This paper by Shankar Gopalakrishnan analyses case studies from different states and shows how governments & industries are subverting rights of the people to acquire common land and calls for accountable system to regulate land use.

Escalation of an old dispute with Andhra Pradesh over the Polavaram dam project has come as a much-needed respite for Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik who is grappling growing dissidence in the BJD.

Reiterating that the Polavaram multi-purpose project of Andhra Pradesh is of no good for Odisha, the State Government on Monday said it does not require water from the dam over river Godavari as of

Maintaining that the Polavaram multi-purpose project is of no good for Odisha, the state government today said it did not require water from the dam over river Godavari as offered by neighbouring A

Bhubaneswar: Seeking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intervention into the dispute between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh over the Polavaram project, chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday demanded st

A late-night crackdown by the police and paramilitary forces on anti-mega dam protesters in Lakhimpur district triggered raging protests at several places in Assam on Monday.

TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao has written a letter to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, seeking cancellation of contracts for the Polavaram irrigation project in the coastal ar

BHUBANESWAR: Members cutting across party lines on Monday demanded scrapping of the MoU for the Sindol project even as Speaker Pradeep Amat suggested setting up of a House Committee to gauge public

BHUBANESWAR: The controversial Sindol hydro power project rocked the Assembly on Thursday with the Congress and the BJP demanding a discussion ahead of the adjournment motion on the impending droug

There have been problems with the implementation of the Forest Rights Act, a landmark legislation of the UPA-I government.

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