Tag: Forest Rights

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.

Losing Ground: Why Are Protected Areas Still The Model Form of...

Hosted by Aarathi Ganesan  Edited by Nidhi Rejithlal As our series on Losing Ground has noted, the Protected Areas (PA) model of conservation is fraught by...

What’s in a name? The ‘Odia Kandha’, their OTFD status, and...

Harbandhao Pradhan was 12 in 1952, which is when the first settlement process took place in his village of Sankhajodi, in Odisha’s Nayagarh district....

Dialogues: Dr. K.S. Chalam on the Political Economy of Caste in...

"The characterization of caste as division of labourers does not fully explain the discriminatory and unpaid labour of untouchables and artisan castes in the...

#Dialogues: Implementing FRA in Northeast India with Amba Jamir & Ayesha...

Edited by Malavika VN What factors have stymied the effectiveness of the Forest Rights Act (FRA) in Northeast India? What misconceptions prevent the FRA from...

The Forest Rights Act (FRA) in Northeast India

Research & Scripted by Isha Malaviya Presented & Edited by Sumit Krishna  The 8 states that make up Northeast India are home to more than 200...

Uttarakhand’s Forest Fires: Communities’ Voices on why they Recur

The Uttarakhand forest fires are in the news again. As various photos of raging fires circulated on social media, the Forest Department issued statements...