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In a first, Himachal villagers get a say in hydel power projects

May 08, 2016

In a first, Himachal villagers get a say in hydel power projects

It’s a big victory for some 1,200 people of Lippa village in Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh. After a seven-year struggle, the villagers have become the first grass-root people in the hill state to get empowered under Gram Sabha (village body of locals) to decide whether a hydel power project would be set up in their area or not. #ConnectTheDots #Himachal Pradesh #MoEF #Forest Rights Act #National Green Tribunal #Kinnaur #Spiti Valley #Hydel Projects #Gram Sabha #NGT #FRA #Ministry of Environment and Forest #Lippa
MGNREGA workdays to be increased in drought-affected areas

Jun 17, 2015

MGNREGA workdays to be increased in drought-affected areas

Battling opposition charge of pursuing "anti-poor" policies, the NDA government has decided to increase the number of workdays under MGNREGA from 100 days to 150 days in drought-hit areas. #India #UPA #Congress #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Forest Rights Act #MGNREGA
Greenpeace activist offloaded: How did the IB issue a look-out circular?

Jan 15, 2015

Greenpeace activist offloaded: How did the IB issue a look-out circular?

What compelled the government to get the Greenpeace campaigner Priya Pillai ‘offloaded’ at the New Delhi airport from a London-bound flight on January 11? #ConnectTheDots #Intelligence Bureau #Forest Rights Act #Delhi government #Greenpeace #Modi government #Priya Pillai #Foreign NGOs
Why PM Modi's five-day US trip may be a near complete waste of time

Sep 23, 2014

Why PM Modi's five-day US trip may be a near complete waste of time

Does it make sense for Narendra Modi to disappear for five days to the US when his party is facing two crucial elections and many of the reforms depend on the BJP winning these elections? #Barack Obama #Narendra Modi #diplomacy #Forest Rights Act #Food Security Act #RTE #Indo-US ties #Modi's US visit #Jan Dhan Yojana #Land Act
The Forest Rights Act needs to go: Tribals aren't part of a tiger reserve

Sep 12, 2014

The Forest Rights Act needs to go: Tribals aren't part of a tiger reserve

The Forest Rights Act is a needless piece of misguided legislation intended to protect tribals, but it actually retards development and investment in the states that need them the most #Development #InMyOpinion #Vedanta #Forest Rights Act #Land acquisition #Modi government #Forest Rights act (2006) #Tribal Right #ST population
Bamboo processing unit to come up in Naxal-hit Gadchiroli

Feb 11, 2014

Bamboo processing unit to come up in Naxal-hit Gadchiroli

The Maharashtra government has given its approval for a first-of-its-kind bamboo processing unit to be set up in Naxal-hit Gadchiroli district at an estimated cost of Rs 19.40 crore. #India #NewsTracker #Forest Rights Act #Gadchiroli #Lekha Mendha Village #Green Bamboo Technology
Centre not sincere about implementing FRA: Brinda Karat

Aug 12, 2013

Centre not sincere about implementing FRA: Brinda Karat

Karat also said that there were about 32 lakh applications submitted by the tribals for forest rights but half of them were rejected by the government. #WhoSaidWhat #Forest Rights Act #Brinda Karat
'Military has failed, give civil society a chance to solve Naxal crisis'

May 31, 2013

'Military has failed, give civil society a chance to solve Naxal crisis'

Firstpost spoke to Rajagopal, who is a member of the government task force on land reform, on what the government’s strategy should be in tackling left-wing extremism, why it has failed all these years and what the heart of the conflict is. #Adivasi #Q&A #Raman Singh #Forest Rights Act #PV Rajagopal #Wildlife Protection Act #Chhattisgarh attack #Jan Satyagraha
Diluting role of gram sabhas is authoritarian: PV Rajagopal

Feb 26, 2013

Diluting role of gram sabhas is authoritarian: PV Rajagopal

The Centre has its own limitations when it comes to addressing the land issue, says Ekta Parishad’s PV Rajagopal. #Jairam Ramesh #VeryCloseUp #Forest Rights Act #PV Rajagopal #Ekta Parishad #Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan
Madness of Maoists: Why they feed on tribal people

Aug 09, 2012

Madness of Maoists: Why they feed on tribal people

Naxalites are targeting a successful model of tribal self-rule and community forest rights because they want to recuit the tribals for their 'class war'. #ThatsJustWrong #Maoists #Forest Rights Act #Gadchiroli District #Naxalites