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An analysis of land acquisition cases in India’s Supreme Court since independence

Namita Wahi

June 6, 2016
6 June 2016

The land acquisition law in India has undergone many changes over more than a century and continues to be highly contentious. Watch the full video (above) of the Land Rights Initiative team at CPR sharing findings from a systematic study of all cases on land acquisition decided by the Supreme Court of India from 1950 to 2015.

A first-ever comprehensive national study of its kind, the findings address various metrics, such as public purpose, procedure, compensation, invocation of urgency clause etc., and contain useful insights for eliminating disputes over land acquisition in India.