Tag: Forest Rights Act

Floods and devastation: Where lies the solution

Lalit Shastri Kerala has been devastated by the worst floods in nearly a century. At  least 350 people have died while 100,000 others have been rescued or evacuated. The impact of flooding can be gauged from the fact that during this monsoon, 35 of the 42 dams in the state had been opened for the

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Need to rethink development strategies: Rs. 800 crore project for vulnerable tribal groups in Odisha

Subrat Kumar Nayak and Hemant Kumar Sahoo Vasundhra, Bhubaneswar The present case study with a comparative analysis of two Tribal Villages – one Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) village and another Schedule Tribe (ST) dominated village – reveals that the Government of Odisha in India has placed more emphasis on time-bound implementation and targeted spending of

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What will be the state of the forests in Madhya Pradesh after a few years?

Lalit Shastri If we take a closer look at the forest cover, its density, regeneration capacity, and the potential of the catchment areas to hold rainwater and release it gradually into the rivers to make them perennial, we will find that we have traveled the long road to destruction in just a couple of decades

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