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OPEN letter to organisations trying to stop the implementation of Forest rights Act !

Dear Praveen Bhargav (Wildlife Trust), Kishor Rithe (NCS) and Harshvardhan Dhanwatey (TRACT), We are writing to express our deep dismay at the position you have recently taken before the Supreme Court, in your interim application (IA 5) filed in January… Continue Reading →

#India Elections – 50 villages boycott polls, demanding forest rights, in Gadchiroli

Date:Mar 30, 2014 Separate Aheri district, basic facilities are other demands Samna Vijja Uike of village Koindvarshi says people in his village have been waiting for years for pattas under FRA and no one knows what is the status of… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra Village gets community rights over forest submerged by dam

Author(s): Aparna Pallavi  Date:Feb 10, 2014 A portion of reservoir given for management and fishing In what could prove to be an important precedent for the implementation of Forest Rights Act, a Korku tribal village has received community forest rights (CFR)… Continue Reading →

Tribal villagers resist attempts to deny them their forest rights

Balumath (Jharkhand), January 7, 2014 Anumeha Yadav The Hindu Villagers protest against the land acquisition at Jala village, in Latehar on Monday. Photo: Manob Chowdhury Coerced and threatened over the past year, they are fighting for their rights over forestland that is… Continue Reading →

#India – SC orders CBI inquiry into alleged kidnapping of minor girl by forest officials #Vaw

  Author(s): Aparna Pallavi, down to earth    Date:Dec 7, 2013   Picking up women without observing proper procedures is common occurrence in Betul area of Madhya Pradesh A division bench of the Supreme Court has ordered a CBI inquiry into… Continue Reading →

#India- tribal people also need autonomous councils

‘ Author(s): Kumar Sambhav S… [1] Issue Date: 2013-8-30 Autonomous councils in the Northeast are the reason why people there did not lose access to land and forests, says Virginius Xaxa, head of recently constituted high level panel to map status… Continue Reading →

#India- Niyamgiri still out of reach, Vedanta scouts for other bauxite sources #tribalrights #indigenous

  Author(s): T N Vijayalakshmi [1] Issue Date: 2013-8-19 Biodiverse Gandhamardan where mining attempts were abandoned earlier after massive public protests also on the radar of metal giant Vedanta‘s Lanjigarh refinery Vedanta Alumina Limited‘s (VAL’s) hopes of sourcing bauxite from Niyamgiri… Continue Reading →

Tribals in Madhya Pradesh facing threat from coal miners,violation of #FRA #indigenous

JULY 23, 2013 People gathering for a meeting of Mahan Sangharsh Samiti Senior activist of Setu Center for Social Knowledge and Action, Ahmedabad, Ashok Shrimali*, who is closely associated with advocacy issues related with people affected by mining across India, says the… Continue Reading →

Download Report- Critical Observations on the Implementation FRA #Mustshare

The very enactment of the historic Forest Rights Act, 2006 by the Indian Parliament in the country after the 60 years of India’s independence is a landmark constitutional reform. Campaign for Survival and Dignity (CSD) played a vital role in… Continue Reading →

Almost 42,000 hectares of forest land diverted in Odisha

,Jayajit Dash  |  Bhubaneswar  March 26, 2013 BS Land diversion for mining, irrigation, power, roads, railways, industries & defence Forest land to the tune of 41,891.25 hectares (or 1,03,515.53 acres) has been diverted in Odisha till March 6, 2013 since the… Continue Reading →

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