Singur and the Displacement Scenario

March 21, 2007

Source : An EPW article by Walter Fernandes

The controversy over the acquisition of land in Singur in West Bengal for an automobile project raises larger issues. The plight of the displaced and project-affected persons across the country shows that it is the development pattern, nature of rehabilitation packages, and the “public purpose” declared by the State while acquiring land that need to be debated and redefined.

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