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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.

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Bridge in disputed territory between China and India sparks concern

13 May 2022

Some local Tibetans say they are worried about Chinese soldiers in their area. (Main photo: A view of Pangong Lake on the border with India and China, April 24, 2022.) A bridge being built by China across Pangong Lake in a disputed section of northwest India could further inflame tensions between…

'38-Year-Long Wait Over Today': CM Yogi Gives Land To 63 Hindu Families Displaced From Bangladesh

19 April 2022

Each family was given two acres for agriculture purposes, a residential plot measuring 200 sq metres and a house in Kanpur Dehat district. Main photo: UP CM distributes approval letter for land lease for rehabilitation of 63 Hindu families (Photo: PTI) New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government on…

Decoding Centre’s bid to amend Delhi’s land pooling policy

22 March 2022

A key provision of the proposed amendment is that once the minimum threshold of 70% voluntary land pooling is achieved in a sector, it will be mandatory for the owners of the remaining 30% land to pool in their land. main photo: Delhi’s land pooling policy is aimed at meeting its growing housing…



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Groundbreakers: Women overcome bias and lead sustainable use of land and resources

8 March 2022

In many countries men control who gets to use, own, and make decisions about land. “We used to stay in a corner, quiet. If someone came to take our land or exploit our forests, we did not have the courage to try to stop them.” These words from a woman in Mecoburi, Mozambique reflect how women…

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Webinar on Building an Information Ecosystem in India

Webinar: Building a Land Information Ecosystem in India

Join us for a webinar: Building a Land Information Ecosystem in India Date: Thursday, February 20th, 2020 Time: 14:00-15:30 / 9:00-10:30 CET   Join us for a webinar co-hosted by the Center for Policy Research (CPR), the Land Portal Foundation, the NRMC Center for Land Governance, Omidyar Network…