The Centre for Research and Studies in Land, Mining and Real Estate Laws (‘CRSLMREL’) was set up at WBNUJS during the academic year 2019-20. The Centre functions under the supervision of Dr. M.P. Chengappa (Assistant Professor (Law), NUJS).
Issues related to land acquisition, real estate and mining laws are fundamental to questions pertaining to environmental law, the efficacy of regulatory regimes, functioning of the market economy, and social welfare. Therefore, discourse around land, mining and real estate law is extremely important. Many law firms across the country have dedicated teams, especially for this purpose. The pendency of cases pertaining to these fields shows that land acquisition, real estate-related disputes, and mining regulations form a very crucial field in the legal industry.
CRSLMREL aims to create awareness and guide discourse in the above-mentioned fields in academia by conducting studies, consulting with stakeholders, creating resource materials, and conducting capacity-building programs with the industry professionals.
The key aims and objectives of the Centre are as follows:
The Research Fellows are allocated to various divisions within the centre. The divisions are as follows:
The Centre had organized a One Day National Seminar on the ‘Legal Aspects of Uranium Mining in India: Issue and Concerns” held on 27 September 2019, organised by the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences in Collaboration with Uranium Corporation of India Limited.
The centre in co-ordination with Easter Coalfields Ltd organised field visit to Jhanjra coal field, Asansole, West Bengal to the students of mining laws on 30th & 31st January, 2020. The field visit helped students learn about various applicable laws for both underground and open cast mining activities which are in force. Besides, the filed visit enables the students to witness first hand theoretical and practical nuances of the subject. In addition, the Senior officers arranged separate interactive sessions to understand the various aspects of coal mining activities.
Proposed Project: Working Group on “Land Pooling and its interaction with Land Acquisition Regime in India”
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The relevant links pertaining to the Centre are as follows:
The members of the Centre published their research on the Blog run by the Centre. The list of contributions by the members (in alphabetical order) are as follows:
Please refer to the table below for the names of the members, and the link to their LinkedIn Profiles/Biodata.