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Biblioteca Land Laws, Administration and Forced Displacement in Andhra Pradesh, India

Land Laws, Administration and Forced Displacement in Andhra Pradesh, India

Land Laws, Administration and Forced Displacement in Andhra Pradesh, India

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Septiembre 2014
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99
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This monograph is published by Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad observed large scale acquisition of agricultural lands in India in recent years for Special Economic Zones (SEZs), thermal power plants, irrigation projects etc., have become serious issue of socio-political contestation. Large scale corporate land grab taken place due to big involvement of private sector. In undivided Andhra Pradesh state, land acquisition for irrigation projects and SEZs, industrial and power projects in private sector are major issues of contention. Majority of the land losers are small and medium farmers, and tribals whose livelihoods are adversely affected. Widespread resistance occurred against forced acquisition of agricultural lands. This study was conducted during 2010-11, after which Parliament enacted LARR Act 2013, and the state of Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated, formed Telangana state since 2 June 2014. It made sincere attempt to analyse the land laws and administration, assignment of lands, land acquisition, resettlement & rehabilitation policies etc., in AP. It also examined two case studies - Kakinada SEZ and Polavaram project - to examine the issues of forced land acquisition and resistance.

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C. Ramachandraiah & A. Venkateswarlu

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