Adivasi women in favour of eco-tourism – Andhra Pradesh

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Adivasi women in Dallapalli speaking on problems they are facing due to tourism project in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. | Photo Credit: C.V.Subrahmanyam

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
URL: https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Visakhapatnam/adivasi-women-oppose-dallapalli-tourism-project/article19920445.ece
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
URL: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/maharashtra-government-attract-investors-to-give-boost-to-transform-tribal-communities/articleshow/63181782.cms
Date accessed: 28 October 2018

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