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.

Some of the major recommendations of the National Advisory Council (NAC) on the amendments to the Land Acquisition Act and the Resettlement and Rehabilitation Bill are unlikely to find a place in the legislation being prepared by the Rural Development Ministry.

The Akhil Bharatiya Adivasi Vikas Parishad has opposed the formation of a high-powered committee that will carry out a survey to recommend if Gorkha-dominated areas of the Dooars and the Terai can be brought under the ambit of the new set-up for the hills.

The state government had yesterday announced that the committee would be formed within two weeks to examine the

Landowners, whose land and dwelling units have been acquired by a government agency or a private builder for a residential, institutional, industrial or integrated mixed land use estate, will no longer be left shelter-less.

The acquiring agency will have to provide a built-up house within two years from the date of taking possession of their land.

Worried over spurt in law and order problems due to land-related issues in various places, the Odisha government on Tuesday asked district collectors to sort out these problems particularly in scheduled areas.

I have asked the district collectors to solve land-related problems in the scheduled areas immediately in a mission mode, revenue and disaster management minister Surya Narayan Patra said