Land Grab Bill: Return to Colonial Oppression

Newsclick interviewed Economist Smita Gupta on the issue of Land Acquisition Bill which is scheduled to be tabled in ongoing Parliamentary session. The Land Acquisition Act that the BJP has introduced in Parliament has been opposed not only by anti-NDA parties but also by its allies.  Read more .........

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Press Release: Unanimous rejection of Land Acquisition Bill 2015

Press Release .Bhumi Adhikar Andolan Unanimous rejection of Land Acquisition Bill 2015, Joint Forum to Intensify Opposition Representatives of people's movements, peasant unions and farmers’ organisations from across country reject the bill as anti-farmer and undemocratic at public hearing. A Strong message to JPC to oppose anti-constitutional Land Bill. New Delhi, 23rd July 2015: A public hearing... Continue Reading →

Mass Rally – Bhumi Adhikar Andolan (Movement for Land Rights)

Bhumi Adhikar Andolan (Movement for Land Rights)  Press Release  Bhumi Adhikar Andolan to hold mass rally against Land Ordinance on 5th May, 2015 at Sansad Marg  2nd May, 2015, New Delhi: The collective of people’s movements and organizations who organized the mass rally on 24th February at Parliament Street against the Land Acquisition Ordinance of the NDA... Continue Reading →

News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 25 February, 2015

A.Coal & Energy Govt prepares for power, water crises: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Govt-prepares-for-power-water-crises/articleshow/46362534.cms? AAP's white paper on power soon: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/AAPs-white-paper-on-power-soon/articleshow/46362558.cms? Brakes on coal auction: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150225/jsp/business/story_5283.jsp#.VO1lVvmUd1E Coal Ministry puts off auction of next set of blocks to March 2: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/coal-ministry-puts-off-auction-of-next-set-of-blocks-to-march-2/article6929762.ece Rajya Sabha passes Bill to ease eviction from public land: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/r-s-passes-bill-to-ease-eviction-from-public-land/article6929638.ece European carbon market reform set for 2019: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/24/european-carbon-emissions-trading-market-reform-set-for-2019... Continue Reading →

Photos of Dharna by Trade Unions, Farmers unions and NGOs against the Land Ordinance Posted on February 25, 2015

24 Fenruary, 2015 More than 350 organizations and networks of farmers, workers, tribals from all the states of the Country including National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM), All Indian Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP), All India Kisan Sabha (36 Canning Lane), All India Kisan Sabha (Ajoy Bhavan), Ekta Parishad, Kisan Sagharsh Samiti, Narmada Bachao... Continue Reading →

Massive Dharna in New Delhi: Anger pours out against unconstitutional, anti-farmer Land Ordinance

24 February, 2015 Anger pours out on the streets of the capital against unconstitutional, anti-farmer Land Ordinance Over 350 organizations, twenty thousand farmers-workers from across country threaten intensified stir Delegation met President at 6 pm, 24 February, 2015: No compromise on core demands to repeal Black Ordinance Delhi: Fury and frustration rocked the capital today,... Continue Reading →

Villagers in Odisha, India decide to reoccupy their land

Villagers in the state of Odisha in India have decided to reoccupy their land which was earlier acquired by the state for various development projects. South Korean steel company POSCO and its Indian subsidiary POSCO India Private Limited had signed an MoU in 2005 to begin $ 12 billion steel project. However, controversies and regulatory delays... Continue Reading →

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