Fellowship Media Briefing Workshop on The Forest Rights Act (FRA)
Bhubaneshwar, March 4-5,2011
This workshop was supported by Jamsetji Tata Trust
The Forest Rights Act, 2006 is the first act in the history of India which recognises the rights of the forest dwelling tribes. To understand the act’s intricacies, implications and status of implementation, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and Media Unity for Freedom of Press (MUFP), Odisha organised a two-day media briefing in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha on March 4-5, 2011. About 75 journalists regional as well as from all across the country participated to understand the stature, controversies and ground realities. The panelists who encouraged the journalists to raise questions about various aspects of the act included activists, lawyers, media editors, foresters and bureaucrats closely working in the wide arena of the act.
The workshop had a captive audience of 30 journalists, comprising of the selected fellows for the media fellowship recently announced on the same topic and media personnels working aggressively in this field.
A field trip was also organised with Odisha Jungle Manch(OJM) and Regional Centre for Development Cooperation(RCDC), Bhubaneswar to Koska village in Nayagarh district, about 90 kms away from Bhubaneshwar.
Report of the Committee Constituted to Investigate into the proposal submitted by POSCO India Pvt. Limited for establishment of an Integrated Steel Plant and Captive Port in Jagatsinghpur District, Orissa October 18, 2010
Casuarina Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
Electricity accounted for 57 per cent of total energy consumption during 2011-12 in India -- the building sector used up close to 40 per cent of this electricity. The share of electricity is expected to increase to 76 per cent by 2040. With efficient lighting, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and architectural design in our buildings, it is possible to save 30-70 per cent of energy. How can we cut electricity costs in our buildings?