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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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Huge swathes of farm land swamped in eastern India after cyclone

29 May 2021

Main photo: A man crosses a canal on a fallen tree following Cyclone Yaas in Digha, Purba Medinipur district in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, May 27, 2021. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri More than 96,000 hectares (237,221 acres) of agricultural land has been inundated in parts of an eastern…

Enhancing Women's Land Tenure Security and Access to Agricultural Services : 7 Cases from India

4 March 2021

Documented as part of the World Bank study Land Policy Reform for Agricultural Transformation in India by NRMC Centre for Land Governance, this series of case studies analyzes recent interventions by government and non-government organizations to secure land tenure rights for poor farmers…

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Press Release: Study Finds Upward Trend of Land Inequality in Asia Driven By Large-Scale Land Acquisitions

24 November 2020

In a new study, researchers say that land inequality is rising in most countries. Worse, new measures and analysis proves that land inequality is significantly higher than previously recorded, with data reporting a 41 percent increase compared to traditional census data. The report, Uneven Ground:…

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PhD Session II

5 July 2021

In the second PhD session of the LANDac Conference 2021, three PhD researchers presented their work in progress. We learned about slums in Abuja, Nigeria, about forest rights in India, and about the relation between inequalities in soil fertility, gender, and access to subsidies. Each presentation…

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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…