Land and Governance under the Fifth Schedule – An Overview of the Law


The Report is an attempt to bring together the various legislative protections available to tribal communities pertaining to land and governance in the Scheduled Areas and the role of different institutions to achieve the goals enshrined in the Constitution. The report examined the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution and its various provisions and the law relating to local self-governance primarily in the village panchayats. It also provides how these constitutional and statutory protections can help the tribal in the villages. The report also discussed the rights of tribal over their homelands, resources and livelihoods. This Report will be a ready reference for policy makers and administrators.

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