Jayaprakash Narayan in his blog suggests:
"Third, in all developmental projects like special economic zones, land losers can be given equity in the form of ownership of a portion of the developed land. This will give farmers a share in the prosperity and make available more land for development."
Crooked Timber on uses of IT refers to this article . Excerpt:
"Raigad district (Maharashtra): Roughly 140 kilometre from Mumbai, farmers are turning to technology to fight for their rights.
Four months ago, the farmers of Pen taluka in Raigad district were told the state government was acquiring their land to help build the 25,000 acre Maha Mumbai Special Economic Zone (SEZ).
That's when an activist of the SEZ Hatao Virodh Samiti, Arun Shivkar, logged on to Google Earth.
“We used Google technology to prove to the authorities that the land is fertile,” said Shivkar.
Shivkar says initially state authorities claimed that only a small portion of the earmarked land is fertile and that some parts of it is submerged by salty creek water, meaning lower compensation for the farmers."