Bridging the gap in land conflict reporting in India

Land Conflict Watch is a data-research project that maps and analyses ongoing land conflicts in India.

We are a network of researchers spread across the country, who combine academic rigour with factual reportage to collect data that answers questions about land conflicts and their impact on the environment, industrial investments and people.

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How we do what we do

Get our manual to report land conflicts below

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Identify

1

Over 35 researchers and journalists are part of Land Conflict Watch. They use multiple sources to find land conflicts, depending on where they are based and which source is accessible.

Collect data

2

Data about each conflict are collected on various points. The numbers are taken from government records or from independent research studies.

Verify

3

An important part of this exercise is to verify the existence of each conflict and associated facts and figures using more than one source. Although most cases of conflicts are identified from media reports, they are verified by collecting additional documents.

Analyse and update

4

The data collected are periodically analysed to look for emerging patterns on land conflicts.

Meet Our Team!

Core Team

Ankur Paliwal
Co-founder
Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava
Co-founder
Moushumi Sharma
Coordinator
Mridula Chari
Policy researcher
Nihar Gokhale
Policy researcher
Flavia Lopes
Researcher
Mrinali Karthick
Researcher and fact checker

Data Researchers

Aditi Patil
Gujarat, Delhi, Maharashtra, MP
Anamika Gode
Goa
Ankur Tamuli Phukan
Assam
Damandeep Singh
Haryana, Punjab
Deskit Angmo
Ladakh
Faizi Ahmad
Andhra Pradesh
Gurvinder Singh
Bihar, West Bengal
Himdhara Environment Research and Action Collective
Himachal Pradesh
Krithika A
Kerala, Odisha
Lalrinawmi
Mizoram
Mahesh Deka
Assam
Meenakshi Kapoor
Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh
Mitali Biswas
West Bengal
Nazimuddin Siddique
Assam
Neerajha
Tamil Nadu
Nikita Agarwal
Chhattisgarh
Nupur Sonar
Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Delhi
Rabiya Bashir
Jammu and Kashmir
Sandeep Pattnaik
Odisha
Saurabh Sharma
Uttar Pradesh
Shivam Mogha
Telangana
Smriti Singh
Delhi and Uttarakhand
Sooraj H S
Kerala
Soumik Dutta
Karnataka, Arunachal Pradesh
Tamanna Naseer
Karnataka
Varsha Torgalkar
Maharashtra, Goa, Daman and Diu

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