Tuesday, March 17, 2020

18 March 2020: Seminar on "Beyond Compulsory Land Acquisition: Land Development Approaches in India and China"

HUANG Yinghong
Jindal Global Law School, OP Jindal Global University

Organised by:
Institute of Chinese Studies

The problems of land development in India and China can be partly ascribed to the hegemony of compulsory land acquisition by the state over other approaches. The latter has been marginalized and deprived of adequate attention for their potentials to provide alternatives to the dominant LA model. In this article, a matrix formulated by two dimensions, participation and benefit-sharing, is developed and applied to categorize both the dominant practice and the sporadic experiments. It holds that the paradigm of land acquisition as the prevailing model for land development should be broken. Various development models are applicable under thoughtful examination of the purposes, the profitability of projects and the local social capitals. Multiple land development approaches do exist in both countries, but legal support and more flexible land development framework should be created and sustained for more inclusive development in either countries.

Date: March 18, 2020
Time: 03:00 P.M.

Seminar Room
Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS)
8/17, Sri Ram Road, Civil Lines,
Delhi-110054 (India)


Saturday, March 7, 2020

9 March 2020: One Hundred Homes: Visual survey of wealth and poverty in India

Jeffrey Hammer
Economists Without Borders(ECWB) and NCAER

Organised by
Centre for Policy Research

In 2018, a multi-disciplinary team from India and four other countries collected expenditure data, photographs, 360-degree media, and documentary footage of One Hundred Indian Homes, representing the entire range of income levels found across the country. The result is a website, which lets users visit and compare the One Hundred Homes -- and which upends our conventional wisdom on who's poor and who's not.

This presentation introduces the website but also raises issues about the collection of consumption data in India (and pretty much all poor countries). Problems old and new are discussed.

Date: March 9, 2020
Time: 04:00 P.M.

Conference Room
Centre for Policy Research
Dharma Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi - 110021


Wednesday, March 4, 2020

12 March 2020: Next Generation Justice Platform: Vision, Implementation, and Legal Framework

Surya Prakash BS

Organised by
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi

The justice system has made considerable advances in adoption of ICT given the scale of its operation and the large population whose needs it must meet. The design of information systems used by institutions such as the Indian judiciary, lawyers, government departments, police, and prison authorities, does not exploit the full extent of currently commonplace technology, owing to legislative, institutional, and resource constraints. In a recent whitepaper series, DAKSH provides a roadmap for a transformation of the justice system that is not merely technologically oriented, but which sets goals which the process should fulfill, and proposes strategic, technical, legislative courses of action to reach these goals. The speaker - Surya Prakash BS - will present the highlights of these white papers in this seminar.

Date: March 12, 2020
Time: 04:30 P.M.

Classroom, Ground Floor
R & T Building
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy,
18/2 Satsang Vihar Marg, Special Institutional Area,
New Delhi-110067(INDIA)

Those who are interested may please confirm your participation at latha.balasubramanian@nipfp.org.in


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