This discussion paper attempts to contribute to how to make future investment in agriculture responsible and efficient. Investment in agriculture is critical for global food provision, but in future it will have to compete with investment in land for raw materials and energy, such as various feedstocks for biofuel and biodiesel production.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of K.G. Mohanaraman Thirupporur Taluk Vs The Chairman Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board Chennai and others dated 07/02/2014 regarding proposed scheme for laying the Super High Tension Transmission lines from Pugalur to Ottampakkam village in Sholinganallur Taluk passing through the villages of Vembedu and Kayar which have shallow percolation wells which are absolutely private and the villagers have not been given any notice in respect of the said proposal.

State Minister or Chittagong Hill Tracks (CHT) Affairs Bir Bahadur U Shei Ching Tuesday said that cabinet approved the amendment to the CHT Land Dispute Resolution Commission Act 2001 which will he

At 97, Chunibhai Vaidya seems more energetic than ever as he fights for the rights of poor farmers - and for Gandhi-Vinobha's ideals - in Modi-land.

The Policy Guidelines formulated for land management will provide the necessary regulatory framework for land allotment and other Port specific practice like waterfront charges/way-leave permissions etc. The endeavour of the Policy is to enable the Ports to carry out leasing and licensing of Port land in a transparent manner. Read full text.

Achieving global food security is one of the major challenges of the coming decades. In order to tackle future food security challenges we must understand the past. This study presents a historical analysis of global food availability, one of the key elements of food security. By calculating national level dietary energy supply and production for nine time steps during 1965–2005 we classify countries based on their food availability, food self-sufficiency and food trade. We also look at how diets have changed during this period with regard to supply of animal based calories.

Judgement of the Gauhati High Court regarding de-reserving 40 bighas 1 katha land, land covered by Dag No. 283 of village No. 2 of Gogal Dubi under Kadam Mouza and thereby rehabilitating 22 nos. of flood erosion affected families with 1 bigha per family subject to utilisation for specific purpose within 3 years, failing which the land so allotted would automatically stand cancelled and reverted to the Government dated 07/08/2013 in the matter of
Gopinath Sonowal Vs State of Assam & Others.

This National Land Reform Policy Draft 2013 formulated by Union Ministry of Rural Development and released on 18 July 2013 suggests a just and equitable method of allotting land on a priority basis to the marginalized, especially marginalized women.

Policy briefs containing succinct critique of issues and sound advice to the government and civil society on a range of issues pertaining to sustainable development have been a key feature of SDPI‘s contribution to policy debate and development.

Digitisation of land records, mutations & maps to be done by 2017 so that individuals can become conclusive owners of property

A bill will be brought in the next session of Parliament to guide states in completion of digitisation of land records, mutations and maps by 2017 so that individuals can become "conclusive" owners of property, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said during Question Hour that computerisation of land records had been completed in almost all states except Bihar, Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand.