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Gujarat land activists allege detention for demonstrating over rights

Protesters seek land rights under Forest Rights Act, roll back of decision to give land to corporations for farming

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Chhattisgarh began building Mohar reservoir without green clearances: CAG

The state water resources department had no plan to acquire land before starting work on the project, says the audit report

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A wrong righted: Chhattisgarh becomes first state to give farmers their land back

Chhattisgarh has set an example by returning land acquired forcefully from over 1,700 farmers for a steel plant. Can other states follow suit?

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भूमि अधिग्रहण कानून पर ग्रहण

सरकारें भूमि अधिग्रहण कानून को कमजोर कर जमीन हथिया रही…

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Tribals observe 13th anniversary of Kalinga Nagar firing

13 years on, tribals march in Odisha to mark anniversary of brutal killings in Ambagadia village

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Rewind 2018: The land debate

Land is finite and always a contested issue. We bring you the key developments in the sector that is in the middle of infrastructure …

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Rewind 2018: Urbanisation creates chaos in India

Challenges and possible solutions to the rising population in urban areas

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'State govts acquire land by subverting rights and bending the law’

The Centre for Science and Environment filed RTI queries to 28 states to understand how states are circumventing the land acquisition law. The …

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Jharkhand village continues its anti-NTPC stance

Residents of Jugra village have complained to district administration about forceful land acquisition for supply route to coal mine

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Why are Indian farmers protesting?

Farmers all over India are protesting against the government to get fair prices for their agricultural produce. Down To Earth

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Land acquired forcefully for Adani's Godda power plant

Recent visit by a fact-finding team shows that Adani's functionaries have resorted to forceful land acquisition, intimidation and even police …

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Going backward

As the Maratha community in Maharashtra finally gets 16 per cent reservation in government jobs and education, Down To Earth profiles …

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