User: subbu Topic: Adivasi
Category: Specific Issues :: Displacement
Last updated: Jul 24 2017 08:05 IST RSS 2.0
 
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J'khand dam to eat into land for tiger habitat 24.7.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
The National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) has cleared the construction of the incomplete Kutku Mandal dam, as part of the North Koel irrigation project, that will submerge and fragment over 1,000 hectares of forests and 15 villages inside Palamau Tiger Reserve (PTR), Latehar district, Jharkhand. After the Ken-Betwa river linking project in Panna, Madhya Pradesh, this is the second big project NBWL has recently cleared inside prime tiger habitat. The project has been in the works since the 1970s, but got a renewed push from the Centre and the Prime Minsiter's Office from 2015 onwards. A substantial portion of the Kutku dam was built till 1997, but it came to a halt after intense protests by local tribal communities against the impending displacement. The project will submerge 116 sq km of Palamau habitat out of a total of 1,129 sq km. The reserve has seen its tiger population dwindle from 42 in 2003 to a mere 3, owing to grossly weak staff strength and strikes caused by Left-wing extremist groups. ...
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Before the sluice gates close 5.7.2017 Hindu: Lead
The Sardar Sarovar project cannot be complete without resettlement of the thousands displaced or affected
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Gothi Koyas forced out of their home 5.7.2017 Hindu: News
Forest Department removes their settlement without notice
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Fulbright award for Gitam director 24.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Director in-charge of Gitam School of Gandhian Studies, Gitam University B. Nalini has been awarded the coveted Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship-2017. She will be a visi...
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‘Governors failed in role as custodian of tribals’ 21.6.2017 Hindu: Home
State policies are not affirmative action, only terms of exchange, says Virginius Xaxa
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Tribals a neglected lot, says Pinarayi Vijayan 21.6.2017 Hindu: National
‘Corporates having a free run in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh’
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Adivasi meet from today 20.6.2017 Hindu: News
Kerala Chief Minister to inaugurate the conference
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Forest dwellers, farmers protest displacement from MP's Madhav National Park 17.6.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Sardar Sarovar dam: After 56 years, Gujarat gets Centre's nod to shut gates 17.6.2017 News
This marks the completion of the project for which foundation stone was laid by Jawaharlal Nehru
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Trouble ahead for Fadnavis’ dream project 30.5.2017 Hindu: Other States
Pawar to meet affected farmers in Aurangabad district
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Govt sets ball rolling for Parwan Dam project 22.5.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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'Dave was not allowed to protect Narmada dam oustees' 18.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Noted environmental activists Medha Patkar and Prafulla Samantara believe Union Environment Minister Anil Dave, a committed environmentalist who had worked on green projects including conservation of the Narmada river, was perhaps not allowed the space to act on his ideas to protect the displaced people of the river dam project.
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Squatters moved, Tata Steel clears land hurdle for Phase-II at Kalinganagar 17.5.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Tata Steel has overcome the land hurdle for start of work on the second phase expansion of its Kalinganagar project in Odisha comprising 5 million tonne steel capacity.This follows shifting of last of the squatters from the project site who continued to stay on in the villages earmarked for displacement even after 12 years of allotment of the land to the company for a mega steel plant. The company had commissioned a 3 million tonne steel plant at the location in the first phase in November 2015. But it was unable to start work on the second phase as it did not have the full area allotted to it under its possession.The Odisha government had allotted 3475 acres to Tata Steel in 2004 at Kalinganagar to set up a six million tonne integrated steel plant in two phases.However, the land acquisition suffered a major setback when 13 tribals were killed in police firing in in 2006 while protesting their displacement to make way for the project.With easing of the situation, the company had ...
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National ST Commission Expresses Displeasure Over the Slow Progress on the Issue of Displacement of Tribals Due to Rourkela Steel Plant 16.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has expressed its displeasure over the slow progress on the issue of displacement of tribals due to Roukela Steel Plant. In its meeting held in New Delhi today the commission directed Principal revenue Secretary Odisha,
