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Author Fish, Chelsea
Title Land acquisition for special economic zones in India
book jacket
Descript 170 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 49-04, page: 2225
Adviser: Sanjoy Chakravorty
Thesis (M.A.)--Temple University, 2011
This study is an exploration of land acquisition for Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in India. Land acquisition has become one of the most well known problems confronting the SEZ policy and other policies that encourage private investment in infrastructure. Land acquisition for SEZs has caused widespread popular mobilizations and resistance, which have in turn led to cost overruns, delays, and project failures. This study examines India's land acquisition framework, particularly the evolution of the Land Acquisition Act 1894, in order to understand the factors contributing to acquisition problems when the state uses its power of eminent domain, as well as when private developers attempt to acquire land through consensual market transactions. It uses two SEZs spanning over 14,000 hectares of land near Mumbai---Navi Mumbai SEZ and Mumbai SEZ---as cases through which to examine the land acquisition process
School code: 0225
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 49-04
Subject Geography
South Asian Studies
Urban and Regional Planning
Alt Author Temple University. Geography
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