RFCTLARR Act: National Monitoring Committee on Land Acquisition to Look into Displacement (Download PDF)

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Department of Land Resources in Ministry of Rural Development is nodal agency for matters relating to land acquisition. Acquisition of land for various projects is done by concerned State Govt. / UT Administrations as per provisions laid down in Land Rehabilitation Act, 1894 as well as under Right to Fair Compensation & Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation & Resettlement Act, 2013 (RFCTLARR Act, 2013).

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Image of Institutional Structure

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  • The National Monitoring Committee on land acquisition has been set up for Polavaram Project.
Map of set up for Polavaram Project

Map of Set up for Polavaram Project

Map of set up for Polavaram Project

Acquiring Tribal Land for Water Development

  • Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation is nodal Ministry for implementing irrigation & Water Resources Projects in country.

  • To ensure adequate compensation & proper rehabilitation of displaced tribal people across country, Govt. has made special provisions in RFCTLARR Act, 2013. As per Act, no land is to be acquired in scheduled area except as last resort.

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Image of Major Issues Related to Displacement & Rehabilitation

Image of major issues related to displacement & rehabilitation

  • In case acquisition or alienation of any land in Scheduled Areas, prior consent of Gram Sabha or Panchayat or Autonomous District Councils is required to be obtained.

  • Act lays down procedure & manner of rehabilitation & resettlement (R&R) wherein R&R is integral part of land acquisition plan itself.

  • Chapter-V & VI of Act contain detailed provisions for R&R awards & their implementation.

  • Provisions of employment under RFCTLARR Act, 2013 cover those whose land is acquired after 31st Dec. 2013.

National Monitoring Committee for Polavaram Project

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Image of National Monitoring Committee for Polavaram Project

Image of National Monitoring Committee for Polavaram Project

  • In accordance w/provisions of Section 48 of RFCTLARR Act, 2013 National Monitoring Committee has been set up under Chairmanship of Secretary, Department of Land Resources in Ministry of Rural Development for reviewing & monitoring implementation of Rehabilitation & Resettlement Scheme.

  • Scheme is set up to look into issues related to displacement of people, payment of compensation, rehabilitation & resettlement, & status of land acquisition.

Right to Fair Compensation & Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation & Resettlement Act, 2013 (RFCTLARR Act, 2013):

  • Enacted on – September, 2013

  • Act aims to establish law on land acquisition, as well as rehabilitation & resettlement of those directly affected by land acquisition in India.

Polavaram Project

  • Polavaram is multi-purpose irrigation project which is under construction & located on river Godavari near Ramayyapet village of Polavaram Mandal of West Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh.

  • Project is on cards for almost 75 years.

  • For more details about Polavaram Project visit Polavaram Project

- Published/Last Modified on: October 2, 2018

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