Aditi Patil
Gujarat, Delhi, Maharashtra, MP

Aditi is a freelance development researcher. She has a Master’s in Development Studies from the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India. She has previously worked with WWF India on forest-based livelihoods and international wildlife trade. She has also worked on the Forest Rights Act in Dangs district in Gujarat. Her paper, “Forest-based livelihoods, Malki practice and Forest Rights Act in Gujarat: The case of Adivasis in the Dangs,” has been published in the book, Adivasis in India: Livelihoods, Resources and Institutions, by Bloomsbury India.

Communal/Ethnic Conflict
Private

Manipuri Village Rebuilds Life after Rebel Group Torches 18 Houses over Land Dispute

Makhan Khuman

Senapati

Sector:

Land Use

State:

Manipur

Education
Common
Forest and Non-Forest

IIT Goa Hits Roadblock Again, Residents Oppose Campus in Melauli, CM Firm

Guleli

North Goa

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Goa

Petroleum and Gas
Both
Forest and Non-Forest

Baghjan Fire Doused in Assam, but Affected People Yet to be Rehabilitated

Baghjan

Tinsukia

Sector:

Industry

State:

Assam

Railways
Common
Forest, Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Manipur Villages Not Keen to Welcome Railway Project, Demand Compensation, Rehabilitation

Marangjing

Noney

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Manipur

Urban Development (Other than Smart Cities)
Common
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

45 Slum Families Served Eviction Notice Ahead of Trump's Visit to Gujarat

Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

Waste Management
Common
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Waste Treatment Plant in Haryana's Basai Wetland Threatens Bird Habitat

Basai

Gurugram

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Haryana

Other Kind of Land Use
Common
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Bhandup Wetland in Maharashtra Buried Under Mountain of Debris, Shrinking in Size

Bhandup

Mumbai

Sector:

Land Use

State:

Maharashtra

Waste Management
Common
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Residents of Delhi's Sukhdev Vihar Demand Relocation of Waste-to-Energy Plant

Okhla

South Delhi

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Delhi

Township/Real Estate
Private

Bihar Farmers Form Groups, Protest Against Delayed Compensation for Digha Housing Colony

Rajeev Nagar

Patna

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Bihar

Caste-Based Conflict
Private

Land Mafia Allegedly Attacks Dalit Farmers in Bihar Demanding Land Ownership

Runni Saidpur

Sitamarhi

Sector:

Land Use

State:

Bihar

Other Kind of Land Use
Common
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Environmental Activists, Residents Oppose Landfill Proposed on Yamuna's Floodplains in Delhi

Ghonda Gurjan

New Delhi

Sector:

Land Use

State:

Delhi

Communal/Ethnic Conflict
Both
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Dalits Protest Demolition of Ravidas Temple in Delhi, Union Government Proposes Rebuilding

Katwaria Sarai

New Delhi

Sector:

Land Use

State:

Delhi

Roads
Both
Forest, Forest and Non-Forest

Pune Residents Protest Felling of Trees for Transit Corridor, Fear Groundwater Contamination

Anandwan

Pune

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Maharashtra

Plantations
Common
Forest

Farmers in Madhya Pradesh Allege Violation of FRA as Police Damage Crops

Siwal

Burhanpur

Sector:

Conservation and Forestry

State:

Madhya Pradesh

Other Kind of Land Use
Common
Non-Forest (Grazing Land)

Pastoral Community in Gujarat's Banni Grasslands Demands Titles Recognising Community Forest Rights

Banni

Kutch

Sector:

Land Use

State:

Gujarat

Irrigation Dam
Both
Forest and Non-Forest

Tribals in Madhya Pradesh Fear Loss of Livelihood from Morand-Ganjal Irrigation Project

Harda

Harda

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Madhya Pradesh

Railways
Both

Opposition to Land Acquisition for Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project in Maharashtra

Mumbai

Mumbai

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Maharashtra

Tourism
Common
Forest

Proposed Zoo in Maharashtra's Aarey Colony Threatens Livelihood, Harmful for Wildlife

Aarey Colony

Mumbai

Sector:

Industry

State:

Maharashtra

Urban Development (Other than Smart Cities)
Private

Pune Municipal Corporation Changes Location of Kasba Peth Metro Station Following Public Protests

Kasba Peth

Pune

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Maharashtra

Multipurpose Dam
Both
Forest, Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

300 Families in MP Displaced by Kharak Dam, Awaiting Rehabilitation Since 2011

Chaukhand

Khargone

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Madhya Pradesh

Special Economic Zones (SEZ)
Both
Forest, Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Farmers in MP Fight to Get Back Land Acquired for Chhindwara SEZ

Sausar

Chhindwara

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Madhya Pradesh

Township/Real Estate
Private

Surat Farmers Claim Fertile Land Re-included in Gujarat's Development Plan Without Consent

