Land woes continue to ail scheduled tribe communities in Chhattisgarh

The New Indian Express | Nov 06, 2019

The NCST visited villages affected due to land acquisition and met affected scheduled tribe families who were displaced.

NEW DELHI: A significant number of people belonging to the scheduled tribe community continue to be affected by land acquisition and land grabbing in Chattisgarh, the fact came to light during an ongoing visit of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes to the state. Read more

Rajasthan villages fight to protect their common lands from mining activities

Mongabay | Nov 04, 2019

  • In Rooppura and Dhwala villages of Bhilwara, Rajasthan, granite and marble mining became frequent since 2010.
  • After villagers sold their otherwise unproductive private lands to miners, common pasturelands were next in line.
  • Since livestock rearing is one of the prominent livelihoods here, villagers have organised themselves into collectives to protect their resources.
  • In July this year, the Rajasthan High Court put a stay on any mining activity on the lands in Rooppura and Dhwala. The lands lie unoccupied by activity for now but the cattle have a place to graze.

Since the first week of September, Pur, a town in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan has been on an indefinite protest. One of their banners says, “Shut Jindal Company, provide relief to the public of Pur.” The sign refers to the Jindal Saw Ltd. that has been in the limelight since 2015 with accusations of illegal iron ore mining, taking over common pasture land, and polluting public water. The ongoing protest is specifically for the 4500 houses in the vicinity that have developed cracks due to blasting done by the company. Read more

Telangana government tampered with Land Acquisition Act: Jairam Ramesh

The New Indian Express | Nov 03, 2019

Already thousands of acres of land has been acquired like this. Now, they are planning to acquire more for the Pharmaceutical City.

HYDERABAD: The state government has tampered with the Land Acquisition Act of 2013 to procure thousands of acres of land, claimed Rajya Sabha MP and incumbent Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh, while raising an alarm over the proposed Pharmaceutical City. Read more

एसीसी सीमेंट कंपनी को एफ-3 का नया लीज देने का जमीन मालिकों ने किया विरोध

दैनिक जागरण: नवंबर 02, 2019

चाईबासा : अखिल भारतीय क्रांतिकारी आदिवासी महासभा के बैनर तले एसीसी सीमेंट कंपनी चाईबासा को एफ-3 का नया लीज की स्वीकृति के विरोध में राजंका, कोंदवा, दोकट्टा व चालकी के आदिवासी जमीन मालिकों ने बैठक कर विरोध जताया। विरोध के बाद राष्ट्रपति, मुख्य न्यायाधीश व राज्यपाल के नाम आवेदन बनाकर जिला प्रशासन के माध्यम से भेजा। महासभा के केंद्रीय अध्यक्ष जॉन मिरन मुंडा ने बैठक को संबोधित करते हुए कहा कि राज्य सरकार कैबिनेट की बैठक कर टोंटो अंचल के एसीसी सीमेंट कारखाना चाईबासा-झींकपानी को एफ-3 का नया लीज की स्वीकृति 63 एकड़ 26 डिसमिल भूमि का लीज बंदोबस्ती किया है। जिसका जमीन मालिक विरोध करते है। हमारा आदिवासी बहुल क्षेत्र संविधान का 5वां अनुसूची के तहत पेशा कानून (ग्रामसभा) और समता जजमेंट का निर्णय ही मान्य है। जिसका अनुपालन नहीं हुआ। Read more

National Unity Day a black day for tribal people at Statue of Unity

Frontline | Lyla Bavadam | Oct 31, 2019

It has been a year since the inauguration of the Statue of Unity on the 143rd anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel’s birth and the public relations machinery of the Narendra Modi government has created yet another event that hopes to whitewash the failures of the government. The day has been named Ekta Divas, or National Unity Day, and marathon runs have been organised all over the country as part of the Run for Unity. The Prime Minister participated in an Ekta Day parade in Kevadiya in Narmada district of Gujarat where the statue is. Read more

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