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PACS FRA Knowledge Product

The knowledge product in the form of a learning document is a reflection on PACS' intervention in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha on securing forest rights for socially excluded groups...
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FRA Campaign in Jharkhand

15 September 2016
In Gumla district, the Mukhiyas of 13 panchayats in Sisai block have come together and have collectively decided to intensify Individual Forest Rights (IFR) and Community Forest Rights (CFR) claims ge...
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Securing land to erase poverty

Lachhaman Singh, aged 60, struggled to make ends meet farming his small landholding in Jodajam village, eastern India, and was slipping beneath the poverty line. However, supported by PACS and its par...
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Fighting for land rights

Residents of the isolated village of Aonri Bedma were labelled ‘trespassers’ by Forest Department officials, who bullied and harassed them. They also suffered water shortage and a lack of access t...
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Building a Road to Inclusion

Feudal mindsets in India continue to hinder socially excluded communities. However, when the villagers of Champa Pahar in the Sahibjang district of Jharkhand, in eastern India, were deprived of a link...
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Finding a Way to Inclusion

As a disabled woman, Barna Mahali was unable to share many of the benefits received by her fellow villagers in Sanramalai village, in Sundergarh district of Odisha, in eastern India. She was not incl...
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Restoring Livelihood Security

For close to 50 years, Ghanshyam and other residents of Dumbisahi village in Odisha lived in penury because forest officials would not let them practice their traditional trade of rearing silk worms. ...
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PACS work on Forest Rights

PACS work on forest rights has involved using GPS mapping to accurately plot land, training Van Adhikar Mitras (Forest Rights Friends) to support communities in the forest rights process and linking u...
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PACS work on Land Rights

This photo gallery features 10 case studies and quotes that show how PACS has been working to help socially excluded communities to understand, apply for and claim their rights to forest land and reve...
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Forest Rights: Odisha

In Odisha, PACS has been working to support socially excluded groups, particularly Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes, to claim their individual and community forest rights under the Forest Rights ...
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