Property Rights

Atithi Devo Bhava?

A few days back the Supreme Court banned tourism in core areas of all tiger reserves. These are areas where there is a higher concentration of tigers. India is home to more than half of the world’s estimated 3,200 tigers with most living in wildlife reserves. The move though apparently being done to aid conservation efforts could have a ripple effect leaving many jobless. However the other side of the story is equally sad. The ruling comes as a verdict for the PIL filed by social and environmental activist Ajay Dubey.

Indian Elephant moves slothfully on improving property rights: Global report

When it comes to property rights, both physical and intellectual, India has not shown much improvement because of archaic land record system and copyright piracy, shows a latest index compiled for 129 countries that account for 97 per cent of the global output.

But then, India has also not fared poorly in International Property Rights Index (IPRI) compared to its pathetic score in other global indices like Human Development Index (HDI).