While the Hockey World Cup 2018 was kicked off with aplomb, 2000 people evicted for the expansion of its venue continue to live in deplorable conditions.
Threatened and attacked for filing 200 RTI applications in 10 years, activist Nilamani Joshi continues undaunted.
Amidst debates on the dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, a family in Odisha struggles to bring their ‘upper’ caste perpetrator to task.
At a time when India posits itself as a future superpower, the residents of Dharuapalli wait for electricity to irrigate their land and charge their phones.
As the Odisha Mining Corporation diverts water resources for its iron ore mines, local communities face a drought-like situation.
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.
“They demolished our school,” says a young boy who expresses his desire to go to school. His opportunities and dreams have been submerged by the lower Indra Irrigation Project, another dam construction in the name of development.
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.