Empowering farmers: NALSAR Hyderabad inks MoU with LEAFS

The MoU is aimed to provide various initiatives for empowering the farmers, training the youth on agricultural laws, organizing agri-legal aid camps, and conducting awareness programmes for farmers.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  8 Aug 2022 6:38 AM GMT
Empowering farmers: NALSAR Hyderabad inks MoU with LEAFS

Hyderabad: National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) has signed an MoU with Legal Empowerment and Assistance for Farmers Society (LEAFS) to empower the agriculturists. Prof. V.Balakista Reddy, Vice-Chancellor Designate & Registrar signed the MoU on behalf of NALSAR. M.Sunil Kumar represented Legal Empowerment and Assistance for Farmers Society (LEAFS).

The MoU is aimed to provide various initiatives for empowering the farmers, training the youth on agricultural laws, organizing agri-legal aid camps, and conducting awareness programmes for farmers.

The main objective of the MoU is to provide legal aid to farmers in various aspects of agriculture. Besides, the MoU aims to collaborate in establishing legal aid clinics and involving law students, impart training to various stakeholders on laws pertaining to farming, design and implement innovative pilot programmes to improve access to justice for farmers and prepare awareness material for educating the farmers on laws pertaining to agriculture and take steps for spreading awareness.

The programme also expects to undertake research on the aspects pertaining to law and agriculture, agricultural laws, and agriculture dispute resolutions and work on alternative dispute resolution mechanisms pertaining to agricultural disputes.

The programme will also offer inputs and training support on courses pertaining to law and agriculture.

Background

Centre for Tribal and Land Rights (CTLR), NALSAR, has undertaken several initiatives including the review of land laws, paralegal training, awareness programmes, training of revenue and agency officers, etc. CTLR has resolved several land problems of the poor, trained more than ten thousand officers, and spread land legal awareness among lakhs of people.

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