NGO's And Information Sites
This is the website of the Jharkhand Mines Area Coordination Committee
and has a large number of recent news items.
Environmental Protection Group - Orissa
A highly detailed site on environmental issues and people's struggles in Orissa, focused on extractive industries and mining.
An Orissa based research and policy organisation that works on forest
rights, environmental conservation and sustainable livelihoods.
The web site has several documents on forest and land issues in Orissa.
Census of India, 2001
All data from 2001 Census is online. A limited map-generating
function is also available.
Agricultural Census 1996-1997
Tables from last Agricultural Census are available for free
National Family Health Survey
NHFS data unfortunately is mostly not disaggregated by community or ST
status, etc. However there is still interesting information
This web site has a large amount of general data available, though the
coverage is patchy and data is frequently out of date. It
requires a paid subscription to access it.
Reports from the
National Sample Survey Organisation
Accessing NSSO reports may require you to register for a username
and password. Registration is free.
You can find the registration form here.
Main Reports Web
, National Sample Survey Organisation. Some of the
individual reports that are of interest are below.
Assets and Indebtness of Social Groups"
, NSS 48th Round, 30.6.1991.
Assets Holding, Indebtedness, Current Borrowings and
Repayments of Social Groups in India"
, All India Debt and
Survey, NSS 59th Round, 30.06.2002.
, NSS 54th Round, December 1999.
Unfortunately this report does not break up data according to social
group, but the overall data is still very striking.
of Primitive Tribal Groups"
, 28th Report of the Standing
Committee on Labour and Welfare, XIII Lok Sabha, December 2002.
Integrated Tribal Development Project in Rajasthan"
, 23rd Report of
the Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, XIII
Lok Sabha, February 2003.
Integrated Tribal Development Projects in Madhya Pradesh"
Report of the Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled
Tribes, XIII Lok Sabha, 23.11.2000.
and Inter-Governmental Organisations
International Work Group for Indigenous
An international organisation supporting indigenous communities around
the world. Not all IWGIA publications are available online but a
significant subset are made available through PDF files on the web site.
Minority Rights Group
Detailed documentation on conditions of minorities and indigenous
people in various countries. Most MRG reports are available on
the web site.
UN Agencies and Bodies
United Nations Permanent
Forum on Indigenous Issues
Has details on international law and UN processes related to indigenous
Office of the UN
High Commissioner for Human Rights - Indigenous Peoples Section
Further details on UN processes relating to indigenous people, with a
focus on legal and human rights of indigenous persons. Also has
reports of Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and
fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples.
Labour Organisation - Indigenous Rights
The main page relating to ILO work on indigenous rights, including the
ILO conventions, international law, assistance to governments,
etc. Also see here
which has more detailed information, including academic and
international comparative law studies.
United Nations Development
Programme - Indigenous Peoples Page
Mining in India
A corporate website with links to many government websites and policy statements, along with corporate news.