Number of reported land conflicts (India) | Land Portal

This indicator is the count of land conflicts in India, organised by the reported starting year of the conflict. Land Conflict Watch [], which is the original source of the data, define land conflict "as any situation in which public opposes change in the current use or ownership of land by government agencies or private parties. These conflicts can also be over naturally occurring land resources like forest, underground water, fish stock etc. Ongoing conflicts that have been recorded in a written or audio-visual format at any place from the level of Gram Sabha (village council) upto the national level are included in this study. These records could be news reports, gram sabha resolutions, public hearing records, memorandums submitted to authorities, police records or court documents. Land conflicts between two private parties or between a private party and the government are excluded, unless the magnitude of the conflict is such that it affects a larger public interest".

Data for land conflicts reported with an unknown starting year have been excluded when aggregating the values for the indicators available on the Land Book of the Land Portal, but complete and up-to-date records for each of the reported conflict can be accessed on the Land Conflict Watch web platform [].

The methodology and caveats of the Land Conflict Watch project can be accessed at, while an interim analysis of the data (as of November 2016) can be downloaded at

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Land Conflicts in India
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