AGRICULTURAL LAND

  • Depleting forests force elephants to come closer to Bangalore September 10, 2013

    Bangalore: In a coincidence, the festival of elephant god (Ganesh Chathurthi) has also brought the real elephants closer to Bangalore. Perhaps Bangalore is the only major city in India, which falls under the elephant corridor. Bangalore, which is 3000 feet above the sea level, is surrounded by forest areas and natural...
  • Congress asks Kerala to protect agricultural land July 19, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: A highlevel coordination committee of the Congress party on Wednesday asked the Oommen Chandy government in Kerala to amend existing laws and bring in suitable fresh laws to protect the agricultural lands fast vanishing to construction mafia in the state. The committee consists of Chief Minister Chandy, state party chief...
  • Pune: Agricultural land marketed as hill station April 15, 2012

    Pune: In what may remind many of the Lavasa controversy, Girivan, an agricultural land near Pune, is being marketed as a private hill station. The Girivan Project's website advertises resorts, restaurants, a convention centre and an adventure sports park, none of which can be built on agricultural land without due...
  • UP expressway scam: builders get land cheap July 20, 2011

    New Delhi: It could be India's biggest land controversy. CNNIBN exposes how the Uttar Pradesh government has turned rich agricultural land next to waterways into expressways in violation of all norms. Over 30,000 hectares of rich fertile agricultural land is being handed over to private real estate developers. Eight major expressways in...
  • Big B wants 'donated' land back from farmers March 25, 2008

    New Delhi: In what can be described as a uturn by Amitabh Bachchan, the superstar on Monday submitted a letter through his lawyer withdrawing his donation of land to the Maval farmers in Pune. In the letter to the Pune Divisional Commissioner, Bachchan said he would not surrender the agricultural land...
  • B'lore plans big for Master Plan May 4, 2007

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government has given 20,000 hectares of land for industries around Bangalore and this is part of a Master Plan for the development of the Bangalore Metropolitan region. While this may be good news for some, it also means the loss of large areas of agricultural land. There...
  • Haryana SEZs: Look who's smiling September 26, 2006

    New Delhi: Special Economic Zones are the latest buzzwords in India's political and economic circles. The SEZs are expected to replicate the Chinese success story in India. But will they benefit the common man? If the first SEZ in Haryana is any indicator of the future, farmers across the country...