Rayagada District

The Kondh tribes believe that the more one visits the farm, the better the crops will be because the bond between man, land and plant strengthens. Mixed cropping furthers this thought.

Bamboo trees bloomed with long wispy spikes weighing heavy on the stalks. While it might've made for a pretty picture, Loknath Nauri knew it would be a tough year. “More the density of the flowers, the more severe the drought we face,” he says. This was in March 2015 in the forests of southern Odisha.

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News this week - No bauxite from Niyamgiri, Delhi government to incentivise solar power and amphibian species near extinction.

Dongria Kondhs win the mining battle

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Forest panel rejects dams in the Northeast, government releases new poverty statistics and citizens' refuse the '24x7' water supply scheme are the highlights of this week's news.

Forest Advisory Committee rejects the controversial Tipaimukh and Dibang hydro-electric projects

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Niyamgiri tribals' decision to veto mining, environment degradation's effect on the country's GDP and Maharashtra's carbon trading scheme are the highlights of this week's news.

Dongria Kondh tribals stand firm against mining of Niyamgiri

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