The tribal and ecological history of India has been the history of forced transformation of the natural commons into private property engineered under both the colonial and post colonial state policy. In the following period of structural adjustment programme during and after the 1990s the state has opened the public domain for privatisation by the trans–national corporations and Indian small and large companies. Natural commons is being treated as capital.

- Forest department mulls 41-hectare wildlife getaway at Berwey, butterfly park at Chakla on anvil

Ranchi, March 10: Berwey, about 2km from Birsa Munda Zoological Park in Chakla, fits the bill for night safari, says expert Bernard Harrison.