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

The Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday approved a new land acquisition policy with a provision for outsourcing purchase of land for the state government.

The unique method, being adopted for the first time in the country, aims to by-pass the process of land acquisition by inviting

In a state such as Odisha in which Dalit and tribal groups comprise about 40 per cent of the total population, the issue of ‘access’ to land and resources has apparently been central to all conflicts. For traditional communities, ‘access’ is directly linked to civilizational paradigms and cultural ethos, which rather decide their ‘economics’, and not the other way round that may be true for modern, techno-centric civilizations. Most mainstream discourses of history have, however, tried to locate the crisis in the ‘absence of state interventions’.

PANJIM, Around 50 irate villagers hounded out survey officials who visited Varkhand village for valuation of land, to be acquired for proposed Mopa International airport, on Wednesday.
Officials from Land Survey, Agriculture and Forest Department had gone to evaluate land, fruit bearing trees and forest areas respectively when they were asked to stop and return home by villagers.

Even though the Punjab and Haryana High Court is monitoring the case pertaining to properties located in the city

MUMBAI: Ever heard of prime forest land across the state going missing?

This is a critique by Environment Support Group of the weak review of the environmental and social impacts of the POSCO project in Orissa, and how this has resulted in making project affected communities into a 'rightless people'.

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