PREMIUMProsecutions continue amid lack of indigenous people’s protection

first_imgTopics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook #IndigenousPeople indigenous-people customary-forest #Forests forest Log in with your social account Google Linkedin Forgot Password ? A wave of prosecutions of indigenous people who regard themselves as defending their rights continues as local governments and law enforcement authorities fail to contextualize the habits and traditions of indigenous people amid an absence of laws protecting their rights, activists claim.A court in Eastern Seram regency in Maluku recently rejected a pretrial motion filed by two members of Sabuai customary village against the police’s decision to name them suspects for damaging heavy equipment belonging to a logging company operating in the forest.They are two of 26 people detained in mid-February after a protest against logging company Sumber Berkat Makmur’s activities turned into a riot. The protesters say that they were trying to protect the Mount Ahwale forest in Sabuai, which they consider part of their customary forest.Awal Darmawan Akhmad, the sole judge pre…last_img read more

MTDC to take forward the Hunar Se Rozgar Tak scheme

first_imgMaharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) will now be a facilitator for ‘Hunar Se Rozgar Tak’ scheme, launched by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.MTDC has tied up with identified hospitality institutions with an aim to provide economic empowerment of the youth in the remote areas of the state. To be run free of cost, the programmes will ensure economic benefit through employment generation and reduce the skill gap that affects the hospitality sector.The scheme targets at generating self-employment opportunities for students who are at least eighth pass and belong to the age group of 18-28. MTDC has carried out various hospitality courses comprising six to eight weeks which include ‘Food Production’, ‘Food and Beverages’, ‘Bakery and Patisseri’ and ‘Housekeeping utility’.Valsa Nair Singh, Principal Secretary, Cultural & Tourism Affairs, Government of Maharashtra, said, “The MoT has announced a very important and effective initiative under the ‘Hunar Se Rozgar’ scheme. With MTDC being selected as a key facilitator, we have taken up an important responsibility on our shoulders to bring a positive change for these students who belong to an underprivileged background. Hunar Se Rozgar Tak is a double benefit programme as it improves the standard of living of these students as well as provides a sound resource to serve in the hospitality sector.”Employees of Infosys, Hinjewadi, on the other hand, have been provided tourism facilities under the banner of MTDC. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis recently inaugurated India’s first-of-its-kind project- MTDC’s Infosys Tourism Pavilion, whereby a tourism pavilion in the Infosys campus Phase II Food court 3 will be offering tourism related services to the employees on a concessional basis.last_img read more