NEW DELHI: A new study on more than 2000 compensatory afforestation plantations across the country found that in 70% of the projects plantations have been taken up on notified forest land but terme

The BJP needs to think beyond farm loan waivers to address intensifying rural unrest. (Editorial)

India was a pioneer in recognising special protections for her tribal or indigenous peoples in the Constitution, recognising their distinctive cultural, social, and economic identity from that of the mainstream Indian society and that they needed some protection from exploitation by the mainstream.

Longtime residents of one of the country’s thousands of Quilombo communities have been given land titles for the first time.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Wildlife Trust of India & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 07/03/2018 regarding land claims under the provisions of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 hurting forest and wildlife interests.

Supreme Court directs all the State Governments to file an affidavit indicating :-

Large-scale survey data are used to question the most public claims about food habits in India. It is found that the extent of overall vegetarianism is much less—and the extent of overall beef-eating much more—than suggested by common claims and stereotypes. The generalised characterisations of “India” are deepened by showing the immense variation of food habits across scale, space, group, class, and gender.

Meenangadi, nestled in the undulating hills of the Western Ghats is looking to become ‘carbon neutral’ — a state of zero carbon footprint achieved when carbon emissions in the atmosphere are cancel

The ministry of tribal affairs (MoTA) has raised a number of concerns with the draft rules for implementation of the compensatory afforestation fund (CAF) Act, notified by the union environment min

RANCHI: Chief minister Raghubar Das on Sunday pledged to offer a helping hand to Jharkhand's minor forest producers by selling a bulk of their yearly produce through the newly constituted Mukhayama

In the entire mineral rich region of Orissa, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, where even non-Naxal areas (Posco, Kathikund, Kalinganagar, Narayanpatna, Potka) are seeing brutal police repression, mining seems to be the motivating factor for a ground clearing of the adivasis – if necessary by war, as in Dantewada.