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In the News : 2011 'Adivasis are always exploited' | Nov 19, 2011 Calling for sensitization of the judiciary towards displacement of tribals in India owing to development projects, former chief justice of Delhi high court, AP Shah said, “Adivasis are continuously exploited and dispossessed all over the country for wider economic development”... Read more Medha calls for scrapping of Posco plant | Nov 18, 2011 Social activist Medha Patkar on Thursday demanded that the Posco project be scrapped forthwith and land already acquired returned to people. Patkar said the project had only added to the woes of local villagers, subjected to “state repression and police atrocities”...  Read more New land acquisition bill will lead to conflicts: Patkar | Nov 17, 2011 Social activist and Team Anna member Medha Patkar on Thursday said the new Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation bill introduced in Parliament had failed to recognize the historical injustice meted out to about 10 crore people who were displaced due to the development projects... Read more ‘Oust tribals but allow tourists in tiger zones’ | Nov 8, 2011 The Travel Operators for Tigers (TOFT), an international group of wildlife tourism operators, wants tourism to be allowed in the core zones of tiger reserves —areas where tigers breed — because it benefits both conservation and tribals. However, TOFT wants tribals to be shifted out of national parks and sanctuaries and is against implementation of the Forest Rights Act there... Read more Eco-sensitive zone around Bandipur Tiger Reserve opposed | Nov 8, 2011 Plans to create eco-sensitive zones (ESZs) around national parks in Karnataka have come under fire from gram panchayats and political leaders who have pointed to legal violations that the ESZ notification entailed. The Mangala Gram Panchayat, near Bandipur Tiger Reserve, on Sunday submitted a memorandum to the forests ministry objecting to an ESZ proposed here... Read more Centre promises support for tribals welfare | Nov 8, 2011 The Centre has assured the Orissa government of all support for the welfare of tribals, particularly the primitive tribal groups (PTGs) besides strengthening the panchayati raj institutions (PRIs) in Odisha. Union tribal affairs minister V Kishore Chandra Deo met chief minister Naveen Patnaik and promised assistance in its initiative for the welfare of tribals... Read more Tribals take over forest land in Ganjam district | Nov 5, 2011 Deprived of forest land under the Forest Rights Act, hundreds of armed tribals forcibly occupied several acres in the Amajhara-Radasingh reserve forest, under the Gayaganda forest range in Ganjam district by chopping off trees on Wednesday... Read more Centre wants governors to be proactive in tribal areas | Nov 3, 2011 The Centre is moving to ensure that governors are proactive in tribal areas, with tribal affairs minister Kishore Chandra Deo likely to meet home minister P Chidambaram on the issue. At a governors’ conference,  Deo said they had exclusive rights to intervene on issues of land alienation of tribals, regulation of land allotment and money-lending activities... Read more Govt urged to implement FRA to help adivasis | Nov 2, 2011 Member of the National Land Reforms Council P V Rajagopal, who is on a one-year jansatyagraha yatra to mobilize dalits, has appealed to the Tamil Nadu government to implement the Forest Rights Act in a bid to help adivasis (tribals) who are totally dependent on forests for their livelihood... Read More Development govt's priority in wrested Red bastion | Nov 1, 2011 The Centre will integrate 'security' and 'development' to ensure that pockets wrested from Naxalites do not fall back in Red control, with Saranda forests set to become a trial balloon for this approach. The Jharkhand government will start giving land titles to tribals under the Forest Rights Act by end-November… Read more Disclaimer TNT does not necessarily share the views expressed, or vouch for the accuracy of facts represented, in these news reports and articles. Home | Reports | Related Articles | Resources | Gallery | Feedback | Contact | About