Bridging the gap in land conflict reporting in India

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

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

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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


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



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


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

Meet Our Team!

Core Team

Ankur Paliwal
Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava
Moushumi Sharma
Thomas Worsdell
Mrinali Karthick
Researcher and fact checker
Mridula Chari
Nihar Gokhale


Aditi Patil
Anamika Gode
Damandeep Singh
Deskit Angmo
Faizi Ahmad
Gurvinder Singh
Himdhara Environment Research and Action Collective
Kiran Kumar
Krithika A
Meenakshi Kapoor
Mitali Biswas
Nazimuddin Siddique
Nikita Agarwal
Nikita Vashisth
Nupur Sonar
Raile R Ziipao
Rama Dwivedi
Rohin Garg
Sandeep Pattnaik
Saurabh Sharma
Shivam Mogha
Sooraj H S
Soumik Dutta
Sumedha Pal
Varsha Torgalkar

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