Tribal Rights/ Forest Rights

Tribal communities in Odisha’s protected forests better placed in keeping virus at bay -Satyasundar Barik

-The Hindu Their interaction with outsiders is less as Nature gives them abundant nutritious food in the shape of leafy vegetables, roots, tuber as well as fungi. BHUBANESWAR: With many States resorting to lockdown measures to break the chain of infections in the wake of the spiralling...

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FRA helps Dhenkanal tribals gain land rights -Ishan Kukreti

-Down to Earth Their ancestors were brought in as workers nearly a century ago by the former princely state Descendants of Munda and Santhal tribals, brought to Dhenkanal district in Odisha from Jharkhand nearly a century ago by the then princely state to work in its forests,...

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Chhattisgarh purchased highest value of minor forest produce in country amid lockdown -Ritesh Mishra

-Hindustan Times The government officials quoted the data, released by the Central government-run Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED), to highlight that Chhattisgarh’s purchase has been the highest in the country to alleviate the plight of the state’s poor forest dwellers and tribal villagers,...

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Telangana: Empowered by PESA, village committees enforce prohibition in tribal areas -Sreenivas Janyala

-The Indian Express The Telangana government had recently empowered about 600 tribal villages in these districts through PESA to encourage Adivasis to take their own decisions regarding development of their villages. Hyderabad: Following the recent empowerment of tribal areas through implementation of the Panchayat (Extension to...

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First in India: 21 tribal dictionaries unveiled in Odisha

-The New Indian Express Odisha, is the only State in the country, to have formulated all tribal bilingual dictionaries and trilingual tribal language proficiency modules. BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday unveiled 21 tribal dictionaries and proficiency modules. The State Government through its Academy of Tribal...

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