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Sujeet Kumar has received his PhD from the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He usually follows a mixed-method approach for evidence collection, including primary surveys and in-depth qualitative fieldwork. All his research work is set in the different states of India. His research lies at the intersections of rural and urban poverty, inequality, social justice and public policy
Over a decade after the landmark Forest Rights Act, 2006 was enacted, a relatively small number of claimants have been able to access the rights it promises. The author identifies limitations built into the legislation and investigates the obstacles that have hampered the provision and recognition of forest rights in three districts of Himachal Pra...
India enacted the Forest Rights Act nearly 13 years ago, aiming to end historical injustice, which Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Forest Dwellers (OTFDs) have faced during different political regimes. However, a considerable number of people are yet to get their rights recognised and settled. The article identified the challenges in the enactment...
India launched its one of the flagship program - Smart Cities Mission, for transforming 100 cities. This article locates the complexities of this policy and highlights its impact on the urban poor in one of the cities - Patna, selected under this mission. The report outlines - the smart might bring prosperity and change for a specific section of th...