ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill, 1998-Rights of Project-Affected People Ignored

Rights of Project-Affected People Ignored Walter Fernandes THE ministry of rural area and employment, government of India, is finalising two legal measures on development- induced displacement, The National Policy for Resettlement and Rehabilitation for Displaced Persons (NPRR1998) has many positive aspects as well as shortcomings. But the Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill, 1998 (LAB 1998) ignores the draft policy and is anti-people. As such it should be rejected and a new law enacted, based on a revised version of the policy that upholds some basic principles.

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