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The mokasodari system has its origin in pre-liberation Goa when mokasodars used to collect revenue from the villagers. Says Amrut Kasar, land rights expert, a mokasodar was not just a revenue collectors, he enjoyed a high social and political status in the village. The Portuguese colonial rulers allowed the mokasodar's permanent land rights.

But there is no legal clarity over these rights because the original residents of the villages, the goankars, also claim ownership over the land they have been tilling and living on for centuries now.

Worried over frequent clashes between tribals and non-tribals over land dispute, the Orissa Government has completely banned transfer of tribal land to non-tribals. The law has been amended so that

Union urban development minister Ananth Kumar said that he was optimistic that about 300 acres of salt pan land at Kanjur village, (Maharashtra), close to the eastern express highway, will soon be

In addition to the ongoing inter-state border disputes of Assam with Nagaland and Meghalaya, another incident of illegal encroachment in Kokrajhar district has come into light. Almost 3,000 bighas of

The Chattisgarh Cabinet approved a rehabilitation package for those who will be affected due to acquisition of land for development of a new capital city. However, it made the Capital Area

Even the tribal leader C K Janu is to visit Cheemeni next week, workers of the Plantation Corporation Kerala in the area are prepared themselves for an agitation against the move to give its land for

Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala today said the state government jointly with the Centre had prepared an ambitious project to enable the state to get a financial assistance of Rs 100.62

Worried over the increasing incidence of land-related violence in tribal-dominated districts in Orissa, has stepped up efforts to curb the trend of tribal land alienation. Simultaneously, the drive

The Orissa Government has constituted a Task Force to keep a close watch on the conflicts between tribals and non-tribals over land disputes in the tribal-dominated districts and resolve such

A division bench of the Rajasthan High Court has ordered an interim stay against the government order of allotting land on an island in the world's largest artificial lake Jai Samand in Udaipur

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