Laya makes a difference in empowering marginalized communities

Safeguarding Adivasi Rights for Social Justice

  • LAYA has been involved in addressing land alienation and socio-economic rights of Adivasi communities since its inception. For adivasis, the threat to natural resources like land, water, and forests, is a threat to their livelihood which is symbiotic to their identity as an ethnic group. While there are protective laws in the Scheduled Areas, the rights of adivasis continue to be violated.
  • LAYA's work, related to Land Alienation and Human Rights, is lead by the Resource for Legal Action (RLA), which is a unit of LAYA outreaching five districts: East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, West Godavari, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram.


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