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Tripura to issue Aadhaar cards to over 32,000 Mizoram tribals 13.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
More than 32,000 Mizoram tribals staying in seven refugee camps in Tripura for the past two decades will be issued Aadhaar cards by the Tripura government, an official said on Saturday.
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4,600 people flee their homes in DR Congo daily: UN 8.5.2017 TimesOfIndia
A full 3.7 million people were displaced within DR Congo by the end of March -- more than double the 1.6 million at the start of 2016, the United Nations humanitarian agency OCHA said. "This is a massive, massive deterioration," Rein Paulsen, who heads OCHA's country office in DR Congo, told reporters in Geneva.
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Diddalli: 5-month-long protest by tribals ends 6.5.2017 Deccan Herald - District
The series of protests by tribals, who were displaced by the authorities at Diddalli for the last five months, concluded on Saturday. High drama was witnessed at Diddalli here on Saturday, when a woman tribal leader climbed a tree demanding rehabilitation at the disputed site inside Devamacchi reserve forest. GKMutthamma, who has been leading the protest after tribals cleared from the forest land refused to accede to the decision of district administration, climbed the tree and also warned of killing herself. As a precautionary measure, the police personnel led by the district superintendent, the Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) platoons and the District Armed Reserve (DAR) platoons had tightened the security in Diddalli. When the protesters refused to vacate, the forest officials and police personnel tried to forcibly send them out of the forest. Virajpet MLA K G Bopaiah who arrived on the spot, however, held a lengthy discussion with the tribal leaders and protesting tribals and convinced them to ...
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Diddalli row: Tribal leaders divided over rehabilitation 29.4.2017 Deccan Herald - District
A day after the row relating to Diddalli tribals appeared to near end, tribal leaders were a divided lot. On Saturday, affected tribals were yet to decide on moving to the sites identified by the district administration. Tribal leaders GKMutthamma and GKAppaji fulminated both the activists and district administration for taking them for a ride. "Some of the activists are trying to divert the cause by themselves sending Swamy and Anita as representatives to the meeting chaired by DeputyCommissioner Richard Vincent D'Souza at his office on Friday," Mutthamma alleged. "Nirvanappa, who is a self-declared convener of Bhoomi Matthu Vasati Hakku Vanchitara Horata Samiti, is also trying to mislead tribals, while advocate A KSubbaiah has asked the tribals to go by district administration's words," the leaders said. The duo vouched to take the issue to none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with a delegation of displaced tribals, seeking his help in rehabilitating tribals at the Devamucchi forest area ...
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Diddalli tribals agree to relocate 28.4.2017 Deccan Herald - State
As many as 528 tribals, who were evicted from forest land at Diddalli in the district, have finally agreed to shift to the locations identified by the district administration, thus ending their five-month-long agitation.

The district administration has planned to relocate the displaced to three locations in Virajpet and Somwarpet taluks.

The Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation will construct houses for the displaced tribals.
To begin with, temporary sheds will be erected at the locations identified for relocation.

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Diddalli tribals agree to shift to new locations 28.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
In what appears to be a truce, the five-month-long protest of Diddalli tribals ended with the displaced 528 tribals agreeing to abide by the words of the district administration. The apparent truce followed the tough stance taken by Revenue Minister Kagodu Thimmappa, who took stock of the situation by visiting the disputed site at Devamucchi forest in the district recently. The minister, who had alleged a political conspiracy behind the contentious issue, had refused firmly to rehabilitate the tribals in the forest area. Kagodu had, instead, instructed the tribals to relocate to sites identified at three places in Virajpet and Somwarpet taluk in the district. Change of stand Intermittent rainfall, accompanied by winds and lightning, also had smoothened the hard stand of the tribals, who were forced to spend days make-shift tents with rainwater seeping in. Buoyed by this, Deputy Commissioner Richard Vincent D'Souza has also promised to distribute title deeds within a week to the beneficiary tribals for ...
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