Demand for land, as a resource, is increasingly growing to meet the need of India’s economic growth ambitions and ecological sustainability and while it also remains important to ensure equity, poor people’s dignity, cultural identity, women’s empowerment, and equality of opportunity. Land is looked as a key resource and making land available for investment is increasingly being emphasized under ‘Doing Business’ and ‘Make in India’ approach. There are, also evidences of increasing conflicts around land, resulting in stalling and threatening investments.
Need of interactive interfaces, information sharing, constructive debates, cross-boundary and inter-disciplinary deliberations around land across the rights, uses, technologies, legal-issues are increasingly felt. The evolving and expanding discipline and sector of land, requires assimilation and intense engagements of disciplines across social, cultural, legal, natural and applied sciences.
To provide an inclusive platform for information sharing, network building and further land-based actions, researches and reforms, the first national land conference is being organized during 7th -8th March 2017 in New Delhi, India. The deliberations at the conference will be around 8 themes
SESSION-1 : IT & Land Governance
SESSION-2 : Women Land Rights
SESSION-3 : Common Land Governance
SESSION-4 : Investment & Conflict
SESSION-5 : Leasing and Access to Land
SESSION-6 :Community Land and Customary Tenure
SESSION-7 Institutions of Land Governance
SESSION-8 Landscape Restoration
Deadline for abstract submissions is January 15, 2017