Wastelands: Types and Status in India

 What is essentially a wasteland? The non technical definition of wasteland from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary is  ‘An empty area of land, especially in or near a city, which is not  used to grow crops or built on, or used in any way and/or a place, time or situation containing nothing positive or productive, or completely without a particular quality or activity’. The Technical Task Group Report of the National Wastelands Development Board Defines the Wasteland as a Land Which is Presently Lying40