Forest Conference

One of the groups I worked with in India was Astha Sansthan. Astha works on various issues related to empowering citizens of rural areas in Rajasthan. On June 16, 2011, I accompanied a delegation from Astha to a conference several hours outside of Udaipur. The conference was a yearly meeting to discuss forest rights. Rural families in India have long had difficult asserting rights to their land. The Forest Rights Act of 2006 addressed some concerns, but many people still have complaints against the government.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s