Development–induced Displacement, Rehabilitation and Resettlement in India: Current Issues and Challenges

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Sakarama Somayaji, Smrithi Talwar
Taylor & Francis, Mar 31, 2011 - Political Science - 248 pages
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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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Contents

current issues and challenges
1
Critical examination of Indias rehabilitation resettlement and land acquisition normative framework
11
historical overview of judicial interpretation
13
a critical examination of the national policy and proposed bills
23
a critique of the Land Acquisition Bill 2007
46
Applicability of existing normative framework in specific jurisdictions case studies
59
a critical appraisal of the existing and proposed normative framework as applied in Singrauli District Madhya Pradesh
61
policy and praxis
75
a sociological perspective based on a case study from Karnataka
109
compulsory land acquisition in Chhattisgarh
123
the context of tribes in central India
134
Land Acquisition Amendment Bill 2007
152
Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2007
183
Bibliography
215
Index
221
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case of aluminium refinery in Andhra Pradesh
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Sakarama Somayaji heads the Relocation and Rehabilitation group within The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) s Social Transformation Division. He has worked extensively on issues pertaining to the rehabilitation of project displaced people, including three years at the Council for Social Development in New Delhi, India.

Smrithi Talwar is a Fellow and Chief Coordinator of the Director General s Office in The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). She has led a multi-disciplinary team of specialists in developing and implementing a long term rehabilitation strategy for project displaced people in Singrauli District, Madhya Pradesh.

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