ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Politics of Tribal Land Rights

The Tribal Advisory Council constituted under the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution of India, aimed to protect the land rights of tribals residing in the scheduled areas. The law clearly says that the governor of a state may make regulations to provide for peace and good governance of the scheduled areas but not without consulting the TACs. But in the notified scheduled areas of Andhra Pradesh, although the TAC is an independent constitutional body, in reality, it remains subservient to dominant non-tribal political interests. An exploration into the functioning of the TAC between 1976 and 2010.

Nature of Opposition to the Polavaram Project

Despite the considerable damage that the Polavaram project is going to cause, the state government refuses to listen and the mainstream political parties at best remain ambivalent. Here are the reasons why it is necessary to take an unambiguous stand on the project.
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