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The Hindu, 26 October 2017
The Adivasi women [of Dallapalli village] said they were not against tourism, but an eco-tourism model with the Adivasis being made stakeholders should be planned. “According to Panchayat Raj, before taking up any land for development in the tribal village, it needs to have the consent of the Adivasis. […]
non-inclusive tourism initiatives will spoil the pristine environment and infringe on the rights of the Adivasi community. | Read the full report here >>
Source: Adivasi women oppose Dallapalli tourism project
Date accessed: 28 October 2018
Maharashtra government attract investors to give boost to transform tribal communities
Krishna Kumar, Economic Times, 6 March 2018
MUMBAI: In a departure from the past, the Maharashtra government’s tribal development department has managed to attract investors — both foreign and domestic companies — to put money in projects that aim to transform and financially secure tribal communities in the state. | Read the full report >>
Source: Maharashtra government attract investors to give boost to transform tribal communities
Date accessed: 28 October 2018
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Everyday we hear that tourism brings economic development, it creates jobs and revenues. But who really benefits from it? The local community, the village elite, or the owner?
There’s been an exponential increase in tourism in India over the last several decades, fueled by the growing economy and disposable incomes. The tourism industry in India has expanded wildly in an unregulated fashion with no regard for environmental, social and cultural impacts.
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