On the allegation of misappropriation of 167.980 tonnes of Sal seeds worth about Rs 2.94 lakh by falsifying the accounts and official records, a Vigilance case was registered against Ratnakar Das, a former Sectional Supervisor in charge of Nabarangpur Sal Seeds Central Godown, Golak Behari Barik, former Sectional Supervisor in charge of Papadahandi Sal Seeds Central Godown and Trinath Prasad Sahu,

As the summer draws to a close, there is a distinct gaiety in most parts of Orissa. There is a spring in the steps of people as they go about preparing for the Jagannath Utsav. In Majhiakhand village

The paper presents studies on socio-economic and livelihood pattern of Baiga tribe found in sal forests of Bilaspur district in Chhattisgarh state. The study was conducted in Achanakmar which has predominance of sal forest with large number of under shrubs and shrubs.

The government is obsessed with economic growth. Employment is bound to follow, it claims. That’s a delusion. The swelling numbers of unemployed continue to clamour for

Not the path of economic growth, but the trail leading back to the village is the answer

Sal leaf trade has enormous potential but suffers abject neglect

Whether bamboo is a grass or a tree is a question of survival for many

Falling profits discourage silk farmers

Return to the basics: create jobs in the hinterland

For Nepal s forest users