Institute for Social and Economic Change

Working Paper: 309

Historical Issues and Perspectives of Land Resource Management in India: A Review

M S Umesh Babu
Sunil Nautiyal



This paper focuses on historical aspects of land resources, land evolution and management. Moreover, it describes land issues before and after the Ice age 5000 B.C. Pre-Vedic literature on origin of land, cutting of forest for land utilization, mainly for agricultural activities, has been highlighted. Besides, it describes traditional land management techniques, registration process, land transfer and colour coding methods for isolation of land and its utilization for different purposes from the early days.

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