Rewatch event: combining land records and perceptions data to drive change in India

Hosted by NCAER and Prindex at the fifth India Land and Development Conference

23 November 2021

Around 90% of land in India is currently under legal dispute, clogging up the courts, stifling economic development and putting vulnerable groups at risk. Many of the laws and institutions that govern land in the country are set by India's states and union territories. Better data at the state level on government performance and public perceptions of tenure security are needed to tackle the problem.

Rewatch the session to see a presentation of NCAER's latest Land Records and Services Index, which evaluates the quality of local land records and digitisation efforts, and Prindex findings on perceived tenure insecurity in India. This is followed by the launch of a major new national land rights study that combines these two approaches to monitoring land rights. Experts from the land administration and finance sectors then discuss the implications of this data.


  • Prerna Prabhakar, Associate Fellow, NCAER
  • Anna Locke, Co-Director, Prindex

Panel discussion


  • Dr K.P. Krishnan, land policy expert, NCAER


  • Deepak Sanan, former IAS civil servant, Government Himachal Pradesh
  • S. Chokalingam, Land Settlement Commissioner, Government of Maharashtra
  • Annindya Banerjee, National Legal Head, Housing Development Finance Corporation


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