India forms new tribal council in wake of Vedanta victory

Linked with Survival International. -Published on Peace, Earth and Justice News, by heathertufts first on Survival International), Sep 10, 2010.

Following the Dongria Kondh tribe’s groundbreaking successful defense of their mountain homeland, the Prime Minister of India has created a new committee for tribal rights.

Led by the Prime Minister, the new ‘National Council for Tribal Welfare’ will review and guide India’s policies affecting the over 80 million tribal people living in the country. The council will bring together Ministers responsible for finance, mines, power generation, the environment, the elected heads of India’s tribal regions and others … (full text).

See the website: Survival, the movement for tribal peoples.

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