Surat

Surat

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

Port
Private

Gujarat Traders Organise Rally, Demand Relaxation in Land Ownership Rules in Gandhidham

Gandhidham

Kutch

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

Limestone Mining
Both
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Farmers Oppose Limestone Mining on Fertile Land in Gujarat's Bhavnagar District

Mahuva

Bhavnagar

Sector:

Mining

State:

Gujarat

Urban Development (Other than Smart Cities)
Common
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Residents of Vadodara in Gujarat Await Rehabilitation After Demolition of Houses

Vadodara

Vadodara

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

Tourism
Both
Non-Forest (Grazing Land), Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Farmers Affected by Statue of Unity Boycott Inauguration, Yet To Receive Compensation

Kevadiya, Vagadiya, Navagam, Limbdi, Gora, Kothi

Narmada

Sector:

Industry

State:

Gujarat

Waste Management
Common
Non-Forest (Grazing Land), Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Residents Oppose Waste Disposal Plant by Surat Municipal Corporation in Gujarat

Olpad

Surat

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

Forest Administration (Other than Protected Areas)
Common
Forest and Non-Forest, Non-Forest (Grazing Land), Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

FRA Body Rejects Forest Rights Claims of Residents in Gujarat's Dangs District

Neempada

Dang

Sector:

Conservation and Forestry

State:

Gujarat

Caste-Based Conflict

Fishing in Lake Objected by Brahmins in Sabarkantha Leading to Suspension of Fishing License

Raygadh

Sabarkantha

Sector:

Land Use

State:

Gujarat

Waste Management
Private

Activists demand closure of Ankleshwar effluent treatment plant

Ankleshwar

Bharuch

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

Encroachment by Non-Right Holders (Other than Caste-Based)
Common
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Street vendors protest against encroachment drive

Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad

Sector:

Land Use

State:

Gujarat

Environmental/Ecological Damage
Both
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Gujarat Government Misses Deadline for Coastal Zone Management Plan, Projects Stuck

Dholera

Ahmedabad

Sector:

Land Use

State:

Gujarat

Other Kind of Land Use
Both
Forest

Farmers near Diu fear losing cultivable land

Diu

Diu

Sector:

Land Use

State:

Daman and Diu

Roads
Private
Non-Forest (Grazing Land), Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Farmers Demand More Compensation for Sarkhej-Dholera Highway Land Acquisition in Gujarat

Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

Urban Development (Other than Smart Cities)
Common
Non-Forest (Grazing Land), Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Slum Dwellers in Gujarat Displaced by Sabarmati Riverfront Await Rehabilitation

Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

Thermal Power Plant
Common
Non-Forest (Grazing Land), Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Adani's Mundra Port in Gujarat gets Government's Nod, Mangroves, Livelihoods at Risk

Mundra

Kutch

Sector:

Power

State:

Gujarat

Communal/Ethnic Conflict
Common
Non-Forest (Grazing Land), Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Riot-displaced people demand transfer of titles

Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad

Sector:

Land Use

State:

Gujarat

Thermal Power Plant
Both

Villagers appeal in US Supreme Court against Mundra Power Plant

Mundra

Kutch

Sector:

Power

State:

Gujarat

Communal/Ethnic Conflict
Private
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Sikh farmers fight for their land in Kutchch

Loria

Kutch

Sector:

Land Use

State:

Gujarat

Other Kind of Industry
Private

Farmers complain about land allotted for Jewellary park in Surat

Ichhapore

Surat

Sector:

Industry

State:

Gujarat

Other Kind of Industry
Private

Protest against salt pans in Amreli, Gujarat

RajulaJafrabad

Amreli

Sector:

Industry

State:

Gujarat

Thermal Power Plant
Both
Non-Forest (Grazing Land)

2,754 Gujarat Villages without Grazing Land, Residents Allege Forceful Acquisition by State

Hadiyol

Devbhoomi Dwarka

Sector:

Power

State:

Gujarat

Plantations
Common
Non-Forest (Grazing Land)

Gujarat Farmers Oppose Use of Grazing Land for Jatropha Cultivation, Demand Redistribution

Anwarpura

Patan

Sector:

Conservation and Forestry

State:

Gujarat

Manufacturing
Common
Forest and Non-Forest

Nirma gets NGT's Nod for Cement Factory in Gujarat's Mahuva Despite Protests

Mahuva

Bhavnagar

Sector:

Industry

State:

Gujarat

Thermal Power Plant
Both
Forest and Non-Forest

Essar damaging marine national park in Gujarat

Salaya

Jamnagar

Sector:

Power

State:

Gujarat

Railways
Both
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land), Forest and Non-Forest

Farmers Protest Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project, Fear Loss of Livelihood, Unfair Compensation

Vadodara

Vadodara

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

Other Kind of Industry
Common
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Hindustan Chemical Company in Gujarat Continues to Manufacture Cyanide despite NGT Order

