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.
There are at least 362,450 landless indigenous people in the state and at least 40 lakh without land pattas
The Bhumi Adhikar Sangram Samiti, Assam, and the Guwahati Mati Pattakaran Sangram Samiti on Monday unanimously criticised the Assam government’s decision to adopt a new land policy which will allegedly “empower” the corporate sector rather than the indigenous people of Assam.
Restrictions on land leasing in India have made it more difficult for marginal farmers to access land and finances, pushing them into informal leases that heighten their insecurity
Farming is a way of life in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, where three-quarters of the state’s 200 million people live in rural areas.
Forest Department is trying to register the land under their name without paying compensation, alleged owners
Supposed land owners in four upazilas of Panchagarh have been claiming the land that the Forest Department acquired in 1967.