most rapid pace ever
Centre reverses stand on governor's powers under Fifth Schedule
Assistant solicitor general's affidavit says the constitutional head of state has no discretionary powers over functioning of Tribes Advisory …