While the process of industrialisation is facing many problems that need to be addressed, the problem of land for industry is among the most serious. Many major projects today are stuck due to problems related to land acquisition.

The draft Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, which was introduced in the Lok Sabha on September 7, 2011 is one of the most important legislations waiting for Parliamentary approval.

It is important to understand the strong linkage that exists between food security, forest and resource conservation. Studies conducted over a decade in India clearly point to the fact that a majority of people in this country survive within a biomass based subsistence economy.