This book made an attempt to bring together various legislative protections available to the tribals communities pertaining to the land and governance in the scheduled areas and the role of different institutions to achieve the goals enshrined in the Constitution. It examined the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution and its various provisions and special arrangements made for areas inhabited by Scheduled Tribes and the law relating to local self governance in these areas, primarily through village panchayat-an institution of local self governance.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2016India
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJuly, 2013India
Chiefly an agricultural society, India has a strong linkage between land and social status of an individual. Nearly 70 % of its population dependent on land, either as farmers or farm laborers and it is imperative to address the issues of land ensuring livelihood, dignity and food security to millions of Indians. Land reform was a major policy initiative in the country in 1950s and early 1960s.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchFebruary, 2017Brazil, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Peru, Senegal
Amid the realities of major political turbulence, there was growing recognition in 2016 that the land rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities are key to ensuring peace and prosperity, economic development, sound investment, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Despite equivocation by governments, a critical mass of influential investors and companies now recognize the market rationale for respecting community land rights.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2014Asia
This briefing paper makes the case for proactive business engagement in respecting land rights and ensuring legal, fair and inclusive practices on land use, access to natural resources and equitable development opportunities. It outlines key challenges, provides an overview of existing instruments that can help companies address issues related to land, and points to practical entry points for improved business practices.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2013South-Eastern Asia
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2009Asia
Through case studies from Asia, Africa, eastern Europe and Latin America, this book by Manchester Metropolitan University’s Susie Jacobs presents an overview of global gender and agrarian reform experiences. Recognising the widespread marginalisation of gender issues from policy and theoretical discussions of agrarian reform, Jacobs attempts to highlight the profound implications that redistribution of land has for women and for gender relations. The book compares land and agrarian reforms in which land has been redistributed collectively and to individual households.
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