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Center for Land Governance

Land as a discipline in academics and in policy and development discourses, has remained comparatively under-developed. Land administration continues to be isolated and sectorally divided, over-bureaucratized and often-politicized. Contrary to the need, land governance portrays legal complexity and institutionall inadequacy and exclusiveness.

Contested landscapes of land governance in India calls for partnerships and innovations to make development more inclusive and prosperity shared. Participation of land-actors and users, especially communities, civil society and private sector are critical, to make land governance equitable and sustainable. 

Centre for Land Governance attempts to bridge information gaps, create evidence and build platforms for connection and conversations amomg land-stakeholders, through knowledge engagements around action and policy research, evidence-based advocacy, communication and capacity building 

  •  Inclusive, Transparent and Just Land Governance
  • Bridging knowledge/information/technology gaps,
    connecting actors, sharing resources & experiences
  • Augment Knowledge/information through Research/Studies
  • Sharing Knowledge and services
  • Build Capacity and Institutions through Knowledge/information
    • to solve problems and strengthen/mobilize resources
    • to establish Monitoring framework for Measurable Impact
  • Act as Knowledge and HR Repository
  • Build Network/ Alliance, Connect Actors & facilitate Conversations

  •  Operationalization of Gender Equitable Land Governance (GELG) in Odisha, India
  • Mapping Women’s Land Rights in India in the context of the SDGs
  •  Support and Research on CFR Mapping & Recognition Processes in India
  • Tracking land conflicts and potential Community Forest Rights Area under Forest Rights Act2015
  • Impact Assessment & Lessons Learnt Study- Odisha Tribal Empowerment and Livelihood Project (OTELP) with focus on Land and Forest Rights of Indigenous Communities
  • Sectretariat for India Land and Development Conference-2017
  • Capacity Building of Key Land Stakeholders on VGGT for Improved Land Tenure Governance in India
  • Land Tenure Governance in North East India: A Rapid Assessment
  • Organizing Pilots around Community-led Land Record Digitization and Local Dispute Resolution
A Good Practices Brief-Voluntary Guidelines and the World Bank - Gender Equitable Land Governance in Odisha, Good Practice Brief, published by the World Bank

Potential for Recognition of Community Forest Resources Rights under India’s Forest Rights Act, RRI-NRMC-Vasundhara

Converging Community, Commons and Capital: Is responsible land-based investment acceptable and sustainable? A case study from Eastern India State of Odisha, presented in Land and Poverty Conference, Organized by the World Bank in Washington, March, 2014.

Using GIS-IT application for synchronization of textual, spatial with actual land information: A pilot initiative in Odisha, India, Paper presented in Land and Poverty Conference, 2015

LGAF and Land Governance Monitoring in ECA, LAC, India and Asia, presented in Land and Poverty Conference, 2015

Status of LGAF in India and Next Steps, Invited Paper presented in Land and Poverty Conference, 2015

Gender Equitable Land Governance in Odisha, India: An analysis through VGGT-Gender Lens, Paper presented in Land and Poverty Conference, Organized by the World Bank in Washington, March, 2016.

Community Mapping through An Android OS based mobile GIS application: An attempt towards Inclusive, Transparent & Participatory mapping of Community Forest Rights in India, Paper presented in Land and Poverty Conference, Organized by the World Bank in Washington during March, 2016


Pranab Ranjan Choudhury
Vice- President, NRMC

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