Union Budget: challenges of public provisioning in India
Will the first budget of the 12th Five-Year Plan make a serious effort to plug loopholes in revenue collection and increase spending on social …
Maharashtra elections: Welfare dominates tribal mandate
Vote likely to be split between the Congress, NCP and BJP
Odisha miners to pay royalty for tribal welfare
State CM approves formulation of new mining regulation; funds to be used for local infrastructure in Scheduled Areas
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
The widening nutrition gap
Difference in the nutritional status of Kerala’s general rural populace and that of Attappady could be as high as 50 per cent
'Most countries don’t want to recognise indigenous people as people'
Mohammed Taghi Farvar, former director of Avicenna University in Iran, is a well-known ecologist and social scientist. At present, he is the …
Inclusive budget for inclusive growth
Budgets should not just talk about GDP and sops. It should ensure that basic rights and necessities of people are met in an effective manner
Forest dwellers plan palli sabhas in all affected villages in Niyamgiri
Odisha government sticks to its list of 12 villages despite reservations from rights groups and Union ministry of tribal affairs
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.
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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Niyamgiri gears up for India’s first environment referendum. Odisha limits number of villages that can have a say
Ordinance to reform the mining sector will do more harm than good
Cash transfers do not benefit
Jitendra visited three districts in Rajasthan to meet people who are supposed beneficiaries of UPA government’s much-touted Direct Benefit …
Tribal affairs ministy attempts to give forest dwellers their due welfare benefits, through a compromise
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 …
Cyclone Hudhud: experience from Koraput
The storm damaged houses, crops and livestock of people in the tribal belt but government has not even taken note of it
In Mowgli's land
ANJOLI BANDYOPADHYAY visits Pench Tiger Reserve, the site of many a conservation scheme and finds the woes wrought upon the people there by …
Against the grain
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
State V Dongria Kondhs
Short-circuiting discrimination or perpetuating them?
Nutrition programmes for Dalits need institutions to deliver and a vigilant citizenry to monitor implementation
Tiger tour operators' incidental love: tribals
Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava's take on tour operators' claim that tourism in core areas of reserves is good for tribals