ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Resettlement and Rehabilitation

The department of land resources of the ministry of rural development published the National Policy on Resettlement and Rehabilitation on the eve of the 2004 parliamentary elections. Decision-makers produced a policy document without the backing of any legislative or statutory powers. This is apart from other weaknesses in the policy such as the neglect of pragmatic aspects of implementation, and the omission of compensation for common pool resources, sharecroppers and migrant agricultural labourers.

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