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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...

‘Stop this joke’ Narmada Dam displaced tell Maharashtra Govt

 
/ October 18, 2016

Under the Narmada Dam project, better known as Sardar Sarovar Project, 33 villages of Maharashtra will be submerged. While the Maharashtra Government states on paper that 21 families have been rehabilitated, the families state that this is all a lie. Chetan Salve, Video Volunteers Community Correspondent from Maharashtra investigated the...

‘Stop this joke’ Narmada Dam displaced tell Maharashtra Govt

 
/ October 18, 2016

Under the Narmada Dam project, better known as Sardar Sarovar Project, 33 villages of Maharashtra will be submerged. While the Maharashtra Government states on paper that 21 families have been rehabilitated, the families state that this is all a lie. Chetan Salve, Video Volunteers Community Correspondent from Maharashtra investigated the...

25 Years & Three generations Late: Rehabilitation Eludes Them

 
/ September 13, 2016

Anandrao Bendukle, 81, had been embroiled in a battle for rehabilitation for the past 20 years against the state. His agricultural land was submerged while making the Kashyapi Dam along river Godavari. In 1997, when the lands of Kashyapnagar, Dhondegaon, Devargaon and other regions in Nashik district where acquired, the Maharashtra...

25 Years & Three generations Late: Rehabilitation Eludes Them

 
/ September 13, 2016

Anandrao Bendukle, 81, had been embroiled in a battle for rehabilitation for the past 20 years against the state. His agricultural land was submerged while making the Kashyapi Dam along river Godavari. In 1997, when the lands of Kashyapnagar, Dhondegaon, Devargaon and other regions in Nashik district where acquired, the Maharashtra...

30 families struggling to access basic amenities in Jharkhand

 
/ May 9, 2016

30 families cannot access basic amenities as they have not been allotted titles for the forest land they have been living on for 30 years. These families are completely dependent on the forest for their livelihood and as per Forest Rights Act, anyone who has been living and cultivating forest land...

Another law fails in implementation: Tribals fight for their rights under FRA

 
/ July 29, 2015

Sornaman Village, District Gariaband, Chattisgarh | Reena Ramteke The Forest Rights Act (FRA) along with the Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Actis a cornerstone of Indian grassroots democracy. They give forest dwelling communities and individuals a final say with regards to land use. When it came into power in 2006,...

Life under threat: Dalit suffering sees no end

 
/ April 14, 2014

Forty scheduled caste families residing in Wasai village of Maharashtra had their yearly crops destroyed by 50 ‘so called upper caste’ people. After destroying their crops the upper caste people were also threatening to kill the poor famers and have blocked all the ways to their fields. When the farmers...