Category Archives: Community facilities

Welfare programmes and schools functioning under Tribal Welfare Department – Tamil Nadu

Scheduled Tribes of Tamilnadu ADI DRAVIDAR AND TRIBAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT  POLICY NOTE 2018 – 2019 INTRODUCTION:  As per the census of 2011, the population of Tamil Nadu is 7.21 crore [72,1 million] of which Scheduled Castes (known as Adi Dravidar … Continue reading

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Appropriate education for Adivasi children – the Vidyodaya School model at Gudalur

How the education work began – an introduction Kadichankolli, 1991 – The first ‘school’ begins in this village. The teacher, Raji, is from the village. The medium of instruction is `Bettakurumba’.  One would wonder what the significance of this is. … Continue reading

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Diversification of Livelihoods: Transforming relations within the Yanadi (a formerly asset-less coastal community) – Andhra Pradesh

The case study was prepared by Dr. Sophia J D, Principal Scientist, MSSRF, Chennai | To read the full paper, click here >> Background The growing human population all along the coastal zone is vulnerable to cyclones, storm surges and … Continue reading

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Environment minister’s call for a change in the colonial outlook: “Forests, tribal forest dwellers and life forms living in forests complement one another and are not rivals”

Forests, tribals and wildlife are not rivals, says environment minister Anil Madhav Dave inaugurates two-day conference of senior-level forest officers from states [Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun] Rajeshwari Ganesan , Down To Earth,  Friday 21 October 2016  | To read the full … Continue reading

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Audio | United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Repatriation is an important part of reconciliation

Indigenous people across North America are working to return thousands of sacred objects and ancestral remains, belongings that were taken and put in museums, galleries, private collections, and universities. […] “Some of the struggles I think our people have is just … Continue reading

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