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Young India celebrates as Delhi HC Rules in favor of Priya Pillai

Young people of Bhubaneswar came together on March 13 with posters and banners declaring, ‘I am Mahan’, symbolizing the Mohan Forest, vandalized by coal block grabbers whom the plutocratic state has been patronizing. 378 more words


Strengthening FRA's efficiency

In Jharkhand, 75% of the population is living in rural areas, and is utterly dependent on forests. Nevertheless, since now, the implementation of the Forest Right Act has been genuinely unsatisfying, jeopardized by the lack of awareness of dwellers regarding their rights on the one hand and the lack of field knowledge on behalf of government officers on the other hand. 204 more words


Will the government honour its promises on land reform?

A reader writes to remind us of Ekta Parishad’s land reform campaign in India in 2012 – see the report on this site – which ended when tens of thousands of marchers assembled in Agra, saw Jairam Ramesh, then Minister for Rural Development, sign a historic 10-point agreement and were given copies to take back to their towns and villages. 259 more words

Food Security

Protest - 15 December, 2014

On 15th December, 2014, members from 31 Tribal Gram Sabhas of the Gudalur and Pandalur Taluks organized a protest to demand their rights in the forest. 401 more words



The environment ministry is proposing to make changes to the law so that development projects can be pushed through quickly. But will forest dwellers be short-changed in the process? 1,099 more words


Forest Righst Act- BringingTribals into mainstream

Having no legal right to their homes, lands or livelihoods scores of people live in and near India’s forest lands. These people depend on the forests for their survival. 412 more words

Common Property Rights

The Majestic Parvati Valley - Paradise Lost: Ujithra Ponniah


In what is known as the heart of Shiva, the majestic Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh, a trekker writes about a chance encounter with a Russian man and the impending destruction of the valley. 1,205 more words