Land Acquisition in India: Will the Proposed Bill Protect Displaced People?

Author
Lucy Dubochet
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Oxfam Publishing
Abstract
The proposed Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill sets out to reconcile two agendas that have so far clashed: it aims to secure the land requirements of the government's development agenda, while addressing the mounting resistance of people whose land is acquired. The bill is a major step forward because it links land acquisition with rehabilitation and resettlement (R). By doing so, it brings to the forefront questions that have long since been at the heart of conflicts around land acquisition.
Topic
Agriculture, Human Rights, Territorial Disputes, Law
Political Geography
South Asia, India