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‘Adivasi Campaign’ demands rejection of the Land Acquisition Ordinance, 2014 By Gladson Dungdung

‘Adivasi Campaign’ demands rejection of the Land Acquisition Ordinance, 2014
By Gladson Dungdung

In order to address historic injustices committed against mainly indigenous peoples of India under the Land Acquisition Act of 1894, the Government of India enacted the ‘Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013’ (LARRA) on 27 September, 2013 and the Rules for the LARRA on 19 December, 2013. 106 more words

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Ganesh N Devy

As he says we must cultivate art of forgetfulness, I think mine began with him and some of the teachers around him during my college. I met him not as a student but as a visitor to Tribal Academy with few of my dear friends. 211 more words

Indian System

UNDP: CHT Peace Accord execution sluggish

Seventeen years into its signing, 70% indigenous people in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region are dissatisfied with the current status of the implementation of the 1997 Peace Accord. 27 more words


In the wake of my diatribe on the inadequacies of tribal education, I present proof on the outcomes of said system. I work with a self-help group of about ten women, teaching them to make and market simple paper jewelry. 268 more words


The Need for a New Approach to Adivasi Development By Gladson Dungdung

On 28 February 2015, Arun Jaitley, India’s Union Finance Minister, presented the first full budget of Modi’s new NDA Government. Yet there is nothing new to cheer for in it, as far as the country’s 104 million Adivasis (Scheduled Tribes – STs) are concerned. 109 more words

South Asia

Empire was an idea, not a geography

The power of an idea split the USA from a culture similar to its own. and Pakistan from India. Empire was also an idea of the Enlightenment and Christendom. 1,780 more words

Indian History

Among the many problems that afflict rural India are inefficient healthcare and nutrition. On paper, it boasts a remarkable structure of primary and secondary healthcare centres and hospitals reinforced by auxiliary nurses, ASHA workers and midwives, not to forget various schemes to promote child nutrition. 1,146 more words