Published on Thursday, October 11, 2012
Press Release (October 11, 2012)
Jan Satyagraha – victory for the poor and landless: The Indian Government agreed to commit to major land reform. Today marked a memorable day in the history of land rights in India. The agreement reached between Jan Satyagraha and the Indian government is expected to result in a major policy change on land rights and land distribution, benefitting the poorest population segments in this country, adivasis, dalits and many other marginalised groups. The Minister of Rural Development, Mr. Jairam Ramesh handed over a signed agreement and voiced a strong personal commitment to push for the implementation of the agreed upon road map and institutional arrangements.
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