Charu Jain | Deepak Sanan
PRRC, The Quint
The Land Records and Services Index, published by the National Council of Applied Economic Research, assesses the extent of digitization of land records and the quality of these records
The KALIA scheme is unique as it provides a pathway to include those who do not possess formal land records (women, sharecroppers, tenant farmers, landless agricultural households) in addition to the landholding farmers. The KALIA experience therefore offers lessons for other states and the central government on making farmer income support schemes inclusive.
India has 12.38% of its urban housing stock vacant. The paper looks at three possible explanations for vacancy rates: pro-tenant rent control laws, effectiveness in contract enforcement, and under-provision of public goods and amenities.
This paper focuses on studying property rights as a pathway to social mobility by analysing how property rights determine health outcomes among adolescent girls belonging to difference socio-economic backgrounds. Evidence from existing literature indicates that children, including adolescents, from disadvantaged sections of the society demonstrate adverse health outcomes, ceteris paribus. This, in turn, prevents them … Continue reading Do Property rights explain health outcomes of adolescent girls in India?
Land acquisition for infrastructure projects abroad is one of the principal challenges the Indian government faces while pursuing its strategy of regional connectivity in South Asia. This paper examines two in-depth case studies on Indian-funded infrastructure projects in Nepal and surveys the institutional impediments and expertise deficiencies that cause delays in the process of land acquisition. … Continue reading When Land comes in the Way: India’s Connectivity Infrastructure in Nepal
The Challenge of Building State Capacity in the Land Administration in Rajasthan: Creating a Regulatory Administration in Land
The quality of land markets and tenurial rights in land are significantly dependent on the quality of land administration. In most countries, governments provide services that can be defined as land administration including land record management, land valuation and tenure protection. In India the government has attempted to improve land administration by undertaking programmes to … Continue reading The Challenge of Building State Capacity in the Land Administration in Rajasthan: Creating a Regulatory Administration in Land
The creation of the e-Courts platform for disseminating data from the subordinate judiciary was an important step in making Indian courts more transparent. This platform has also prompted an interest in data-driven research on courts. While the e-Courts platform is a major reform in itself, there are numerous obstacles in successfully using this data for … Continue reading Problems with the e-Courts data
Land features as both an explicit and implicit parameter within the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) framework. It appears prominently as part of SDG 1: ‘Removing poverty in all forms’, via ensuring equal rights to economic resources including control over land and other forms of property, especially for the poor and vulnerable (Target 1.4). Secure and … Continue reading Land and Sustainable Development Goals