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)

Tips | Biodiversity, ethnobotany, health and nutrition

Public health and food security depend on citizens’ willingness to “use and share resources in a sustainable and equitable manner”. The nation’s “primary conservers” – often tribal farmers – are now seen as guardians of biological diversity (Genome Saviour Award); and … Continue reading

Posted in Community facilities, Customs, Ecology and environment, Economy and development, Education and literacy, Ethnobotany, Forest Rights Act (FRA), Health and nutrition, Literature and bibliographies, Maps, Nature and wildlife, Organizations, Press snippets, Quotes, Regions of India, Resources, Revival of traditions, Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Sacred grove, Success story, Tips, Trees, Western Ghats - tribal heritage & ecology | Comments Off on Tips | Biodiversity, ethnobotany, health and nutrition

Video | Honey gathering tribes assert their ancestral rights and way of life – Tamil Nadu & Karnataka

The Kattunayakans are a honey gathering community in the Gudalur valley. Over generations they have mastered the skills required to take honey out of hives. – Priyashri Mani (upload information 3 July 2012 on Youtube) | Credits: Adivasi Munnetra Sangam | … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Adivasi, Adverse inclusion, Anthropology, Bees and honey, Customs, De- and re-tribalisation, Ecology and environment, Economy and development, Forest Rights Act (FRA), Government of India, Health and nutrition, Maps, Modernity, Names and communities, Nature and wildlife, Networking, Organizations, Particularly vulnerable tribal group, Quotes, Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Rural poverty, Southern region, Tiger, Tourism, Tribal elders, Video resources - external, Western Ghats - tribal heritage & ecology, Worship and rituals | Tagged , | Comments Off on Video | Honey gathering tribes assert their ancestral rights and way of life – Tamil Nadu & Karnataka

Learn more about tribal communities in Odisha (Orissa)

Posted in Anthropology, Childhood and children, Community facilities, Cultural heritage, Customs, Eastern region, Economy and development, Education and literacy, Figures, census and other statistics, Forest Rights Act (FRA), Government of India, Health and nutrition, Literature and bibliographies, Maps, Multi-lingual education, Nature and wildlife, Organizations, Particularly vulnerable tribal group, Resources, Seasons and festivals, Success story, Tips, Tourism, Tribal identity, Women, Worship and rituals | Comments Off on Learn more about tribal communities in Odisha (Orissa)

Globalization and other challenges to customary, civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights of tribal communities: Government report – Kerala

INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background The Scheduled Tribes (STs) in the country are the groupings of historically disadvantaged people that are given express recognition in the Constitution of India. | To read the full police report to the Government of Kerala, click … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Adverse inclusion, Economy and development, Figures, census and other statistics, Forest Rights Act (FRA), Globalization, Government of India, History, PDF printfriendly, Rural poverty | Comments Off on Globalization and other challenges to customary, civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights of tribal communities: Government report – Kerala

Eco tourism, the challenge of man-animal conflict and recognition of forest rights – Project Tiger

What were the focus areas when Project Tiger was launched? Project Tiger was launched with nine tiger reserves, including Kanha, Corbett and Ranthambore. | To read the full article in The Telegraph, click here >> The film [Tigerland] focuses on … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Central region, Community facilities, Eco tourism, Ecology and environment, Economy and development, ePub, Figures, census and other statistics, Film, Forest Rights Act (FRA), Government of India, History, Misconceptions, Nature and wildlife, Organizations, PDF printfriendly, Photos and slideshows, Press snippets, Quotes, Rural poverty, Tiger, Tourism, Western region | Comments Off on Eco tourism, the challenge of man-animal conflict and recognition of forest rights – Project Tiger