2013 Forests, Tribes, FRA

31 Dec 2013 No Rights to Live in the Forest: Van Gujjars in Rajaji National Park EPW #Rakesh Agrawal
30 Dec 2013 Modi says his Government committed to tribal welfare Business Standard #Gujarat

30 Dec 2013 People and authorities should emulate tribals and their traits TOI #Karnataka
23 Dec 2013 Tribal ministry’s move may damage sanctuaries TOI #Policy #Maharashtra
12 Dec 2013 Speedy clearance of proposals for industry projects in forests under new draft rules TH #Policy
6 Dec 2013 Mapithel project comes under Tribal Rights scanner TH

30 Nov 2013 Green activists seek committee for implementation of Forest Rights Act TOI #HP
25 Nov 2013 Conversion of tribals rampant IE #Karnataka #FRA implementation
20 Nov 2013 Tribal areas to be converted to revenue villages TH #Kerala
19 Nov 2013 SP leaves traditional forest dwellers in woods TOI #UP
18 Nov 2013 Himachal Pradesh: Tribals demand amendment in forest Act TOI #UP #Kinnau #Nautor land
18 Nov 2013 Activist pushes for land rights agenda in elections TH #MP #Ekta Parishad #PV Rajagopal
15 Nov 2013 ‘AP Forest Department Acting like Land Mafia’ People’s Democracy #Andhra
16 Nov 2013 ‘Criminalisation of Tribal Livelihood is Reprehensible’ People’s Democracy
11 Nov 2013 ‘Implementation of Forest Rights Act slow and tardy’ TOI Union Minister for tribal affairs “Speaking at a national consultation on skill development for sustainable livelihood of tribal people, he said it was important to make them aware of their rights under the act before skill development.” #Maharashtra (Pune)  
11 Nov 2013 Life in the shadows around the sacred forests TH #Kerala
11 Nov 2013 Congess launches interactive programme in tribal village TOI Jharkhand (Gumla District, Gamhariya Village)
8 Nov 2013 CPI-M seeks Centre’s intervention on Tribal rights in Andhra Jagran Post #Andhra
7 Nov 2013 Palli sabhas’ of tribal communities hold the key to development HT #Odisha (Kalahandi) Sonum Gayatri Malhotra
5 Nov 2013 Waiting for a tribal Kanshi Ram TH #MP “Despite accounting for 21.1% — 1.53 crore — of the State’s population, Madhya Pradesh’s Adivasis are not a force to reckon with in State politics. There are a total of 46 tribes in MP, three of which are classified as ‘Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups’. Bhils and Gonds form more than 70 per cent of the ST population. Kols, Korkus, Saharias and Baigas make up more than 20 per cent.
Traditionally a Congress votebank, Adivasis have moved to the BJP and smaller parties like the Gondwana Gantantra Party (GGP) in the last 15 years. “The demands of Adivasis are the same as the rural poor. They additionally want these granted with dignity,” says Shamim Modi of the Samajwadi Jan Parishad, who had lost her deposit from Harda constituency in 2008.”

4 Nov 2013 Cong woos tribals with forest produce The Telegraph #Chhattisgarh #MP #Elections
2 Nov 2013 Eye on tribal votes, Cong ropes in Deo IE #Chhattisgarh #MP #Elections 
1 Nov 2013 Coal pits tribals against the state Gulf Times #MP #Hindalco #Essar #Coal

30 Oct 2013 Tribals stage agitation for land rights TOI #Maharashtra (Nashik)
28 Oct 2013 Consultation with NE States on implementation of Forest Rights 2006 
24 Oct 2013 NGT takes note of report in The Hindu 
23 Oct 2013 Gujarat govt has got chikungunya: Congress DNA #FRA implementation
22 Oct 2013 Modi hands over land to tribals under Forest Rights Act 2006 IE #Gujarat
21 Oct 2013 Tribals to get land rights TOI #Gujarat
17 Oct 2013 Bill on statutory status for SC, ST sub-plan in winter session TH #Karnataka
8 Oct 2013 A case of non-tribals challenging tribal rights TH #Kerala
8 Oct 2013 Tribal groups oppose Corporation tag for Rourkela IE #Odisha
4 Oct 2013 Madras Christian College hosts conference on tribal development TOI #Tamil Nadu #Kerala 
4 Oct 2013 Odisha govt to take measures for vulnerable tribal groups Business Standard #Odisha #Policy
4 Oct 2013 Govt settles first land claim under FRA TOI #Goa
2 Oct 2013 Tribals celebrate Lokshahi Vijay Yatra TOI #Maharashtra
2 Oct 2013 Tribals sit on dharna, demand forest rights TOI #Jharkhand #Protest
25 Sep 2013 Tripura development package for tribals TOI

