West Bengal Housing Industry Regulation Act (WB HIRA) is Unconstitutional: SC

Synopsis: The court struck down the West Bengal Housing Industry Regulation Act (WB HIRA), 2017 as unconstitutional. The court also clarified that the legislations by the Parliament and the state government are on the concurrent list. Introduction: The central government enacted the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act to regulate the Real Estate sector in India.… Continue reading West Bengal Housing Industry Regulation Act (WB HIRA) is Unconstitutional: SC

Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN) Scheme

What is the News? The Department of Land Resources informs the Standing Committee on Rural Development about the Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN) Scheme. About Unique Land Parcel Identification Number(ULPIN) Scheme: The Unique Land Parcel Identification Number(ULPIN) scheme was launched in 10 States in 2021. It will roll out across the country by March 2022.… Continue reading Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN) Scheme

Importance of Land Record Modernisation

Synopsis: The importance of Land Record Modernisation became more evident during the pandemic. For access to formal loans and government relief programs, land records are important. However, the poor availability of clear and updated land titles remains a problem. Background The land is both an asset and a source of livelihood for poor people in… Continue reading Importance of Land Record Modernisation

Conclusive land titling system in India and its challenges – Explained pointwise

Table of contents: What is a Conclusive Land Titling system? How it is different from the present one? Development towards Conclusive Land Titling in India How the Model Bill aims to implement Conclusive Land Titling in India? What is the need to shift towards Conclusive Land Titling? What are the difficulties? Suggestions At present in… Continue reading Conclusive land titling system in India and its challenges – Explained pointwise

New land allotment policy of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)

Why in News? A new policy has been approved for Jammu and Kashmir.  The policy focus on the allotment of land to industrial entrepreneurs. What are the objectives of the policy? To address various land-related issues that are creating hurdles in the industrial development of Jammu and Kashmir. It will be done by a framework… Continue reading New land allotment policy of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)

The state of farmers

Context: While the farmers demand a repeal of the three new farm laws, the government insists the reforms are “farmer-friendly”. What is the aim and impact of the new farm laws? Aim of farm laws: The farm laws seek to introduce the neoliberal notion of “choice” into the production and sale of agricultural produce through… Continue reading The state of farmers

Consolidation of land holdings

Source: Indian Express Syllabus: Gs3: Land Reforms in India Context: In the last three decades, the issue of land and consequently land reforms was an important topic. The elements of land reforms: The abolition of intermediaries. Regulation and stability of the tenurial system Ceiling on land holding. Consolidation of land holdings. Background of land reforms: After Independence, compulsory… Continue reading Consolidation of land holdings

Indian Agriculture Reforms

Source- The Indian Express Syllabus- GS 3 – Land reforms in India. Context- Farmers and state governments across India don’t want APMCs. How many farmers are there in India? Based on the self- declaration- Almost 111 million farmers are registered for the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi(PM-Kisan). The eligibility criteria for this scheme are- Registration requires the family to hold… Continue reading Indian Agriculture Reforms