Category Archives: Forest Rights Act (FRA)

Our forests are ours again. In 2006, the government finally accepted the historical injustice meted out to Adivasis and passed the Forest Rights Act thus recognizing our rights to forests. – Adivasi Munnetra Sangam (photo caption, 2017 calendar)
Though the institution of Forest Rights Act is a policy action on the part of governments, local mobilisation among Tribal population, and non-governmental organisations have played an important role in its effective implementation. This area [the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra] has witnessed different forms of social mobilization under leaders coming from tribal communities. – Prof. V. Santhakumar (Azim Premji University, “It is possible to have a better life for Scheduled Tribes in India!”, 4 May 2018)
The Act makes concrete provisions to allow adivasis to enter the forest and continue using forest produce, on which they have depended for generations [like] the basket that was once woven in bamboo that was collected from the forest is now being replaced by plastic ones bought from the market. – Priyashri Mani (“Home is where the forest is”, Accord Gudalur)

Tip | Health and the nutritional value of indigenous grains, seeds and millets: “The tribal food basket has always been ­diverse and nutritious”

By Damayanti Datta | Read the full article >> Despite designing the world’s earliest and largest schemes on hunger and malnutrition, having surplus grains and food wastage, millions of Indians go to sleep hungry every night. It’s an invisible emergency … Continue reading

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous People 2019 (9 August) – Unesco

Indigenous peoples and UNESCO Indigenous peoples live in all regions of the world and own, occupy or use some 22% of global land area. Numbering at least 370-500 million, indigenous peoples represent the greater part of the world’s cultural diversity, … 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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“Gandhi believed that giving more importance, value and relevance to practical skills, and applying traditional knowledge to solving day-to-day problems were essential for the development of rural India.” – Bunker Roy, the founder of Barefoot College, which helps rural communities becomes … Continue reading

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Tip | Explore India’s leading periodicals, online journals and portals: Up-to-date information on tribal culture, ecology, education and other success stories

Search tips In the above search window, enter several combinations of search words, regions of India and names while including “tribal” or “tribe” in order to get a good impression of indigenous customs, education, crafts, endangered languages, or rights laid down … Continue reading

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