The paper highlights that land degradation in India has been approaching a crisis level in spite of repeated emphasis on wasteland development and existence of apex level organisations for that purpose. One reason has been the policy emphasis on ownership and control rather than appropriate management of the land. It is set in the context of i) the 1988 Forest Policy, and ii) the recent amends to the Forest Conservation Act.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2015Australia, Belgium, Canada, India, British Indian Ocean Territory, United States of America
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsAugust, 2015India
This report helps policy makers, practitioners and funding agencies identify emerging adaptation good practices and the conditions necessary for scaling up those good practices to achieve adaptation success at scale.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsApril, 2015India
This brief presents an analysis of the actual mechanics of these regulations, and how they relate to each other. In doing so, authoher reaches exactly the opposite conclusion of the government of India and the financial media. The brief find that India’s current system of financial and environmental regulation is jeopardizing India’s financial system for entirely different reasons to those often argued. And the planned “reforms” of this system will exacerbate these growing threats.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsFebruary, 2015India
The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act (RFCLARR) was enacted in 2013 replacing the land acquisition policies prevalent in the country since 1894. A year later, the Government of India on December 31, 2014 issued an ordinance making significant changes to the Act including removal of consent clause for acquiring land for areas of industrial corridors, public private partnership (PPP) projects, rural infrastructure, affordable housing and defence.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2015India
The document highlisghts that the AWS Standard is helpful in developing a stepwise understanding of community and insitutional development, An action plan was developed with the communuty during the scoping exercise, considereing the water related concerns of the communities and their shared risks and challenges. The plan would act as a point of reference and guide the implementation process.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsOctober, 2015India
This new policy brief was commissioned by the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) and has been co-authored by Shalini Bhutani and Kanchi Kohli. It captures in one document the SC’s judgement, the course it has taken there after and the policy options that prevail. The document draws from information collected from government departments in several states & UTs, case papers and media reports to understand what is the status of implementation, the challenges in the realisation of the SC’s commons Judgment and where the strengths lie.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksAugust, 2015India
Sailing out to sea in the morning and returning without a catch in the evening is now a thing of the past for many Indian fishermen. A satellite-based information system shows where they can find rich fishing grounds.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2015Asia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, Cambodia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines
This report is a summary of the 2013 CSO Land Reform Monitoring papers in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Philippines. It focuses on land conflicts including killings, harassments, land-related detainments, and evictions experienced in the seven countries. It also includes interventions and principles which ANGOC and LWA call for the government and institutions to adhere to in addressing such issues.
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