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Manisha Verma, principal secretary, tribal development department, Maharashtra interviewed by Sugandha Indulkar (The Times of India)

cheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 and related issues, with today being World Tribal Day. * What’s the precise positioning of the Tribal Welfare departments at the Centre and states on FRA? This is a seminal legislation. The preamble to the Act itself states that it aims to ‘undo the historical injustice’ to forest dwelling communities who were cultivating their land

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506 students from Telanganas tribal and social welfare schools crack JEE Mains Out of the 506 students who have cleared the exam, 307 are from social welfare residential institutions and 199 from Tribal Welfare institutions. For the first time ever, 506 students belonging to the Telangana Tribal Welfare Residential Educational Institutions (TTWREIs) and Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions (TSWREIs) cracked the JEE Mains, 2019 and have qualifi

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Farmers' march: Fadnavis says land rights claims will be settled

ought and transfer of forest rights to tribals. A delegation of the protesting tribals met Fadnavis at Vidhan Bhawan in south Mumbai, where the winter session of the State legislature is underway. Tribal Welfare Minister Vishnu Savra said that 3.6 lakh claims were received, of which 1.74 lakh have been settled in favour of the tribals. Similarly, 12,000 claims for community forest activity were received, of which 7,700 have been settled, he said.

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The 'padwomen' of Telangana -Nikhila Henry

mand. Hyderabad: In Telangana’s tribal belt, since February this year, adivasi women have been running four small units that produce sanitary napkins for free distribution to students in the Tribal Welfare hostels and ashram schools. Now, the region is set to get four more sanitary napkin production units, thanks to the demand for pads among young women in the adivasi community. While the State has four such units currently running in Bhad

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DU admissions 2018: Telangana tribal students chase a dream -- all the way to Delhi -Shradha Chettri

-The Indian Express Last year, 12 students from one of the two institutions — Telangana Tribal Welfare Residential Gurukulam — got admissions in colleges under Delhi University for the first time, sparking a buzz back home. New Delhi: CARRYING THEIR certificates in files adorned with colourful tribal motifs, they walked in a line out of the Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station — all 84 of them, eager and excited. They had reached

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One Month Later, Misgivings Abound About How New India's Updated Mineral Policy Will Be -Anuj Srivas

disproportionately affects local adivasi and tribal communities. In the committee’s first three meetings (August 28, September 11 and September 26), there has been no representation from the Tribal Welfare or panchayati raj ministries. Minutes of the second meeting show that Rao “informed the committee that suggestions and comments” from both ministries had been requested – ironically, the current minister for mines (Nare

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ISKCON told to include eggs in menu

religious traditions. At present the government is implementing mid-day meal in 45,528 schools across the state which includes municipal, aided, ZP, MPP and government schools. The schools run by Tribal Welfare and social welfare department will not come under the control of the Commissioner of School Education on implementing mid-day meal. While the government has given the cooking responsibility of mid-day meal to DWACRA women self-groups in

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High Court concerned over 17,000 deaths due to malnutrition in Maharashtra

tion in tribal areas of Maharashtra in the last one year, the Bombay High Court today asked the state government to take immediate steps to tackle it and submit details of central grants received for Tribal Welfare. A division bench of Justices V M Kanade and Swapna Joshi was hearing a bunch of PILs regarding malnutrition among children in Melghat region of Vidarbha and other tribal areas in Maharashtra. One of the petitioners showed the court a

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Unspent Money For Dalits/Tribals, $42.6 Billion = 8 Times Agri Budget -Nikhil M Babu

of a 44% shortfall in the healthcare infrastructure in the tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh. This is despite the fact that, last year, the state government had left in hand Rs 4,000 crore allocated for Tribal Welfare. IndiaSpend’s investigations, through a series of right-to-information (RTI) requests, reveal that over the last 35 years, Rs 2.8 lakh crore ($42.6 billion) set aside to improve the lives of scheduled castes (SCs) and scheduled tri

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Welfare Project in Nandurbar: Crores meant for poor tribals siphoned off -Sandeep A Ashar

ports and false utilisation certificates (UCs) as a cover-up. The Indian Express has a copy of the findings, and also tracked down some victims of this scam. With activists working in the field of Tribal Welfare claiming that the practice is not just limited to Nandurbar but spread across the state, Rajagopal Devara, Secretary, Tribal Development, said, “We have issued directives for an FIR to be lodged in this matter. Instructions to check w

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