Supreme Court Must Safeguard Tribal Rights Over Niyamgiri Hills in Odisha

If the apex court decides in favour of the Odisha Mining Corporation, it will set a bad precedent, and may intensify state and corporate efforts to acquire tribal land for mining and other purposes.

Source: Supreme Court Must Safeguard Tribal Rights Over Niyamgiri Hills in Odisha

Tribals oppose fresh bid for bauxite mining in Niyamgiri hills

Peeved over the Odisha government’s fresh bid to go for bauxite mining in Niyamgiri hills despite rejection by the Gram Sabhas, the Niyamgiri Suraksha Sangram Samiti has threatened to launch a big st

Source: Tribals oppose fresh bid for bauxite mining in Niyamgiri hills

Maharashtra govt takes back control over tribal forests and trade in forest goods

Move comes despite RSS affiliated organisation opposing such regulations

Source: Maharashtra govt takes back control over tribal forests and trade in forest goods

NREGA Revived Hopes, But Hardships Persist in UP’s Banda District

If NREGA is to have a strong impact, it must be extended to more needy villages on a larger scale, and prompt payment of wages must be ensured to help alleviate some of the issues faced by residents.

Source: NREGA Revived Hopes, But Hardships Persist in UP’s Banda District