Uttarakhand is witnessing a heightened demand for the revision of its land laws, a pivotal issue since the state’s formation. This paper delves into the call for ‘bhoo kanoon’ by Uttarakhand’s ‘natives’, against the backdrop of investments by ‘outsiders’ in the form of hotels, resorts, and homes. It chronicles the history of land law adoption in the state and explores the impact of these laws on the local populace and environment. Utilizing a qualitative research approach, including existing literature and interviews with stakeholders, the study reveals that the push for law revision stems from the influx of urban investors, resulting in land scarcity and inflated property prices for locals. The residents firmly believe that the current laws favor investors over locals, restricting their access to resources. The paper advocates for a balanced approach to urban investment and native rights, proposing a collaborative model that allows locals to define development’s nature and rate.