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PACS work on Land Rights

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Theme: Indian Land Rights: a History, Forest Rights, Revenue Land Rights, Land and Forest Rights

Despite various legislation, including the Forest Rights Act and Land Ceiling Act, progress towards equitable land distribution has been slow in India. Most landowners still belong to the upper castes, cultivators to the middle castes and agricultural labourers to the dalit and adivasi (tribal) socially excluded groups.

This photo gallery features 10 case studies and quotes that show how PACS has been working to help socially excluded communities to understand, apply for and claim their rights to forest land and revenue land whilst also working with State governments to improve land claim processes.

Find out more about PACS work on land and forest rights.

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