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#India -‘Tribals turn extremists because states are too busy making money from land’

 Down to Earth Author(s): Sonum Gayatri M… Date:Jun 13, 2013 The world’s largest democracy is facing a surge in tribal uprisings. The recent killings of Mahendra Karma and other Congress leaders in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh  has prompted the government to address… Continue Reading →

Villagers’ bid to decide Vedanta project fate puts Niyamgiri hills on radar

By Nitin Sethi, TNN | 10 May, 2013   NEW DELHI: The villages of DongriyaKondhtribals around Odisha‘sNiyamgiri hills are set to become a flash point again, with the Centre and the state government along with civil society groups planning to converge on the site of… Continue Reading →

Panel for ban on mining in 37 % of Western Ghats #goodnews

PRISCILLA JEBARAJ, The Hindu Identifying 37 per cent — or about 60,000 square km — of the Western Ghats as ecologically sensitive, a high-level panel has recommended that “destructive” activities such as mining, thermal power, major construction, and some hydel… Continue Reading →

#India- Tribal affairs ministry against MoEF move to dilute forest rights Act #CSR

  MoEF notification on 5 February says linear projects such as roads, canals wouldn’t require gram sabha consent Liz Mathew   |  Neha Sethi  ,           First Published: Fri, Mar 29 2013. 10 28 PM IST, livemint.com… Continue Reading →

#Guajarat- Mithi Virdi N-plant environment impact assessment report ignores plight of project affect

February 28, 2013 Sreedhar By Ashok Shrimali*  In an authoritative move, top environmentalist-scientist R Sreedhari, managing trustee of the Environics Trust, Mines, Minerals and People (MM&P), has asked Union environment and forests minister Jayanthi Natarajan to urgently cancel the environmental… Continue Reading →

Land rights activists angered as India’s forest act undermined #humanrights

The government’s decision to allow major infrastructure projects to go ahead without obtaining consent for forest clearance paves the way for the violation of village land rights, say rights groups Matthew Newsome Friday 15 February 2013 guardian.co.uk —- Land and… Continue Reading →

#India-Union Tribal Affairs & Panchayati Raj minister, May your tribe increase #tribalrights

From a soft-spoken, easygoing politician, KCS Deo has emerged as a combative, ‘activist’ minister for tribal affairs. Bhavdeep KangMore by the author > January 17, 2013, Issue 4 Volume 10 Photo: Shailendra Pandey VYRICHERLA KISHORE Chandra Suryanarayana Deo — Kishore to… Continue Reading →

#India- Costly push to mega projects

Author(s): Sugandh Juneja Issue Date: 2013-1-15 Cabinet Committee for Investment may dilute environmental and forest clearances DESPITE concerns from civil society groups, the Union Cabinet gave in-principle nod for setting up a Cabinet Committee for Investment (CCI) on December 13…. Continue Reading →

DNA investigation: Sardar Sarovar Project hit by illegal mining

Published: Saturday, Oct 13, 2012, 8:44 IST By Sandeep Pai | Place: Indore | Agency: DNA Rampant illegal sand mining across the Narmada valley on land acquired by the Narmada Valley Development Authority (NVDA) from oustees of the Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP)… Continue Reading →

Minister stops fresh Vedanta bid to mine Niyamgiri hills

NEW DELHI, ET, 18TH April: Environment and forests minister Jayanthi Natarajan nixed yet another attempt by Vedanta to get Niyamgiri bauxite mines in Odisha that Rahul Gandhi had stood up against, saving the Congress and its scion some blushes. On Tuesday, she ordered that… Continue Reading →

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