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

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Chapter 14

Corporate Social Responsibility for Development

P. Dogra, T. Kapur and D. Sarveshwar

Introduction

The concept of resettlement and rehabilitation (R&R) for project-affected population is relatively new to India, but has gained currency since the 1990s, after the protest by the affected population in Sardar Srovar Project became more visible in the media. Currently, even private sector enterprises have included in their agenda, as corporate social responsibility, to resettle and rehabilitate land owners after purchasing their lands. Experience from various sectors and geographical regions in implementation of infrastructure development projects has shown that while one section of society derives benefits from these projects another section ...

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