Olpad

Surat

Sector:

Industry

State:

Gujarat

Encroachment by Non-Right Holders (Other than Caste-Based)
Private
Non-Forest (Grazing Land)

Karadiyas protest against land grabbing by Bhavnagar MLA

Bhavnagar

Bhavnagar

Sector:

Land Use

State:

Gujarat

Caste-Based Conflict
Common
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Dalits Convert to Buddhism to Protest Against Forgotten Land Promise

mota samadhiyala

Junagadh

Sector:

Land Use

State:

Gujarat

Caste-Based Conflict
Common
Non-Forest (Grazing Land), Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Dalits in Gujarat awaiting land allotment since 6 years

Thanagadh

Surendranagar

Sector:

Land Use

State:

Gujarat

Other Kind of Land Use
Common
Forest

Kharai Camel Breeders Demand Termination of Salt Pan Leases in Coastal Gujarat

Bhachau

Kutch

Sector:

Land Use

State:

Gujarat

Irrigation Dam
Private

Bhil Families Displaced by Machannala Dam in Gujarat Demand Prormised Land

Jhalod

Panchmahal

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

Waste Management
Common
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Surat Municipal Corporation Shuts Down Khajod Dumping Site in Gujarat on NGT orders

Surat

Surat

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

Township/Real Estate
Private

Farmers in Gujarat's Junagadh Village Protest against Inclusion in Urban Area

Junagadh

Junagadh

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

Thermal Power Plant
Private

Farmers Protest against GPCL's Power Plant in Gujarat's Bhavnagar, Police Use Teargas

Ghogha

Bhavnagar

Sector:

Power

State:

Gujarat

Caste-Based Conflict
Both
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Dalit families protest over residential land near Ahmedabad

Gitapura

Ahmedabad

Sector:

Land Use

State:

Gujarat

Waste Management

Slum Dwellers in Gujarat's Surat Stage Protest against Demolition, Forced Eviction

Katargam

Surat

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

Railways
Both

Revdi Bazar Merchants oppose Metro construction in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

Other Kind of Industry
Private

Farmers Protest Against GIDC in Gujarat, Demand Promised Jobs, Compensation

Dahej

Bharuch

Sector:

Industry

State:

Gujarat

Water Management
Both
Forest, Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Tribalespeople Protest Against Par-Tapi-Narmada River Inter-linking Project in Gujarat

Dharampur

Valsad

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

Protected Areas
Common
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Agariya Farmers in Gujarat Demand Seasonal Land Rights, Minimum Support Price for Salt

Little Rann of Kutch

Kutch

Sector:

Conservation and Forestry

State:

Gujarat

Fisheries
Common
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Farmers Demand Removal of Illegal Shrimp Ponds in Olpad

Olpad

Surat

Sector:

Industry

State:

Gujarat

Caste-Based Conflict
Common
Non-Forest (Grazing Land)

Villagers in Rajkot Don't Want Maldharis to be Relocated Near Their Land

Rajkot

Rajkot

Sector:

Land Use

State:

Gujarat

Textile
Common
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Fisherfolk Fear Livelihood Loss as Industry Body Plans Textile Park in Surat

Olpad

Surat

Sector:

Industry

State:

Gujarat

Textile
Common
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Conflict Over Dumping Toxic Waste in a Lake

Surat

Surat

Sector:

Industry

State:

Gujarat

Forest Administration (Other than Protected Areas)
Common
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Conflict Over Delay in Giving Land Titles in South Gujarat

Tapi

Tapi

Sector:

Conservation and Forestry

State:

Gujarat

Smart City
Both
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Gujrat Farmers Protest Against Eviction Notice in Dholera Region for Smart City

Dholera

Ahmedabad

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

Education
Common
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Ahmedabad Residents Protest Encroachment of Land Meant for Playground by Nirma Foundation

Bodakdev

Ahmedabad

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

Waste Management
Common
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

People against a garbage mound in their vicinity in Ahmedabad

Pirana

Ahmedabad

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

Caste-Based Conflict
Private
Forest and Non-Forest

Dalits across Gujarat Demand Land after Fellow Dalits Killed, Attacked in Una

Una

Gir Somnath

Sector:

Land Use

State:

Gujarat

Protected Areas
Common
Forest, Non-Forest (Grazing Land)

Relocated Maldharis Return to Gujarat's Gir Park, at Loggerheads with Forest Department

Gir National Park

Junagadh

Sector:

Conservation and Forestry

State:

Gujarat

Irrigation Dam
Both
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Prime Minister Inaugurates Bhadbhut Barrage in Gujarat Despite Opposition by Fisherfolk

Badbhut

Bharuch

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

Caste-Based Conflict
Private

Gujarat Erupts in Dalit Protests after Suicide by Activist Demanding Land Rights

Patan

Patan

Sector:

Land Use

State:

Gujarat