Samatha has been conferred the Lakshmipat Singhania – IIM, Lucknow National Leadership Awards 2008 under the Young Leaders Category in Community Service and Social Upliftment…
Ravi Rebbapragada of Samata Receives National leadership Award for Social Service from Vice President Shri Hamid Ansari – Youtube Video
The Logical India || Contributors Written by : Rahul Basu (Guest Author) || Edited by : Bharat Nayak || April 2nd, 2019
If mining destroys the environment, the minerals are sold and the mineral stock depleted, what is there for future generations? The National Mineral Policy 2019 lays a systematic foundation for the implementation of the Intergenerational Equity Principle. While rooted in the Constitution, some steps need to be taken quickly to reduce uncertainty to the mining industry. (more…)
The Hans India || Vanam Jwala Narasimha Rao || 08 March 2019
Justice K Ramaswamy, former Supreme Court Judge who passed away on March 6, was popularly known for one of his landmark Judgements known as Samata Judgement that upheld the rights of tribals on their lands in tribal areas. The State government, in a befitting manner, conducted his funeral with all respects to the departed soul. Samata was a non-governmental organisation that worked for the rights of the tribal people as it found them being alienated from their lands and exploited by non-tribal people and the state, in contravention of the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution and various Central and State government laws. (more…)
2014 – Children and their Rights in Mining Areas – A Community Resource Guide
The Hindu | Sonum Gayatri Malhotra | June 18, 2013
Moving governance of tribal areas in central India from the Fifth to the Sixth Schedule will help address the demand for autonomy
The targeted attack by Maoists in Chhattisgarh against the State Congress leadership in which V.C. Shukla, Mahendra Karma and the party’s other top leaders were killed has rekindled a familiar debate on the military aspects of counterinsurgency. However, the continuing cycle of violence in the State underscores the need for a closer examination of the social and political impact of the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution through which the tribal areas of peninsular India are governed.
India’s population consists of 100 million tribal people who have constitutionally been addressed via two distinct avenues. The Fifth Schedule applies to an overwhelming majority of India’s tribes in nine States, while the Sixth Schedule covers areas that are settled in the northeastern States bordering China and Myanmar. Bastar district in Chhattisgarh is governed by the Fifth Schedule, but it wants to move into the Sixth Schedule. (more…)
Ravi Rebbapragada has been conferred the Godfrey Philip National Bravery Award under Social Act of Courage for 2012 from Ggodfrey Phillips India Ltd on 31st March 2012
The Hindu | Madhur Tankha | April 01, 2012
Ten bravehearts who demonstrated courage, compassion and alertness in thought and action have been honoured for their actions with the Godfrey Phillips Bravery Awards 2012.
The Awards are conferred on people from different walks of life who have helped save lives and worked for the economic uplift of the downtrodden.The winners
Bicycle mechanic Mohammad Sharif from Faizabad earns a meagre Rs.5,000 per month. But he divides his time between his shop and the district hospital where he scrubs poor patients, feeds them and assists the nurse in administering medicine.
Contesting Women’s Rights Within the Political Economy of Mining in India – Read details
India’s Childhood in the “Pits” A Report on the Impacts of Mining on Children in India – Read report
2010: National Consultation on Impacts of Mining on Women in India, 12th –13th February, 2010, Orissa
The National Consultation on Impacts of Mining on Women in India was organised on 12th and 13th February 2010, at Angul, Orissa. Dhaatri Resource Centre, Samata, and mines, minerals & PEOPLE (mm&P) had undertaken a national level study on the problems and impacts of women affected by different mining activities in the country, with case studies from five states in India – Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Jharkhand, Karnataka and Rajasthan. The National Consultation was organised to share the findings of the study with the various campaigns and people’s struggles working on mining issues in India, particularly, the groups that were involved in the field case studies. Read reprot
The Act (MMDR) should put as a pre-condition for sanction of any mining project, the following procedures and processes to be respected by mining companies. The
application for mining leases must provide for: Read report