A very consequential Supreme Court ruling: When govt values land unjustly, landowners cannot seek full remedy in lower courts

Synopsis: Road construction is important. But so are the right of landowners who lose the land as part of the Government’s land acquisition. Introduction Government has the power to compulsorily acquire a person’s property for the construction of a government project. For that, they have to compensate the person fairly.  Fair compensation is the constitutional… Continue reading A very consequential Supreme Court ruling: When govt values land unjustly, landowners cannot seek full remedy in lower courts

Centre plans PSU land sale worth more than Rs 600 crore via e-bidding

What’s in news? The Center is planning to sell parcels worth more than ₹600 crores of public sector undertakings via the e-bidding platform. Further, the government also aims to sell non-core assets worth ₹10000 crores through this platform. About the PSU land sale: The government is looking to push the sale of idle assets of PSUs.… Continue reading Centre plans PSU land sale worth more than Rs 600 crore via e-bidding

Explained: Haryana’s changes to land law; why they have been criticised

Source: Indian Express Relevance: To understand land policies of Haryana Synopsis:  The recent land acquisition bill passed by Haryana Government is being termed as “anti-farmer” which will promote “crony capitalism”. Context: Recently, Haryana government passed the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Haryana Amendment), Bill, 2021. It seeks to expedite… Continue reading Explained: Haryana’s changes to land law; why they have been criticised

Why agrarian reforms should go beyond meeting demands of the agitating farmers

Source: Indian Express Relevance: To understand the land reforms Synopsis: The land reforms of 50’s and 60’s have been inadequate in addressing the inequity in land ownership. Thus, new agricultural reforms should be targeted on land reforms. Introduction The government brought farms laws in 2020 and ever since then farmer’s protests and agitations have been going… Continue reading Why agrarian reforms should go beyond meeting demands of the agitating farmers

India must push for women’s rights in land ownership

Source: Indian Express Relevance: To understand the pattern of women’s ownership of land. Synopsis: Despite enabling laws, women’s land ownership are still lagging. This needs concerted social efforts and more vocal claims by women. What is the challenge? Despite 15 years of the passing of the Hindu Succession Amendment Act (HSAA 2005), the access of… Continue reading India must push for women’s rights in land ownership