Conferences / Workshops

LARR - International/National Conferences/Workshops


 

2015:Workshop on RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for the North-Eastern States; Sponsored by Department of Land Resources, Govt. of India

2014:National Workshop on Implementing RFCTLARR Act, 2013, Sponsored by SCCL. Participated by 100 participants from state governments/public sector institutions

2013: National Conference on RFCTLARR Act, 2013 for Revenue Secretaries, Sponsored by Department of Land Resources, Govt. of India

2013: International Conference on R & R and Benefit Sharing, Sponsored by World Bank Participated by 110 participants from 20 countries.

2012:National Conference on “Best Practices in Resettlement and Rehabilitation”, Sponsored by Department of Land Resources, Govt. of India



International Conference and South-South Learning Event on 
Resettlement, Rehabilitation and Benefit Sharing in Infrastructure Projects, 
May 20-24, 2013

 

It is important to strike a balance between the need for land for developmental activities and the need to adequately address the issues raised by those impacted by the acquisition of land. The past decade has witnessed initiatives at policy and operational front in various countries to better address this challenge. From a sustainable development perspective, the benefit-sharing mechanisms piloted in some countries offer a significant learning for adaptation/replication. Though the issues relating to Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation (LARR) are near universal, there is little or no experience sharing across different projects and countries. Recognizing the above gap, the Centre for Excellence in Management of Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation (CMLARR), ASCI, supported by the World Bank and Australian AID organised a weeklong South-South Learning Event from May 20-24, 2013.

The 5 day International Conference and South South learning event was attended by 110 delegates from 20 countries (Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Kenya, India, LAO PDR, Nepal, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru,  Sri Lanka, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom). The delegates represented universities, think tanks, practitioners, government officials and international development partners. Experiences were shared among countries - at policy, management and operational level and across major infrastructure sectors.

 

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National Conference on The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in 
Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, 
October 17-18, 2013

The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 received presidential assent on 26th September 2013. The landmark legislation that replaces the colonial Land Acquisition Act, 1894 is considered as one of the most significant and revolutionary initiatives across the world in holistically addressing the development-induced-displacement issues in infrastructure development. Recognizing that transparency, adequate compensation package, and proper implementation of resettlement programs can go a long way in reducing public resentment and resistance to infrastructure investment, the legislation incorporates a slew of progressive provisions.

 

CMLARR, ASCI and Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India conducted a two day National Conference on “The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013” on October 17-18, 2013 at SCOPE, Convention Hall, New Delhi. The objective of the conference was to create a platform of interactions with the Revenue Secretaries and other senior state government functionaries on the provisions of the new legislation, conceptualize procedural measures for its effective implementation and to provide inputs for the formulation of rule.

 

The two day National Conference was attended by 41 delegates from various state governments and international development partners. Experiences were shared for the preparation of draft rules among participants- at policy, management and operational level.

 

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National Conference on Best Practices in Rehabilitation and Resettlement, 
July 2-3, 2012

Historically, resettlement has been associated with negative experiences of the displaced, most often resulting in impoverishment of the displaced people. Although resettlement of the displaced has been problematic due to various constraints ranging from inconsistent policies to inadequate institutional capacities, it is not impossible to find success stories. These success stories imply that displacement can be transformed into an opportunity for development, if it is treated as such from the beginning.

Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad and Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India conducted a two day National Conference on “Best Practices in Rehabilitation and Resettlement on July 2nd and 3rd  2013 at ASCI, Bella Vista Campus, Hyderabad. The overall objective of  the National Conference  was to recognize outstanding success stories in the area of R & R; to identify best practices that is efficient and can be easily replicated in promoting sustainable reconstruction of livelihoods of involuntarily displaced people; and to disseminate knowledge on successful innovative R & R projects from the different sectors.

The Conference also deliberated on the methodology for constitution of National Awards for Excellence in R & R. The objective of the proposed Awards is to recognize, inspire and celebrate excellence in R & R.

The 2 day National Conference was attended by about 60 delegates from different parts of India. The delegates included senior IAS Officers, think tanks, practitioners, government officials and international development partners.

 

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National Workshop on Implementing the he Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency 
in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, 

February 18 - 19, 2014

The RFCTLARR Act received Presidential Assent on 26th September 2013. The Act, vide GoI Notification dated 19th December 2013 was made effective since 1st January, 2014. Given that the new legislation includes several new provisions, its implementation necessitates formulation of rules by the Central and State Governments. While the Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India had notified draft rules covering provisions for Social Impact Assessment and Consent, the process of rule making had not gathered sufficient momentum in most of the states.

It is in the above background that the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad and Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) conducted the two day National Workshop on“Implementing the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013” on February 18-19, 2014. The Workshop was held at the College Park Campus of ASCI at Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.  The objective of the National Workshop was to create a platform of interactions on the sectoral implications and implementation issues of the New Act, share progress on formulation of rules across selected states and provide a consolidated feedback to the Government of India.

The 2 day National Workshop was attended by over 100 delegates from across the country. This included senior state government officials, industry representatives, international development partners and officials at the helm of affairs at the district level. 

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