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Workshop on Land and Property Rights for Rural Transformation: Understanding the Implications of the Forest Rights Act

A three day workshop on theoretical aspects and practical implications of property rights for rural transformation is being organized at the Institute of Rural Management, Anand, jointly with ARCH, Gujarat, and Liberty Institute, New Delhi.

The workshop will deal with topics such as the political evolution of property rights, their constitutional significance, the changing nature of land conflicts, the significance of property for economic well being, political empowerment and democratic participation. The Forest Rights Act provides a practical illustration of the changing contours of the discourse. Both national and international legal instruments around property will be discussed.

Date: 4th - 6th December, 2012
Venue: Institute of Rural Management, Anand (Gujarat)

Field visit:
One day field trip to Narmada district is organized to learn how property rights are being translated in the context of tribal villages.


  • To deliberate on the significance of property rights as a pro-poor instrument
  • To create a network of scholars and practitioners around property and land rights
  • To gain ground level understanding of the progress in forest rights implementation

Registration Fees:
Rs. 4,000/- including food, accommodation, fieldwork and course materials

Modest accommodation will be provided at student hostel in IRMA for this workshop. (Those wishing to avail single rooms, with attached bath, may pay an additional fee of Rs.1, 200 per night).

Scholarship to cover the fee is available for a few candidates. To avail this scholarship, please write 250 words explaining how this workshop is relevant for your work or study.

Send the request to before 5th November, 2012 and we will get back if your request is successful by 10 November. No travel allowance is available to attend the workshop.

Institute of Rural Management
Post Box No. 60,
Anand - 388001, Gujarat
Phone: 02692 - 260 391 / 260 181
Fax: 02692 - 260188

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