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Haryana gets its first village secretariat in Jind

Each village of Haryana will soon have its own secretariat which will ensure people get better access to various government schemes.

हमारे गाव में हम ही सरकार (in Hindi)

मेंढ़ा-लेखा ... विकल्पहीन होती जा रही दुनिया में विकल्प और उम्मीद की किरण बनकर सामने आया है।

‘Whatever they do, project dead, we keep our land’

“You can say the project is as good as dead. Ten years is too long for any business,”

The Niyamgiri Movement as a Landmark of Democratic Process

‘The mountain is not the Government’s to sell’, as many Dongria have asserted.

Jamguda shows the path

Community Rights of Jamguda were recognized - rights such as those to manage the forest, to collect and sell minor forest produce, etc. - in 2010.

Ignited Minds: Elango turns Kuthambakkam village as a model village

....the story of R Elango, a Dalit leader turning his village into a Model village in India

Conservation through democratic governance

Can an adivasi community save the forests and wildlife they live amidst? According to the sentiments echoed by about 160 Soliga adivasis, the answe...

'Ugly Indians' clean up Bangalore

The Bangaloreans in the Ugly Indians civic group have spent every week of the past year trawling the city's central business district with face mas...

Tribals prefer traditional way of governance over Panchayati Raj

Adivasis, especially from the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups, have expressed their desire to continue their traditional forms of governance...

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