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Protest against Odisha Govt’s ecotourism project in Niyamgiri

GroundXero news report 4th October, 2020   Today, a meeting was held at Arishakani village of Kurli GP in Niyamgiri hills in Odisha to protest against a Government tourism project in Niyamgiri.   The meeting was organised under the leadership of Lataka Pusika, a Pusika clan leader and owner of the land where the project is […]

Not a Happy Republic Day in Niyamgiri

Odisha Government intensifies its war against the Dongria Kondh on the eve of Republic Day, writes Surya Shankar Dash.     While India observed Republic Day, people at various places read out the Preamble to the Constitution and unfurled the National Flag, the adivasi people of Niyamgiri were reminded once again that mining corporations like […]

People’s Response: Movements try to stop mining and deforestation

Social movements to protect the Indian forests have so far focussed more on the implementation of the Forest Rights Act (FRA) than anything else. The ‘new’ struggles view the implementation of the FRA more as a long-drawn people’s struggle for control of forests rather than a statist process. Writes Soumitra Ghosh.     Social movements […]