The PESA law makes it mandatory for village councils to be consulted before any land acquisition in the village, but it is being blatantly violated today.
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.
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...
In 14 villages under 8 Panchayats in Tamnar Block of Chhatisgarh, Adani is eyeing over 115 acres of land and forests to mine coal.
7 villages are set to be evacuated for the expansion of the Sanjay National Park in Madhya Pradesh, ostensibly for wildlife conservation.
Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway Promises Prosperity, But Spells Misery for Nashik Farmers Forced to Give Up Land
“The officials told me this Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway is the chief minister’s dream project. I am very sad, he seeks to fulfil his dreams by crushing ours.”
On October 1, 2016, newspapers across India flashed the news that four civilians were killed protesting against National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), along with dozens of others who were injured as police opened fire in Jharkhand near Hazaribaug. Most of these reports briefly mentioned that the people fired upon, were...