24 Sep 2013 Progress on community forest rights tardy in state: NAC Business Standard #Odisha
23 Sep 2013 Meet on Forest Act a sham, say rights groups IE CSD
21 Sep 2013 Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs to Organise Regional FRA Consultation Orissa Diary Meet to clear air on forest rights TOI #Odisha

21 Sep 2013 Arunachal Pradesh move to protect tribals’ rights TOI
15 Sep 2013 NIRD meet for protecting tribals’ rights Business Standard #Policy
15 Sep 2013 Land Acquisition Bill can reduce naxal influence: Ramesh Business Standard #Policy
13 Sep 2013 13 lakh titles distributed for land ownership: Tribal Ministry Business Standard
12 Sep 2013 Special fund for Andhra tribal areas Business Standard #Andhra
2 Sep 2013 Forest-dependant People, their Livelihood Challenges and Forest Rights Act Mainstream #Review #Madhusudan Bandi

30 Aug 2013 Tribal people use RTI to access information on forest land titles TH #Maharashtra
29 Aug 2013 Gujarat slack in forest rights claims disposal IE #Gujarat
28 Aug 2013 Finally, Thane tribals to get info about their land titles Mumbai Mirror #Maharashtra
25 Aug 2013 Defanging a legislation TH #Odisha
24 Aug 2013 Civil society finds chinks in Chhattisgarh’s FRA implementation TOI
22 Aug 2013 Policy for 100m tribals The Telegraph
20 Aug 2013 MPs can build public assets on tribal land HighBeam.com via HT
20 Aug 2013 Vedanta’s bauxite mining on shaky ground TH #Odisha
18 Aug 2013 Explain delay in implementing forests rights in Mahan: Tribals TOI #MP
18 Aug 2013 Now, a high-level committee to map status of tribals TH High-level committee 
18 Aug 2013 Private sector’s backdoor entry into mining in tribal areas irks Deo TH #Andhra #Odisha
15 Aug 2013 MP Guv dismisses tribal appeal: Greenpeace India Blooms
13 Aug 2013 Centre not sincere about implementing FRA: Brinda Karat First Post
13 Aug 2013 Eviction drive turns deadly, tribal falls victim TH #MP
12 Aug 2013 Narendra Modi, Shivraj Singh Chouhan fail tribals ET #Gujarat #MP
12 Aug 2013 Centre Not Sincere About the Forest Right Act Outlook
11 Aug 2013 Land rights help increase tribal farmers’ income TOI #Maharashtra
11 Aug 2013 CPI-M blames UPA for tribals’ plight Business Standard #Tripura
10 Aug 2013 Polavaram project violates Forest Act, claims PAPP IE #Andhra 
10 Aug 2013 Jairam Ramesh drums up support for tribals TOI #Jharkhand
9 Aug 2013 Encroachments overrunning Yawal sanctuary TOI #Maharashtra
7 Aug 2013 India’s first ‘green referendum‘ Daily Mail #Odisha
6 Aug 2013 Tribal outfit to stage demonstration on August 13 TH #Karnataka
5 Aug 2013 ‘Living on the forest fringes’ has cost Adivasis in Mysore dear TH #Karnataka
2 Aug 2013 Promised land TH #Opinion

