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

Articles By Ravinder N Batta

Land Regulations and Doing Business in Himachal Pradesh

Land management has a far-reaching effect on growth, distribution of incomes, and spatial spread of economic activities. The governments, therefore, play a crucial role in establishing and supporting an ecosystem for firms by enacting laws and making rules that establish and clarify property rights, reducing the cost of disputes resolution and increasing the predictability of economic transactions. This article attempts to carry out a diagnostic analysis of land laws and practices in Himachal Pradesh and identifies the problem areas for regulatory reforms and makes a case for taking up regulatory impact assessment.