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Maharashtra government loots SC/ST Sub-Plan funds again

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  Dalit Adivasi Adhikar Andolan Atrocity Helpline +91-20-69101111 Diwali is celebrated by giving gifts to others, but Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, Maharashtra is setting a new trend of diverting an amount of Rs. 1000 Crore from Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan and Scheduled Tribes Sub-Plan. Dalit Adivasi Adhikar Andolan logo On 16th October 2017, Maharashtra Government published …

Features

Looking through His Majesty’s Glasses: The Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes in Odisha

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  Sangram Keshari Mallick September 2015. There is ample discussion these days on the achievements of Sri Naveen Patnaik in the first year of his fourth innings in power. While different writers have highlighted many other issues, this write up shall be restricted to discuss the condition of SCs and STs who constitute 39.98% population …

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Open letter to PM Modi: Dalits and Adivasis left out of ‘Sabka Vikas’

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  To,Hon’ble Prime Minister,Government of India,New Delhi Subject: Dalits Adivasis of this country are left out in Sabka Vikas Sir, Dalits and Adivasis are out of the caste system and the annals of history are full of evidence that almost every time they have to fight for their rights. Finance Minster gave tax cut of …

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National Coalition on SCP TSP condemns PMO for blocking Dalit Adivasi Budget Bill

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  National Coalition on SCP TSP Legislation condemns the Prime Minster’s Office for deliberately blocking the Dalit Adivasi Budget Bill [Via Beena J Pallical] The national coalition on SCP TSP Legislation (NACSTL) strongly condemns the PMO’s blocking the Bill from being placed in the Cabinet and on to the Parliament. It is engaging in delay …

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Dalits and Adivasis will plan their own development: Paul Divakar

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  Asha Kowtal interviewed Paul Divakar, Convenor of the National Coalition on SCP/TSP Legislation (Special Component Plan for the Scheduled Castes and the Tribal Sub-Plan for the Scheduled Tribes) about the SCP/TSP Bill, a few weeks ago. The text of the interview is featured below the video. {youtube}Yn7W3nPNEnE{/youtube}  Asha Kowtal: Jai Bhim Paul. Thank you …

Policy

Dalit and Adivasi students prepare to fight: National Dalit and Adivasi Students’ Parliament

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Note on the National Dalit and Adivasi Students’ Parliament to be held on 9th December, 2013, Jantar Mantar, New Delhi ~ Abhay Xaxa, Prachi R Beula and Babita Negi In the words of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, education is milk of the lioness which will empower everyone who drinks it. History stands witness to the fact …

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‘25 out of 100 is our RIGHT’: Dalits, Adivasis demand budget for addressing Urban Poverty Issues

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  National Coalition on SCP TSP Legislation ’25 out of 100 is our RIGHT’ New Delhi: On the death anniversary of their icon Baba Saheb Ambedkar, hundreds of Dalits and Adivasis gathered today at Jantar-Mantar in the heart of the capital to demand their rights which they have been constantly deprived of. On the second …

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SC/ST budget bill in the winter session: Jairam Ramesh assures

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  Date: December 4, 2013 Minister also promises to add strong gender component  [Via NCDHR] New Delhi. Jairam Ramesh has assured to bring the bill for the Central legislation on Special Component Plan (SCP) and Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) in the coming winter session of the parliament itself. Union Minister for Rural Development made this …