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To give the (unseen) woman farmer a land of her own
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To give the (unseen) woman farmer a land of her own

The mahila kisaans of Bundelkhand are visible everywhere in the fields, but rarely seen in official policy. Khabar Lahariya imagines a world which places women farmers at the centre of agriculture policy rather than at the peripheries.

Haritha Haram and forest rights: How a scheme to increase green cover has upended the lives of Telangana's tribals
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Haritha Haram and forest rights: How a scheme to increase green cover has upended the lives of Telangana's tribals

For 11 days, the Koya Adivasis of Telangana's Satyanarayanapuram village camped on their lands, for fear of being rendered landless. They were finally evicted by officials, citing a lack of documents to prove ownership.

Tana Bhagat tribals block trains at Jharkhand's Tori station, demand land rights, amendment to CNT Act
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Tana Bhagat tribals block trains at Jharkhand's Tori station, demand land rights, amendment to CNT Act

The General Manager of Hajipur division of the East Central Railway has written to the Jharkhand chief secretary to remove the Tana Bhagat protests from the tracks immediately

Hemant Soren to take oath as Jharkhand CM on 29 Dec, says state won't implement NRC, CAA if even one Jharkhandi is uprooted
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Hemant Soren to take oath as Jharkhand CM on 29 Dec, says state won't implement NRC, CAA if even one Jharkhandi is uprooted

Jharkhand chief minister-designate Hemant Soren on Tuesday said he will go through the details of the citizenship law and if even one person from his state is uprooted due to it, it will not be implemented

Kabza, Purabi Bose's documentary, depicts how forest land diversion for mining has impacted indigenous tribes
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Kabza, Purabi Bose's documentary, depicts how forest land diversion for mining has impacted indigenous tribes

Kabza is a part of Purabi Bose's non-profit initiative, Landing Together, which is a unique approach of documenting the voices of thousands of unheard stories of indigenous and pastoralist communities.

Dalit Sikhs in Punjab unite to press NOTA in final phase of Lok Sabha election, say community has lost faith in govts
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Dalit Sikhs in Punjab unite to press NOTA in final phase of Lok Sabha election, say community has lost faith in govts

Landless Dalit labourers in Punjab's Malwa region have decided to press the NOTA button when the 13 constituencies of Punjab go to polls on 19 May to protest against the failure of successive governments to ensure proper implementation of the Punjab Village Common Lands (Regulation) Rules, 1964

Despite crackdown, Pathalgadi movement survives in Jharkhand, may result in low voter turnout in Khunti, Arki, Murhu blocks
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Despite crackdown, Pathalgadi movement survives in Jharkhand, may result in low voter turnout in Khunti, Arki, Murhu blocks

Several of the villages in Jharkhand's Villagers Arki, Murhu, and Khunti blocks which supported the Pathalgadi movement are likely to witness low voter turnout during the Lok Sabha polls for 14 seats in the state

Uttar Pradesh's forest farmers await official recognition, govt benefits even after 72 years of Independence
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Uttar Pradesh's forest farmers await official recognition, govt benefits even after 72 years of Independence

The government's failure to recognise forest farmers from four villages in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich district — Bhawanipur, Bichiya, Tediya, Dhakiya — has forced them to live without dignity for decades

In coastal Tamil Nadu, one man is helping fishing communities to save their land using mapping technology
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In coastal Tamil Nadu, one man is helping fishing communities to save their land using mapping technology

With help from local community leader Saravanan, fisherfolk are creating their own maps, thereby taking control of a tool that has always belonged to the powerful

Jharkhand journalist reporting on Pathalgadi movement shot dead: 12 days on, but no arrests yet
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Jharkhand journalist reporting on Pathalgadi movement shot dead: 12 days on, but no arrests yet

Amit Topno, a correspondent from Jharkhand's Khunti was shot dead on 9 December. He fearlessly reported on issues like sand mining, illegal alcohol sales, adivasi rights, education, sanitation, human trafficking, land rights, culture and most recently the Pathalgadi movement.

CAG pulls up Tamil Nadu forest department over unapproved construction by Isha Foundation in protected zone
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CAG pulls up Tamil Nadu forest department over unapproved construction by Isha Foundation in protected zone

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has pulled up the Tamil Nadu Forest Department over some unapproved constructions by the Isha Foundation in an ecologically sensitive zone in the state.

Punjab Village Common Lands Act: State's land rights empower Dalit farmers, allow them to lead better lives
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Punjab Village Common Lands Act: State's land rights empower Dalit farmers, allow them to lead better lives

Under the Punjab Village Common Lands (Regulation) Rules, one-third of the public agricultural land in each village is reserved for the members of SCs.

Assam's indigenous communities could become 'landless people' without constitutional safeguards, warns report
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Assam's indigenous communities could become 'landless people' without constitutional safeguards, warns report

A committee appointed by the Assam govt for protection of land rights has warned that indigenous communities in the state are at risk of becoming landless.

Maharashtra farmers' march: Police issues traffic advisory as over 35,000 protesters reach Thane
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Maharashtra farmers' march: Police issues traffic advisory as over 35,000 protesters reach Thane

The huge march by Maharashtra farmers and Adivasis will proceed to the KJ Somaiyya ground in Mumbai before heading towards the state Assembly on Monday

Maharashtra farmers' march to Mumbai a mission to assert rights and overcome oppression, one step at a time
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Maharashtra farmers' march to Mumbai a mission to assert rights and overcome oppression, one step at a time

Dancing, singing and surviving on the bare minimum, over 25,000 farmers from across Maharashtra are marching to Mumbai where they will encircle the legislative building and press for demands which they feel successive state governments have betrayed them on: land rights, forest rights, guaranteed minimum support price and loan waivers, etc

CM Naveen Patnaik calls Odisha govt's decision to give land, property rights to slum dwellers 'historic'
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CM Naveen Patnaik calls Odisha govt's decision to give land, property rights to slum dwellers 'historic'

Odisha government on Tuesday decided to provide land rights and property rights to slum dwellers in small towns and cities respectively.

Goa govt announces TDR to curb land conversion under Common Minimum Programme
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Goa govt announces TDR to curb land conversion under Common Minimum Programme

In a major land use reforms, the Goa government announced that the Transfer of Developmental Rights (TDR) which would curb instances of land conversions.

Amaravati 360: Farmers rail against AP's land pooling scheme
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Amaravati 360: Farmers rail against AP's land pooling scheme

While the problems faced by the land owners typically range over finding better compensation and adapting to a different lifestyle, the tenant farmers and landless labourers from the region who have lived here for many generations — those who would be the worst hit — are still struggling to find a voice.

Congress govt did not accord land rights to tribals in Union Territories: Narendra Modi
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Congress govt did not accord land rights to tribals in Union Territories: Narendra Modi

Modi accused the previous UPA governments of failing to allot land to tribal people in those union territory areas where they had "direct control".

In Vietnam, growing rage over the loss of land rights
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In Vietnam, growing rage over the loss of land rights

Forced confiscations of land are a major and growing source of public anger against Vietnam's authoritarian one-party government. They often go hand-in-hand with corruption; local Communist Party elites have a monopoly on land deals.