fuelled by the turbulence of world agricultural markets, the debate on relations among agriculture, food security, natural resources, population growth and economic development has been revamped over the last few years.

The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) continues to look the other way as prime forest land in Madhya Pradesh is denuded for various non-forestry purposes, in direct contravention of the

In a reprieve for industry, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan has relaxed environmental clearance norms for projects requiring forest land.

In recent years, prices of agricultural land have increased quickly, actually doubling and tripling in many parts of the world. This land value reassessment has been prompted by rising crop prices and perceived land scarcity. But even as the value of land rises, land degradation continues and investments to prevent it are lagging.

The Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India vide its Gazette Notification No. S.O.

One of the key challenges in the development of infrastructure in India is the acquisition of land necessary for the projects. Land acquisition techniques adopted across a variety of other countries are reviewed in this paper. Although no single “best practice” exists, viewing land acquisition practices through a framework of principles, processes, and compensation mechanisms allows us to position the Indian experience within the international context.

This report is about sustainable land management, the development of water buffers and the business case underneath it. It is part of the discussion on the green economy: investment in natural resource management makes business sense. This also applies for investment in land, water and vegetative cover.

About 10.56 lakh out of 16.89 lakh hectares of coastal land in the country are affected by salinity of various degrees, according to a survey of the Soil Resources Development Institute of the Ministry of Agriculture.

The findings of the survey in 2010 on saline soil of Bangladesh said that more than 62 per cent out of the total cultivated land in the coastal areas had already been affected by

The Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation Initiative (KSLCI) aims to initiate and promote transboundary biodiversity and cultural conservation, ecosystem management, sustainable development, and climate change adaptation within the Kailash Sacred Landscape (KSL).

It is the peasantry that cry loudly and piteously for relief, and our programme must deal with their present condition. Real reflief can only come by a great change in the land laws and the basis of the present system of land tenure. We have among us many big landowners, and we welcome them. But they must realise that the ownership of large estates by individuals, which is the outcome of a state resembling the old feudalism of Europe, is a rapidly disappearing phenomenon all over the world.

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