land valuation

Property Valuation Act

Legislation
June 2014

An act to provide for the establishment, functions and powers of the Office of the Valuer-General; to provide for the appointment and responsibilities of the Valuer-General; to provide for the regulation of the valuation of property that has been identified for land reform as well as property that has been identified for acquisition or disposal by a department; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

 

Nature as a commodity, or: Does nature have a value?

Journal Articles & Books
March 2015

Is it right to attach financial values to nature and to incorporate that valuation into the post-2015 agenda? Will such valuation help to protect species diversity and ecosystems? Or does it not rather harbour the risk that we cheerfully go on destroying nature since other aspects of the national accounts can be seen as compensation? Civil society is split on this issue. Our author points out why.

Orissa Forest Development Act - Orissa Forest Development Act, 2003

Legislation & Policies
December 2003

An act to provide for the levy and collection of forest development tax on sales of forest produce by or on behalf of the state government or the Orissa Forest Development Corporation.

*Please note that the state of Orissa formally changed its name to Odisha in 2011.*