Tag: Forest Rights Act

Why Gujarat’s Women Are Yet to Accrue the Wealth of the...

The earnings from the land Dangi women own do not reach them: these benefits are monopolised by the men in their families.

Unravelling the ‘PPP’ Model Affecting Nomadic Pastoralists in Jammu & Kashmir

This article is the third instalment of our series on how the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated lockdowns have impacted the livelihoods of three...

Moving When the World is Still: The Seasonal Migration of Van...

Lockdowns and COVID-19 policies within the Protected Areas that Van Gujjars inhabit during the summer have diminished their autonomy over their livelihood.

Mapping the Impact of COVID-19 on Himal‌ayan Pastoralists: A‌ ‌Primer‌

State marginalisation of nomadic pastoralists is felt by two Himalayan communities—the Bakarwals of Jammu & Kashmir, & the Van Gujjars of Uttarakhand.

Firefighting in the Forests: What Goes Wrong Every Year

If we know when and where forest fires are likely to occur in India, then why is managing them such a challenge for communities and the Forest Department?

The Hidden Politics of Forest Fire Management in Uttarakhand: The Van...

Colonial forestry in Uttarakhand excludes forest dwellers like the Van Gujjars from forest management, making them doubly vulnerable to raging forest fires.

A Vision for Sustainable Consumption in the Future, Rooted in Tradition

This is the final article of a three-part series on sustainable consumption and food security in India, supported by Pristine Organics. Click here to...

The Scattered Implementation of Forest Rights Among the Siddis of Karnataka

The Siddis, recognised as a Scheduled Tribe, occupy a special place in the history of India—they are one of the few historical African diasporic...

2020: Like Never Before, a Year of Despair and Hope

2020 has seen an interregnum never before experienced by humanity—it has been a year in which despair and hope, and callousness and caring have...

Losing Ground: Is the FRA Protecting Displaced Communities in Protected Areas?

Hosted by Aarathi Ganesan Edited by Nidhi Rejithlal The Forests Right Act, 2006 (FRA), was envisioned as a law that would recognise forest dweller's historical and...