CMLARR Annual Report

The Centre for Excellence in Management of Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation (CMLARR), ASCI, supported by World Bank has been leading the initiatives on LARR in the country. During the last year, the Centre was involved in extensive capacity building on the new Land Acquisition Act for various stakeholders. The Government of India enacted the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act in September 2013. The Act that has brought in revolutionary changes in the procedures, compensation/R & R norms and institutional mechanisms has been effective from 1st January 2014.

CMLARR has developed a comprehensive training module on the RFCTLARR Act, 2013 and Social Impact Assessment. The Centre has been providing support to the Department of Land Resources, Government of India and various state governments in the implementation of the Act through organising Conferences, Workshops, conducting announced and customized training courses on the new Act/SIA, submitting reports for formulation of rules, guidelines, corrections & amendments required in the Act etc. The Centre has also been providing faculty support to various organizations for the training intervention on the new legislation, SIA etc. The CMLARR was included by the Government of Telangana in a five member Committee to support the Group of Ministers in the finalisation of rules to the new LARR legislation. The Centre also provided suggestions to the draft rules of various states. The Centre is also extending advisory guidance to Directorate of Energy, Government of Himachal Pradesh on Social/R & R Issues in Hydro-power Development.

The Centre has developed a LARR Website, www.rlarrdc.org.in that brings together the latest developments in the Act and the rules framed by various state governments. The queries raised by various stakeholders are clarified on a regular basis. These pertain to doubts regarding the provisions of the Act, draft rules, courses run by CMLARR etc.