State governments are building land banks, using both private and common lands, to attract investment in manufacturing and infrastructure, but at the cost of people’s rights.
The most striking aspect of Wilderness Tales from Similipal is a vivid picture of the forests that Satyesh Naik weaves through his words, so charming that you’re left wanting to visit a forest right away.
Through their work, farmers in Odisha’s Nuapara district are showing the need for eco-friendly agriculture and self-reliance in rural farming communities.
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Mining companies on the hook include Tata Steel, Essel Mining & Industries Ltd, Indrani Patnaik, Rungta Mines, Serajuddin & Company.
The forest department’s decision to fence off a community’s forest and plant new trees is uprooting local livelihoods in Pidikia village.
While two persons had perished in floods in Kalahandi district earlier, two more deaths were reported in Malkangiri district yesterday.
Western Odisha’s bauxite-rich Niyamgiri mountains are the sole home of the state’s Dongria Kondh tribe, a community numbering a few thousand. The mountains, streams and forests are integrated into their lives and cultural traditions.
A versatile artist, Das had carved a special place among the audience with his talent and performance, particularly through portrayal of negative roles.
Native varieties of millet which can grow in drought-like conditions are making a comeback thanks to the indigenous Dognria Kondh community in Odisha and its growing traction among affluent consumers for their many health benefits.
As the powers that be in Sipasarubali, Odisha work to take over forest land to build a beach resort, villagers who are trying to fight them are under attack.
Prafulla Samantara is a key leader in the long struggle against bauxite mining in a forest safeguarded by indigenous Dongria Kondh people for centuries.
The practice of child marriage is widespread in parts of Odisha, but interventions on the ground are planting the seeds of change among adolescent girls and their parents.
Despite the POSCO Pratirodha Sangram Samiti’s successful agitation, the Odisha government has fenced off the land, with many villagers still displaced.
While there has been no direct clash between Muslims and Hindus, large-scale destruction of property and the imposition of curfew has created a sense of disquiet.
A new notification from the ministry lays out a process by which illegal units can be granted clearance and “brought into compliance” within the next six months.
The formal closure of POSCO’s steel plant project in Odisha is seen as a victory for the agrarian economy and the betel leaf farmers of Jagatsinghpur, but those who lost their land face new challenges.
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As police forces continue combing operations through the densely forested region, they are expecting the death toll to rise.
Police suspect that a top Maoist leader and son of another high ranking cadre might be among those killed in the encounter.
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After 19 children died of malnutrition in Odisha’s Jajpur district, the state machinery has finally kicked into action. But ground realities speak volumes on the standard of living of the Juang tribal people.
The CAMPA proposes establishing authorities to spend forest diversion compensation funds, with little democratisation or accountability. This will have ominous consequences for the hard-won rights of forest-dwelling and tribal citizens.
The police claim the villagers were killed accidentally after being caught in the crossfire between them and Maoists, in the third such incident in less than a year.
The medium range missile, the product of joint venture between India and Israel, was successfully test launched from a mobile launcher in the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur.
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Two adivasis, armed to hunt as custom demands of them, in a forest that is theirs, were automatically identified as Naxalites and shot fatally. For them, their families and friends, justice remains to be done.
The Million SoUL program aims to distribute 1 million solar lamps in rural areas with little or no electricity.
The Odisha government’s move in the Supreme Court against Niyamgiri’s gram sabha resolutions may have been dismissed, but its revived bid to mine the mountain for Vedanta further alienates local Adivasis.
Maoists see Mahapatra as someone ‘strongly against revolution and specially trained/chosen to control the revolution’ in Malkangiri.
Intimidation mars mass village surrenders as the police takes advantage of CPI Maoist failures in the district.
As the drought continues and temperatures soar, this map shows how different parts of the country are affected.
Satabdi Mishra and Akshaya Rautaray recently concluded their extensive “Read More India” tour, which encouraged book-lovers to browse and read a range of fiction and non-fiction books.
Meteorologists have warned that if the current heatwave conditions persist in the state, more people could die.
Are major faultlines within the BJP leadership coming in the way of the implementation of the grand inter-linking of rivers (ILR) project?