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Tag: land reform

Land records and titles in India
Prachee Mishra , Roopal Suhag
Posted on: 20 Nov 2017
Topics:   Land


Land ownership is broadly determined by access to a land title, which protects the rights of the title-holder, and impacts livelihoods, and industrial, economic, and social growth. However, land titles in India are unclear due to various reasons. In this article, Mishra and Suhag discuss those reasons, policies implemented to address poor land records, and challenges in moving towards a system of State-guaranteed titles.
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Property rights, household conflict and suicide in India
Siwan Anderson , Garance Genicot
Posted on: 09 Jul 2015
Topics:   Gender , Land


Suicide has become the second leading cause of death among young Indians. This column finds that improved inheritance rights for women are associated with an increase in the incidence of suicide among both men and women in India, particularly men. Strengthened position of women alters negotiations within the household resulting in increased family conflict and intense stress for individuals.
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Land-shackled - II
Devesh Kapur , T.V. Somanathan , Arvind Subramanian
Posted on: 22 Oct 2014
Topics:   Land


Rising land scarcity and land market distortions are increasingly becoming a binding constraint on development in India. In their previous article, Kapur, Somanathan and Subramanian diagnosed India’s land problem. In this part, they propose policy reforms for addressing the problem and ensuring that land facilitates rather than impedes development.
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Land-shackled
Devesh Kapur , T.V. Somanathan , Arvind Subramanian
Posted on: 17 Oct 2014
Topics:   Land


Rising land scarcity and land market distortions are increasingly becoming a binding constraint on development in India. In the first of a two-part series, Kapur, Somanathan and Subramanian diagnose India’s land problem. In the next part, they propose policy reforms for addressing the problem and ensuring that land facilitates rather than impedes development.
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A ‘new’ land reform policy in India?
Dilip Mookherjee
Posted on: 11 Oct 2013
Topics:   Land
Tags:   land reform


The Ministry of Rural Development has recently issued a draft of a new National Land Reform Policy. In this article, Dilip Mookherjee discusses the key features, and presents his views on the pros and cons of the draft policy.
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Land acquisition: Is there a way out?
Maitreesh Ghatak , Parikshit Ghosh
Posted on: 16 Jul 2012
Topics:   Land


India is hungry for space to grow into a developed economy. Yet this hunger is increasingly raiding farmland and threatening traditional livelihoods. For some, this is a necessary evil, for others it is unjustified exploitation. This column argues that the debate need not be so stark and that politicians, policymakers and the public need to see that another way is possible.
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