Van Mahotsav or Forest Festival is celebrated in India every year since 1950 in the first week of July. It was conceptualized by Dr KM Munshi.
The outcome of the PM Van Dhan Yojana, which seeks to improve tribal incomes is also at display at the Aadi Mahotsav tribal festival.
Dola Banerjee, Bombayala Devi and Deepika Kumari who brought India the Gold in Archery at the Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi Ever since the CWG 2010, and even before that, the media, and through it all of us, are telling and sharing the scandals that revolved around the making of these […]
Orissa‘s Niyamgiri mountains are going to be mined for bauxite and the Kondh tribal community who have been living in these forests for generations in a sustainable manner will be dislocated. A pristine forest will be bulldozed to ground and with it humanity will lose a mountain that is a […]
What does it take to save the tiger? Tiger – India’s National animal and a flagship-umbrella species which facilitates the conservation of a large number of other species and that of our forests and wildlife resources. While this may answer the query of some tribal activist and several others on why the big cat should be saved […]
Niyamgiri Hills, named after the Niyamraja, the main deity of the Donagria Kondhs, are one of last untouched wildernesses of Orissa. Rising to a height of more than four thousand feet, it is the source of Vamshadhara river as well as major tributaries of Nagaveli rivers. Niyamgiris form a distinct […]
An exhibition showcasing the fascinating colours of Tribal India has been going on at Dilli Haat (from 6th Nov, 2007). The exhibition is on till 19th Nov, 2007 and some excellent tribal craft can be experience from all over the country particularly the Northeast of India, Chattisgarh, Orissa and from […]
After the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 came into place, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India has now put the DRAFT Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers(Recognition of Forest Rights) RULES, 2007 in public domain; inviting objections and/or suggestions particularly […]