Community Organisations successfully recover grabbed land in Bangladesh

Dalla villagers in Dinajpur, Bangladesh had lost their land to land grabbing social elites, affecting their land based livelihoods. With the support of CDA, the community formed the DallaJonosongothon Organisation, a peasants' organisation working to recover the community's khas land lost to land grabbers. Through community mobilisation, occupation and utilisation of the land, and negotiating with the land administration office; the Organisation has successfully recovered 11.82 acres of khas land and 8 water bodies, benefiting up to 120 households. 

Photo credit: CDA

Dalla Village, Dinajpur, Bangladesh