Issues

The Districts of undivided Koraput have seen several hydel power projects, industries, and mining projects over the last five decades of independence. While all this might have contributed to the economy of the state, it has played havoc with the lives and livelihoods of the local people, majority of whom are tribal. Several communities of people have suffered displacement twice or thrice, and have completely lost their sense of security and identity. There are still thousands of families who do not even possess the land they have settled in after displacement. These displaced ommunities are threatened and disliked by the local population, wherever they go to settle, as their presence increa

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Issues – Anti Liquor Agragamee has adopted an issue-based approach to tribal development, attempting interventions to address problems and needs as identified by the tribal community. This has necessarily called for an in-depth dialogue with the community, challenging it to look at its own situation in a critical, analytical manner, identifying inner strengths and seeking alternatives, rather than accepting the status quo. It has also provided a learning experience for Agragamee, helping it to develop sensitivity towards the different facets of tribal life. Anti Liquor Campaign Tribal women who were the main victim of liquor, which was like an epidermic among the men folks. Earlier trib

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Issues – Minor Forest Produce Agragamee has adopted an issue based approach to tribal development, attempting interventions to address problems and needs as identified by the tribal community. This has necessarily called for an in-depth dialogue with the community, challenging it to look at its own situation in a critical, analytical manner, identifying inner strengths and seeking alternatives, rather than accepting the status quo. It has also provided a learning experience for Agragamee, helping it to develop sensitivity towards the different facets of tribal life. Minor Forest Produce Do the forest dwellers have even a right to the leaves and grass from the forests? Not if the Forest

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Issues – Governance Agragamee has adopted an issue based approach to tribal development, attempting interventions to address problems and needs as identified by the tribal community. This has necessarily called for an in-depth dialogue with the community, challenging it to look at its own situation in a critical, analytical manner, identifying inner strengths and seeking alternatives, rather than accepting the status quo. It has also provided a learning experience for Agragamee, helping it to develop sensitivity towards the different facets of tribal life. Governance Taking off from the experiences with the PDS and minimum wages, Agragamee has encouraged people to organize and ensure go

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Issues – PDS Agragamee is a group of committed activists and thinkers working with marginalized and underprivileged communities in the tribal districts of Orissa,in India. Our efforts at initiating a people-centred development have combined an issue-based approach with programmes for socio-economic development. Successes and failures Several villages have taken up this idea, and capitalised on it. The villages like Siriguda in Kashipur Panchayat, Haliasahi in Mandibisi Panchayat, Durkhal in Chandragiri Panchayat, Maikanch in Maimanch Panchayat have been able to mobilise borrowing, check default and build up substantial surpluses, which can see them through a year or two of drought. In t

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Issues – Minimum Wage Agragamee has adopted an issue based approach to tribal development, attempting interventions to address problems and needs as identified by the tribal community. This has necessarily called for an in-depth dialogue with the community, challenging it to look at its own situation in a critical, analytical manner, identifying inner strengths and seeking alternatives, rather than accepting the status quo. It has also provided a learning experience for Agragamee, helping it to develop sensitivity towards the different facets of tribal life. Minimum Wage When a community has nothing left, they have to sell their labour. The tribal people have been dispossessed, and rend

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