Photo Credit: Dhaatri Resource Centre for Women and Children’s rights
Mining

Adivasi Women In Rajasthan’s Zawar Mines Reclaim their Rights

Lakshmi Devi (56), a Bhil Adivasi woman from Kanpur village in Udaipur district in Rajasthan has not been able to harvest a single grain from the 3kg of pulses she sowed on her 2 acre farm this year.” Look at my field, it has completely dried up because there is no water in the wells or hand pumps for me to irrigate my crops. If there was water, I would have got a proper yield. Without any food or water, how are we to survive?”, she said.Kanpur is a village located in the periphery of the Zawar mines, an underground