ThoughtSpace Episode 15: Understanding Land Conflict in India

18 April 2017
A conversation between Richa Bansal and Fellow Dr Namita Wahi

The Land Rights Initiative at CPR recently completed a study of Supreme Court cases on land acquisition in India from 1950 to 2016. This study examines land disputes along various metrics, as well as analyses litigation under the newly enacted Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 (LARR Act) for the three year period, 2014 to 2016.  

In the 15th episode of CPR's podcast ThoughtSpace, Richa Bansal talks to Dr Namita Wahi, a Fellow at CPR who heads the Initiative, to unpack the findings of the study, delving particularly into the massive imbalance between the state and land-losers, including possible ways forward.

The full report can be accessed here.

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