Category Archives: Rights

Odisha govt. cautioned on violation of authority of gram sabha under FRA

The Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs has cautioned the Odisha government not to erode the authority of the gram sabha while implementing the massive forest regeneration programme – ‘Ama Jungle Yojna’

Source: Odisha govt. cautioned on violation of authority of gram sabha under FRA

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