31 Jul 2013 CM Hemant Soren asks forest officials to protect green cover TOI #Jharkhand
30 Jul 2013 Mizo Forest dept raises a controversy Assam Tribune #Mizoram
30 Jul 2013 Forest Rights Act irrelevant in Arunachal, says state government Business Standard #Arunachal
30 Jul 2013 Niyamgiri mining: Rights of gram sabhas supremeNiyamgiri votes within Forest Rights & allied Acts Business Standard #Odisha
29 Jul 2013 Kalahandi tribals say no to Vedanta Aluminum Limited again TOI #Odisha
29 Jul 2013 Forest Rights Act violations in Mahan will be investigated Countercurrents.org #MP 
28 Jul 2013 As Vedanta’s fate up to single vote, doubts on fair play Business Standard #Odisha
27 Jul 2013 MoTA team to assess claims beyond 12 Niyamgiri villages Business Standard #Odisha
24 Jul 2013 Tribals give thumbs down to VAL TOI Another tribal village says no to mining by Vedanta in Niyamgiri IE #Odisha
22 Jul 2013 Tribals Affairs Ministry orders probe into Mahan Coal Block allocation ET #Odisha
22 Jul 2013 Second gram sabha on Vedanta mining today TH #Odisha
19 Jul 2013 Mahan coal block violates FRA: Deo IE Violation of tribal rights a criminal offence: Deo Business Standard Rights of tribals must be protected: Kishore Chandra Deo Newstrack India Deo takes on MP govt on forest rights violation #Odisha
18 Jul 2013 First people’s court rejects Vedanta, tribals stake claim to entire Niyamgiri Hills First Post #Odisha
18 Jul 2013 Tribals clash with officials over land TH #Andhra
16 Jul 2013 TKA Nair begins visit of Attappady tribal hamlets TH #Kerala
15 Jul 2013 Deadline for forest right claims on Niyamgiri ends Business Standard #Odisha
15 Jul 2013 Forest Rights Act 2006 – Ministry of Tribal Affairs Ministry of Tribal Affairs
9 Jul 2013 Livelihood at stake due to forest curbs: Tribals TOI #Tamil Nadu
3 Jul 2013 Clarify parameter of tribal rights, state tells centre IE
3 Jul 2013 Dharna for land rights of tribals TOI #Assam

29 Jun 2013 Minister caution on mining The Telegraph “Union tribal affairs minister V. Kishore Chandra Deo has in a letter to the Prime Minister accused the environment ministry of “blatantly” ignoring the interests of tribals while clearing mining projects.”
25 Jun 2013 NAC charts plan to protect vulnerable tribal groups Live Mint
21 Jun 2013 GPS-enabled system for mapping tribal’s rights TOI #Goa
21 Jun 2013 SC/ST panel’s suggestions on implementing FRA IE #Kerala
19 Jun 2013 Success: Soliga tribe’s forest rights upheld in court Survival International #Karnataka
18 Jun 2013 Orissa adopts Central law to empower tribals IE #Odisha “Seventeen years after Parliament passed the PESA Act that empowers tribal society to take control of their own resources, the Orissa government has finally decided to make necessary changes to the Act to implement it in the state. The Panchayat (Extension to Schedule Areas) Act covers tribal areas of nine states, including Orissa.Union rural development minister Jairam Ramesh had repeatedly criticised the state government for failing to implement the Act. Ramesh, who had visited Kalahandi early this year, was surprised when members of Panchayati Raj Institutions said they had no idea of the Act.”
18 Jun 2013 Centre’s ‘goal’ to empower tribals IE #Odisha “The Centre has decided to launch Governance and Accelerated Livelihood Security (GOALS) in four Maoist- affected districts of Odisha for  empowerment of tribals.”
18 Jun 2013 Right place, wrong arrangement TH #Sonum Gayatri Malhotra #Opinion
18 Jun 2013 Forest Rights Act 2006 – ministry of tribal affairs 
12 Jun 2013 Joint survey to decide on forest border IE #Karnataka
9 Jun 2013 India: Realities behind the Tiger Conservation Story HotnHit News
9 Jun 2013 ‘I have no say when Environment Ministry gives clearances for mining rights: Tribal Affairs Minister’ IE
9 Jun 2013 Tribal ministry raps Odisha for limiting gram sabha scope Business Standard #Odisha
8 Jun 2013 Tribal affairs ministry raps Odisha for limiting gram sabha scope Business Standard #Odisha
7 Jun 2013 Order on tiger reserves not legal: Activists IE 25 tigers in Sathyamangalam forest TOI #Tamil Nadu
6 Jun 2013 ‘Under-6 tribal children suffer from malnutrition’ TOI #Kerala
5 Jun 2013 Tribal affairs ministry ‘turning tables’ on SC order on Niyamgiri mining rights TOI Tribal affairs ministry ‘turning tables’ on SC order on Niyamgiri mining rights TOI #Odisha
3 Jun 2013 CPI (Maoist) leader Sudarshan says Naxal ‘rule’ benefitted tribals IE
1 Jun 2013 Niyamgiri row: More gram sabhas sought TOI #CSD (Campaign for Survival and Dignity) #Odisha
1 Jun 2013 We must not ignore rights of tribals: Digvijay Singh, Congress ET

