Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation
, Upper Krishna Project, Bagalkot until further orders.
MIRPUR (AJK) -- Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan Tuesday ordered the authorities concerned to ensure timely resettlement and rehabilitation
of the affectees of Kohala hydropower Project (KHP) in Muzzafarabad.
The Arcelor Mittal Company even launched a model house in Selvarasapuram, Kopay, on 4th March, 2016, with the attendance of Resettlement and Rehabilitation
The meeting reviewed security situation and intelligence based operations operations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Areas (FATA) with main focus on return, resettlement and rehabilitation
of TDPs in FATA.
The visiting Chinese professors appreciated and acknowledged the capacity and commitment of ISCS faculty, their scientific and developmental work and their specialized knowledge and expertise in the areas of resettlement and rehabilitation
Xia Yong stated that China is facing challenge of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation
related to Urbanization.
Now rechristened ' The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2012', the proposed legislation will replace the Land Acquisition Act of 1894, which remains riddled with shortcomings, particularly on quantum of compensation, resettlement and rehabilitation
of displaced persons, and its rather loosely defined ' urgency clause'.
AJK President Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob too appreciated WAPDA for completing the project and resettlement and rehabilitation
of those affected by the project.
In fact, many advocate that the planning and implementation of the resettlement and rehabilitation
of those displaced and the preparation for and construction of the development project causing the displacement should be undertaken as twin projects.
However, whilst exclusion zones are put into place to offer protection to victims, they are required to be reasonable and proportionate to ensure the effective resettlement and rehabilitation
of the offender".
The commissioner continued that a major portion of the allocated funds of Rs54 billion had been disbursed as compensation exclusively for resettlement and rehabilitation
among the affectees.
Topics addressed include class and gender in the politics of urban displacement, displacement and protecting the rights of children, displacement and alienation from common property resources, gender biases in resettlement planning, revisions to the World Bank resettlement policy, gendered dimensions of the Orissa state policy on resettlement and rehabilitation
, and gendered struggles against displacement.