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

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Gujarat: Quiet Transfer of Commons

A recent Gujarat government resolution that offers wasteland on lease to corporate houses and rich farmers for large-scale horticulture cultivation, threatens the future of several pastoral and nomadic communities. In very many instances, "common lands" and land left aside as uncultivable are being redesignated as "wasteland", when these could very well be developed as "grasslands" to ensure livelihood security to very many hitherto marginalised communities.

Drinking Water Crisis in Kutch

This paper discusses how a natural water scarcity in the Kutch region of Gujarat has been converted into a severe water crisis due to the approach of the post-independence water resource development and utilisation. It also brings out the impact of three decades of relentless extraction of groundwater resources and its almost irreversible effect on the land and water resources of Kutch
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