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'.

State assures SC mining suspended in Bellary
Asserting that it has suspended mining operations of six companies in Ramgarh and Swamimalai blocks in Sandur range and Bellary division, the Karnataka Government told the Supreme Court on Thursday that action would be taken against some officers for issuing false no-objection certificates for mining on forest land.

Pointing out that it had suspende

Attappady tribes accuse department of helping windmill companies
PALAKKAD: Tribal people have alleged that the Forest Department has been encroaching upon their land at Kottathara in Attappady, where some windmill companies had earlier allegedly tried to usurp their property.

As in the local body elections last September, during the latest Assembly elections, they say, the department had been

With forests coming under stress from a large number of development and infrastructure work happening all over the country, the Environment Ministry has advised companies not to locate their projects on forest land unless it was completely necessary to do so.

The ministry has also issued a fresh directive telling companies to first get forest clearance for their projects before applying for env