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Amidst Lockdown, Odisha’s Forest-Dependent Communities Have Their Hands Tied

“We fear that we will run out of cash and food soon,” says Subhashree Madi, a member of the Mahila Jan Shakti Sangathan of...

Out of the Woods: How the FRA Is Helping a Village...

This is not what a haat or a weekly market should look like: the place is not bustling with people buying and selling produce,...

“We Have Literally Cut and Presented Our Arms to the Government”:...

Written by Vaishnavi Rathore  The curvy highway that cuts through Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district remains a busy one, with HRTC buses passing frequently. During the...

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Conservation, Rights and Exclusion in...

Written by Arpitha Kodiveri “The Forest Department is not ready to share its power; it sees itself as a landlord of these forest areas. The...

Whose Right is it Anyway? Decoding the Forest Rights Act

Understanding the Context The Supreme Court (SC) has been hearing a batch of petitions (Wildlife First & Ors v. Ministry of Forest and Environment &...