The New Indian Express | March 20, 2023
The Ransargipal gram sabha directs Adivasis not to work in the fields of Hindus and Christians, says Christians cannot bury their dead in the village; the objective is to protect “tribal traditions, culture”, it claims.
In the tribal majority Bastar district of Chhattisgarh, a gram sabha has passed a resolution prohibiting the celebration of “outside festivals” and mandating that its permission be sought for any religious activity. The resolution passed by the gram sabha of Ransargipal village also directs Adivasis not to work in the fields of Hindus and Christians.
The Indian Express | March 18, 2023
Villagers alleged that without taking the consent of locals, some officials of the steel company started soil testing work on the village land.
KENDRAPARA: Opposing the government’s decision to hand over land to ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel (AM/NS) for construction of a steel plant in Mahakalapada block, a large number of villagers stopped the soil testing work of the company at Hariabanka here on Friday.
Telangana Today | Feb 20, 2023
The meeting was chaired by chairperson of the body Ravi Rebbapragada and attended by 15 members belonging to 16 states
Mancherial: Members of Mines, Mineral and People (MMP), a national network of voluntary organisations that works for rights of people affected by mining, held a meeting in Mancherial on Sunday. The meeting was chaired by chairperson of the body Ravi Rebbapragada and attended by 15 members belonging to 11 states.
News Click | Ayaskant Das | 04 Feb 2023
The Supreme Court has set clear deadlines for the settlement of land compensation and rehabilitation issues.
New Delhi: Local communities in an adivasi-dominated district of western Odisha have forcibly shut down at least two coal mines, alleging that outstanding issues pertaining to land compensation and their rehabilitation have not been settled. As a result, operations have remained in complete limbo in Sundargarh district’s Jamkhani and Siarmal open cast projects for over a month, even as government authorities and mine owners have failed to arrive at a consensus with agitating locals.
Hindustan Times | Jan 05, 2023
The Supreme Court stayed the Uttarakhand high court order of Haldwani eviction and asked for a workable arrangement to address the ‘land encroachment’ issue. The matter will be heard next on February 7.
The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the planned eviction of the railways in the ‘encroached’ land in Uttarakhand’s Haldwani and said a workable arrangement has to be devised as 50,000 people can’t be uprooted overnight. In its order, the Supreme Court said the government will have to provide full rehabilitation of the people of the area. “In the meantime, there shall be a stay of the directions passed in the impugned order,” the Apex Court said barring any new construction or development on the land.