Tag Search: “land”
Long-run impacts of tube well irrigation in India
Increasing agricultural productivity may significantly and positively impact welfare, income and the pace of structural transformation. Using India’s Green Revolution and the corresponding self-suffic...
- Parul Jain
- 17 February, 2023
Land misallocation and industrial development
Although a large share of land in India is used for cultivation, large tracts of this are unproductive and produce low crop yields. In this post, Dasgupta and Rao explain their calculations to determi...
- Kunal Dasgupta Rahul Rao
- 07 February, 2023
Irrigation and the spatial pattern of local economic development in India
Irrigation projects across India are intended to boost agricultural productivity and rural development. In this post, Blakeslee et al. study the long-run effects of access to irrigation on the composi...
- David Blakeslee Aaditya Dar Ram Fishman Samreen Malik Heitor Pellegrina Karan Singh Bagavathinathan
- 25 January, 2023
The panchayat asset register: An instrument to conserve India’s commons
With common lands making up nearly a quarter of Indian territory, the State has taken steps to protect them from encroachment. The Indian Constitution grants panchayats custodial rights to protect vil...
- Pooja Chandran Subrata Singh
- 07 December, 2022
The long-run effects of agricultural productivity gains: Evidence from irrigation canals in India
Evidence from canals in India shows that labour mobility is a key channel to agricultural growth. This article shows that villages with access to canal water have persistently higher agricultural yiel...
- Samuel Asher Alison Campion Douglas Gollin Paul Novosad
- 21 October, 2022
Urban India's housing supply response to migration-induced demand
Has urban housing supply in India kept pace with rising demand? Using Census data between 2001 and 2011, this article studies the market supply of housing in response to migration-induced housing dema...
- Arnab Datta Sahil Gandhi Richard Green
- 24 June, 2022
Role of history in shaping India’s economic development
As India is now completing 75 years of Independence, two big questions loom over the conversation around India’s economic development: How successful was the Indian economy before and during colonial ...
- Bishnupriya Gupta Lakshmi Iyer
- 24 February, 2022
How colonial is Indian law?
Critiques of the colonial rule in India and its legacy have been extended to law – with many allusions to the need to shake off the yoke of the colonial legacy. In this post, Roy and Swamy unpack the ...
- Tirthankar Roy Anand Swamy
- 18 February, 2022
Inter-gender and intra-gender gaps in land ownership in India
While women’s landownership is recognised as a key indicator of their economic empowerment, there are no detailed estimates of how many and which women own land in India. Analysing longitudinal data f...
- Bina Agarwal Pervesh Anthwal Malvika Mahesh
- 24 November, 2021
Sustainable livelihoods and resilience through community forest management
The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Rights) Act, 2006 adopts a rights-based approach to forest conservation and seeks to place local communities at the centre of...
- Santosh Gedam
- 06 August, 2021
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Women’s legal rights and gender gaps in property ownership
Amendments to succession laws have sought to address gender-based discrimination in property inheritance in India. Analysing Demographic and Health Survey data, collected in about 40 countries since 2...
- Isis Gaddis Rahul Lahoti Hema Swaminathan
- 23 April, 2021
Declining common lands in India: Role of economic inequality
The area under common pool land resources (CPLRs), which are crucial to rural livelihoods in India, has recorded a steady decline over the last three decades. Common land is diverted either as private...
- Deepak Malghan Arnab Mukherji Sneha Thapliyal
- 14 January, 2021