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Conservation
Baigas’ battle
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photographs by Ashish Kothari Timber felled by the Forest Department seized by the tribal residents of Dhaba village in eastern Madhya Pradesh. Their effort is to conserve the forest and restore its diversity.

The fight of the Baigas of Madhya Pradesh to regain their traditional rights is also a fight to restore the diversity of their forests and to protect national wealth. By ASHISH KOTHARI and SHIBA DESOR


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A similar battle for tribal religious and cultural rights was fought by the Dongria Kondhs of Niyamgiri Hills in Orissa, but a recent Supreme Court Judgement mandates the Gram Sabha to review their rights which gives some hope to Vedanta group. I wonder what is going to happen and will the tribal rights prevail or not?
from:  Prashant Khattri
Posted on: May 8, 2013 at 16:15 IST
It is heartening to note that there are people like this who are not only concerned about the deteriorating environment, but actually take great pains to redress these issues which confront all of us.
from:  Mohinder Desor
Posted on: May 2, 2013 at 20:04 IST
Hello, Thank you for this article. I'm a lead actor currently working on a character based on a tribal to become a national leader. It is for a film titled MAY-DAY scripted & directed by Jharana Jhaveri & Arundhati Roy.
from:  Adil Hussain
Posted on: May 2, 2013 at 16:51 IST
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