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Forest rights claims of nearly 1,200 tribals in Hunsur rejected -R Krishna Kumar

-The Hindu NGOs fighting for Tribal Rights claim review was done cursorily and fear that more applications may be rejected MYSURU: Nearly 1,200 tribals in Hunsur taluk of Mysuru district stare at an uncertain future, as their review petition for recognition of their claims over forest land under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, was rejected by the local authorities. NGOs fighting for Tribal Rights fear...

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My selection should not be viewed from a ghettoisation perspective: Sonajharia Minz -Satyasundar Barik

-The Hindu The new vice-chancellor of Sido Kanhu Murmu University in Jharkhand on climbing the academic ladder as a tribal woman and what her appointment means for social justice It’s rare that the appointment of a university vice-chancellor stirs up much discussion, outside of high-profile, highly politicised environments such as Jawaharlal Nehru University. But it is rarer still to see a woman from a tribal background appointed to such a post. So...

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Kumar Sambhav, independent researcher and co-founder of Land Conflict Watch, interviewed by Aditi Phadnis (Business Standard)

-Business Standard State govts are failing to realise that farmers, landowners are much more aware of the actual market value of their land and about the legal provisions related to consent and rehabilitation etc Independent researcher Kumar Sambhav, who has co-founded Land Conflict Watch - the first and largest database of ongoing land conflicts in India - tells Aditi Phadnis that while India has enacted laws to protect the rights of marginalised...

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There is so much confusion about the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana

Against the backdrop of the Finance Minister Shri Piyush Goyal announcing the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PMKSN) programme during his budget speech on 1st February, 2019, it becomes essential to differentiate between 12.56 crore operational holding households (enumerated, as per the Agriculture Census) and 13.33 crore ownership holding households (estimated, as per the 70th round National Sample Survey report no. 571) pertaining to size upto 2 hectares. In his...

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Manifesto of Tribal Rights issued -Mohammed Iqbal

-The Hindu Charter of demands presented to all parties in Rajasthan for action by next govt. Jaipur: Tribal groups in Rajasthan have demanded that the next elected government in the State reveal the status of each of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with reference to tribal communities and declare their status targets. The activists said that no political party had depicted its commitment to work for sustainable development of tribal people. A manifesto...

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