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Category Archives: Land Acquisition Laws
Is consuming natural resources irreversibly “development? What makes utterly consumerist urban lifestyle superior to tribal lifestyle that has preserved nature and its resources for ages? Handing over land and its resources of the poorest section of people to those who will make some fast money and employ some urbanites is not development; it is insanity and injustice both. Continue reading
India still does not have a rational land acquisition law; it is still governed by the century old outdated colonial British Act. In fact, Indian leaders never considered displacement of poor people due to development projects an issue. Now in the liberalization, privatization, and globalization set up more and more tribals and other poor sections of rural India are increasingly facing the threat of displacement due to invasion of market forces. Therefore, a new comprehensive bill has been proposed but is waiting to see its hour in the parliament. Continue reading