A picture of neglect: How bauxite mining has affected tribals in AP’s East Godavari

Environmental rights activist K Rajendra says that it is common practice in the region to take permission for laterite mining, but instead indulge in bauxite mining.

“From 2002, tribal lands have been snatched and the environment exploited. Such a ruthless exploitation of the hills will result in big problems in the future for surrounding villages, wildlife and tribal culture,” he says. Read more

Courtesy: The news minute

Sahay finds pathalgadi a pillar of anger

Former MP Ranchi Subodh Kant Sahay quite belatedly but at politically correct time said here today that tribal’s pathalgadi be seen as their anger and frustration as this population feels cheated and thrown out in the present dispensation here in the state. “ Yeh pathalgari adivasi ka gussa hai (Patthalgadi is anger of tribals) and no one should ignore or misread it,” he said. Read more

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‘Pathalgarhi demands legitimate’

“The movement and the demand for empowering gram sabhas in Fifth Schedule areas was well within constitutional provisions.”

“However,” he added, “If the gram sabha tries to reject the assembly or the Lok Sabha, it would defeat the purpose of the Constitution.” Read more

Courtesy: The Times of India

Tribal Commission to recommend legislation for ‘holistic development’

NEW DELHI: The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) is all set to recommend to the Centre to come up with a special provision for the development of Scheduled Tribes (STs) through an Act.

No law has been enacted to regulate the timely implementation of welfare programmes for STs or for protecting them from external pressure to compromise with their lands and livelihood, according to the Commission. Read more

Courtesy: The New Indian Express

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