Coal is an important part of India’s economic growth story. However coal mining in India also has a different cost, borne by the communities affected by these mines, who are rarely meaningfully informed or consulted when their land is acquired, their forests decimated, and their livelihoods jeopardised.

Guwahati: The Co-ordination Committee of Tribal Organizations of Assam (CCTOA) has urged the Centre to protect the land rights of scheduled tribal forest dwellers in its proposed National Forest Po

Integrates climate change concerns and promotes private investment and role in forestry

The publication, produced by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and UNDP, is a compilation of various court rulings, including the Supreme Court of India and High Courts of several states, that have strengthened the Forest Rights Act. The compendium aims to be a guide for authorities that protect the rights of such vulnerable communities.

Odisha has the unique distinction of being one of the few Indian states where thousands of local communities are actively protecting and conserving their forests.

Bilaspur: Union tribal ministry has sought clarification from state government over cancellation of community forest rights of a village in Surguja north Chhattisgarh.

BHUBANESWAR: A wildlife official in Chattisgarh on Wednesday rejected claims that tribes living in a tiger sanctuary inspired by Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book were being forced from their ance

The Centre’s plans to spend nearly Rs. 42,000 crore under the afforestation programme now hang in the balance

Shimla: The decision of National Green Tribunal (NGT) to refer the 130MW Kashang hydropower project in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh back to the affected gram sabhas has left tribal resident

Representatives of several opposition parties have come together to criticise the government for continuing to try and dilute the provisions of the Forest Rights Act, which makes it mandatory to ge

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