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UPA prepares a pro-poor National Land Reform Policy

The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is preparing a National Land Reform Policy in favor of the poor and landless. This policy would support land rights of different marginalized groups: nomadic tribes, Scheduled Tribes landless families, and women. This is the result of the pressure from land rights activists in India. Last October 2012, Ekta Parishad organized Jan Satyagraha, a non-violent foot march, where some 100,000 landless and poor people demanded government to implement land reforms. Land rights advocates are hoping for the actual unveiling of this policy, as well as the passage of the long-awaiting land acquisition bill (to supersede the highly outdated 1894 Land Acquisition Act) and the food security bill.

 

For more information, please read: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/upa-national-land-reform-policy-eyes-on-votes-from-landless-poor-india-today/1/285133.html                                        

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Jan Satyagraha Updates from Ekta Parishad (India)

Jan Satyagraha News, March 2010

In this issue…

INDIA

  • Ekta Parishad celebrates International Women’s Day
  • KGNS: 25 years in the heart of Kerala
  • Kerala: youth camp and foot march for the rights of the landless people
  • Ekta Media – Center for Development and Communication

INTERNATIONAL

  • Preparing Jansatyagraha 2012 (JS2012)
  • Madras Café, mixing Indian gastronomy and solidarity

AND ALSO

  • Calendar of the next foot marches and youth camp

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