In for 50% quota, not even 10% women own land

Lucknow: On the eve of International Women's Day, while UP celebrates an increased participation of women in its block and zila panchayats, higher even than the Central proposal of 50% reservation for women in local bodies, ownership of land among women remains abysmally low.In UP, women own less...

Land Acquisition bill tests government’s pro-poor stance

The Budget session restarts with the Indian government facing a unified opposition in Parliament on the Land Acquisition bill.The reason: A revised version of The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act (RFCLARR) has been introduced in...