31 May 2013 Salwa Judum was raised by the police, says Vyricharla Kishore Deo Prasad Nichenametla | Hindustan Times #Opinion
31 May 2013 KC Deo gets it right and also very wrong on left-wing extremism ET #Opinion
30 May 2013 Tribal ministry concerned over delay by state on SC order IE #Odisha #Policy
29 May 2013 Maoism – Is it Really Arundhati’s Romance That Jairam Ramesh Hates? Seasonal Magazine #Opinion
29 May 2013 Salwa Judum’s record: 99 allegations of rape, not a single FIR First Post #Chhattisgarh
28 May 2013 The continuing tragedy of the adivasis TH #R Guha #Opinion #Chhattisgarh
27 May 2013 Maoists feed on crony capitalism HT Blog #Opinion
26 May 2013 Forest aborigines to meet in Chennai TOI
24 May 2913 TDC to buy tendu as contractors ignore gram sabha tenders IE #Maharashtra
23 May 2013 A new turn for tendu TH #Maharashtra
23 May 2013 Tribals suspect motives behind tiger reserve move via Deccan Herald
22 May 2013 Maharashtra chief secretary sells first bag of tendu leaves TOI #Maharashtra
17 May 2013 Ministry has limited scope to empower tribals, says KC Deo via HT
14 May 2013 Tribals set to decide Vedanta project’s fate TOI #Odisha
9 May 2013 Tribal Forest Dwellers Empowerment Scheme Launched  Jagran Josh
9 May 2013 Tribals to get loan to cultivate coarse grain under new scheme Business Standard 
6 May 2013 Jairam opposed but Jindals allowed to mine in Saranda IE #Jharkhand
4 May 2013 Tripura top state in granting title deeds to forest-dwellers Assam Tribune #Tripura
4 May 2013 Absu, AATA join hands to fight for tribal land rights TOI #Assam
4 May 2013 State must follow Act for forest rights of tribals: HC IE #Gujarat
2 May 2013 Tripura ranks first in FRA implementation Business Standard 

30 Apr 2013 Tribals rally in Delhi protests land grab Hill Post #Protest

28 Apr 2013 Bamboo initiative a failure outside Mendha Lekha TOI #Maharashtra #Gadchiroli
18 Apr 2013 SC stalls Vedanta’s Niyamgiri mining, Gram Sabhas to decide rights Zee News SC puts Vedanta’s bauxite mining project in Odisha on hold BS #Odisha #Vedanta
16 Apr 2013 The rights of tribal communities Livemint #Opinion
12 Apr 2013 Deo takes U-turn, backs dilution of tribals’ rights TOI #Policy
11 Apr 2013 Tribals resort to RTI, fight against [implementation of] FRA TH #Maharashtra #Implementation 
11 Apr 2013 CMs urged to implement Forest Rights Act sincerely TH #Implementation
11 Apr 2013 Rein in forest department, cops: Kishore Chandra Deo ET #Implementation
11 Apr 2013 Activists at loggerheads over tiger reserve status TOI #TamilNadu #Sathyamangalam
11 Apr 2013 ‘Tribal claims to be sorted out’ TOI #Goa 
10 Apr 2013 Implementation of Forest Rights Act: Deo writes to states BS #Implementation
9 Apr 2013 Satellite based study of FRA implementation faulty TH #Chhattisgarh #Protest #Implementation
9 Apr 2013 Mining prod to governors Telegraph #Implementation
6 Apr 2013 Forest Rights Act extended to non-tribal areas IE #Gujarat #Implementation
5 Apr 2013 GPS study finds forest land ‘wrongfully’ given to tribals IE #Maharashtra #Implementation
4 Apr 2013 After nine days, tribal villagers break fast IE #Gujarat 
3 Apr 2013 Villagers in Vadodara on fast to protest plantation by forest dept IE #Gujarat

