Marginalised communities have the lowest levels of literacy, health and food security in the country. They live in some of the most resource-rich states and call forests their home.
Oxfam India works towards fair sharing of natural resources, specifically land, minerals and energy, and ensuring better livelihoods for tribals and other forest-dependent communities.
In particular, we work with our partners to improve the implementation of progressive legislations such as the Forest Rights Act, 2006, and the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2015.
Access to energy plays a large role in the development of livelihoods and delivery of healthcare and education to the remotest parts of India. Our work harnesses renewable energy to benefit local economies that are dependent on forest produce. Based on evidence, we advocate for the inclusion of rural health and education in the renewable energy priorities of the country.
18 Jan, 2016
Oxfam India is part of a global movement working to fight poverty,injustice and inequality. In India, it works in seven states1. Oxfam India’s programme on Fair Sharing of Natural R...
02 Aug, 2016
Oxfam India has been working in Chhattisgarh with KHOJ and Gram Mitra Samaj Sevi Sansthan to secure access and entitlements to the forest dwellers, especially women and Adivasi, thr...
06 Apr, 2017
In Odisha, Oxfam India partnered with the Centre for Peoples Forestry (CPF) in 2016, to ensure forest rights to tribals and other traditional forest dwellers under the Forest Rights...
26 May, 2017
Oxfam India’s programme on Fair Sharing of Natural Resources is aimed at marginalised communities to realise their rights through rightful access, control and sustainable management...
15 Mar, 2019
Forty-year-old Shanti Devi (in photo) a woman farmer in Uttar Pradesh, lives in Musadei village (Mitauli block) in Lakhimpur Kheri district with her husband and five children.