Acquisition of land for ‘development’ projects in India: The Road Ahead | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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Date of publication: 
December 2010
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ISBN Number: 81-901203-0-6
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52
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The purpose of this report is to bring out certain key lacunae in the existing legislation and policy and suggest legal, moral and policy alternatives regarding displacement due to large projects in India. Central to the land-acquisition law reforms is the problem of a lack of political will which has prevented the 2007 Bill from being passed in both the houses of the Parliament. Towards the end, Author has attempted to highlight this political issue and the lacunae that exist even in the amended bill.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
Kelly A Dhru
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Research Foundation for Governance: in India (RFGI) is an Ahmedabad-based think-tank that aims to research, promote, and implement various reforms to improve the legal and political process in Gujarat and across India. The organization conducts research on key issues in law and governance and hosts public events in order to raise awareness, particularly among the youth who are often disengaged from the democratic process. RFGI also acts as a consultant in the implementation and development of Government reforms.

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