Articles

Mountains Shall Stand Tall

03 Dec 2019 | Ms Biba Jasmine

The World Mountain Forum held in Bishkek last year met on the theme, 'Mountains in a Changing World: Strengthening Partnerships and Pathways towards a Thriving Mountain Future'. It brought together the global sustainable mountain development community to identify and develop solutions for mountain areas globally.

Right to livelihood and social impact assessment in land acquisition

27 Aug 2019

The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, aims to address the long standing popular discontent over perceived arbitrariness of State action in land acquisition matters by creating an elaborate scheme of engagement with affected communities by incorporating the provision of social impact assessment.

Reversing land degradation in India

30 Jul 2019

Nearly one-third of area in India faces the threat of land degradation. India strives to achieve Land Degradation Neutrality by 2030.

Land Acquisition Act, 2013 is progressive but much remains to be done to ensure beneficial outcomes for all stakeholders

17 Jun 2019

Social impact assessment, land record maintenance, gender security, and financial guidance to affected families are core issues that need attention

सामाजिक प्रभाव आकलन : क्या हम इसकी अनदेखी कर सकते हैं?

11 Apr 2019

भूमि अधिग्रहण को सुचारू बनाने के लिए एसआईए के तहत परामर्शदायी समझौता वार्ता महत्वपूर्ण प्रक्रिया है

Social Impact Assessment: can we do away with it?

02 Jan 2019

On 10th December 2018, the Supreme Court issued notices to the governments of Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu to respond to public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a group of activists led by Medha Patekar challenging the wide-ranging amendments made to The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RFCTLARR) Act, 2013.

District Mineral Foundations: Sharing mining revenues with communities

03 Mar 2018

Five key things you should know about District Mineral Foundations, the local institutions established in mineral producing states to share mining revenues with affected communities.

What is India losing by not conserving its land?

05 Feb 2018

An assessment of the costs of land degradation in six different parts of India