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  project name ~ Land Rights in India

category ~ Peoples Rights




  Project Name


Land Rights in India



Programme for Social Action



Peoples Rights







  Budget Approved


Rs 432000


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Anu Mandavilli


Bay Area









PSA will work with activists that are engaged in land rights work to strengthen networks and ensure that people’s voices are heard at the national policy level. PSA also supports capacity-building; campaigning, networking, advocacy and lobbying as well as technical support in terms of logistics, campaign support, organising delegations and submissions to various ministries and commissions. Such assistance makes it possible for the groups to effectively reach the State and Central Government bodies and get recognized as pressure groups with dissenting voices and proposals of sustainable alternatives.





PSA has played a crucial role in supporting the formation of important national networks like National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF), National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM), National Forum of Forest People and Forest Workers (NFFPFW), National Handloom Weavers Federation (NAHFED), National Federation of Natural Resource Based Communities and Traditional Working People (Fed NaReBaCo) and many more.





Key Activities that PSA will engage within this issue and framework include: 1. Documentation, Research and compilation on the issue of displacement, struggles and land rights 2. Organising national, regional and local (state) level programmes including workshops, conventions, conferences and roundtable meetings on the issue of land rights and displacement 3. Publication of reports, including fact-finding reports and studies on the subject 4. Advocacy, Campaign and Alliance Building on LAA, land rights issues and on R&R policies – also with focus on the past experiences of different people’s collectives.



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