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
Niyamgiri gears up for India’s first environment referendum. Odisha limits number of villages that can have a say
Why Congress faced rout in tribal areas
Faulty implementation of FRA said to be a reason for party winning just three of the 41 tribal seats in the country
Forestland diversion for roads, railway lines made easy
MoEF waives requirement of obtaining gram sabha certificates for linear projects. Will it dilute forest rights of people?
Forest dwellers march for their rights
State governments reject 50 per cent of the 3.15 million claims filed under Forest Rights Act
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
Will Andhra governor cancel mining leases?
Centre returns bauxite mining proposals in Schedule V areas
Tribal affairs minister asks Andhra chief minister to cancel bauxite mining leases
Says the leases violate Constitution
FRA guidelines to help forest dwellers freely trade in minor forest produce
Tribals and forest dwellers don’t need to obtain transit passes to cart away the produce; minimum support price scheme for MFPs to be in …
No mining by PSUs for trade in Scheduled Areas: tribal affairs minister
'Forest department is worst enemy of Forest Rights Act'
Funds for social welfare cut drastically in revised budget estimates
Ministers write protest letters to prime minister and finance minister, saying it would greatly impact ongoing schemes
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'
‘Tribals turn extremists because states are too busy making money from land’
The world’s largest democracy is facing a surge in tribal uprisings. The recent killings of Mahendra Karma and other Congress leaders in …
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
'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 …
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
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'
Fresh development plan for naxal-affected districts
Rural schemes to be more flexible; get more funds