For the first time, tribal communities in India will have a say in implementation of projects that affect them
In the last six months, two key milestones have been reached in India around the protection of Adivasi rights. The first milestone was a ruling by Supreme Court in April which gave Adivasi communities in the Niyamgiri hills of Orissa the final say on plans by a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources and the Orissa state mining company to mine for bauxite on their traditional lands. The judgement was a landmark victory in recognizing indigenous people’s rights in India.
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