The impacts of climate change are being felt in this highly susceptible Himalayan region

This National Land Reform Policy Draft 2013 formulated by Union Ministry of Rural Development and released on 18 July 2013 suggests a just and equitable method of allotting land on a priority basis to the marginalized, especially marginalized women.

A 25-year, US$10-billion global effort has taken the number of polio cases from hundreds of thousands per year to just hundreds, but it is now struggling to stamp the virus out of its final strongholds in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria, where transmission has never been interrupted. Of these, Nigeria was the only one to see an increase in cases from 2011 to 2012, and public-health experts worry that the virus's recalcitrance here will prevent global eradication, and eventually lead to a wider resurgence of the disease.

Herders of the Tibetan ethnic group are leading the charge in protecting grasslands and biodiversity in their communities, thanks to support from the government and environmental groups.

Conservation measures have taken away the traditional livelihoods of nomadic tribes in Karnataka.

Mumbai: The Rashtriya Banjara Kranti Dal, a party of the de-notified nomadic tribes, on Wednesday organised a rally here, demanding special constitutional rights for all nomadic tribes in the country.

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JAIPUR: Five nomads were taken into custody on Tuesday from the Indergarh Range of Bundi district in Rajasthan for alleged poaching of wild boars near the Chambal Crocodile Sanctuary.

The accused, said to be belonging to the hunter community of Mogya, are from neighbouring Madhya Pradesh.

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday directed the Gujarat government to submit a report on the

Gujjars of Jammu and Kashmir today demanded dismissal of Police and Forest officials who set ablaze more than 30 houses of nomadic Gujjars at village Karnala Chak on the banks of river Tawi adjoining Vikram Chowk in Jammu yesterday.

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