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Research and Documentation


IMSE is tackling the second generation problems of land reforms in West Bengal, specifically focused on the following questions:
  • Has land effectively been given to the tiller?

  • Has there been a reduction in landholdings by higher castes?

  • Have credit-providing institutions been established for smallholders, sharecroppers, thus reducing the role of traditional money lenders?

  • How far have land titles to women, which exist in law, been implemented in practice?

  • Whether and how conversion of lands into Special Economic Zones (SEZ) made land-reform programmes ineffective?

Study of land rights of tribal people

The issue of land rights of forest dwellers and other tribal groups is also a crucial concern that IMSE is studying and documenting to inform its policy advocacy work with the State governments.
     

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