Author Archives: Ruchika Singh

Beed’s Inhuman Water Scramble: 2 Buckets For 4 Days

In the scorching summer of drought-hit Marathwada, it’s a fight just for two buckets of water. At the Khuntefal village in Maharashtra’s Beed district, about 2000 people rely solely on water tankers that come once in four days. The water they receive is dirty and frothy, but they have no other choice.

Source: Beed’s Inhuman Water Scramble: 2 Buckets For 4 Days

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

Solar pumpsets are a boon to farmers

Konatam Venkateswara Rao, a farmer from Maddulaparava in Reddigudem mandal of Krishna district, could not cultivate any crop in his three-acre farmland last year as he did not have water to irrigate t

Source: Solar pumpsets are a boon to farmers