Fishing rights in the Ganga

In a three-minute speed talk, ATREE PhD scholar Nachiket Kelkar, who studies conflict and adaptation in Gangetic Fisheries, talks about how the exploitative panidari system (the riverine counterpart of feudal Zamindari or landlording system) of fishing in the Ganges was overthrown by a social movement only to be replaced by an equally dangerous fishing mafia.

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