Tag: Forest Rights
Farmers Harassed, Fight for Secure Land Rights
Kurban Damor / February 10, 2014
Madhya Pradesh is one India’s most forest rich areas of India with thirty three per cent of its land under forests. For a majority of its population, who are farmers these forests are essential parts of their lives. Their lands, small produce like wood, fruits, medicinal herbs all come from...
“I will not leave the land even if I die”
Radhika Chincholkar / January 30, 2014
Fakirs, Adivasis and Banjaras, the three tribal communities have been living on forest land in Aunda village of Hingoli district, Maharashtra. Most people are farmers and earn two meals a day by cultivating seasonal crops. Since last few years, they are being harassed by the Forest department officials on account...