This study provides an overview of the national-level controversy surrounding SEZs, before turning to a detailed account of the acquisition process and impacts of one SEZ in Polepally, Andhra Pradesh.


The Elephant Task Force

As a welfare state, the Government of Haryana recognises that acquisition of land under the statute and the alienation of landowners from their source of livelihood could be a painful process, notwithstanding the payment of compensation for the same as per law.

Subhomoy Bhattacharjee

What was the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 written for?

It is the most handy tool for a district administration to obtain land for any project it wishes to execute. Of the 55 sections of the Act, section 4 allows the district administrator to declare a piece of land necessary for a public purpose and hence has to be acquired.

Sunny Sebastian

JAIPUR: Rajasthan has amended its 37-year-old land ceiling Act to facilitate the direct purchase of agricultural land by investors. Section 17 of the Rajasthan Imposition of Ceiling on Agricultural Holdings Act 1973, has been amended adding a sub-section taking away the ceiling that existed on buying agricultural land from the

THE Supreme Court has upheld the Mayawati government

Goa government in its submission to the High Court has rejected the contention of people affected by Mopa airport project that land for the Greenfield airport project should be acquired by Central government and not by the State.
Advocate General Subhod Kantak told the court today that the state government will own Mopa airport even though it will be managed by a private party.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's recent assurance that the Land Acquisition Act of 1894 would be amended is welcome though delayed. There are many compelling reasons why this inept and outdated Act should be changed and the farmers' protest over disruptive acquisition in Uttar Pradesh is only one of them.