Planned efforts to relocate human populations often entail protracted struggles over the terms on which local populations may be compensated for the loss of land, assets and livelihoods. In many instances, compensation has been established on the basis of historical market value, which in effect excludes stakeholders (e.g., encroachers, landless laborers, sharecroppers, etc.) whose livelihoods are adversely affected by land acquisition. Establishing ways of recognizing and compensating the loss of informal land and livelihood is therefore a pressing policy priority.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJuly, 2013India
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesLegislationSeptember, 2013India
An Act to ensure,in consultation with institutions oflocal self-government and Gram Sabhas established under the Constitution, a humane, participative, informed andt ransparent process for land acquisition for industrialisation, development of essential infrastructuml facilities and urbanisation with the least disturbance to the owners of the land and other affected families and provide just and fair compensation to the affected families whose land has been acquired or proposed to be cquired or are affected by such acquisition and make adequate provisions for such affected persons for the i
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