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Bangladesh is a densely populated country with a population of 163 million and a total land area of 147,570 km2. Arable land (hectares per person) in Bangladesh was last measured at 0.05 in 2011.

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1,60,566 individuals, organisations grabbed 2.57 lakh acres of forest land

1,60,566 individuals, organisations grabbed 2.57 lakh acres of forest land

7 February 2021

A total of 1,60,566 individuals and organisations have grabbed 2.57 lakh acres of forest land across the country.  Of the total forest land, 1.38 lakh acres are reserved forest area -- grabbed by 88,215 persons and organisations.  Forest Department submitted the statistics containing names of…

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Council of Minorities in Bangladesh uses Cadasta Land Rights Grant as Step Toward Upgrading 50-year-old Refugee Camps

4 February 2021

Cadasta is pleased to award a Data Accelerator Grant to the Council of Minorities, a Bangladeshi human rights organization founded in 2013 that works for establishing the rights of minority communities in Bangladesh.  Council of Minorities (COM) is receiving a grant under Cadasta’s second round of…

Speakers: We need separate land commission, policy for plain land indigenous people

Speakers: We need separate land commission, policy for plain land indigenous people

30 December 2020

Main image: photo of Grabbing char land, influentials have been digging ponds for fish farming in Sonagazi upazila of Feni. Dhaka Tribune Leaders of plain land indigenous people demand to be supervised under a separate ministry The indigenous people of the plain land are still victims of various…

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Implementing land trust in Bangladesh

Implementing land trust in Bangladesh

6 December 2020

Blog by Monzur Hossain and Naoyuki Yoshino, reposted from the Financial Express, Bangladesh Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world but with a land-man ratio of 0.06 ha per person, it occupies the lowest rank. The increasing population begets an increasing demand for…