Land

Today, about 30% of the Earth's land is estimated to be already degraded due to unsustainable use. This further leads to the risk of millions of people being displaced by desertification over the coming decades. We focus on policy and technology solutions that prevent land degradation, restore and further enrich the quality of land, thereby improving livelihoods of people.

Land

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    India's forests and biodiversity can rescue migrants returning home in distress

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    Jewar international airport: Gender impacts of impending displacement

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    The RFCTLARR Act, 2013: Are the outcomes fair?

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  • greenhouse gases

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    Jewar International Airport: Suggestions for rehabilitation and resettlement of the project-affected families

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  • Event

    Call for Papers: Edited Academic Volume on 'A Tradition in Transition: Understanding the Role of Shifting Cultivation for Sustainable Development of North East India'

    Last date: 30th October 2020

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Projects

Articles

The RFCTLARR Act, 2013: Are the outcomes fair?

Dr Preeti Jain Das

The land acquisition regime created by The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RFCTLARR) Act, 2013 seeks to make the affected persons partners in development leading to an improvement in their social and economic conditions. Six years since its enactment, it is worthwhile to critique the Act and the implementation practices with respect to the livelihood-dependent families and women.

World Environment Day 2020: Cultivating biodiversity one backyard at a time

Mr Dhawal Trivedi

Acknowledging our interconnectedness to biodiversity might help in preventing climate-induced disasters and pandemics in the future.

India's forests and biodiversity can rescue migrants returning home in distress

TERI Web Desk

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as millions of migrants head home, without any promise of livelihood, India's forestry and biodiversity resources can offer a ray of hope. There are solutions and mechanisms in place, but they need to be implemented with conviction. Dr. JV Sharma, Director, Land Resources Division, TERI, explains.

जेवर अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा: महिलाओं पर विस्थापन के प्रभाव

Dr Preeti Jain Das
,
Ms Ankita

प्रस्तावित अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डे के लिए भूमि अधिग्रहण के बाद एक नई जगह पर विस्थापन और पुनर्वास पर महिलाओं की धारणा को समझने के लिए टेरी का एक अध्ययन ।

Jewar International Airport: Suggestions for rehabilitation and resettlement of the project-affected families

Dr Preeti Jain Das
,
Ms Ankita

The work of the first phase of the Noida international airport has commenced in January 2020 after the Gautam Budh Nagar district administration obtained possession of 1239 hectares of land acquired under The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act (RFCTLARR), 2013 from six villages in Jewar tehsil - Rohi, Dayanatpur, Kishorpur, Parohi, Ranhera and Banwari Bas.

Jewar international airport: Gender impacts of impending displacement

Dr Preeti Jain Das
,
Ms Ankita

TERI undertook a study to comprehend the perception of women to the prospective displacement and relocation to a new site following the acquisition of land for the proposed international airport.

Events

Webinar on Estimation of the current emissions and sequestration potential of different land-use sectors to achieve Land Degradation Neutrality in India

July 22, 2020
to July 22, 2020

India aims to restore an additional five million hectares of degraded land by 2030, raising the total land to be restored in India to 26 million hectares.

Consultation workshop on Promoting sustainability: Gender perspective

September 18, 2019
to September 18, 2019

Issues and Challenges faced by Women in Agriculture and Allied Livelihoods

News

Preserve natural resources, promote farming

March 1, 2018
| Dr Shilpanjali Deshpande Sarma
| The Tribune

Tackling the agrarian crisis from its roots necessitates attention to the important aspect of the neglect and degradation of natural resources, the natural capital that underlies all agriculture production systems.

Policy

Carbon finance: Solution for mitigating human–wildlife conflict in and around critical tiger habitats of India

January 29, 2020

Our study in Dudhwa Tiger Reserve in Uttar Pradesh indicates to the fact that use of Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standards (CCBS) approach to generate carbon finance can yield 8 times more finance than just considering the aspect of carbon sequestration.

Videos