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Land rights TV program in India becomes a hit

While the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is famed for producing many of ...

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August 21, 2011

Groundbreaking research on women’s forestland rights issues in China

Landesa is conducting groundbreaking research on the impact of China’s forest land reform ...

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August 21, 2011

Call-in TV Program Educates Public on Land Rights

While the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is famed for producing many of the stars who power technology firms from Bangalore to Silicon Valley, the state’s rural areas are still struggling to move forward in part because of insecure rights to land. Roughly half of property owners in the state – that’s tens of millions of families – can’t make full use of their land because they have clouded ownership. A television program launched earlier this year aims to address this problem.

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August 15, 2011

CEO Reporting from Karnataka

This afternoon I was in the field interviewing women participants of the “My Land My Garden” program in Karnataka state. A woman named Gowri who, when I asked her whether receiving the land in her name has made any difference in her life, stood up and said with a confident smile, “Before I was nothing. Now I am a hero.”

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August 12, 2011

Innovative and comprehensive policy changes will help the landless gain land rights

The Council for Social Development and The Rural Development Institute, New Delhi organised a national seminar on Land Policies for Accelerated and Balanced Rural Development on November 9-10, 2010.

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August 10, 2011