Tag: Land Rights
How can Public Land Protection Cells help resolve conflicts over common land and help impacted communities?
Sakshi Lama*, a tea garden worker in West Bengal’s Alipurduar District, is relatively at peace since it is now the peak season for harvesting...
The abuse, mistreatment and erasure of the residents of Khori Gaon in the name of forest conservation is emblematic of the challenges that marginalised residents (being termed as ‘encroachers’) face across the country.
Without focusing on migration and the loss of local knowledge and land systems in the Himalayas, the conversation on disaster management here is incomplete.
The earnings from the land Dangi women own do not reach them: these benefits are monopolised by the men in their families.
One factor binds all the families displaced by dam building in Gujarat: the women experienced the resettlement differently from men.
Aside from low-income "encroachers" of common land, there are much larger players in Delhi who must also share the blame of worsening Delhi’s land scarcity.
In the absence of the implementation of land consolidation laws, at lease 40 of Delhi's lal dora villages could face evictions for 'encroachment'.