A battle for rights: Why a nagar panchayat in Chhattisgarh fought to reclaim its legal status as a village
Vishrampuri in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh became one of the villages to be declared a nagar panchayat in 2009. But this move took away the residents' rights under the housing welfare scheme and they were no longer entitled to benefits under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
Pathalgadi supporters misguiding Adivasi culture and tradition, says gram sabha of Jharkhand village
People of Chitramu village in Khunti district have admitted that they had been misled by the supporters of 'Pathalgadi' and pledged to implement the schemes of Jharkhand government.
Pathalgadi movement: Ahead of polls, Chhattisgarh BJP attacks tribal practice as 'conspiracy' by Christian community
Election year in Chhattisgarh has stirred up all kinds of political plots, and the Pathalgadi movement is getting ensnared in it.
Pathalgadi movement: BJP's attempts to reap political dividends from ongoing rebellion fuel tribal ire
The ruling BJP in Chhattisgarh seems bent on reaping a political dividend from the ongoing Pathalgadi movement in the state by allegedly dividing tribals.
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.
A day after police foiled the plan of 400 women activists to defy a centuries-old ban on females entering sacred sanctum at Shani Shingnapur temple in Ahmednagar, Gram Sabha at the village where the shrine is located on Wednesday passed a resolution condemning Bhumata Brigade.
The new government has decided to delink environmental and forest clearances for linear projects like highways. The delinking of these approvals would allow execution of projects on non-forest land without waiting for forest clearance.
Anna Hazare today asked Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to ensure proper implementation of laws including those on empowering gram sabhas and transfer of officials, warning that he would launch an agitation if action was not taken.
These gram sabhas will discuss issues like health, drinking water, sanitation, violence against women and female foeticide.