Land is an important source of identity, symbol of social status and foundation for rural power in India, often carrying significant emotional attachment. With a long history, diverse geography and pluralistic culture, land governance has evolved in India through communal, imperial, feudal, colonial and modern systems, gradually moving towards individualization and conclusive titling.
Assam's 2019 land policy seeks to allocate land to landless indigenous people - but does not specify who is indigenous
GUWAHATI, India, Feb 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of migrants and tribal people in India's northeastern Assam state could be denied land because of a new definition of the term "indigenous", land and human rights experts said.
A government plan to use common land for industrial development in the Punjab could deny land rights to Dalits, say activists
Activists concerned Forest Advisory Committee recommendation will lead to privatisation, destruction of forests
The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) has recommended that private players be allowed to raise plantations to be later used for compensatory afforestation (CA). This has raised concerns among green activists.