Economic Justice

We work towards fair sharing of natural resources and ensuring better livelihoods for forest-dependent communities

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.

 

Stories of Change

Stories that inspire us.
Economic Justice

25 Apr, 2019

Odisha

Mobilising Forest Dwelling Communities to Claim Individual and Community Forest Rights

“I stay in in the Bijali village which is surrounded by mountains and forests on all sides. After the Forest Rights Act came in operation in 2008, we came to know that the agricultural land we have be...

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Economic Justice

15 Mar, 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Manju Devi's Journey Towards Self Reliance

Often the cost of cultivation and input costs are very high which pushes a farmer to debt.
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Economic Justice

15 Mar, 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Challenging Gender Bias through Innovative Farming Practices

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. ...
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