Tag: community forest rights
Adivasi Community in Odisha Stakes Claim to Forest Land, Wins
Bideshini Patel / May 30, 2018
The Forest Rights Act entitles Adivasi and forest-dwelling communities to both individual and community land ownership, but the process, mostly, is a long-winding one.
“The Forest is our Mother”: Conservation and Sustainable Living in Odisha
Anupama Sathy / April 11, 2018
Most indigenous communities traditionally depend on forests for their lives and livelihoods, forests that are steadily shrinking. When the forest resources in Nayagarh started to disappear, the community took to conservation and sustainable living, exercising their lawful forest rights.