Human Dignity and Property in Land – a Human Rights Approach -- Evolution of Property Rights in India -- Post-colonial Evolution of Water Rights in India and the United States -- Conflicting Interests and Intelligible Utilization of Common Property Resources: a Study of a Tropical Wetland in South India -- Land Transfer Tax Policy Regime and its Influence on Property Markets Analysing the Land Transfer Tax Policy of Kerala in the Last Decade -- Development or-disaster? Land Acquisition and Dispossession in the Mining Belts and Coastal Zones of Rural Odisha, India -- the “Public Purpose” that is not Inclusive -- The Cyclical Interaction of Institutional Constraints to Formal Affordable Housing Market in Raipur, India -- City in Crossfire - the Environment vs. Development Debate in Navi Mumbai -- Property Regimes in India -- Property in India: Global Perspectives, National Issues.
This book examines how property rights are linked to socio-economic progress and development. It also provides a theoretical analysis, an economic/social analysis of planning, case studies of the implementation of planning and regulation instruments, practices related to law and planning, analysis of case laws in a particular segment. The interconnection between property, law and planning is a running theme throughout the book. The land question has been central to South Asian development on two counts: First, although the majority of the population relies on agriculture and allied activities their livelihood, landholding is highly skewed; second, urban planning is facing unprecedented challenges due to bourgeoning property values as well as gush of migrants to cities seeking livelihood. The response to these challenges in the form of laws and policies has been very large compared to the academic attention that is received. However, the measures emerging from planni ng and policies have had limited impact on the extent of the problems. This paradox calls for serious introspection and academic engagement that this book undertakes. The book further deals with the emerging discipline of planning law, which determines property value and use, and argues that regulatory issues of public policy determine the property valuation and property pricing..