SC cancelling illegal coal-mining leases not enough                                                 – the immeasurable loss/damage to Adivasi community, their land, their forest, their environment must be accounted for and criminal cases for fraud must be filed against mine-owners – SC: all 214 (43 in Jharkhand) coal mining leases cancelled                                                          Shah Commission: iron-ore worth Rs. 14,541 crore […]

‘Villagers to re-occupy land acquired for Posco project’ Staff Reporter They pass resolution not to divert forest land for non-forest purpose Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS), which is spearheading movement against acquisition of land for mega steel project by South Korean steel major POSCO in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district, said that […]

Gondi language: victim of government neglect Author(s):  Aparna Pallavi [1] Issue Date:  2014-10-1 Without active government support, a unique language, connected with the aspirations of the largest forest-dwelling tribal group in India, is unlikely to make much headway in resurrecting itself The 2011 census says that the total population of the […]

Why demand for Gondwana state continues to be scuttled Author(s):  Aparna Pallavi [1] Issue Date:  2014-10-1 Successive governments have been rejecting demand for separate tribal state in central India on the ground that there is no unifying language. Real reason is something else, say Gond leaders The demand for a separate […]

Vicious cycle of ‘Development’, Displacement and Death Gujarat Oustees jump into Narmada Canal  Kashinathbhau Mohite, Wang Marathwadi dam affected activist, commits suicide 7th October, Narmada Dist/ Satara /New Delhi: False promises; snatching away of  rights  and even hope; continued mistreatment and harassment at the hands of police and administration; physical, psychological and emotional exploitation- […]

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