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The Economics and Politics of Resettlement in India by Madhu Bala, Shobhita Jain

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Chapter 10

Compliance and Reconciliation in Linear Projects

Venkat Rao Bayana and Satyajit Rao Vagvala

Introduction

In the early years when infrastructural development projects were ushered in, the resettlement and rehabilitation (R&R) of displaced populations and protection of environment, though important, was often neglected both in the urban and rural areas. Until recently, a more or less residual approach was followed in dealing with such populations. Minimum cash assistance and help for a limited period of time in the transition was the only help promised to the project affected persons (PAPs).

In time, social and environmental concerns came to occupy centre-stage and were identified as the critical factors in determination of the sustenance ...

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