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.

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
N/A

45 Slum Families Evicted 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 Destroying 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

Township/Real Estate
Private

40-Year-Old Land Ownership Fight in Bihar Continues Between Government, Farmers

Rajeev Nagar

Patna

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Bihar

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

Communal/Ethnic Conflict
Private

Dalit Farmers in Bihar Demanding Land Ownership Attacked by Mafia, 1 Dead

Runni Saidpur

Sitamarhi

Sector:

Land Use

State:

Bihar

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

Dalits Protest After Delhi Government Demolishes Ravidas Temple on Supreme Court's Order

Katwaria Sarai

New Delhi

Sector:

Land Use

State:

Delhi

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

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

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

Plantations
Common
Forest

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

Siwal

Burhanpur

Sector:

Conservation and Forestry

State:

Madhya Pradesh

Irrigation Dam
Both

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

Harda

Harda

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Madhya Pradesh

Railways
Both

Tribal Farmers in Maharashtra Oppose Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project

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

Maharashtra Government Changes Location of Kasba Peth Metro Station Following Public Protests

Kasba Peth

Pune

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Maharashtra

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

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

Township/Real Estate
Private

Surat Farmers Claim Fertile Land Re-included in 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

Smart City
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

Narmada

Sector:

Industry

State:

Gujarat

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

Residents Oppose Waste Disposal Plant in Bhandut, 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

Protected Areas

Lack of land for Lion Habitat

Amreli

Amreli

Sector:

Conservation and Forestry

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

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

Environmental Activists Protest Faulty Coastal Maps of Gujarat

Dholera

Ahmedabad

Sector:

Conservation and Forestry

State:

Gujarat

Human-Wildlife Conflict
Private
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Arrest of Farmers in Gujarat Over Human-Wildlife Conflict

Likhala

Amreli

Sector:

Conservation and Forestry

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 protest Sarkhej-Dholera highway land acquisition

Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

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

Protest against construction on a water body in Vadodara

Vadodara

Vadodara

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

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

Families displaced by Sabarmati Riverfront continue to face hardships

Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

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

Kutchi Fishermen and farmers still suffering after Adani's Mundra Port setup

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
Common
Non-Forest (Grazing Land)

2,754 Gujarat villages have no grazing land

DwarkaHadiyol

Devbhoomi Dwarka

Sector:

Power

State:

Gujarat

Plantations
Common
Non-Forest (Grazing Land)

Villagers protest against GSFC's Jatropha plantation

Anwarpura

Patan

Sector:

Conservation and Forestry

State:

Gujarat

Manufacturing
Common
Forest and Non-Forest

Mahuva Movement against Nirma Cement Plant

Mahuva

Bhavnagar

Sector:

Industry

State:

Gujarat

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

Farmers Protest Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project, Oppose Cutting of Trees, Low Compensation

Vadodara

Vadodara

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

Thermal Power Plant
Both
Forest and Non-Forest

Essar damaging marine national park in Gujarat

Salaya

Jamnagar

Sector:

Power

State:

Gujarat

Other Kind of Industry
Common

NGT sets aside Environmental Clearance to manufacturing unit near Surat

Olpaad

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

Bhils of Gujarat denied land compensation since three decades

Jhalod

Panchmahal

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

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

NGT Orders closure of dumping site after long fight by Surat's villagers

Surat

Surat

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

Township/Real Estate
Private

Junagadh farmers protest against inclusion into urban area

Junagadh

Junagadh

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

Thermal Power Plant
Private

Farmers protest against GPCL's power plant near Bhavnagar,Gujarat

Gogha

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 stage protest against forced eviction in Surat

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 Dahej,Gujurat

Dahej

Bharuch

Sector:

Industry

State:

Gujarat

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

Tribals Oppose Par-Tapi-Narmada Link in Gujarat

Dharampur

Valsad

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

Protected Areas
Common

Farmers demand seasonal rights to fam salt in Little rann of Kutchch

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)

Fear of Loss of Livelihood Still Looms over Fisherfolk as Industry Body Plans to Open 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

Nirma's School encroaching common land

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

Dalits Demand Land in Una

Una

Gir Somnath

Sector:

Land Use

State:

Gujarat

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

Relocated Maldharis Return to Gir

Gir National Park

Junagadh

Sector:

Conservation and Forestry

State:

Gujarat

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

Fisher folks oppose Bhadbhut barrage project

Badbhut

Bharuch

Sector:

Infrastructure

State:

Gujarat

Caste-Based Conflict
Private

Violence in Gujarat over Dalit land issues

Patan

Patan

Sector:

Land Use

State:

Gujarat