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The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act 2006

Autonomy for tribal communities in central India #indigenousrights

The Hindu : June 18, 2013 Right place, wrong arrangement Sonum Gayatri Malhotra,  Moving governance of tribal areas in central India from the Fifth to the Sixth Schedule will help address the demand for autonomy (Sonum Gayatri Malhotra is with… Continue Reading →

Odisha Government diluting apex court order: petitioner #Niyamgiri #Vedanta

BHUBANESWAR, June 11, 2013 Staff Reporter, The Hindu  St ate government continues to face widespread criticism over selection 12 villages for conducting of gram sabhas that would decide fate of bauxite mining in Niyamgiri hill. Prafulla Samantra, an original petitioner of… Continue Reading →

#India – Face to Face: Kishore Chandra Deo, Union Mininster for Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj

  Akash Bisht Delhi A five-time MP from Araku (ST) constituency of Andhra Pradesh, Kishore Chand Deowas first elected to the Lok Sabha way back in 1977. He also served one term in the Rajya Sabha and was a member of… Continue Reading →

#India – Tribal affairs ministry `turning tables’ on SC order on Niyamgiri mining rights #WTFnews

    Nitin Sethi, TNN | Jun 4, 2013,   NEW DELHI: Despite the Supreme Court‘s order, the village councils, or gram sabhas of the Dongria Kondh tribals may not be able to decide upon their traditional and religious rights against the mining interests… Continue Reading →

Tribals arrested, lathi-charged for demanding rehabilitation

Published on Down To Earth | Latest news, opinion, analysis on environment and science issues | India, South Asia (http://www.downtoearth.org.in)   Author(s): Aparna Pallavi Issue Date: 2013-5-28 Madhya Pradesh government starts dam construction without clearances Twenty men and seven women from 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 →

#India – Tribals set to decide Vedanta project’s fate #forestrights

Nitin Sethi, TNN | May 14, 2013 The Supreme Court order has left it to the villagers to decide the fate of the Vedanta project, and the call revolves on whether the venture would affect their religious and other rights. NEW DELHI:… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra to re-examine claims rejected under forest rights Act

Mumbai, May 10, 2013 Alok Deshpande, The Hindu  Decision by Chavan comes after agitations by CPI(M), Kisan Sabha Responding to the agitations by the CPI(M) and the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), the Maharashtra government has agreed to re-examine around two-lakh… 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 →

Tribal affairs ministry gets cracking on apex court’s order on Vedanta #goodnews

Author(s): Kumar Sambhav S… Issue Date: 2013-5-2 Odisha government gets a slew of orders to ensure the order is properly implemented The ministry of tribal affairs seems to have pulled up its socks to ensure the Supreme Court’s order in… Continue Reading →

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