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Centre For Social And Economic Progress (CSEP)
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
Land is a scarce but vital resource required for all large public infrastructural projects of national importance, which are critical for the economic development of the country. Till 2013, land for development purposes was acquired by states under the Land Acquisition Act, 1894. This was replaced by the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in … Continue reading IIHS Brief 8: Framing a Land Pooling Policy: key prerequisites
The proper maintenance of land and property records is crucial for effective land governance. It can help ease land transactions, enhance revenue collection, aid dispute resolution and reduce the risk of fraudulent transactions. Given that India follows a system of presumptive titling—which means that ownership can be claimed as long as the title is not … Continue reading IIHS Brief 7: Property Record Maintenance in Delhi: key issues and recommendations