Land Rights

Corruption
Land Rights

RERA chief’s order against Bhoomi Arcade remains in cold storage

As per the agreement, the owner was to get possession of the flat by March 31, 2016 Despite directions by MahaRERA, a developer has neither handed over the possession of the flats, nor refunded the cost of the flats paid by home buyers, in a proposed housing complex located at Virar West in Palghar district. […]

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Human rights
Land Rights

Developer Bhoomi Arcade filed an undertaking to make good any losses suffered by the home buyers due to extension of stay

Press Release The Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) has directed developer to give an undertaking that the firm will cover any losses suffered by five home buyers, who got refund orders for delayed possession last month, till the filing of an appeal with the appellate tribunal. On September 27, 2018, MahaRERA had ordered the […]

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Farmer long march in Mumbai. Night at somaiya ground
Agriculture
Democracy
Economic inequality
Human rights
Land Rights
National
Tribal rights

A long march of the dispossessed to Delhi

Imagine a democratic protest where a million farmers, labourers and others march to the capital and compel discussion of the exploding crisis of the countryside in a special three-week session of Parliament   India’s agrarian crisis has gone beyond the agrarian. It’s a crisis of society. Maybe even a civilizational crisis, with perhaps the largest […]

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Annual rural wage growth from September 2007 to November 2014
Agriculture
Democracy
Land Rights

What is going on in agriculture?

On one hand, we have glowing reports of the growth in agriculture, particularly horticulture. On the other, we have “Rural wage growth lowest in 10 years, signals farm distress, falling inflation“. To me, this indicates that farmers are doing more for less. Add to this the drastic disinterest in schemes like NREGA, reduced legal restrictions […]

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Konda Reddy tribals will get wiped out by the Polavaram Project
Environment
Land Rights
National
Politics & Political Commentary
Tribal rights

Diyar development-hit tribal villages, ab ki baar, greater good hain yaar

On day 2 of Modi on the job, his cabinet has passed the ordinance for the Polavaram project. It is waiting for Pranab Mukherjee’s signature. Apart from 136 villages, 211 hamlets and 7 mandals being transferred from Telangana to Andhra, as per the Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plan study conducted by Agricultural Finance Corporation […]

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