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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Can there be a better way to frame land acquisition in favour of farmers? Perhaps the value of land needs to be fixed at intervals and projected in a five year step.

The May 12 Government Resolution offering at least 25 per cent more compensation to land owners than what was envisaged in the central land acquisition Act of 2013 will help speed up at least 1,000

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Savitri Devi Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 14/05/2015 regarding land acquisition in various villages of Noida and Greater Noida in Tehsil Dadri, District Gautam Budh Nagar.

The subject matter of most of the appeals are the Notifications dated 12-03-2008 issued by the State of Uttar Pradesh under Section 4 of the Land Acquisition Act read with Section 17 of the Act as well as declaration issued under Section 6 of the Land Acquisition Act vide Notification dated 30.06.2008.

The new system of land acquisition was granted approval at a meeting of the state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav yesterday.

The NSS consumer expenditure survey aims at generating estimates of average household monthly per capita consumer expenditure (MPCE), the distribution of households and persons over the MPCE range, and the break-up of average MPCE by commodity group, separately for the rural and urban sectors of the country, for States and Union Territories, and