Agragamee has brought out a number of publications documenting our efforts, activities and achievements over the years, which are extensively shared with individuals and institutions in different states and countries. The following is a list of publications currently available. To learn more about our work and to receive a copy of any of the following, write to email@example.com
Community Grain Bank Year of Publication - 2007 | Price : ₹ 30
Food insecurity is a persistent problem in the tribal areas. The reason for this is not far to seek. Tribals have lost most of their arable land to the moneylenders for having failed to repay their loans. They cannot survive on what they produce by working hilly lands. The necessary first step was to make tribals aware of the importance of saving. They also had to be alerted to ways in which moneylenders got them into a debt-trap, escape from which was impossible. Tribals families now collectively decided to set up a community grain bank to which everyone would contribute. The operation of community grain bank did solve the problem of food shortage faced by the people to significant extent.
Chronicle of A Struggle Year of Publication - 2007 | Price : ₹ 30
This small booklet is an effort to highlight the courage and endurance of the tribal people as they make desperate bids to survive against an inhuman paradigm of globalisation. We hope that a time will come, in the near future, when ancient wisdom will once again be valued and we will learn to live together, and not on the destroyed and forgotten histories and identities of our brethren, the tribal people of this country.
Kashipur anti mining movement, globalisation and a report on Kalinga Nagar incident are the contents of the book.
Governance in Tribal Areas:Myths and Realities (A Pictorial)Year of Publication - 2005
The panchayats Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act 1996 has made it mandatory for the State having scheduled areas to make specific provisions for giving wide-ranging powers to the tribals on matters relating to decision-making and development of their community. PESA empowered villages to protect community resources, control social sector functionaries, own minor forest produce, manage water bodies, give recommendations for mining lease, be consulted for land acquisition, enforce prohibition, identify beneficiaries for poverty alleviation and other government programmes and have a decisive say in all development projects in the villages. All this not withstanding, tribal regions are still in a state of underdevelopment, eight years after this Act has come into force. This book seeks to bring out the contradictions in the present system of governance, that confronts tribal communities. The myth that we see in this book, is in actual fact, the provisions of the Indian Constitution for tribal people and tribal Regions. We need to work hard to make this myth a reality.