An ethnobotanist flags the problem with education in tribal areas

Secretive. Exploitative. Is the market in Minor Forest Produce unmanageable? sopan joshi finds out

This paper looks at two interfacing trends shaping devolution of forest management in India: appropriation of space for forest management by diverse self-initiated community formations at the grass roots level despite state seizure of forests; and state-driven devolution where government policies define the scope of local authority in forest management.

More than 24 people were accused in the land and forest scam in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. However, no action was taken against the culprits. Taking serious note of this, an empowered

Burgeoning population and agricultural encroachment in the last half century have erected artificial walls within the Gond tribes. These ethnic groups, dominating the Bastar district, have little social or economic interchange today

the tribal community of Bastar district of Madhya Pradesh will be involved in

A social activist who investigated the Bastar forest scam lands up in police custody

The Supreme Court has ordered a CBI enquiry into the Bastar forest scandal that is related to illegal transfers and serious irregularities in grant of permission for felling of trees. The division

a high-level committee formed by the Lok Ayukta of Madhya Pradesh, began probing the felling of Malik Makbooja trees in Bastar district in early May, said state government sources. The move

The Chhattisgarh government has acquired land from more than 1,000 people in the Lohandiguda block of Bastar district to facilitate Tata Steel build its greenfield integrated steel plant in the distri