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Social Safeguards

Land requirement arises for development of various infrastructure facilities. Private land acquisition will have adverse impacts on affected persons (loss of livelihood, shelter incomes etc). Land acquisition process being cumbersome and time-consuming may often lead to delays in project implementation. Following issues are to be considered in planning for the infrastructure projects:

  1. Identify government land with the help of revenue authorities as far as possible
  2. Avoid private land acquisition as far as possible
  3. Avoid/minimize land acquisition, and other involuntary resettlement impacts by exploring all viable alternative project designs
  4. As far as possible do not acquire land belonging to vulnerable households
  5. Prefer negotiated land purchase over invoking Land Acquisition Act