Tribals’ socio-economic, cultural rights being compromised in race to meet developmental goals

A written representation was made by civil rights organizations, Samata and mines, minerals & People (mm&P), to members of Parliament* of different political parties in relation to social and economic issues faced by tribals and other marginalized communities due to the various development programmes of the government.   The representation said, “The Constitution laid the … More Tribals’ socio-economic, cultural rights being compromised in race to meet developmental goals

Forest dwellers’ consent must before proposing any developmental activity on their land

On the 3rd of December 2018, while replying to the Government of Maharashtra’s query on whether the processes under FRA need to be completed before a proposal is sent for prior approval (Stage I clearance) for diversion of forest land, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), in a reply, has suggested the … More Forest dwellers’ consent must before proposing any developmental activity on their land

FRA: There is little awareness in tribal women about their one-third presence for gram sabha quorum

Suggestions by the Working Group of Women and Land Ownership (WGWLO) in the context of Forest Rights Act for making submission to Ranjit Kumar, commissioner, tribal development, Gujarat government: WGWLO (Working Group of Women’s Land Ownership) is a network of 18 CSOs, 19 CBOs to increase access and control over the productive resources for women … More FRA: There is little awareness in tribal women about their one-third presence for gram sabha quorum

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