articles by Devidas Gaonkar

Video Volunteers

Video Volunteers: How Goa's Canacona forest reserve was saved from an 'afforestation' project

How a few determined local residents demanded accountability and challenged decisions taken by a government department. When threatened by the lumbering bureaucratic attitude of Goa’s forest officials, local residents took steps such as filing the RTI and mobilising a public call-to-action based on video proof with scientifically-backed research.