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CRPF violating PESA Act in Jharkhandi villages
Operation Green Hunt  causing immense suffering & humiliation to the innocent rural folk in Jharkhand
Father Stan Swamy
Clause 4.e.(1) of The Provisions of the Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996, [PESA] says: “ every Gram Sabha shall approve the plans, programmes and projects for social and economic development before such plans, programmes and projects are taken up for implementation . . .;”
Tribal villages are forcibly entered and village people are humiliated...

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The Independent Peoples Tribunal on Land Acquisition, Resource Grab and Operation Green Hunt
 

Executive Summary



The Independent Peoples Tribunal on Land Acquisition, Resource Grab and Operation Green Hunt

Date: 9th to 11th April 2010

Venue: Constitution Club, Rafi AMrg, New Delhi

Central India is home to the Adivasis and Dalits, India’s first people. It is also home to the richest concentration of natural resources in the country. Today, as powerful Indian and global corporations race each other to gain control of the land, water, forest and mineral wealth of the region...

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Press Statement on the price rise, the hunger crisis and the proposed Food Security Bill
Press Statement on the price rise, the hunger crisis and the proposed

Food Security Bill

On 5th of July the country is at a standstill because of Bharat bandh called by opposition parties to force the Government to address the crisis of the price rise of essential commodities including food.

The level of inflation in the country has not decreased significantly in the course of the year, steady around a shocking 17%. Basic items of consumption such as wheat, rice and milk that form the...

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Press statement: Creating food insecurity
 

“Creating food insecurity: an analysis into the structural and policy factors increasing food insecurity in India”

Press statement

The food crisis of hunger and malnutrition in India is a reality we can no longer ignore. It is the face of the underweight children dying of starvation; it is the face of the farmer who committed suicide, unable to feed himself and his family with dignity; it is the face of every common man and woman, who come back from a market with empty bags, as food...

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Navdany's Earth Science School 2010
Earth Science School 2010

Bhumi Vigyan: Building Community through Love and Laughter

Bhumi Vigyan kicked off on May 31st as children aged 9 - 15 from the farming villages of Jhivan Redi, Ramgarh, and Naya Gaon arrived through the fields, foot paths, and orchards of Bija Vidyapeeth by foot, auto-rickshaw, and cycle. They arrived as willing participants in an experimental learning community (aka summer camp) designed to provide a loving and safe learning environment in which they might view...

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