Large-scale land acquisitions have increased in scale and pace due to changes in commodity markets, agricultural investment strategies, land prices, and a range of other policy and market forces. The areas most affected are the global “commons” – lands that local people traditionally use collectively — including much of the world’s forests, wetlands, and rangelands. In some cases land acquisition occurs with environmental objectives in sight – including the setting aside of land as protected areas for biodiversity conservation.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Mongolia
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2020India
This report titled Land in India: Issues and Debates is part of an initiative under the aegis of India Land & Development Conference (ILDC) which has a long-term objective of bringing out an annual Status of Land in India volume. This report is a modest beginning in that direction by drawing on the works of ILDC partners to present a quick over view of some of the key developments and debates in India’s land sector. The report brings together 11key issues which currently engage the minds of the policy makers and researchers in India.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2018Asia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Bangladesh, India, Nepal
This publication discusses the relevance to land and agriculture of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP BHR), and provides an overview of the state of the UNGP BHR’s implementation in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, and the Philippines. While significant efforts were undertaken by human rights institutions and CSOs to promote UNGP BHR, this book outlines areas of action at country and regional levels to mainstream UNGP BHR.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2018India
Successive governments in India have emphasized the need for industrial expansion and privatization as the foundation for economic stability and growth. This focus has led to the policy-induced transformation of rural and peri-urban landscapes into use for industry and infrastructure. These transformations have caused social conflicts and ecological impacts for land and resource-dependent people.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2018Indonesia, Myanmar, Southern Asia, India
Land transformation has been at the centre of the economic growth of post-colonial Asia. In the 1990s, many Asian countries embraced economic liberalization and speculative business interests in land began to replace the state’s control of land for developmental purposes. The growing demand for land by corporations and private investors has fuelled several regional land rush waves in Asia, bringing them directly in conflict with communities that require these lands for their occupations and survival.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2008India
The brief review in the repor concludes of various disturbing aspects of the socio-economic context that prevails in large parts of India today, and that may (and can) contribute to politics such as that of the Naxalite movement or erupt as other forms of violence. It should be recognized that there are different kinds of movements, and that calling and treating them generally as unrest, a disruption of law and order, is little more than a rationale for suppressing them by force.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsAugust, 2017India
This report was prepared by Centre for Land Governance, NRMC, the Secretariat of India Land & Development Conference 2017. This report provides an overview of the proceedings of India Land & Development Conference, organized at India International Centre, New Delhi, India on April 5-6th 2017.
This report consists sharing of experiences, knowledge and practices over eight thematic sessions, two panel discussions and a special session.
Eight Sessions in the Conference are as follows:
Library ResourceLegislationNovember, 1962India
An Act to deal with the settlement of Government Land in the State of Odisha. It is enacted as a general legislation formulating a set of uniform principles regarding lease of Government waste lands with the primary objective of governing the settlement of waste lands in a planned manner uniformly throughout the State.
Library ResourceRegulationsDecember, 1956India
The Governor of Orissa in exercise of the powers conferred under sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 5 of the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution of India has promulgated this regulation to Control and Check Transfers of Immovable Property in the Scheduled Areas of the State of Odisha by Scheduled Tribes (ST). Any transfer of immovable property by a member of a ST to non-STs, except by way of mortgage in any public financial institution for securing a loan granted by such institution for any agricultural purpose, shall be absolutely null and void.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksNovember, 2004India
This article was published in a book International Law and Indigenous Peoples edited by J. Castellino & N. Walsh.
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