Tag: Land encroachment
Chhattisgarh Mining: Punjipathra Loses hope in Jindal’s Development Promises
In 2000 Jindal confiscated land in Punjipathra village in Chhattisgarh. Its been 18 years, the residents are still waiting for jobs promised to them.
Farmers Harassed, Fight for Secure Land Rights
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”
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...