As the world’s largest multi-ethnic democracy, India has a federal constitution that is well-equipped with administrative devices that offer apparent recognition and measures of self-governance to territorially concentrated ethnic groups. This article analyzes how demands for political autonomy—or statehood—within the federal system have been used as a frame for social movement mobilization. It focuses on the most recent states to have been created in India: Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand,
which came into being in 2000.

The Compendium on Capacity for Implementing Land Based Mitigation has been produced in response to an identified demand from Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and other country officials for greater information on national policy contexts regarding the inclusion of land in the
climate change solution.
 

As budgets are cut local authorities are selling off farmland without considering the long-term implications of losing a valuable asset for future generations. Tom Levitt reports.

Scores of farmers and cadres of Communist Party of India (Marxist), including the party MLA K.

The delay in notifying the Regional Plan 2021 is costing the State dearly as industries are forced to move out of Goa due to non-availability of land for industrial purpose.
Goa

In a bid towards transparent and swift allocation of scarce natural resources, including airwaves, a high-powered government committee headed by former finance secretary Ashok Chawla will devise a policy matrix to suggest the changes required in the current methodology in different central ministries and departments.

A report will be given in the next four weeks.

As per this order by the Supreme Court, the transfer of village community land for private and commercial use is illegal and all state governments have been asked to prepare schemes for eviction of illegal occupants of village community land and restore them back for the purpose it was originally meant for.

Leader of the Opposition Oommen Chandy has alleged that the State government is cheating the tribal community by adding three clauses to an agreement reached between the then United Democratic Front government and the tribal leaders in 2002. At a press conference here on Thursday in connection with the Kerala Mochana Yatra led by him, Mr.

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Centre, Goa Government and Goa Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) asking them to maintain status quo, staying the November order of the Bombay High Court (Goa Bench) upholding the cancellation of land allotment to seven Special Economic Zone (SEZ firms).
The direction came on a bunch of petitions filed by realty tycoon K Raheja

Land degradation, synonymous to desertification in arid, semi arid and sub-humid region, covers the processes adversely affecting productive capacity of land under different land use systems. Present paper reports the extent, type and severity of land degradation in south Asian countries.

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