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Bangladesh is a low altitude country situated at the Bengal river delta, sharing a border with India and Myanmar. There are mountains in peripheral areas, such as the Chittagong Hill Tracts in the southeast. It is in the top ten most populated countries in the world, with a population of 163 million. Covering 147,570 km2, this gives a density of over 1,100 people per km2, by far the highest figure for populous lands. It is also one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, highly vulnerable to climate-related events.
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In Bangladesh, a community comes together to save a life-giving forest

19 May 2022

Several tribal settlements are spread across Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region, each with its own communally managed forest that residents can use. But the unchecked exploitation of the once-rich forests, a consequence of population growth, has led to local water holes drying up,…

Bangladesh’s digital land tax system chosen 'WSIS Champion' for 2022

24 April 2022

Bangladesh’s Digital Land (Development) Tax system, under Ministry of Land, has been chosen as one of the five champion projects of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2022 contest. The digital land tax system was chosen for category seven in the contest, named ‘ICT applications:…

'38-Year-Long Wait Over Today': CM Yogi Gives Land To 63 Hindu Families Displaced From Bangladesh

19 April 2022

Each family was given two acres for agriculture purposes, a residential plot measuring 200 sq metres and a house in Kanpur Dehat district. Main photo: UP CM distributes approval letter for land lease for rehabilitation of 63 Hindu families (Photo: PTI) New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government on…



Despite the equitable share in agricultural labour, agricultural land ownership is rare for women, and even then there are many cases of land grabs from women by men

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Indigenous people's lives depend on their lands, but threats are growing worldwide

12 May 2021

This blog was written by Barbara Fraser and published by EarthBeat at: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Main photo: People from the Mura tribe are pictured in a file photo at a…

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Women’s struggle for land in South Asia

Women’s struggle for land in South Asia: Can legal reforms trump social norms?

A century has passed since women in Undivided India, now divided into several countries of South Asia, demanded equal rights in property — especially land, the most important means of production in developing economies. The struggle continued after Independence. Today, the resultant legal reforms…