Locating the Breach

An analysis of over 700 ongoing land conflicts and a study of the social, economic and legislative factors causing these conflicts. It lays the foundation for future investigations and research around the political economy of land in India.
Other Publications

Objections and Suggestions to the Draft Regional Plan 2041 Submitted by Land Conflict Watch

In December 2021, the NCR Planning Board issued the Draft Regional Plan, 2041. These are the objections and suggestions submitted by Land Conflict Watch to the Board.
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Contested Grounds: An Analysis of Ongoing Land Conflicts in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal

An analysis of the Land Conflict Watch database to assess the impact, cause, and legal framework of land conflicts in four states where elections to the state legislature were held from March to May 2021.
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The Legal Canvas of Land Conflicts: An Interim Analysis of Legal Processes Involved in Land Conflicts in India

This draft paper, presented at a discussion forum of the Property Rights Research Consortium in July 2021, undertakes an interim analysis of 242 conflicts, demonstrating how research questions can be answered using the information available in the database.
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Land Conflicts in India

An interim analysis of 289 ongoing land conflicts in the country. The study provides inferences about the spatial and sectoral distribution of these conflicts and how they affect close to 32 lakh people, thus revealing the structural flaws in the social, agrarian and institutional structures.
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Mapping Land Conflicts and their Impact of Human Rights and Investments in India

Paper prepared for presentation at the 2020 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty.
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Subversion of the Due Process for Seeking Consent of Communities in Land Acquisition and the Resultant Land Conflicts

Paper prepared for presentation at the 2020 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty.
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Changing Political Economy of Coal Mining, Rights of Forest-dwellers and Due Process in India's Coal-bearing Areas

Paper prepared for presentation at the 2020 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty.
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