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.

18 Jan, 2016

Activating Village Committees to Manage Forest Resources in Odisha

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 Resourc...
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Economic Justice

20 Jul, 2016

New Delhi

Women’s Right to Agricultural Land Removing Legal Barriers for Achieving Gender Equality

Women’s land rights (WLR) have been and continue to be a live agenda in social development discourse of India.
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02 Aug, 2016

Strengthening Communities to Claim Community Forest Rights in Chhattisgarh

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, through t...
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06 Apr, 2017

Supporting Communities and Government to Facilitate Implementation of Forest Rights in Odisha

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 Act 2...
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26 May, 2017

Mobilising Communities to Claim Community Forest Resource Rights in Jharkhand

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 of na...
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Mobilising Forest Dwelling Communities to Claim Individual and Community Forest Rights

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