Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Nanga Ram Dangi Vs Secretary, Department of Environment & Forests & Others dated 27/05/2019 regarding illegal mining in Rajasthan, especially in the catchment area of Jaisamand lake.
Land grabbing has today become a major issue across India and a central political faultline in Indian politics. Protests, resistance and conflicts have been growing as a result of attempts by people to assert their legal and customary rights in the face of state and corporate attempts to take over land.
NREGA is the culmination of a long struggle by mass organizations on the issue of providing a minimum right to work. NREGA is clear on the fact that this right is available to all rural communities. To operationalize this Act, the state of poverty in different parts of the country was studied and to start with the worst affected districts were taken up.