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A Highway in Kashmir Threatens to Cut Across the Fortunes of Farmers

 
/ June 27, 2018

Apple and peach farmers in Budgam fear losing their land as the road of development lays down concrete through their orchards.

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The Empty Promise of ‘Vikas’ for this Maharashtra Village

 
/ May 7, 2018

Residents of this village on the foothills of the Satpura range are yet to reap the benefits of Narendra Modi’s much touted ‘acche din’.

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No End to Forced Evictions for Those Displaced by Sardar Sarovar

 
/ April 23, 2018

The Sardar Sarovar Dam has been in the news more than once for the large-scale displacement it has caused. But there is a lull in the media after rehabilitation is promised, says Community Correspondent Pawan Solanki, reporting on life after rehabilitation.

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Kol Adivasis’ Decade Long Battle for Land Rights

 
/ April 16, 2018

The Kol community, a Scheduled Tribe in most states, has had little in the name of land rights or even human rights and dignity. But not one to step back, they see some hope in the Forest Rights Act of 2006 even after 10 years of running back and forth...

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Sardar Sarovar: The Pitfalls of India’s Biggest Development Project

 
/ February 5, 2018

Of the 6.5 crore people displaced by development projects in India over 50 years, less than 20% have been rehabilitated. But here's what happened even after rehabilitation in the case of Sardar Sarovar.

Dams and Irrigation Projects in India: Whose Development is it?

 
/ February 2, 2018

Big dams in India stand for the state’s hubris and arrogance. The Lower Suktel Irrigation Project in Odisha is one such dam.

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Sardar Sarovar Project: The Tyranny of Forced Evictions

 
/ January 23, 2018

A farming community, threatened to be submerged by the Sardar Sarovar, is being forcefully evicted to relocate to a rocky piece of land. How will they rebuild their lives and livelihoods?

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Corporate Greed for Coal Threatens to Displace Adivasis

 
/ January 8, 2018

In 14 villages under 8 Panchayats in Tamnar Block of Chhatisgarh, Adani is eyeing over 115 acres of land and forests to mine coal.