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Co-Founder, Land Conflict Watch
Podcast host

Date & Time

Tue, 4 Aug 2020

Location (for BIC Venue, BIC Hybrid and BIC Cafe)

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 071 India
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+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org

Kumar Sambhav from Land Conflict Watch talks to host Pavan Srinath about the nature, trends and root causes of land conflicts in India, with an added focus on urban growth and industrialisation.

Sambhav and Pavan discuss land conflicts that arise from infrastructure and real estate projects around cities, the routine bypassing of progressive land acquisition provisions, the lack of recognition of traditional rights of rural residents over village commons. They also discuss some of the recently announced changes in land laws and rules across the country, and explore how they affect ongoing and future conflicts.

Land Conflict Watch (@LandConflicts) is a data a data-research project, which maps and analyses ongoing land and resources conflicts in India. As of August 2020, they are tracking over 770 ongoing land conflicts in India, affecting over 6.6 million people.

Kumar Sambhav Srivastava (@Kum_Sambhav) is Co-Founder and Research Director of Land Conflicts Watch, who has been in journalist for over a decade, working on issues at the intersection of public policy, business and social justice in India.


Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava

Co-Founder, Land Conflict Watch

A journalist for over a decade, Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava writes on issues at the intersection of public policy, business and social justice in India. He has received the National Award for Excellence in Journalism from the Press Council of India, the Young Journalist from the Developing World Award from the Thomson Foundation, the Global Shining Light Award from the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Shriram Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism. Sambhav is currently Contributing Editor to Business Standard. In the past, he has worked for Scroll, Hindustan TimesDown To Earth and Times of India.

Pavan Srinath

Podcast host