HYDERABAD: The need to scale up paralegal initiative to improve land governance in Telangana State was unanimously expressed by participants of two-day workshop on ‘Land Related Legal Services Needs of Poor: Experiences, Expectation and Innovations’, at its valedictory session at NALSAR University of Law here on Monday.
The lessons from implementation of the paralegal programmes in Telangana, the functioning of Land Rights Legal Aid Clinic established by NALSAR and Landesa at district court in Warangal, and community driven land records verification, were discussed at the workshop.
Registrar of NALSAR University of Law, Prof V Balakista Reddy, reiterated NALSAR’s commitment in strengthening various land initiatives including the paralegal programme. He added that NALSAR in collaboration with Landesa through the Centre for Tribal Land Rights will take the suggestions and inputs received during the two-day deliberations, to the appropriate authorities for necessary actions.
Director of Landesa, Sunil Kumar highlighted the contribution of Paralegal programme in helping people like Manku Bai who recently received an award from Government of Telangana State on International Women’s Day, for her land struggle.