31 Mar 2013 Tribals up in arms over tiger reserve declaration TOI #TN
30 Mar 2013 Veerappan’s lair in Sathyamangalam declared tiger reserve TOI #TN
30 Mar 2013 Mining costs Keonjhar hills green cover ET #Odisha
30 Mar 2013 NHRC seeks report from Chhattisgarh about homeless tribals BS “The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today sought a report from government about reports that 200 tribals were rendered homeless with their huts being destroyed….About 200 members of 60 families of Baigas, a primitive tribe, became homeless when the state government officials destroyed their 30 huts in the overlapping villages, Rajanacha and Baijadhap adjacent to Bhoramdeo Reserve Forest in District Kawardah…” #Chhattisgarh
30 Mar 2013 Bamboo power to prop tribal rights TOI #Odisha (Kalahandi Dist, Jamguda village)
30 Mar 2013 Tribal affairs ministry against MoEF move to dilute forest rights Act LiveMint 
26 Mar 2013 Violation of law in land allotted to tribals, claims study on Forest TH #Maharashtra (Jalgaon Dist)
21 Mar 2013 Jairam Ramesh for 20-yr mining freeze in AP tribal areas Kracktivist #Andhra Pradesh #Bauxite
18 Mar 2013 Protection of tribal interests key to prevent Maoism Daily Bhaskar #Andhra Pradesh #Bauxite
9 Mar 2013 First consultation on Forest Rights Act in Raipur Oxfam Community rights under FRA in MP and Chhattisgarh (pdf)
5 Mar 2013 Land acquisition near Posco area Orissadiary 
4 Mar 2013 Jairam Ramesh invokes Rendo Majhi #Odisha (Kalahandi Dist, Jamguda village)
4 Mar 2013 After a century, Odisha villagers get back bamboo rights TH #Odisha (Kalahandi Dist, Jamguda village)
3 Mar 2013 Jairam Ramesh hands over gram sabha TPs to Odisha tribals HT #Odisha (Kalahandi Dist, Jamguda village)
3 Mar 2013 We will defeat Maoists design through development: Ramesh BS 3 Mar 2013 Forest dwellers get right to harvest bamboo under FRA BS #Odisha (Kalahandi Dist, Jamguda village)
2 Mar 2013 Kalahandi village to get official permission for selling forest TOI #Odisha

28 Feb 2013 In Chhattisgarh, a primitive tribe in trouble TH #Chhattisgarh #Baiga
25 Feb 2013 Is govt’s case against Vedanta weakening? BS #Odisha #Vedanta
18 Feb 2013 Jairam Ramesh may visit Odisha again TOI #Odisha
17 Feb 2013 Centre considering Odisha govt’s proposal on Sunabeda sanctury IE #Odisha
15 Feb 2013 Land rights activists angered as India’s forest act undermined The Guardian
2 Feb 2013 No dilution of tribal rights while clearing projects TOI #Policy

28 Jan 2013 Special steps taken to address tribal issues: Ramesh ZeeNews #Policy
28 Jan 2013 Amending Forest Rights Act will be a step back: Jairam Ramesh ET #Policy
25 Jan 2013 Environment, Tribal Ministries to stand by forest rights while meeting PM TH #Policy
22 Jan 2013 Jairam Ramesh’s Catechism on Maoism IBNLive
22 Jan 2013 Diversion of forest land for industrial use may delay as tribal ET #Policy
22 Jan 2013 All Eyes On Govt Vs Vedanta Case ForbesIndia 
22 Jan 2013 Union tribal affairs minister V Kishore Chandra Deo firm over …
21 Jan 2013 Gram sabha approval required only for projects effecting quality TOI #Policy
21 Jan 2013 Centre to clear stand on Vedanta mine Monday ZeeNews 
21 Jan 2013 Green, tribal ministries’ stand on Vedanta case in SC TOI 
20 Jan 2013 Punish babus flouting forest law: Activists DH
16 Jan 2013 Showdown on tribal rights in India Survival International #Odisha #Vedanta
15 Jan 2013 Environment norms may be eased to spur investment Livemint #Policy
14 Jan 2013 PMO pushes for dilution of green clearance procedures ET #Policy #Odisha #Vedanta
11 Jan 2013 Department of expenditure slash tribal welfare budget Deo upset, ET #Policy
11 Jan 2013 PMO wants tribals’ consent in giving forests for projects diluted TOI #Policy #Odisha #Vedanta
7 Jan 2013 UPA to empower tribals via rules and guidelines, not amendment ET #Policy
6 Jan 2013 Tribal relocation proves tricky TH #Karnataka
4 Jan 2013 Tribals meet C’garh CM to secure their claim on land Business Standard Tribals meet Chhattisgarh CM to secure their post.jagran #Chhattisgarh (Bodla Block, Ghugwapani village)

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