2014 Forests, Tribes, FRA

31 December 2014 Forest land: Govt finalising dilution of tribal rights Business Standard #Policy
27 December 2014 Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups in Odisha Demand Legal Rights Over Agriculture and Homestead Land Orissa Diary #Odisha
26 December 2014 Doubts over title Issued under Forest Rights Act in Odisha’s Malkangiri District Orissa Diary #Odisha
25 December 2014 Social Welfare Minister to celebrate new year with Kollegal tribals TH #Karnataka
22 December 2014 Rights of Tribals Business Standard #Lok Sabha Question
18 December 2014 End in sight to tribal agitation TH #Kerala
15 December 2014 Medha Patkar lends support to agitating landless tribals in Kerala TwoCircles.net #Kerala
15 December 2014  Modi diluting Forest Rights Act: Brinda Karat #Policy
14 December 2014 Rights bodies celebrate Human Rights Day Odisha Channel #Odisha
14 December 2014 Demand for rights of non-tribal forest dwellers in Indianf orests picks up Counter View #Odisha #Protest
13 December 2014 PESA Act important to make villages self-reliant: Governor Business Standard #Maharashtra
12 December 2014 Denied land rights, tribal people lay siege to Nashik Collectorate TH #Maharashtra (Nashik)
12 December 2014 Tribals march to commissionerate for forest land claims
8 December 2014 No motive to oppose Posco project: BJD MLA Free Press Journal #Odisha (Khandadhar)
7 December 2014 BJD MLA wants tribals rights upheld on Khandadhar mines Zee News #Odisha (Khandadhar)
2 December 2014 Lok Sammilani urges state to Include non-tribal forest dweller under FRA entitlements Odisha Diary #Odisha

23 November 2014 Jual Oram speech: International Conference on Tribal Issues, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar Odisha Diary #Odisha
21 November 2014 Rising Waters Threaten Wildlife in PTR TOI #Kerala (Idukki)
21 November 2014 Ministry vs ministry over forest land The Telegraph #Policy
19 November 2014 A road runs through it The Telegraph #Policy 
17 November 2014 Ekta Parishad padayatra to highlight tribals’ woes TH #MP #Chhattisgarh
16 November 2014 Tribals Decry Centre’s Decision to Amend Forest Rights Act IE Tribals protest move to amend FRA Business Standard #Odisha
13 November 2014 The Modi Government’s war on environment opendemocracy.net #Basudev Mahapatra
13 November 2014 Tribals hit hard by tardy implementation of land rights DNA
7 November 2014 Workshop on FRA Conducted IE #Kerala

31 October 2014 Taking away forests: Tribal consent regulations to be diluted Business Standard
29 October 2014 Forest Rights Act diluted for projects HT
28 October 2014 Jual Oram Launches Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana Meeting of the Tribal Welfare Ministers of States Business Standard  #AP #MP #HP #Telangana #Orissa #Jharkhand #Chattisgarh #Rajasthan #Maharashtra #Gujarat. Approval for recognizing the Vishva Bharati, Shanti Niketan as centre of excellence in the field of Tribal language and literature. Indiablooms.com
27 October 2014 Tribes people in Odisha duped into leaving forest homes for tigers Reuters #Survival International #Odisha
25 October 2014 Acts protecting environment should not be relaxed: Activists TOI
12 October 2014 Tribal support for BJP on the rise, says Kulaste TOI #Maharashtra
10 October 2014 Implement Forest Rights Act, demand tribals DH #Karnataka
10 October 2014 Forest Rights Rejection in LWE-affected Areas Reviewed IE
9 October 2014 Several ministers under pressure from PMO and Environment ministry for relaxing norms in FRA act DNA
9 October 2014 UPA panel set tough norms for tribal land, NDA sits on report IE NAC report 
8 October 2014 Streamlining forest clearances won’t make vetting of mining proposals lax ET #Policy
7 October 2014 Coal block ruling could pave way for streamlined green clearances Business Standard #Policy
7 October 2014 Ministry of Tribal Affairs’s study to ensure justice for forest dwellers DNA 
6 October 2014 Government’s effort to help tribals in forests TH #Karnataka

30 September 2014 Now, States Can take Call on No-go Forest Zones IE #Policy
28 September 2014 National Green Tribunal refuses forest clearance to Essar, Hindalco counterview.net #MP
27 September 2014 Maharashtra toes Centre’s line on forest rules, for now IE #Maharashtra
26 September 2014 The UN climate summit reveals India’s hypocrisy on saving forests The Guardian
25 September 2014  FRA activists demand right over timber TOI #Maharashtra
23 September Tribal affairs ministry against diluting forest rights law Business Standard
21 September 2014 Sense of alienation stalks tribals TH G. Nagaraja #Andhra
19 September 2014 FRA rights have destroyed forests, says study TOI #TERI “The study used remote sensing-geographic information system (RS-GIS) based analysis of FRA rights in Maharashtra to know the fate of such lands.” #Maharashtra
17 September 2014 Odisha tribals protest against dilution of forest rights ANI News #Odisha
14 September 2014 NGO accuses Maharashtra govt. of diluting Forest Rights Act TH
12 September 2014 Take back objections to forest rules IE
11 September 2014 Gadkari, Tribal Ministry at loggerheads over ‘dilution’ of Forest Act TH
8 September 2014 Govt may do away with tribal consent for cutting forests Business Standard
5 September 2014 Government mulls dilution of tribal forest rights in.reuters.com #Nita Bhalla #Jatindra Dash
3 September 2014 ‘Trespassing’, collecting honey charges against Nagarahole tribal people TH #Karnataka

