LAND RIGHTS

  • Kejriwal not declared as AAP's PM candidate: Patkar March 10, 2014

    Social activist and AAP candidate from Mumbai North-East seat, Medha Patkar on Monday said that although Arvind Kejriwal is the "best person" to become the prime minister, AAP has not declared him for the top post as doing so before the Lok Sabha polls is "unconstitutional". "Kejriwal is the best...
  • 5,000 families to get land rights in Jharkhand, says Hemant Soren November 19, 2013

    About 5,000 families will get rights for one acre of land by the end of this month in Jharkhand under the Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, Chief Minister Hemant Soren said on Wednesday. The process of distributing land to the landless has started from November 15 when the state...
  • MP CM Chouhan meets tribals marching to Delhi October 10, 2012

    Agra: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met thousands of landless tribals, who are marching from Gwalior to Delhi under the banner of Ekta Parishad, in Agra on Wednesday. The tribals numbering over 50,000 have been marching for land and shelter rights. Organisers and Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh...
  • MP tribals' march: Contingent crosses Rajasthan October 8, 2012

    Bhopal: Tens of thousands of landless labourers, peasants and tribals, who set off from Gwalior on October 3 for Delhi, crossed Dholpur in Rajasthan on Monday. The contingent is marching to the national capital to press for their demands of land and employment opportunities. This is the biggest march by landless...
  • 50,000 tribals march to Delhi demanding land rights October 3, 2012

    Gwalior: More than 50,000 tribals have started their march on foot to Delhi from Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, demanding land rights. The tribals under the umbrella of a Gandhinan organisation, Ekta Parishad, started the march after their talks with Union government's representative including Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh and Minister...
  • Govt announces committee for the landless October 30, 2007

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Rural Development Raghuvansh Prasad, perceived to be the most aam aadmi face in the UPA Government, received a hero's welcome by men and women who have been fasting through the day at the end of a 26day march. The people are India's landless and impoverished...
  • India's landless reach Delhi to demand their rights October 29, 2007

    New Delhi: Thousands of dispossessed Dalits and landless tribals ended a 340 kilometre, 26 day long march to Delhi on Sunday. The stream of people from the rural hinterland came in search of land to the Capital of the country. After 60 years after independence jal, jangal, zameen, rozgar are the...
  • 25,000 Dalits march towards Delhi, demand land rights October 28, 2007

    New Delhi: It is a marathon of the dispossessed. The other India delinked from the 9 per cent growth rate that the country boasts of nearly 25,000 Dalits and Adivasis who can carry all they possess on their heads streaming towards Delhi demanding rights to land, livelihood, and dignity. We...