Kerala – Land without a Land Policy

By Mr. Sridhar Radhakrishnan On 21 Jan 2016 | Category : Development

Kerala is a state, where everything looks good on paper and the screaming flex boards, that claim the fast, furious, far-reaching changes effected by Government after Government. The impact and benefit on the ground, especially on resource use and management is a special cause for worry, since a quick data and ground check will show a very bleak picture. A much discussed Land Policy is in the draft state for nearly 7 years now !. Submitted in 2009, the draft, a critically acclaimed policy document, that covers most aspects of the land use policy and strategies needed to effect a proper planning, use, management and conservation of land and its related resources, has not even been put up for discussion in public fora. ... read full article

Trivandrum Master Plan – A “Cement and Mortar” Plan camouflaged in green

By Mr. Sridhar Radhakrishnan On 31 May 2013 | Category : Development

The Draft Master Plan for Trivandrum’s development, being discussed now, is a complete “cement-and-mortar” plan camouflaged in a green dressing. Drafted by town planners and engineers, with no civic participation, it is at best a classical formula for shaving of the last remaining green patches within the city, and converting it into a jungle of ce ... read full article

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