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Biblioteca Land Conflict in India

Land Conflict in India

Land Conflict in India
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Octubre 2016
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Land and resource conflicts in India have deep implications for the wellbeing of the country's people, institutions, investments, and long-term development. These conflicts reveal deep structural flaws in the country's social, agrarian, and institutional structures, including ambiguities in property rights regimes and institutions.

In 2014, a study focusing primarily on reports in the national media reflected the gravity of these conflicts. There was great interest in this narrow exercise, which prompted a more rigorous and detailed data collection on conflicts and creation of an interactive web portal on land and resource conflicts in India.

While the exercise is ongoing, this brief provides an interim analysis of approximately 289 conflicts for which data was collected thus far, covering the period between January-September 2016. This analysis provides a powerful instrument to understand land resource conflicts in India. The emerging patterns from teh analysis of the 289 conflicts provide inferencces about sectoral and spatial distributions of conflicts. Based on these patterns, our assessment is that this brief has captured roughly 25-40 percent of active and substantive land conflicts in the country.

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Ankur Paliwal
Prof. Geetanjoy Sahu
Furkhan Khan
Surabhi Bhandari
Jonah Kharir
Bimla Vishwapremi
Seema Thokchom
K.H. Amitha Bachan
Gourav Jaiswal
Sibasish Ray
Ramashanker Singh
Avneesh Kumar
Lakhvinder Singh
Manish Tiwari
Tarun Joshi
Mitali Biswas
Riddhi Pandey
Prerna Charushe
Sundara Babu
Ashmita Bhattacharya
Jyotsna Singh
Mhao Kikon
Abdul Kalam
Alinery Lalngilneii
Manob Chowdhury
Eleonara Fanari
Rahul Maganti
Deepak C.N.

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