Land is an important source of identity, symbol of social status and foundation for rural power in India, often carrying significant emotional attachment. With a long history, diverse geography and pluralistic culture, land governance has evolved in India through communal, imperial, feudal, colonial and modern systems, gradually moving towards individualization and conclusive titling.
A government plan to use common land for industrial development in the Punjab could deny land rights to Dalits, say activists
Activists concerned Forest Advisory Committee recommendation will lead to privatisation, destruction of forests
The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) has recommended that private players be allowed to raise plantations to be later used for compensatory afforestation (CA). This has raised concerns among green activists.
A government campaign to plant more trees has sparked a negative response from the indigenous communities of India.