Land rights and socio-environmental conflict in India

This panel presents work in progress from the ongoing research project on Land Rights and Inclusive Sustainable Development in India’s federal system. The project explores the role of land rights in the context of the current development Indian development agenda, analyzing how land rights are being transformed and how different forms of regulations play out in various Indian states. Particular focus is on the land rights of vulnerable groups such as adivasis (indigenous communities), that in principle have special protection (also on ecological grounds), both where the rights often prove unable to protect communities from displacement and the environment from degradation.

Chair: Siri Gloppen
Panel: Namita Wahi, Kavita Søreide, Pallav Shukla
Commentator: Jackie Dugard