The book presents a comprehensive account of land acquired for water resources, industries, mines, HRD, transportation/communication, and urban development projects and focuses on the people displaced and affected by them. Additionally it pays special attention to the legislative hurdles in rehabilitation and compensation procedures which follow displacement, analysing the behaviour of officials towards people, the role of village leaders and the impact on people, especially tribals, dalits, the `backward' castes, women and children.
The information presented covers 139 sites and 1,937 households from different regions of Gujarat. The book is special in that it discusses the issue of the current and future state of land acquisition in Gujarat as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ), thereby contributing to the debate on the necessity and the significance of SEZs.
This book is an important addition to the available resources in the field of economics and development studies and political sociology. It will be useful as a reference book to researchers and academics working in these areas as well as the professionals involved in the field.
Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Number of pages: 348
Weight: 28 g
Dimensions: 215 x 139 x 23 mm
Lobo and Kumar deserve rich appreciation for arduously generating a goldmine of data sets on this subject and then incisively analyzing them.... The book is an excellent addition and it will have a long shelf life.-- Social Action
The authors of this volume have painstakingly gathered data from various research centres, universities, government departments/project authorities, ministries and government gazettes on all the developmental projects in Gujarat and analyzed the impact of displacement and deprivation on various strata of society. The information presented covers 139 sites and 1,937 households from different parts of the state over a period of 60 years. This study also includes a sample survey of project-affected households, with special reference to tribal people, dalits, and Other Backward Castes.... The authors...see development-induced displacement, resettlement and rehabilitation not just from the academic point of view. They address the issue of public policies related to land acquisition, resettlement, and rehabilitastion as well. They also touch upon the trends in land acquisition and transfer in the state by referring to the Government of Gujarat Special Economic Zone Act, 2004.... This book is a welcome addition to the existing literature on land acquisition, displacement, and rehabilitation.-- Sociological Bulletin
It provides a well documented data base to show the actual trend of displacement and dispossession over a period of time and leaves no room for speculation... a book that puts the facts and figures right for both those who are fighting for the rights of the dispossessed and the representatives of the democratic nation state is a welcome contribution.-- Contributions to Indian Sociology
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