Category Archives: Accountability

The basic object of the Right to Information Act is to empower the citizens, promote transparency and accountability in the working of the Government, contain corruption, and make our democracy work for the people in real sense. It goes without saying that an informed citizen is better equipped to keep necessary vigil on the instruments of governance and make the government more accountable to the governed. –  Government of India (About Right to Information Act 2005: Bringing Information to the Citizens
http://rti.gov.in
Date accessed: 17 July 2018

The Scheduled Tribes (STs) in the country are the groupings of historically disadvantaged people that are given express recognition in the Constitution of India. […]
The policies and schemes implemented by successive governments at the Centre and the state have further worsened the situation. The challenges to their civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights have been critical today, insofar as they perpetuate extreme form of deprivation in many ways. […]
The instruments of globalization have not rendered any positive impact in achieving the intended objectives of social security to the indigenous people. – Dr. Celine Sunny (Report “Impact of Janamaithri Suraksha Project on the Safety/Security of the Tribal People in Kerala, submitted to the Home Department, Govt. of Kerala)
https://keralapolice.gov.in/media/pdf/publishing/janamaithri/study-reports/security-of-the-tribal-people-in-kerala.pdf
Date accessed: 4 July 2019

We are in a situation where if we do not act every moment, we will have to own up to the responsibility of complicity to violence. Therefore, constructive action is our only future. There is none other, for otherwise there will be no future for us. – Prof. Ganesh Devy
http://www.india-seminar.com/2002/513
“Constructive action is our only future”
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=6310
Date accessed: 27 May 2012

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. “Don’t fund our eviction”: honey-collecting tribe pleads with US governmentJanuary 20, 2020 Two tribal communities … Continue reading

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Globalisation in a historical perspective: “Histories of the Adivasis have largely been neglected”

Globalisation, Environmentally Non-sustainable Growth and the Plight of the Adivasis of India Historian Anjana Singh offers insights into Adivasi’s living conditions In this article the attempt will be made to analyse the long-term and current challenges of the adivasis. The … Continue reading

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In support of India’s tribal women: Find information provided on Government and NGO websites

The concept of a mixed economy as envisaged in the Indian constitution gave way to a modern free market economy. As a result, the ground gained over the previous two decades in the fight against poverty began to slide out … Continue reading

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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

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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

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