Mendha fights for managing its forest - 'Mawa nate, mata raj'

Mendha a tribal village in Gadchiroli district, Maharashtra is showing the way to conserve forests and manage natural resources. Mendha is mainly inhabited by 480 Gond adivasis. Mendha village may be called country's first village to get a legal record of rights to manage its forest, water and forest produce as per the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition and Forest Right) Act, 2006.