“We will fast for as long as we have to,” say protesting farmers who face displacement, even as the Kaleshwaram irrigation project has already received environmental clearance.
Two recent arrests, based on complaints registered by ‘pro-POSCO’ parties in the area, point at what lies in store for residents of Jagatsinghpur in Odisha.
Farmers of Nindar village on the outskirts of Jaipur are protesting against the acquisition of over 1,300 bighas of land for a housing project without fair compensation.
After two women collapsed during the protest, state authorities agreed to meet with farmers’ leaders for talks.
The new state laws, which are in line with the BJP’s land ordinance, undo consent procedures and legitimise land acquisition with terms favourable to investors.
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Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Agricultural Land Ceiling (Amendment) Bill, 2015, unanimously passed in the two-day monsoon session of the Gujarat state assembly – after Congress MLAs were suspended for creating a “ruckus” – is finally beginning to get national attention. The Bill is lying with President Pranab Kumar Mukherjee, awaiting his final […]
The Central Act in its present form does not elaborate on the procedure for taking consent to ensure that it is free, prior and informed.
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