28 August 2014 Polavaram Enveloped in Lies, Deceit and Much More IE #Andhra #Telengana
27 August 2014 The 11 environmental disasters Narendra Modi blessed in his first 100 days Quartz
26 August 2014 Tribals up in arms against Andhra Pradesh govt’s mining moves Khaleej Times #Andhra
24 August 2014 Call for rights The Telegraph #Assam
20 Augsust 2014 Oram hints at easing forest project norms IE
19 August 2014 Tribal rights body questions veracity of Odisha FRA settlement figures Odisha Sun Times #Odisha
14 August 2014 Fighting for their rights – Munda Tribals face existential threat ANI News #Jharkhand
13 August 2014 The Story of Matkota and Tribal Land Rights landportal.info via The Indian Republic #Puja Awasthi
13 August 2014 Is the Forest Rights Act being implemented well? ET #Analysis
10 August 2014 Polavaram dam: 1.6 lakh people, mostly Adivasis, to be displaced TOI #Telengana
9 August 2014 Odisha tribal body demands justice for indigenous people Odisha Sun Times #Odisha
8 August 2014 Tribal Identity and Callous Bureaucracy Mainstream Weekly #Jharkhand
7 August 2014 Petition against encroachment of forest land TOI #Jharkhand
6 August 2014 NDA eases green rules to push investments Business Standard #Policy
2 August 2014 Welfare organisations demand empowerment of tribals TOI #AP (Vishakapatnam)
1 August 2014 Draft national policy for tribal not finalised yet: Govt Business Standard

14 July 2014 Digitally securing tribal land Livemint 

12-14 June 2014 Tribals stage rally, step up cry for rights, developmentDay 2: Tribals step up rights heat on govt TOI; Tribals in Maharashtra agitate for implementation of welfare schemes #Maharashtra (Nashik)
7 June 2014 Local Tribals take Vow to Protect Khandadhar Hill on World Environment Day Orissadiary.com #Odisha
6 June 2014 Tribals use GPS to claim forest land rights TOI #Gujarat 

30 May 2014 Triple power ink for forest rights The Telegraph #Jharkhand 

“The state today inked an MoU with two organisations that work for forest dweller rights at a low-key event at Project Building, but its implications can prove historic in the long term. Aimed at better implementation of Scheduled Tribes and Other Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, the tripartite MoU was signed between Jharkhand Van Adhikar Manch, Poorest Areas Civil Society Programme and Jharkhand State Tribal Cooperative Development Corporation, the third an independent body under state welfare department.” 

29 May 2014 Gearing up for an empowered tribal affairs ministry: Oram HT 
25 May 2014 Forest control: Struggle with much at stake Business Standard Some data #Policy
5 May 2014 ‘More Money; Tribals Splurge on Alcohol’ IE #Survey #Karnataka #Soliga tribe #Erruliga tribe 

19 Apr 2014 Political Parties are not concern for Recognition of Community Forest Rightsin Odisha: CSD
12 Apr 2014 Exploited paliyars demand own land as govt fails to meet promises
11 Apr 2014 Sonia targets Naveen govt on plight of farmers, tribals, women in Odisha
4 Apr 2014 Naveen sings tribal tune in Kandhamal
2 Apr 2014 Tribal evictions unconstitutional: Gadgil
1 Apr 2014 Tribals languishing as mining mafia calls the tune in Odisha, says Rahul

29 Mar 2014 List of woes endless for tribals in Agency areas
26 Mar 2014 Tribal Ministry terms forestland diversion for Essel Mining ‘invalid’
25 Mar 2014 Jairam Ramesh defends coal block clearance to Adani
24 Mar 2014 Green tribunal cancels environmental clearance for Chhattisgarh coal blocks
23 Mar 2014 Include tribal issues in the election manifesto, urges NGO
18 Mar 2014 Implement the PESA and FRA in its True Latter and Spirit Poorest Areas Civil Society Programme (PACS) on 14th and 15th March at Adisavi Exhibition Ground, Bhubaneswar.
5 Mar 2014 Parties Ride Piggyback on FRA to Woo Tribals

27 Feb 2014  PMO pulled out all stops to weaken eco, forest norms
25 Feb 2014 More days of work under MGNREGAMGNREGA: Centre may raise workdays for tribals
18 Feb 2014 ‘Proper implementation of agroforestry policy a big challenge’
14 Feb 2014 ‘Implement Forest Rights Act effectively’ #Karnataka
3 Feb 2014 Odisha tribals demand constitutional rights at Bhubaneswar rally #Odisha

24 Jan 2014 Govt nod for action over Shah report on illegal mining in Odisha
14 Jan 2014 Many tribals yet to get title deeds for forest land
14 Jan 2014 50 more days under MNREGA for ST households in forest areas
8 Jan 2014 Ministry U-turn may clear hurdles for Manipur project The Hindu; Ministry does a U-turn to clear hurdles for Mapithel Project e-Pao #Mapithel

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