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India’s rural poor may lose out as drones map village land

India land rights farmers protests

Bangkok, ThailandThomson Reuters Foundation A government plan to map residential areas in rural India and issue title deeds could benefit hundreds of millions of people, but exclude lower-caste communities and those traditionally denied land, human rights experts said on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week unveiled ‘Swamitva Yojana’, or ‘Ownership Scheme’, to map rural […]