Tracking natural resource conflicts in India

We are a data research agency. We track disputes on natural resources to facilitate better decision-making on investments and governance.


Our network of interdisciplinary researchers, spread across the country, collects data that answers questions about natural resource governance and its impact on investments, environment and people. We have built the country's first and only database of ongoing land and resource conflicts. Our research aims to facilitate decision-making that helps in resolving and minimising such conflicts.

We are operated by Nut Graph LLP, an environmental research consultancy.

Know our mission

How we do what we do

Get our manual to report land conflicts below

Download Methodology

Identify

1

Over 35 researchers use multiple sources to track natural-resources disputes, depending on where they are based and which source is accessible.

Collect data

2

Data about each dispute is collected on various points. The numbers are taken from government records, independent research studies, or directly from affected parties.

Verify

3

An important part of this exercise is to verify the existence of each dispute and associated facts using more than one source. Although most cases of disputes 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 and thematic issues to draw insights for responsible and secure natural-resources transactions .

Meet Our Team!

Core Team

Anindita Bhatti
Human Resources Manager and Administrator
Anmol Gupta
Legal Research Lead
Anupa Sagar Kujur
Database Lead
Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava
Founder and Director
Mehak Mahajan
Managing Editor
Mrinali K
Advisor and Climate Research Lead
Nayla Khwaja
Communication Officer
Priyansha Chouhan
Senior Research Fellow
Sukriti Vats
Writing Fellow

Data Researchers

Aditi Patil
Gujarat, Delhi, Maharashtra, MP
Aishwarya Mohanty
Odisha
Anurag Das
Manipur
Asmi Sharma
Delhi and Rajasthan
Bhanu Sridharan
Karnataka
Chicu Lokgariwar
Uttarakhand
East Street Journal Asia
Northeast
Emilo R. Yanthan
Sikkim, Nagaland
Gurfateh Singh Khosa
Punjab
Lalrinawmi
Mizoram
Mahesh Deka
Assam
Maitreya Prithwiraj Ghorpade
Maharashtra and Goa
Malavika Neurekar
Goa
Mitali Biswas
West Bengal
Nayantara Lakshman
Karnataka
Rachit Tiwari
Andhra Pradesh
Sarup Sinha
Meghalaya
Shalini
Telangana
Shubham Kothari
Maharashtra
Soumya Pandey
Madhya Pradesh
Urvashi Mahtolia
Uttarakhand
Viswanathan Sridhar
Tamil Nadu
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