In May 2014, Aritra visited Orissa to document a ‘Padayatra’ organised by Gram Swaraj, a partner of NTFP India, and the Indigenous communities. The ‘Padayatra’ aimed to spread awareness of community forest management. During the visit we also docu­mented stories for a series that NTFP India will release called ‘The Unheard Stories’. The series aims to pick out unheard, unique, life changing and motivating sto­ries from the different partners that NTFP India work with. We have collected all the stories and are now in the process of publishing this series. We also helped Gram Swaraj in setting up a communication strategy for better internal communications.

View the Unheard Stories at http://ntfp.org.in/unheard-stories/