Land has played a central role throughout history. It has been the locus of productive activities and a source of political power. It has special and emotional significance, for families, communities and nations. Its sound management has contributed to environmental stability and economic well-being, while its abuse has helped undermine ecosystems and livelihoods. It has figured prominently in a wide variety of human conflicts, from inheritance disputes to wars.
In recent years, land related issues have emerged at the top of the social and political agenda. Around the world, there are vast differences in the ways people use and possess land and the ecological, economic and social settings in which they do so. This course has been designed to cover many key topics in Land and Property laws so that students emerging from this course have a foundational understanding of this area. To understand the various acts related to Land and property issues that are put in place, impact on environmental factors etc. This course is divided into following modules:

This module will focus on the pre-historic origin of land laws and regulations and how they paved way for extant laws and regulations. The need for land regulations and its protection under the constitutional framework for India has also been covered.
Unit 1: Introduction
1.1. Definition of Land and Property.
      1.1.1. Concept and meaning of property.
      1.1.2. Kinds of property.
1.2. Need for Land Laws and Regulations.
1.3. Constitutional framework for land and property protection.
1.4. Role of Economics in determining Land & Property Policies in India.
1.5. Agrarian Reform Legislations.
1.6. Recent Land Reforms.
1.7. Land: conversion from being a ‘property’ to ‘commodity’

Unit 1: Rehabilitation and Resettlement Provisions
1.1. Rehabilitation and Resettlement Award for the affected families.
1.2. Provision of all infrastructural facilities and basic minimum amenities.
1.3. Award of Collector
      1.3.1. Power to summon witness
      1.3.2. Power to take possession of land
      1.3.3. Additional compensation-exemptions and rules
      1.3.4. Special powers of the Collector

Unit 2: Procedure and Manner of Rehabilitation and Resettlement
2.1 Appointment of Administrator.
2.2 Appointment of Commissioner.
2.3 R&R Committee.
2.4 Role of National Monitoring Committee.
2.5 Role of Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Authority.
      2.5.1 Composition of authority
      2.5.2 Powers of the authority
      2.5.3 Scope and Jurisdiction of authority

One of the most challenging complications in Land is the conflict between the growth & development of land resources on one hand and the environment policies on the other. This module focuses on:

Unit 1: Land Environment and Structural Changes.
1.1. Environmental Planning Control.
1.2. Estates and Tenures.

Unit2: Environment Protection Act, 1986 & Forest Conservation Act, 1980.
2.1. Public Nuisance and Environment.
2.2. Environment Impact Assessment: Concept and EIA Notification, 2006.
2.3. Corporate Responsibility in Environmental Matters.
2.4. Clearance under the Forest Conservation Act, 1980.
2.5. Re-plantation and Rehabilitation of wastelands.

This module focuses on the inclusion of land externalities in various regulations governing land development and growth in India.

Unit 1: Urban and Rural Land Economics.
1.1. Market forces and City development.
1.2. Land Rent and Land Use.
1.3. Sub-urbanisation.
1.4. Housing Policy.
1.5. Local Government Revenue Policy.

Unit 2: Pricing/Taxation Patterns for Land and Property.
2.1. Land value and location.
2.2. Taxation Policies.
2.3. Case Studies- Settlement of Land.
2.4. Land-Economics and Externalities.

The conduct of the online course is divided into two stages :

Stage 1 : Study materials module wise will be delivered online as per the schedule (Beginning of each week). Participants can download the module and study at their own pace.
Stage 2: After the end of each module (at the end of each week), an exercise would be circulated through online mode/emails, the same can be taken up by the participants to review the understanding of each module.
Stage 3 : Examination and Issue of certificate after successful completion of course as per the schedule.

• Students
• Government officials
• Corporate officials
• Other people interested in getting basic grounding in overall Land & Property Laws in India.