Monthly Archives: March 2012

After 65 years of insecurity and struggle, tribal families get right to their land

Thousands of tribal families are living for generations in Odisha on lands for which they do not have recognized legal title. Ninety eight such families have recently received ownership titles after 65 long years of suffering and struggle and with …
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Land ownership boosts climate resilience in India

In the hamlet of Kharibandh in Ganjam, a coastal district in Odisha, 13 households of the Sabar tribal community each received title to 400 square metres (0.1 acres) of government land two years ago. The families had lived in Kharibandh …
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Odisha tribal families get homestead titles

For 92 landless tribal families from Korapot in Odisha, it was a day that marked beginning of a journey towards dignity and economic independence, as Governor Muralidhar Chandrakant Bhandare presented titles for homestead land. Though subdued in their responses, the sparkle …
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Land rights for women means better food for families

“Our homestead development programme has demonstrated that even small plots of land can enhance a family’s food security, improve nutrition and health, increase access to government extension services and programmes, augment existing income and result in better social capital,” says …
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