Land Rights

Konda Reddy tribals will get wiped out by the Polavaram Project

Diyar development-hit tribal villages, ab ki baar, greater good hain yaar

On day 2 of Modi on the job, his cabinet has passed the ordinance for the Polavaram project. It is waiting for Pranab Mukherjee’s signature. Apart from 136 villages, 211 hamlets and 7 mandals being transferred from Telangana to Andhra, as per the Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plan study conducted by Agricultural Finance Corporation …

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Another Tower of Death at Napean Sea Road – Fire Escape barricaded at Embassy Apts

This is a letter that has been forwarded to me to help raise attention to this serious issue: Dear Sir /Madam, I live on the 11th Floor of Embassy Apartments, N.S. Road, right next to P.D.P and just down the road from Mont Blanc where the fire last night took the lives of atl east …

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Impressive collection of knives – in tribal backs #DongriaKondh #Niyamgiri #Vedanta

In a way, the story of what’s going on around Niyamgiri is the classic story of India. Only we aren’t used to seeing dark skinned tribals who have never seen an air-conditioned room as “people like us”. Yet, they are stuck in the middle of the most typical melodramatic soap opera that Indian protests could …

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