Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of T.N.Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 18/02/2016. The applicants were aggrieved by the inclusion of their cultivated and inhabited land in the ‘forest area’ vide a Notification issued under Section 4 of the Punjab Land Preservation Act, 1900.

From late colonial rent reliefs and agricultural researches to the recent land acquisition bill and the "second green revolution," Indian agriculture has seen several transitions. This paper tracks detailed quantitative and qualitative evidence on long-term shifts in agricultural practices, yields and land relations in Dhantala, a village in western Uttar Pradesh, from the 1930s to 2012. This is done with the help of family and kutcherry records, elders' recall and surveys as well as the interviews conducted personally in three revisits since 1989.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of State of Gujarat & Others Vs Shree Ratnakar Enterprise dated 19/01/2016 regarding demand for the allotment of 1500 acres out of Survey No.141 of Village Mundra, Taluka Mundra, District Kutch for the purposes of manufacturing salt by Shree Ratnakar Enterprise.

The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), as a part of its 70th round during the period January 2013 - December 2013, carried out an all India household survey on the situation of Land and Livestock Holdings in India.

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, conservation of forest carbon stocks, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD+) is intrinsically a multilevel process that cuts across different land-use based sector ministries.

This paper applies a program evaluation technique to assess the causal effect of adoption of agricultural related technologies on consumption expenditure and poverty measured by different indices. The paper is based on a cross-sectional household level data collected during 2014 from a sample of 270 households in rural India.

The report summarizes key results from surveys carried out on urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) in Tamale (Ghana) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) in 2013. The aim was to provide a broad overview of the state of UPA in the study cities and a basis for future research endeavors.

In recent years, there has been growing attention and effort towards securing the formal, legal recognition of land rights for Indigenous Peoples and local communities.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M/S Tata Steel Ltd. Vs State of Jharkhand & Others dated 24/09/2015 regarding transfer of land by the State of Bihar to Tata Steel Ltd. measuring 350 acres at Adityapur, Bihar for a period of 99 years.

Judgement of the Gujarat High Court in the matter of Platinum AAC Blocks Private Ltd. Vs State of Gujarat & Others dated 31/08/2015 regarding villagers opposing an industrial unit engaged in manufacturing of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Blocks to construct a road to transport its vehicles and machineries to its industrial unit, village Mohangam, Taluka Umargam, District Valsad.

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