Agriculture in India

Land is an important source of identity, symbol of social status and foundation for rural power in India, often carrying significant emotional attachment. With a long history, diverse geography and pluralistic culture, land governance has evolved in India through communal, imperial, feudal, colonial and modern systems, gradually moving towards individualization and conclusive titling.

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This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2017) as "Additional useful statistics".

Measurement unit: 
Millions (3-year average)

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New UN report highlights drastic increase in violence and legal harassment driven by rapid expansion of development projects on indigenous lands

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Land governance disputes dominate civil and criminal cases in India

 

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The Indira Gandhi award for national integration has been awarded to Gandhian Rajagopal P V.,  founder and President of Ekta Parishad, a federation of 11,000 community based organizations and thousands of individual membersworking for the land and livelihood rights of India’s most marginalized communities - tribals, dalits, nomadic communities, agricultural labourers, as well as small and marginal farmers.

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AAKAR Books (AAKAR)

Publishing Company

Established in 1991, AAKAR Books is a publishing company, started publishing quality scholarly books in Social Sciences in English and Hindi since 2001 and is now a niche for itself. Aakar Books is reputed for quality scholarly publishing in the field of Social Sciences.

Non Governmental organization

Vision

To serve as an instrument of rural development through application of scientific knowledge and technology. The primary objective of ARTI is to develop, standardise, popularise & commercialise innovative rural technologies aimed at improving the quality of life and standard of living of the rural inhabitants of India.

Non Governmental organization

Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) is a collective of relatives of victims of enforced and involuntary disappearances in Kashmir. Disappearances often end in extra-judicial killings or death by torture. The APDP was formed in 1994 to organize efforts to seek justice and get information on the whereabouts of missing family members. It presently consists of family members of about one thousand victims. APDP actively campaigns for an end to the practice and international crime of involuntary and enforced disappearances at local, national and international platforms.

Azim Premji University was established in Karnataka by the Azim Premji University Act 2010 as a not-for-profit University and is recognized by The University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2F.

University or Research Institution

One of the four institutes at ISB’s Mohali campus, the Bharti Institute of Public Policy is an independent think tank with its main objectives as follows: to promote high quality research to guide policy formulation and implementation in India; to train students – both through degree and short-term programs – to better appreciate, formulate and implement policies; as well as to engage with and inform policy formulation and implementation, particularly in developing country settings.

Publishing Company

Martinus Nijhoff Publishers was an independent academic publishing company dating back to the nineteenth century, which is now an imprint of Brill Publishers. Founded in 1683, Brill is a publishing house with a rich history and a strong international focus. The name was changed to Brill–Nijhoff. Brill is a prestigious imprint with its portfolio focuses on areas in Public International Law, Human Rights, Humanitarian Law and increasingly on International Relations. Brill publishes over 800 books per year in both print and electronic format.

University or Research Institution

The Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS) was established as an autonomous research Centre in 1980. Appreciating its role in the promotion of research and training, the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, recognized it as a national institute in the year 1986 and included the Centre in its network of institutions.

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Center for Good Governance was established in October, 2001 by then Government of Andhra Pradesh in collaboration with the Department for International Development and the World Bank to help it achieve the state's goal of Transforming Governance. 

University or Research Institution

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Environment and Development (CISED) was conceptualised by a group of scholars with the mission of promoting environmentally sound and socially just development by contributing critically and constructively to public and academic debates through interdisciplinary research, teaching and outreach issues at the environment-development interface.

Non-profit organization

CLRA is an independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan initiative, which works to support and strengthen Parliament and legislatures so as to realise the values of democratic governance. Through research, advocacy, networking and other allied activities CLRA seeks to promote and reinforce the constitutionally assigned roles and functions of parliamentary institutions. This includes supporting institutional development and capacity building aimed at cultivating a well-functioning, sustainable and pluralistic system of democratic polity.

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The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) has been one of India’s leading public policy think tanks since 1973. The Centre is a non-profit, non-partisan independent institution dedicated to conducting research that contributes to the production of high quality scholarship, better policies, and a more robust public discourse about the structures and processes that shape life in India.

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