Land governance assessment framework (LGAF) Karnataka

A., Narayana (2014) Land governance assessment framework (LGAF) Karnataka. Policy brief/note. The World Bank.

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Land Governance in the southern Indian state of Karnataka is characterized by both bright spots and serious areas of concern. The state has been in the forefront of modernizing land governance by using information technology for the past two decades, and it has launched a few highly successful projects to improve the delivery of land-related services. It also has a record of having implemented one of the most progressive land reforms laws in India. At the same time, however, the state has been witnessing public outcries against increasing instances of land grabbing and an increasing demand for more equitable distribution of land. Its urban land records, land use and planning are in a state of disarray and in need of urgent corrective actions. The land bureaucracy has been facing serious capacity constraints. Private investors are complaining of delay in getting land for industrial projects. While the successive governments have been attempting to address these issues, the results have been far from satisfactory so far. It was in this context that a comprehensive assessment of the status of land governance has been taken up in the state, by using the World Bank’s Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF) during 2013-1014. This report presents its findings.

Item Type: Monograph (Policy brief/note)
Authors: A., Narayana
Subjects: Social sciences > Political Science > Public policy
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Public Policy and Governance
Full Text Status: Public
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