Development–induced Displacement, Rehabilitation and Resettlement in India: Current Issues and Challenges
Sakarama Somayaji, Smrithi Talwar
Taylor & Francis, Mar 31, 2011 - Political Science - 248 pages
Compulsory land acquisition and involuntary displacement of communities for a larger public purpose captures the tension of development in the modern state, with the need to balance the interests of the majority while protecting the rights of the minority. In India, informal estimates of involuntary resettlement are estimated to be around 50 million people over the last five decades, and three-fourths of those displaced still face an uncertain future.
Growing public concern over the long-term consequences of this has led to greater scrutiny of the rehabilitation and resettlement process, particularly for large development projects. This book examines a number of new policy formulations put in place at both the central and state levels, looking at land acquisition procedures and norms for rehabilitation and resettlement of communities. The book combines a theoretical analysis of the proposed regulatory framework with detailed case studies that examine the application of these norms in specific geographic contexts across the country. It brings together contributory analysis by some of the country’s most engaged administrators, academics, and activists in the field, and is a useful contribution to Development Studies.
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current issues and challenges
Critical examination of Indias rehabilitation resettlement and land acquisition normative framework
historical overview of judicial interpretation
a critical examination of the national policy and proposed bills
a critique of the Land Acquisition Bill 2007
Applicability of existing normative framework in specific jurisdictions case studies
a critical appraisal of the existing and proposed normative framework as applied in Singrauli District Madhya Pradesh
policy and praxis
case of aluminium refinery in Andhra Pradesh