In India, land reform is currently a forgotten agenda. Immediately after India’s independence, the Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru promised to eliminate the intermediaries and restore land to the tiller resulting in the passing of historic Zamindari Abolition Act in 1956. Yet unfortunately, land has never became the core agenda of the successive governments despite various revolutionary steps through social movements.
ILC Asia Members' Declaration on the International Youth Day
Sunday, 13th August 2017
For the very first time, ILC Asia started the discussion to include the youths within its struggle over land. Young farmers from five Asian countries gathered in Bogor, Indonesia from the 10th to 12th of August 2017. Participants in the regional gathering brainstormed ideas on youth and land which resulted in a common agenda of working together for a campaign with the commitments of organizations who participated. The initiative called “Securing the Future: Land Rights for Rural Youths” was opened on the occasion of International Youth Day 2017.
Pastoralist parliament as a way to amplify their voice to the government of India
Monday, 10th July 2017
The pastoralists (Maldhari in Gujarati) are largely remaining as the unheard and the unseen in the development agenda, both at the state, nor at the national level. Their zero representation in the policies making process, which are seen to adversely affect the existence of the pastoralists, has also becomes an undeniable fact.