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Transfin. Podcast E40: Policy Winds, Land Rights, And Wrongs

Professor of Financial Economics and Part-time Value Investor, Transfin.
Jul 10, 2019 7:52 AM 1 min read


Land Rights constitute one of the most complex and controversial policy issues afflicting Modern India. And Ankit Bhatia, an alumnus from IIT Kharagpur, from the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) has had a front-row seat while trying to deconstruct the problems at hand to make them part of mainstream discourse. Ankit and folks at CPR Land Rights Initiative started their journey over four years ago by analyzing 1,200 plus historical Land Acquisition-related Supreme Court cases to identify the biggest and most urgent structural problems at bay. 


In a country where 60% of the population directly depend on land for their livelihood, and who find themselves daily at the receiving side of its rapid economic transformation, Ankit walks us through some of the most significant land-related issues out there, including: 

  • Why Land Digitization has Been a Half Measure?
  • The Many Laws Governing Land
  • Land's Overwhelming Burden on India's Legal System
  • The Missing Political Dividend in Streamlining Land Governance
A thoroughly interesting chat to listen through for anyone keen to understand how historical baggage and legal hoops are affecting the contemporary realities of millions.
Disclaimer: Views expressed are personal and not that of the CPR/ Land Rights Initiative.
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