ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Dynamics of Land Acquisition

The Supreme Court’s judgment on 31 August 2016 to return the acquired land to farmers with compensation in Singur, West Bengal brought euphoria to the displaced farmers in Barnala district, Punjab. Since no project has been initiated on the acquired land in Barnala after 10 years, land acquisition should be cancelled by the Supreme Court taking suo motu cognisance. This article highlights how, in a high-handed manner, farmers’ land was grabbed by the politico-corporate lobby under the guise of land acquisition.

From Being ‘Cradle of the Green Revolution’ to ‘Graveyard’

Agrarian Distress and Farmer Suicides in North India by Lakhwinder Singh, Kesar Singh Bhangoo, and Rakesh Sharma, New Delhi: Routledge, 2016; pp xviii+229, ₹ 895.
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