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From Odisha to Chhattisgarh, Adivasi Community is being Displaced and their protests Criminalized in Pursuit of  “development” 

Along with the brutal tree cutting of 50,000 trees within three days, repressive action and arrests have been made against the members of the local organization Hasdeo Aranya Bachao Sangharsh Samiti in Chhattisgarh protesting the coal mines by Adani group. Similarly in Odisha, several arrests and detentions have been made to intimidate the local resistance movements […]

Public Meeting At Talaampadar Against Bauxite Mining In Sijimali Hills

Groundxero | 31st October, 2023   A huge public meeting was held on 29th October at Talaampadar of Thuamal Rampur Block in Kalahandi district of Odisha. This public meeting was attended by over 2000 people. The objective of the meeting was to strengthen the bonds across the communities and reiterate their resolve to unitedly continue […]

The façade of Decriminalization: Adivasis Rights vis-à-vis Corporate Interests

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has proposed a number of amendments in the environmental laws, forest conservation laws and forest laws of the country. In this article, Puja explains whose interest these amendments will serve. She tries to explore if the amendments do make lives easier, if yes, for whom? Or, […]

বনগ্রামের চার-পাঁচশো পাট্টার রেকর্ড নেই প্রশাসনের কাছে : শ্রমজীবী মঞ্চ

একটি গ্রাউন্ডজিরো প্রতিবেদন   বনগ্রামের বাসিন্দাদের মহামিছিলের পর যেন টনক নড়ল আলিপুরদুয়ার জেলা প্রশাসনের। ১৫ জুলাই আলিপুরদুয়ারে রাভা, ডুকপা, নেপালি, আদিবাসীদের এক বর্ণাঢ্য প্রতিবাদী মিছিল হয়। এর পরই ১৭ জুলাই রাজাভাতখাওয়ার গারোবস্তিতে ক্যাম্প বসিয়ে ওই অংশের জমির খতিয়ান দেওয়ার কাজ শুরু করে প্রশাসন। উত্তরবঙ্গ বনজন শ্রমজীবী মঞ্চ-র আহ্বায়ক লালসিং ভুজেল জানান এক সপ্তাহের মধ্যে প্রায় […]

India’s domestic surgical strike on 11 lakh Adivasi families

The Forest Rights Act was enacted in 2006 by the first UPA Government. MoEF Jairam Ramesh, after lengthy bargainings and consultations with rights groups and NGOs, agreed to pass the bill, mostly out of electoral compulsions and as a means to check the rise of radical left forces among Adivasis. Corporations with direct business interests […]

New Hydro Project at Ajodhya Hills: Recipe for a Disaster

In April 2008, Purulia Pumped Power Storage Project was launched on the Bamni River in the slopes of the Ajodhya Hills near Baghmundi, despite protests by the local communities. Recently, work has commenced to establish yet another Pumped Power Storage Project, within 3 kms of the earlier PPSP. Already reeling from the effects of the […]