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In the News : 2009 Disclaimer TNT does not necessarily share the views expressed, or vouch for the accuracy of facts represented, in these news reports and articles. Funding to protect forests or ploy to grab tribal land | Dec 14, 2009 Environmentalists have called India’s pitch for international funding to protect forests a government ploy to grab tribal land. The stand-off between the government and tribals is over India’s suggestion for an aggressive version of the UN’s Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries … Read more ‘Implementation should focus on community rights’ | Dec 2009 Ashish Kothari of Kalpavriksh says that if Adivasis had got clear rights to land after Independence, Maoism would not have been able to grow roots… Read more Tripura in favour of tribal forest rights for non-tribals | Sept 07, 2009 Tripura is in process of allotting the Forest land and Rights to the non-tribal people, settled in the forest and is awaiting the Center's response… Read more Centre asks states to expedite land distribution among tribals | Sept 01, 2009 As many States are unlikely to meet the deadline of distributing land deeds among tribals and other forest dwellers by the end of 2009, the Centre has directed them to expedite the process... Read more Forest Rights and implementation issues | Aug 05, 2009 Maharashtra’s efforts to enforce the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Rights) Act have brought forth many sticky issues… Read more Come one come all | June 2, 2009 It is no longer a surprise when the process of environment and forest clearance of development projects is referred to as a ‘bottleneck’. It seems to be a perpetual refrain of the project developers racing to mark their newly-acquired territories with chimney stacks and turbines… Read more Himachal tribals in Kinnaur to lop trees to assert forest rights | March 20, 2009 Tirbal women in Kinnaur, led by Himachal Kisan Sabha, marched into forestlands with wood cutting tools and lopped tree branches to assert local rights for gathering fuel woods in jungles… Read more Kinnaur tribals in distress over forest rights | Feb 23, 2009 The district of Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh is full with scenic beauty apart from being rich in hydel resource. This district is tribal, comprising of Kinnaura tribe also known as kinners. Some say they are the aboriginals who were pushed back by the Aryans… Read more Home | Reports | Related Articles | Resources | Gallery | Feedback | Contact | About