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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

Jharkhand

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. 260 more words

Food Security