Land Rights
West Bengal  /  Published 09.10.20

Long road to land rights

Hundreds of people residing in former Bangladeshi enclaves, which are now Indian villages in Cooch Behar district, are yet to receive land rights. The delay in validating their ownership of land is a...
By Main Uddin Chisti in Cooch Behar

West Bengal  /  Published 20.09.20

Land survey held in hill tea garden

The Darjeeling district administration has conducted a land survey in the Pandam tea garden, the move seen by many as a preparatory step towards meeting the long-standing demand of granting land right...
By Vivek Chhetri in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 24.08.20

Land rights: Minister Arjun Munda tweets about forest dwellers

A recent series of three tweets by Union minister of tribal affairs Arjun Munda, that his ministry, in consultation with the Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change, has decided to re...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

North East  /  Published 01.01.20

Tribal students see land policy holes

The All India Tribal Students’ Association, Assam, on Tuesday said the new land policy of the state government would facilitate non-tribal people to occupy land in tribal belts and blocks.The state ...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 04.11.19

Land rights body slams Assam government

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 allege...
By Debananda Medak in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 28.01.20

Push for indigenous land rights

Union minister of state for food processing industries Rameswar Teli on Tuesday said the BJP-led governments at the Centre and in Assam were committed to ensure land rights to indigenous people of the...
By Avik Chakraborty in Dibrugarh

Jharkhand  /  Published 15.11.19

Tribal ancestral land in Jamshedpur ‘unsafe’

As Jharkhand busied itself with Statehood Day celebrations, a group of tribal residents in Chandil, Seraikela-Kharsawan, 3km from the steel city, are preparing to petition before the Seraikela-Kharsaw...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshdepur

West Bengal  /  Published 30.01.20

Shift on land grab complaints

The Mamata Banerjee government has directed land department officials to verify documents on receipt of any complaint of land grab through forged deeds instead of leaving it to the original owner of t...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 30.12.19

Eviction of ‘ineligible’ from tribal land: HC

Gauhati High Court has ordered eviction of non-tribals and other persons “not eligible to hold possession of land” in the tribal belts and blocks protected under Chapter X of Assam Land and Revenu...
By Shajid Khan in Udalguri

India  /  Published 21.11.19

Clock ticks on 17 lakh forest families

Left parties on Wednesday demanded a detailed discussion on the threat of eviction hanging over 17 lakh families of forest dwellers whose claims on forest land have been rejected.In February, in a pub...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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