A constitutional expert, Jaipal Singh Munda was a champion of adivasi politics and empowerment

By 
Sheshu Babu*  “I rise to speak on behalf of unknown hordes – yet very important – of unrecognised warriors of freedom, the original people of India who have variously been known as backward tribes, primitive tribes, criminal tribes and everything else, Sir, I am proud to be a ‘Jangli’ that is the name by which … More A constitutional expert, Jaipal Singh Munda was a champion of adivasi politics and empowerment

Systematic targeting, repression of tribal activists, forest dwellers in Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh

The statement by India’s civil society network, National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM), condemning filing of “false cases” against All-India Union of Forest Working People (AIUWFP) leaders and “continued incarceration” of Adivasi activists since June 8: NAPM condemns the systematic targeting and repression unleashed by the state of Uttar Pradesh on the Adivasis and other … More Systematic targeting, repression of tribal activists, forest dwellers in Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh

Sukalo: A woman activist who empowers others in struggle for forest rights in Sonbhadra, UP

Reproduced is an article written in December 2017 by Sushmita on Sukalo Gond, who is treasurer, All-India Union of Forest Working People. Distributed through the Peoples Media Advocacy & Resource Centre (PMARC), she, along with Kisamati Gond and Sukhdev Gond, were arrested in a clandestine manner from Chopan station, Sonbhadra, UP, as they were returning after a … More Sukalo: A woman activist who empowers others in struggle for forest rights in Sonbhadra, UP

Amend Forest Rights Act to enable title holders to secure institutional credit, other reliefs

By Dr Palla Trinadha Rao The specific embargo created on transfer of forest title lands recognised under the Recognition of Forest Rights Act (FRA) 2006 to others, is disempowering the tribals to secure credit and finance benefit from the approved credit and finance institutions for improving their livelihoods. The credit and finance is a vital … More Amend Forest Rights Act to enable title holders to secure institutional credit, other reliefs

Proposed commercialization of forests is a major threat to forest dwelling, tribal communities

Representation by mines, minerals & People (mm&P) to Noyal Thomas, Dy Inspector General of Forest (Forest Policy), Government of India, Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate Change,  on the Draft National Forest Policy, 2018: This written representation is in relation to the recently formulated Draft National Forest Policy 2018 . We would like to draw … More Proposed commercialization of forests is a major threat to forest dwelling, tribal communities

Draft forest policy would undermine forest rights committee, traditional management systems

Comments on the Draft National Forest Policy, 2018 by the Working Group for Women’s Land Ownership – Gujarat: The Ministry for Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) recently released the Draft National Forest Policy, 2018 for comments from the public and civil-society organisations. Over the last thirty years, several changes have occurred in and around … More Draft forest policy would undermine forest rights committee, traditional management systems

Draft National Forest Policy proposed by MoEFCC is anti-Adivasi, anti-forest dwellers, anti-ecology

A note based on press conference held by the State Chapter of the Campaign for Survival and Dignity (CSD), Odisha, which fought for the enactment of historic Forest Rights Act, 2006: Outrightly rejecting the draft National Forest Policy (NFP), 2018 of the BJP led NDA Government at the center, CSD members said that the draft … More Draft National Forest Policy proposed by MoEFCC is anti-Adivasi, anti-forest dwellers, anti-ecology